Shanghai, Pharmacy, Portmann – Mr Plastic’s Road Trip

19 Apr

Let’s clarify first – of course it wasn’t a road trip from Shanghai to Frankfurt, Web used the classic Lufthansa B-747-400 for that … and why is Web called Mr Plastic – well, being a big city boy he is used to whip out his credit card ( or mobile phone ) to pay for Read more…

Havana  March 2019  – 2 Weeks And Half A Mosquito – By John Bongo

31 Mar

Having had 2 very busy trips to Cuba previously, this time we decided to see if it was possible to have a totally chilled, relaxing time in Havana for a change. The fantastic Casa we were staying in was the perfect haven in which to put our feet up and enjoy the Cuban sunshine. With Read more…

Havana March 2019 – Hole In The Wall – Paladar Destino, Miramar

30 Mar

I commonly name the Havana Paladar/Restaurant section of my Blog “Hole In The Wall” as that is what most, if not all of the places I find to have good to excellent food there are. Delightfully small, hidden, privately run places out of the tourist circus. This last trip in March I found a decidedly Read more…

Havana November 2018 – Hole In The Wall – El Laurel – Seafood And Fauxhibas

11 Dec

This place is out in Jaimanitas – I had heard about it but so far preferred the usually excellent seafood dishes at both nearby Santy’s and Marea. It’s been opened for many years now and I always wanted to try it. This time it was by pure chance that we ended up having lunch there Read more…

Havana November 2018 – Cooking, Outfitting And Meditating – The Crazy Chefs

9 Dec

Yes, it was Chris meditating barefoot on the railway tracks again … 🙂 Lucky for him there are only a few trains a day passing on that line. It was the last part of my trip and it continued more or less as usual so far, only that now it was more Michelin-Star-like meals – Read more…

Havana November 2018 – Hole In The Wall – Paladar Sushi Sayu

8 Dec

I came upon this Paladar through a YT Video on a Japanese lady, Mrs Sayuri Yoshida, a journalist who arrived in Cuba 2003 to write a book, married a Cuban, got divorced, stayed in Havana and opened a modest room-sized Paladar in 2015 for the neighbourhood in old Havana serving Japanese influenced Cuban food at Read more…

Havana November 2018 – Champagne, Davidoffs, Fake Rum – Javi And Friends

7 Dec

Yes, incredible as it is : there is fake Rum in Cuba. Well, there are a lot of fake things in Havana, but to expressly buy Santiago Rum in Santiago de Cuba and then find out that 2 out of 3 bottles were fake, just burned sugar in cheap alcohol, was extremely painful for my Read more…