Low N Slow: Is Bristol Bored Of Barbecue?

If you are going to do barbecue in Bristol, you have got to be brave.  

With Grillstock supplying the city with the best of America’s finest from its two outlets (Park Street & St Nick’s Market) as well as its annual barbecue festival under the same name, any newcomer has really got to reach some dizzy heights just to make an impact.  Additionally, the (slightly) more formal restaurant settings of Spitfire (Harbourside), Smoke Haus (opposite Colston Hall) and Food Nation (Gloucester Road), are all offering their own take on grilled meat.  In short, Bristol is a fairly saturated market when it comes to barbecue. (more…)

The Reality Of Helping Out In A Malawian Hospital

Chitimbe Hospital is lucky for many reasons; it is on a fairly main road that snakes around the coast of Lake Malawi so there is lots of passing traffic, it has good transport links to towns and cities, the village it sits in has a newly built water pump and there is a large orphanage and school where care and education is bestowed upon as many local children that can be spared from work as possible. Perhaps most importantly it is also on the main tourist route through the country.  All in all it is a comparatively affluent and educated part of rural Malawi.   (more…)

Everything You Need To Know: 48 Hours In Varadero, Cuba

Varadero has a split personality, it is where many people spend the last couple of days of their holiday as a place to wind down and relax after the frantic city life of Havana, but it is also the all inclusive destination of choice in Cuba.  If you have just arrived off the Transtur bus from Havana, the clean wide streets, with flat pavements and no one stood around hassling you to take a taxi will be a sweet relief.  Perhaps the most exciting thing you will find here is a supermarket, but just double check the price the cashier asks you for your shop. (more…)

Everything You Need To Know: Havana, Cuba

Havana; the capital of Cuba, is the best place to soak up the true Cuban atmosphere that the world expects when they visit.  Unlike some of the smaller cities Havana doesn’t just welcome you into Cuban life, it smacks you round the face with it.  A few days in this crazy city is often enough before you are just exhausted and suffocated by it.  Not least by the soot from the old cars that swarms around the streets! (more…)

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