Tag Archives: Michael Palin

Snake Restaurant, Guanggzhou, China

Happy Chinese New Year – The Year of the Ox

The Snake King Completely & Restaurant, Guangzhou, China I have dined in a handful of Michelin Star restaurants in my time, taken lunch with high society at The Ivy and had the world famous salad at The Waldorf. All enjoyable in their way, but nowhere near as much fun as dining with locals in a […]

Year Of The Dog – A Chinese Restaurant Experience

In honour of the Chinese New Year of the Dog I am sharing again my stand-out restaurant experience in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, or Canton to give its anglicised name. My brother and I had travelled to the birthplace of Chiang Kai-shek, who served as the leader of the Republic of China between […]

On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe Free Sampler Download Link

Now available to download from Lulu Publishing (see Lulu button on the right hand side of this blog) or Amazon as a colour e-book or black & white paperback. Over 500 pages for just over £3 (ebook download) Read the Opening chapters for free by downloading ‘Now Boarding, The Eastern European Express’, from Smashwords. See My Book Extracts […]

Michael Palin

Today I had the honour of meeting one of my heroes, the charming and unassuming MP. He signed my copy of his book ‘New Europe’ and gratefully/gracefully accepted a copy of my book, which features many of the countries that he went to for his. I was typically tongue-tied in the presence of such greatness – […]