Don’t Shoot Me Cardiff

In the light of uproar over food critic Jay Rayner’s comments on Cardiff’s food scene, I pick the highlights of my recent visit to the Welsh capital. If there’s one thing to be learned from the recent saga of Jay Rayner vs. the City of Cardiff, it’s that some words are better left unsaid. Little…

Feature: Wilderness 2016 Part 1 – Confessions of a Sceptic

  It’s 12:05 on a sunny Friday afternoon in Stockwell and I’m on edge. I’m loading up a car that doesn’t belong to me with hastily packed bags from an upstairs flat in the gated mews I’ve gained access to, and it’s attracting the attention of staff working in the office below, which happens to be a…

Travel: Xiamen, China Part 4 – The Art of Expensive

From this point on my meals begin to blend into each other a little more as I find myself eating alone more often than not, the initial thrill of having an English tutor to show off giving way to the reality of awkward conversations not so much hampered by the language barrier as blocked by…