A One Day Tour of Amsterdam for Foodies – The Best Restaurants Serving Traditional Dutch Food

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What do you think of when you think of Amsterdam? Galavanting around the red light district, musing Van Gogh’s masterpieces or smoking it up in the coffeeshops maybe? Or drinking Heineken, partying hard and walking around the canals enjoying the views perhaps?

Whether it’s culture, history and canals or sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, the list above is probably what most people think of when thinking about Amsterdam.

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    Buen Ayre For Meat Lovers – Authentic Argentinian Asado in London

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    So for those who don’t know what an asado is, they’re Argentinian style barbeques where the order of the day is meat, meat and more meat. They’re a huge, integral part of Argentinian culture and even considered by many as the national dish.

    So here’s Buen Ayre which sits on Broadway Market located in the trendy, hipster area of London Fields, Hackney. Apparently it’s the first authentic Argentinian asado in the UK and has been around since 2004. The chef, John Patrick Rattagan, born in Bueno Aires, has been grilling meat since he was a boy and boy did he have a treat for us tonight!

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      Kowloon Walled City Park and the Yamen | Hong Kong

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      Located in the Kowloon City District of Hong Kong, this tranquil park is a beautiful sanctuary of peace.

      It’s a totally different world compared to what once stood on these grounds. From the mid-twentieth century, it used be a densely populated walled fortress, largely lawless and run by the triads. The notorious Kowloon Walled City was ripe with drugs, fugitives, prostitution and gambling. Such is the notoriety of the Walled City, it has even featured in films such as Jackie Chan’s Crime Story and games such as Call of Duty and Shenmue.

      In 1993 after a lengthy eviction period, it was finally demolished.
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        Slow Dance, a Poem by David L. Weatherhead

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        (photo credit – Jon Wong)

        Life is short. Slow down, appreciate life, #lovelife

        Slow Dance, a poem by David L. Weatherhead

        Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
        or listened to rain slapping the ground?

        Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight,
        or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

        You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
        time is short, the music won’t last.

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          Yokohama Landmark Tower | The tallest building in Japan

          Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris wheel in Yokohama

          Standing tall at 296m, Yokohama Landmark Tower is the tallest building in Japan. It’s located in the the heart of Yokohama Bay and within the urban development and central business district of Minato Mirai 21. At the top is a very cool observation deck that on a good day looks all the way over to Mount Fuji!

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            Hyper Japan 2012 | Japan Comes to London!

            Anime character at the entrance to Hyper Japan

            Hyper Japan for its 3rd year running was back in London and it was bigger and better than ever! Cosplay, katsu curry, computer games, anime and cute toys. It had it all! All the colour, charisma and craziness of Japan minified and packaged under one roof in Earls Court. Here’s our photoblog of the day. Enjoy!

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              Bo Innovation | The Demon Chef’s Michelin Starred Restaurant

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              The chefs at Bo Innovation, Hong Kong

              Alvin Leung, the ‘Demon Chef’
              Alvin Leung is a truly remarkable chef. He spent 20 years of his life working as an engineer, then 9 years ago with no prior training, he opened Bo Innovation, now a restaurant holding 2 Michelin stars. To put this feat of achievement into perspective, only 2 self-taught chefs have ever earned Michelin stars; the other was Heston Blumenthal.

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