An example of poor airline food

Dear Royal Air Maroc, Sorry, but the food on the flight from Paris to Casablanca was the least inspiring airline food I think I’ve ever had. Two small potatoes and a piece of dry chicken (even if it was coated in a kind of spicy dressing), a bread roll, a …

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Day 09 : Wild Wild East

(as an aside, Pisco Elqui does have streetlights. Just not very many and they’re not very bright.) I have now passed the longest time I’ve ever spent ‘travelling’, which was about 22-23 days when I went on a tour group to China in 2002. Note however that since I spent …

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Bottled Water – observation

This is only a small thing, but I’ve noticed on my travels an obsession with bottled water being fizzy as standard. I first really noticed it in Ukraine, but here in Chile it’s just exacerbated. Basically, it seems that if you ask for water, they give you fizzy. You seem …

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Nice place, if you like potatoes

Mmmm, ‘bubblegum & marshmallow’ flavoured ice-cream. Cheap and definitely useful on a warm day. Ice-cream seems to be quite common across Eastern Europe, although as the above flavour was bought from a park stall on the May Day holiday in a popular park in Bucharest, I’m not sure if the …

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The rarity of mushrooms?

As an aside, it’s interesting how much more expensive anything with mushrooms was in Belarus. If a large slice of pie cost around 40,000 Rubles, a large slice of pie containing mushrooms was often more than double that. I have no idea why; I don’t imagine mushrooms are any harder …

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