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6 of the Best Extreme Cuisines from Dubai


As far as the world goes, Dubai is a relative newcomer; despite some early mentions around 1095 CE it wasn’t formally recognised until 1833, but as the intersection between Europe, Asia, and Africa its cuisine influences are remarkable – and usually very tasty! Middle Eastern food has become a staple of Western dining over the(…)

Italian Food Gone Wild: Italy’s Strangest Cuisines


Ahhhh, when we think of Italian cuisine we thing of some of the most popular dishes in the world: pizza; pasta; risotto; gnocci; maggoty rotten cheese… ! Yes, the last one threw you, and us, but there are quite a number of unusual dishes which have stood the test of time in Italy, and are(…)

8 Chinese Dishes That Go Bump In The Night!


Chinese food is such a large part of Western cuisine, that some dishes like chicken feet and bird nest soup would’ve seemed odd a few years ago, but are common place on the restaurant table these days – but there are still quite a few that aren’t! Over the past five years, China has seen(…)

10 German Films You Need to Watch


When you think of Germany, you don’t automatically think of cinema, yet it has a long, prolific, and proud history of churning out millions of films, many of which have had international acclaim – and commercial success. Names like Maximilian Schell, Marlene Dietrich, Hans Zimmer, and Wim Wenders should be familiar to all film buffs,(…)

6 of Germany’s Strangest Foods


Now Germans aren’t renowned for their sense of humour, but some of their food is rather funny! Considering unusual cuisines are usually a result of either tradition or making the most of limited resources, I’m not sure how these delicacies came about, but we recommend learning some basic German to ensure you don’t accidently order(…)

5 Italian Drinks To Whet Your Appetite


Like their cuisine, wine and coffee are as much a part of Italian tradition and culture as arts, music, and fashion – and although we’ve come up with our top five, we could have easily done a top 500! Of course, much has been discussed about Italian wines, and there aren’t many of us in(…)

10 Extreme French Cuisines: Food You (May) Want to Try


The French are well known for their culture of gastronomy and gourmet offerings, but there are a few traditional dishes which will make some visitors think twice before eating them – unless they’re on an episode of Fear Factor! Some of the following dishes grace the tables of fine dining establishments, some cause debate both(…)

Top 10 Things To Pack for a Spanish Vacation


If you’re heading to Spain in the near future, please take me with you! As one of my favourite places in the world, I’ve visited it many times, and picked up a few hints along the way – which I will gladly pass on to you good folks. But first off, the key to really(…)

6 Packing Secrets for a Great Italian Adventure


Italy is one of the world’s most popular destinations, and rightly so. With a dramatic history of art, music, architecture, and religion, and its very popular cuisine, fashion, climate, and scenery, it’s not surprising 2.5 million Brits visit it every year. Of course, knowing the language, or at least having a good grasp of it,(…)

The 6 Strangest Japanese Eats & Drinks


Japan is well known for its wacky culinary choices, in particular the potentially lethal Fugu, a well-known fish delicacy. But the following 6 weird and wonderful dishes and drinks are so out there, they’re almost off the planet! 1. Shirako It sounds relatively benign, and its literal translation of ‘white children’ could mean anything, but(…)