Originally posted on sketchword:Reggae music in the sunshine. A quiet bar and memories of lost loves. I sit in the shadows, all but my face. I should feel blue, haunted as I am by regrets of necessary decisions. Nothing can spare you the pain, you know. It is the price you have to pay. So yeah, I should feel blue, but I’m not, not completely anyway.
It is because this old bench, you see. It…
Private White V.C. is the last standing coat manufacturer in Manchester, England, solely representing the trade that started the whole industry. PW stays true to the old coat manufacturing processes, remaining local with everything from the mills to the sheep; even employing local villagers to model the lookbook.
Manchester at night from the 48th floor.
Earth Cafe, Manchester, UK
I found Earth Cafe online and was further recommended to eat here by one of the lovely ladies at Bikram Yoga Manchester. It’s a small cafeteria style, vegetarian cafe and juice bar located in the basement of the Buddhist Center on Turner Street. There was a hot station with about four offerings as well as white and brown rice and vegetarian gravy. Next to the hot station was a small salad section. I wish that they had a little more in the way of cold salads as I was still recovering from a hot yoga session but was satisfied with a fresh juice.
The owners and operators of this restaurant have an incredible policy in regards to their food. You can find it here.
Warning - they serve LARGE portions!! On my plate - roasted root veggies, brown rice, beet salad, and saffron millet casserole with veggie gravy. I could only finish half. I wish I had a microwave in my hotel room so I could have the rest for dinner!
Originally posted on Ben Tavener - Reports from Brazil:
Rio Sambadrome in full swing! Photo by Ben Tavener.Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is, in a word, overwhelming – for every one of the senses. Everything gets a good pounding: your ears, eyes, nostrils, and quite definitely your brain.
For some reason it’s taken me three years to get to Rio Carnival – but it was definitely worth it.
Originally posted on World Cup: The Guide:
The Arena da Amazonas, where England will play Italy on 14 June, is open for business. The first game on 9 March ended in a two-all draw between Remo and Nacional in front of a crowd of 20,000. The capacity for the World Cup will be 43,710.
Other games to be played in Manaus during the World Cup include Croatia x Cameroon (18 June); Portugal x USA…
Originally posted on Dear Friends:
I have mentioned Fasnacht a couple of times already. This is Basel’s Big Thing, bigger even than Christmas. I am still trying to get my head around what it is and what it means, which is not easy because there are so many stories. What I do know is that it is very noisy, very crazy and very, very important to Baslers. They call it (in Baseldytsch, of…
Originally posted on Brazil the Guide:
The very last of the twelve top samba school to parade, Unidos da Tijuca won a very close fought contest with Salgueiro, winning by just 0.1 of a point out of 300. The winner in…