Bad Coffee in Paris?

3 February 2012 | Living

‘Why do the French make such horrible coffee?’ I used to think when I lived in Paris in 1996. If I’d bothered researching the question I’d quickly have found the answer – bad coffee was French government policy. The French government pushed the cheaper, lower quality ...

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Stars & Bucks

31 December 2011 | Living

◄ Palestine is one of those unusual countries without a McDonalds and when the big brands aren’t present you can be pretty certain some strange replacements will pop up. Like Ramallah’s Stars & Bucks coffee shop, right in the centre of Palestine’s de facto capital...

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The Hotel Internet Connection Rip Off

11 November 2010 | Living

Earlier this year I spoke at a hotel conference in Macau and listed 10 things I don’t like about hotels – I’ll put that list up on this site in the next week or two. Meanwhile I’m going to vent about my number one hotel dislike – inflated internet connection charge...

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