Just what is Ukrainian food actually like?

Kiev is a strange place. It’s both breathtakingly beautiful and hideously ugly at the same time. The skyline is a mix of shining golden domes and abandoned Soviet buildings. There’s even a bridge across the River Dnieper that nobody has bothered either to put the finishing touches to or just knock down. This, and some …

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Just how good a meal can you get for £10?

Although Peru has a reputation for being the foodie capital of South America, for me it was very hit and miss. Undeniably, Peru boasts some exquisite dishes, but to enjoy them cooked well you have to go to a high-end restaurant, and on a backpacker’s budget this isn’t possible to do on a regular basis. …

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8 types of traveller who need to go home immediately.

As my last post was quite a serious and heavy topic, this one is hopefully a little more light-hearted and dare I say it, even funny. I’ve met a lot of people while I’ve been travelling. Many have been fantastic. Some have been alright. A few have been absolute nightmares. In general, I don’t care …

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My first, and probably last, taste of cuy.

This article contains images that some readers may find upsetting. A few years ago, I worked with huskies in Norway. My main job was feeding them, and to do that I had to hack about 15kg of semi-frozen whale meat to pieces. Every day. It wasn’t the most glamourous job. The thing that I remember …

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