Dandy

I had a strange experience in Bar Dandy, but before I explain, you should be aware that Salsa music pervades Havana, it issues from every bar, café and taxi… I don't think I heard any other type of music while I was in Havana.

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Cars and Girls

(Prefab Sprout) – The Jolly Farmer, Dronfield Woodhouse Once upon a time, many years ago and in a previous life, I lived with my parents on Gosforth Drive, overlooking the Gosforth Valley in Dronfield Woodhouse; midway between Sheffield and Chesterfield. I was single, in those days, and the ‘Gorsey Brigg’ was the (then) newly opened […]

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Grand Central Station

We both agreed that the mains were a disappointment, but that we’d enjoyed the starters.

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Didn’t Sell My Soul To Shoreditch

I think I have new favourite London bar.

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Night Porter

There are a number of ‘English’ pubs in central Abu Dhabi, Porters is a good one, and one I’d happily visit again.

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Same old Scene

If ‘The Scene’ was local to me I would be a regular.

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Baga Baga

I quietly cursed myself for not trying Baga Deck earlier in my trip. I had assumed it was a tourist trap, but actually it was a revelation, excellent food at a good price.

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Motorbikin’

I found myself at the Royal Enfield Café, Baga - the local equivalent of London’s Ace Café.

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Wharf Rat

I’d be happy to stay at this hotel again in the future, but for the TV problems, this would be a glowing five star review.

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Fire and Desire

All in all a pretty good way to spend a Sunday lunchtime, and at about fifty quid including a couple of beers, not bad value.

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