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Photo Story: Street Bouche Strasbourg Street Food and Art Combine In Port du Rhin

In France, Photography by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

An hour’s walk away from Strasbourg’s tourist-filled La Petite France is a long forgotten industrial estate that is slowly becoming a new hub for cultural activity in Strasbourg. Home to the broken shells of old breweries, empty roads and a working dockyard – the area is generally abandoned for much of the week, and for now it’ll stay that way …

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The 22:14 Allegro Tosca Sleeper Train From Florence To Vienna Fog, stars, sleeping cars and sleepless nights

In Austria, Destinations, Italy by Nick Nomi2 Comments

We boarded the train in Florence station at just a little after 10:00pm with a rugged bunch of backpackers, ageing Austrian couples and young parents eager to fully experience Europe with their sleep-deprived children. Florence had been an intriguing town once. It still is when one considers it on purely aesthetic grounds. What with the beautiful amber glow that dresses …

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Trattoria Sostanza And The Ignorance of Tourists

In Italy, Opinion, Restaurants and Bars by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

Florence isn’t short on busy little Trattorias that come with love letters posted on blogs, in magazines and review sites from all around the world claiming to have found the best cuisine in the city. Most of these claims are ridiculous. Lazy reviewers who couldn’t help but fall in love with everything that they encountered on their visit to Italy. …

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Il Santo Bevitore Restaurant Review Good Food But Very Little Romance In One Of Oltrarno's Busiest Restaurants

In Destinations, Italy, Restaurants and Bars by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

Il Santo Bevitore is typical of the nuovo of Florentine restaurants. A large, dimly lit open space with a few nooks and a couple of long tables to satiate the Italian love for eating together in large – often gigantic – groups. This, by the way, is why one should always take Tripadvisor reviews with a teaspoon of salt. Especially …