Category Archives: Europe visits

Tea is for everyone in Istanbul, but we’re non-smokers

Tea is everywhere in Istanbul. It’s usually black and you get it in a little glass. But it’s even more common than your average cuppa in the UK: shopkeepers are drinking it constantly, it’s involved in nearly every social interaction; … Continue reading

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Coffee in Istanbul among the best in Europe?

Once we’d found out how good the speciality coffee scene in Istanbul was, we decided to postpone our sampling of traditional Turkish coffee until we got further east. The trouble with depending on wifi, though, is that once you leave … Continue reading

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Varna for tea by the Black Sea, but no ‘Bulgarian coffee’?

When we were in Spain earlier this year, I tried what one coffee shop called a ‘Bulgarian Coffee’. Laced with local honey and with lots of creamy milk, it was pretty tasty and I was looking forward to seeing such … Continue reading

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