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Travel

I've visited 37 countries in six continents, and written about many of these on this blog. You can find all of my recent travel posts here and my long-weekend city break travel guides here.

Coffee Guides — my guides to the best coffee bars around the world including: AmsterdamArequipaAuckland, AustinBath, Berlin, Boston & Cambridge (MA), BudapestCambridge, Copenhagen, CuscoDublin, Helsinki (and here), Japan, Leicester, Kraków, LimaLisbonLondon (and my 2014 top ten, and south-east London), Manchester, MargateMelbourneMexico, Naples, New EnglandNew York (and here, and more reviews here), OsloOxford, PaduaParis (and here and here), Portland (Oregon), Portland (Maine), PragueReykjavikSaskatoonSan FranciscoSan Jose, Stockholm, SydneyVancouver, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An; Hanoi), Washington DC (and here and here) and Wellington.

London — my home until 1988 and since 2008
- Long weekend in London guide (coffee, food, drink and things to do; there's also a map and downloadable PDF version)
- Neighbourhoods: South of the RiverBermondsey * Camberwell * Deptford * PeckhamEast LondonWest EndMaryleboneKing's Cross
- A compilation of my London food and drink reviews
- My food and drink awards: 201120122013201420152016 and 2017.
- Bex's Food & Drink Guide to London (January 2014): Mapping my London food and drink favourites (including coffee, burgers and cocktails)
- My top 100 London speciality coffee spots (older versions from 20112012 and 2014)
How to go to the BFI London Film Festival and London cinema etiquette

New York — my favourite and most frequented foreign city
- Long weekend in NYC guide (coffee, food and drink, shopping, and things to do; there's also a map)
My speciality coffee guide to NYC (March 2017)
- Bex's Guide to NYC (September 2013): Mapping my favourite New York places (top ten espresso bars, burgers, cocktails and experiences)
New York condensed — my favourite things to do, see, eat, drink and buy; written in 2009 but still relevant
When in Brooklyn...

Destinations

Australia
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
  • Cologne
  • Berlin; Kreuzberg and Neukölln coffee walk
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Japan
    Mexico
    Morocco
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Norway
    Portugal
    Sweden
      Turkey