Fab food, clean and tasty and excellent pisco sours!
Totally agree with the recommendation for travelling from Celendin to Leyembamba: awesome scenery for those willing to endure the slow, less-travelled road. This part of Peru gets very little traffic compared with the southern areas.
Cuesta San Blas 525, San Blas
All the places listed so far for Atlanta are pretty touristy. If you are a younger traveller, or enjoy hanging out with the locals, I recommend any of the following awesome places.
Java Monkey: cafe, wine bar, poetry readings.
Brickstore Pub: a bajillion beers, good food and great atmosphere.
Bluebird Cafe: great, great great food, very veggie-friendly.
Little Five Points is a nice area to walk around in.
Also, the most moving tourist sight in my opinion is a trip to Ebenezer Baptist Church downtown, where Martin Luther King Jr used to preach. His grave is right next door.
Java Monkey: 205 E Ponce De Leon Ave # 5, 30030.
Brickstore Pub: 125 E Court sq, 30030.
Bluebird Cafe: 421 Memorial Drive SE 30312.
This is a really unspoilt small seaside village on the east coast of mainland Greece about midway between Athens and Thessaloniki. It is just south of the city of Volos on the Pagasitic Gulf, opposite the Pelion peninsula.
Amaliapolis is situated on a large bay and has nice tavernas which are well known locally for fresh fish, cafes and a couple of minimarkets. The gently sloping sandy beach at one end of the village is good for kids, as the water is quite shallow. There are very few tourists so the locals are very welcoming to visitors and, as the tavernas cater mostly for Greeks, the prices are reasonable. There is a good cross section of accommodation from some upmarket villas, through to holiday apartments, a couple of small hotels and basic rooms for rent.
The main square looks out over the sea to a romantic uninhabited island in the bay with a whitewashed church and it is a great place to sit with an ouzo and watch the world go by.
Off route 1 (E75): tinyurl.com/28twd2
Polpeor Cafe offers so much more than just traditional cafe fare. For the price of a cup of coffee, you can enjoy the amazing setting on Lizard Point.
However, for a very reasonable cost, you can choose from a wide range of delicious dishes including many different freshly caught fish.
Puds are often not given much thought, but the Hendys prepare these homemade delights with just as much effort as the rest of the courses.
No meal would be complete without trying the Cafe's special Jubilee Meringue.
During the summer, take your own wine or beer, choose a table looking out to sea and enjoy! The most perfect location, the most delicious tastes and no need to rush.
The Lizard Point, The Lizard, Cornwall.
dADa is a restaurant decorated in the style of Dadaism. It's whacky yet stylish. The food is a bit like Mongolian Barbecue: you fill up a bowl with fresh meat and vegetables and it's cooked for you and brought to your table in no time. And it tastes wonderful!
dADa also has a wonderful selection of drinks. A good place to go before a night on the town and then return the next day to cure the hangover!
I absolutely love this place.
Galerija Centes, Kalêju iela 30
While in Amsterdam don't miss a night out at the original Supperclub restaurant. It's an amazing dining experience where you recline on beds and are entertained by artists and musicians throughout the four course surprise meal. A real thrill!
Hare Krishna-run Govinda vegetarian restaurants are found all over Peru.
Vegetarians do not get surprise meat on their plates, and for £1 per set meal, budget travelers will have difficulty finding a cheaper place to fill their tummies.
Lima: Schell 634, Miraflores / Jirón Callao 480, central Lima.
Cuzco: Espaderos 128.
Arequipa: Jerusalen 505
Puno: Deustua 312.
And in other cities in Peru.
Artichoc is a fantastic chocolate shop that can be found on Koninginneweg Road. Catch the No.2 tram, alight at Emmastraat and walk back 20 yards; you will find this lovely, family-run shop on your right.
Check out Da Groene Lantaarn located on the canal (Bloemgracht 47) in the Jordaan district - this fantastic fondue restaurant is off the main drag, but well worth the trek.
Every kind of fondue is on offer, but no meal is finished until you have the chocolate fondue. It's a terrifically romantic place, and we were lucky enough to be there in the snow - it holds many happy memories.
This is an excellent, clean restaurant serving traditional south Peruvian food in a beautiful garden setting.
If you are intrigued about Peru's famous raw fish dish, ceviche, but not sure where would be safe to eat it, this is a good place. The standards are high and the place is very popular with wealthier locals and business people. Still, prices are cheap for westerners. Service is excellent and you may get to hear local live music even at lunch time.
The restaurant is on the outskirts of the city but all the taxis know how to get there. Av. Dolores 111, Sun-Thu closes at 7pm. Fri-Sat closes at 10pm.
Enjoy locally brewed real ales and good food at one of the most beautiful spots in the Peak District. The pleasant beer garden is lovely in the sun, while the simple stone floored Stables Bar’s real fire makes it cosy in winter. A good range of German beer is available. 7 bedrooms in the hotel make it a great place to stay. Spectacular views from across the road, and lovely walks in the area, especially along the old London-Manchester rail line.
Buses 4 (Mon-Fri) and 173 (daily) stop outside, while the hourly Transpeak Manchester-Derby bus and Sheffield-Stoke bus 218 both drop on the A6 for a short walk along Monsal Dale to the pub. Located on the B6465 off A6 near Bakewell. Phone 01629 640250, Website: www.monsalhead.com
Charming and relaxing guesthouse. An authentic Morrocan riad with its courtyard and sunroof terrace.
Ideally based for pedestrians and market lovers due to its central location in the heart of the Medina, just five minutes from the very popular place Djemaa El Fna.
The whole team makes you feel at home: friendly and helpful with good local cuisine.
I particularly enjoyed sauna and massages at the end of day after exploring the city. I am looking forward to going back on October for another break.
Riad Dollar des Sables
13 Derb Deffa Ourbaa
Tel/ fax 00 212 (0) 24 44 43 14
portable: 00 212 (0) 71 38 95 35
"Real Spain" holidays on the famous Mother’s Garden working farm - you stay in a restored cottage for up to eight people, with private pool, breathtaking mountain scenery, wildlife, wine, food and culture of the Priorat in southern Catalonia.
Half an hour from Reus airport, an hour and a half from Barcelona airport, 40 minutes by train or car from the beaches and the Roman city of Tarragona, and under two hours from Barcelona itself.
Martin & Maggie went the extra mile to make our holiday as memorable and enjoyable as possible. Their local knowledge and contacts yield a fantastic range of things to do, places to go and people to meet.
If you want to get away with the kids and be close to the water parks & beaches but not "amongst it", this could be the place for you.
They are calling this area the next Tuscany and I can see why!
Lovely, cosy little restaurant in San Blas owned by a Canadian lady serving amazingly rich and tasty dishes. I'd recommend the medallions, from what I remember you get a beautiful cheesy mash with it.
I lived in Cusco for a year and this place was always a guilty pleasure!
Carmen Bajo 169 San Blas, Cusco, Peru
This is a bakery that sells cakes so delicious you will come back again and again.
We bought some fresh alfajores (2 round crumbly biscuits with a layer of dulche de leche inside and a bit of coconut flakes on the top) every day we spent in Cusco.
They also have a range of savoury and sweet tarts, hot drinks and breads. Eat in or take away.
The shop is owned by a religious order who looks after orphan girls.
Cuesta de San Blas 579
On the way up to San Blas church, on the left hand side of the road. I think they are closed on Sunday.
Everyone interested in New York City, history and/or food should take Big Onion Tours' Multiethnic Eating Tour. It's a nifty way to learn about immigration and ethnic neighborhoods in New York, as it leads participants through the lower east side, Chinatown and Little Italy(which often overlap, strangely enough). You get commentary and picture-taking ops in all three areas, plus pickles, Jewish pastry, Italian cheese, dim sum and other typical offerings in each neighborhood. Guides are grad students in New York City history and culture. You can find out in advance of your visit when this and other theme tours are available at bigonion.com. The cost for the eating tour is $20, $15-17 concessions; all other tours are $15 and $12, I think. You should really take an afternoon and do this and/or others of their offerings--it's a great deal.
Delancey and Essex street, NYC; check Big Onion Schedule at www.bigonion.com
An ancient thatched inn that dates back, in part, to the 13th century. Great food and wonderful location on the waterfront with local beers. Just ignore the moody barmaid.
Check it out: www.pandorainn.com/index.php
Just outside of Falmouth: The Pandora Inn, Restronguet Creek, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5ST.
Drive, cycle, walk or catch a boat from Falmouth or Penryn, see directions: www.pandorainn.com/pdf/cycling.pdf
Pub just off the seafront. Excellent beer, usually busy but with a landlord that has time for anyone coming in, regardless of whether they are regulars or, like me, twice a year visitors on the way to or from the Scilly Isles.
Also worth a try, especially if arriving off the Scilly Isles ferry, is the Dolphin pub opposite the quay. A twice-a-year ritual for me and my friends that go with me to Scilly is the walk from the B&B in Alexandra Road to the Dolphin for a meal along the seafront and then to return to the Alexandra afterwards before returning to the B&B.
Can be beautiful, but can be bracing and hairy if the wind's blowing from the south and the tide's up. Watch the local kids dodging (not always successfully) the waves breaking over the seawall.
Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LY. 01736365165
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