Friday, 19 August 2016

Lokanda Peskarija, Na ponti bb, Dubrovnik

A large and bustling fish restaurant overlooking Dubrovnik's old port, Lokanda Peskarija is staffed by a small army of waiters in distinctive sailor-style blue and white hooped t-shirts. The menu is dominated by seafood, even eschewing standard side dishes, such as chips or potatoes. You can get salads and olives, but no meat. The food is fresh and generally competently cooked, but isn't spectacular.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Banje Beach, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Crowded, stony and commercial, Banje Beach isn't Dubrovnik's best feature

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Prudential RideLondon Classique, central London

Billed as the richest women’s one-day race in professional cycling, the new Prudential RideLondon Classique followed a 5.5km circuit around London's royal and government districts. It began on The Mall in St James’s Park and going up Constitution Hill, turning at the top to come down and on to Birdcage Walk. The route passed Big Ben before turning left on to Whitehall and right on to the Strand, turning again to come back up the Strand, through Trafalgar Square and Admiralty Arch and back on to The Mall.

The individual winner of the Classique wins 25,000 euros in prize money and the winning team is awarded 10,000 euros. The inaugural race was won by the Dutch rider Kirsten Wild in a sprint on The Mall

Surrey vs Kent, T20, The Oval, South London

Surrey's Friday evening T20 matches at the Oval attract a raucous, but good-natured, crowd of city workers who make frequent visits to the industrial-scale bars churning out pints of Pimm's, beer, lager and cider. Now that the cheap plastic glasses have been replaced by better quality drinking vessels (with a deposit of £1 a glass), the crowd no longer construct elaborate "beer snakes". Instead, the cricket gets a bit more attention and enterprising kids (who can gain entry for a £1) go around collecting empty glasses and are rewarded handsomely for returning them to the bars.