Exploring Kadıköy

Kadıköy is one of the main central districts on the Asian side of Istanbul. It’s a more liberal and progressive haven in a city that has become more conservative, and has lots of bars and interesting places to explore. I went there the other day for a haircut, and spent some time walking around and…

Pizza, museums and record shops in NYC

You wouldn’t think it was that difficult to find good pizza in New York City. Maybe my mind has been irreparably damaged by an excess of good Neapolitan pizza, and maybe I even, at some psychological level, didn’t really believe that I would find as good pizza in the US as in Italy, but whatever…

Sorrento and nearby

This post continues from the previous post on Pompeii. Eventually I managed to drive us and the car to Sant-Agata, without crashing, which was a relief, and then we went and had dinner in the village, and drinks at Bar Orlando, a very unassuming and casual open air bar/cafe with a jovial owner named Orlando…

Pompeii

This post continues from our September 2018 trip to Napoli. The next day we said goodbye to Naples, and rented a car from the Avis at the central train station. I was a bit wary of driving in Italy, having never driven anywhere outside the UK, but there wasn’t really a better way to get…

Napoli

It’s been a while and I’ve not published anything about the holiday we took in early September to Napoli, Sorrento and surrounding areas. Since Naz is based in Milan and I am in London, we travel all the time just to see each other and didn’t want to do anything too tiring, so we decided…

Milan’s Cat Cafes

I visited two cat cafes while in Milan, and they were quite different. Crazy Cat Cafe seems to be the main one, and when I went there, I had to wait about 5 minutes outside for a space to become free, at 3 PM on a Friday afternoon. It was a proper cafe with nice…

Peyote, Istanbul

Istanbul’s nightlife has taken a hit over the past few years as a result of the political instability and terrorist attacks, some of which have targeted tourist spots and a nightclub. The danger of being caught up in anything like this can be overstated, and Istanbul has some amazing places to drink, dance and see…

Carioca, Brixton

I was going through some photos and found this one of me looking displeased in Brazilian brunch cafe Carioca in Brixton Village. I live quite close to Brixton, and often end up going to Carioca on weekends because Brazilian brunches are fucking amazing. They do this thing they call a Favela da Rossa which has…