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Dining out in Karachi

The general standard is very high, though trying to chase after “the best place” does not seem worth the effort — it is more about choosing the best dish to order. As in India, the hotel restaurants are excellent, and … Continue reading

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Karachi, Pakistan bleg

Guidebooks on Karachi, at least in English, are rather hard to come by. So what should I see and do, and where should I eat? I thank you all in advice for your usual sage counsel. Originally posted on Marginal … Continue reading

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Warsaw bleg

It turns out I will be there for a few days, unexpectedly. I haven’t been in about fifteen years — what do you recommend? I thank you all in advance for your wisdom and counsel. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution … Continue reading

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Taipei notes

My other visit here was thirty years ago, and most of all I am surprised by how little has changed. The architecture now looks all the more retro, the alleyways all the more noir, and the motorbikes have by no … Continue reading

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Chengdu bleg

Your suggestions are most welcome, this short trip will follow the time in Taipei. Where in particular should I eat and what should I eat? I have been to Chengdu once before, four years ago. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution … Continue reading

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Ghent travel notes

Ghent is one of the loveliest small- to mid-sized cities in Europe, perhaps lucky to have never received UNESCO World Heritage status, unlike Bruges. Ghent was one of the earliest seats of the continental Industrial Revolution, through textiles, and the … Continue reading

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Ghent bleg

What to do and where to eat? I thank you all in advance for your wisdom and counsel. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution – click to see comments and suggestions. Related Posts:Ghent travel notesDining out in KarachiKarachi, Pakistan blegWarsaw blegChengdu … Continue reading

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Quito travel notes

LLapingachos are the way to go: “an Ecuadorian dish of potato patties or thick potato pancakes stuffed with cheese and cooked on a hot griddle until crispy.” Given the landlocked nature of Quito, the seafood — and I don’t just … Continue reading

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Quito, Ecuador bleg

I haven’t been for about twenty-five years, so I very much welcome your recommendations on what to do, see, and eat there. And what should one do with a spare day in Guayaquil? I thank you all in advance for … Continue reading

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Nashville notes

  Interview with Chef Maneet Chauhan ’00 of Chauhan Ale & Masala House in Nashville, TN   I strongly recommend eating at Husk (get the vegetables plate) and Chauhan Ale and Masala House (the Indian-Mexican fusion version of a chile … Continue reading

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