Just imagine, you’re in the Berlin airport staring down the barrel of a five-hour layover. Fortunately, you came prepared. You fire up your Netflix account hoping to while away your downtime watching House of Cards only to be greeted by a message saying you can’t watch anything from your current location.
One of the annoying inconveniences of traveling overseas is the inability to stream domestic televisions shows while outside the country. License restrictions generally prevent services like Netflix and Hulu from working internationally. Sure, you can buy a Game of Thrones episode off Amazon’s Instant Video service from anywhere in the world, but you won’t actually be allowed to watch that video until you’re back in the States. Even otherwise free content from the big broadcasters, like NBC, won’t stream overseas.
These are Charbonnel et Walker Sea Salt Banana Caramel Truffles. They are, if I do say so myself, absolutely moorish, but they have divided opinions amongst my friends. Unfortunately the banana flavour is the artificial kind, so this put them off, but at £12.95 for 10 truffles, I am not too annoyed that I am unable to share them! I do not mind the ‘fake’ banana flavour, and teamed with the sea salt and the sweetness of the caramel, each truffle makes a mouthwatering good couple of bites. Whilst I bought them from their Leeds store (located in the Victoria Quarter), they are also available to buy online.
“Shiromaru Hakata Classic” – ‘Tonkotsu’ (pork) soup noodles, topped with pork loin chashu, sesame kikurage mushrooms, menma, red pickled ginger and scallions with ‘Kakuni’ (braised pork belly) from Ippudo.