It’s not every day that you get to sit at a bar drinking with the ghosts of spies long-dead and conspiracies long-confounded. And yet, that is what you can do if you stop for a nightcap at the The English Pub in Bucharest.
It is a fact of 21st century Maltese life that restaurants proudly flaunt their local roots in ways that had not been done before. It’s not that the Maltese were embarrassed about their heritage; they had not noticed what was right beneath their noses.
Depending on which part of Brussels you work in, the lunch options can vary tremendously. The vast majority of them are quite good but trying to find a great view while you eat is not easy in the Belgian capital.
In Warsaw, everything is relaxed. Rebuilt after the War, the city gleams with a shine that comes from being polished to within an inch of its life. The carefully maintained buildings ooze centuries of life, hiding the fact they were rebuilt in 1945.
Foodies know that travelling can help you experiment. It’s not just about tasting local cuisine – which can be good or bad – but seeing what locals eat when they go out. Often, what is new or trendy is what is interesting, so why not see what they’re on about?