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55 Football Nations Updates

Eat the World Cup: foodline

I’ve watched the 2022 World Cup in London restaurants and bars from all 32 participating countries. The Eat the World Cup foodline details the locations, dishes and drinks sampled on this epic culinary football challenge. Number... READ MORE

Eat the World Cup

Eat the World Cup is a mission to watch the 2022 World Cup in London restaurants and bars that represent all of the 32 participating countries. It involves experiencing Argentina with a steak, Germany with a... READ MORE

Red mist

Madagascar is a curious fusion of Africa, Asia and French legacy. I took a battered Renault into the centre of Antananarivo, the Malagasy capital affectionately known as Tana. The short distance took over... READ MORE

Bat out of Val

Spain’s third largest urban area is a city of layers. It was founded by the Romans as Valentia, controlled by the Moors and overtaken by Christians accompanied by a lucky bat. The bat... READ MORE

Our Man in Muscat

I had blasted around Oman in a white saloon. I had trekked mountains, clambered desert dunes and seen green turtles lay their eggs on the corner of the Arabian peninsula. I was now... READ MORE

Cretan hop

I picked up a cheap replica of the Phaistos disc in a tourist shop outside the Minoan palace of Knossos. The Phaistos disc, an inscribed clay circle housed in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, has... READ MORE