Category Archives: Francois’ Travels

Three of the Coolest Bars in Paris

When an area is called ‘trendy’ or ‘up and coming’ in the press, you know that the really hip people are already moving out.  In Paris the uber cool place to be is no longer Gare du Nord, it is … Continue reading

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Return to Manchester City of Cocktails

We enjoyed our recent tour of Manchester’s cocktail bars so much that we had to go back for a second sip and stay longer. Black Dog Ballroom There are two Black Dog Ballrooms, one in Manchester’s Northern quarter and one … Continue reading

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Manchester City of Cocktails

It may come as a surprise to some but there is more to Manchester than top flight football.  As well as being home to two great teams, Manchester’s music scene has influenced the UK for a generation and the city … Continue reading

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Four Great New Parisian Cocktail Bars

The sophisticated Paris cocktail scene boasts four brand new bars providing world class cocktails with a unique and distinctly French experience.  If you are in Paris they are all worth a visit and never more so than at Christmas. Le … Continue reading

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Prague’s Speakeasy Culture

Prague is the historic capital of Bohemia and today that Bohemian spirit is flourishing in an urban sub-culture that connects the city’s mixologists with sophisticated cocktail lovers in some wonderful speakeasies.  Just like Prohibition era Chicago, the entrances to these … Continue reading

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There Is More To Belgium Than Beer

There Is More To Belgium Than Beer Brussels is the capital of Belgium, the heart of the European Union and home to two very welcoming cocktail bars that are truly world class. Located near the famous Place du Chatelaine, in … Continue reading

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Barcelona’s Beautiful Boca Chica Bar

Barcelona’s Boca Chica Bar is one of the best bars in the world.  It is also home to this year’s Giffard West Cup runner up, Sergio Padilla Molina.  Boca Chica is only a couple of years old but rapidly established … Continue reading

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A Cocktail of Stockholm’s Bars

There was a Royal Wedding in Stockholm last week, it was the country’s national day and the excitement and energy in the city was almost palpable. The harbour was packed with warships from friendly navies on goodwill visits and the … Continue reading

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