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Posted by aBitofCulture on 15 May, 2013
Being widely known as a man of culture, I am often asked which is the best city in Europe. So I decided to make a list of my top ten, with a photo of each, a reason why it’s in the list, a top tip and a link to some further reading…
Posted by aBitofCulture on 2 May, 2013
By now you should know what a great place Antwerp is for a weekend break. Arrive in Belgium’s second city in true style by high-speed train, and see one of the world’s most beautiful train stations, Antwerp Centraal Station.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 20 April, 2013
After spending two days on a stag do in Belgium’s second city, Antwerp, I discovered that it’s far too nice a place for blokes on the rampage. With a beautiful main square and cracking cafe culture, it’s a new entry in my top ten European cities. Read on to find out why it should be your next city break.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 13 April, 2013
After two days of beer and fast food on a stag do in Antwerp, I was feeling guilty. So with a late flight home from Amsterdam, I had the perfect opportunity to get a bit of fresh air and exercise by exploring Rotterdam, which is halfway between Antwerp and Schiphol airport.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 9 April, 2013
There was only ever the one contender for world’s best beer – the original Budweiser Budvar, brewed in the Czech city of Ceske Budejovice. It looks, smells and tastes like a proper beer should do, and I’d be quite happy if I were told it was the only beer in the world.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 1 April, 2013
China has given the world many great things – pork chow mein, Lucy Lui, a big wall – but not many people realise it is also home to the world’s second best beer, Tsingtao.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 28 March, 2013
I make no apologies for having another love-it-or-hate-it beer at number three in my top ten. Kriek beer – the third and final Belgian beer in this list – is beer flavoured with cherries, and when it’s done well it is absolutely bloody fantastic. When it’s not done so well, it’s still pretty good.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 24 March, 2013
Probably the best of the many stag-dos I have been on over the years has been a trip to Bratislava, for two reasons. Firstly the brutality we exerted our stag to (although I can’t go into specifics – what goes on tour stays on tour and all that), but more importantly the local Slovakian beer, Zlaty Bazant, which unexpectedly became the fourth best beer in the world.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 22 March, 2013
Into the top 5 now, and the big hitters – these are all seriously good beers. First up is Guinness, the beer I have consumed the most of in my life, although at number 5 because the rules of this top 10 state that I must have drank the beer in its country of origin. I’ve only been to The Emerald Isle for 48-hours, although I must admit I necked my annual allowance of units of black beauty in those two days of debauchery.
Posted by aBitofCulture on 16 March, 2013