Unique eating places around the world

Tripoto
22nd Jun 2014
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Eating temple food at Gilsangsa, Seoul

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one of the dinners I had in North Korea

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one of my lunches in North Korea

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hammock restaurant near Tonle Sap, Cambodia

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a vertigo-inducing dinner?

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my favourite dessert

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A chance question on Facebook recently asking about my favourite restaurant got me thinking - do I have a favorite eating place? On reflection I realised I don't as there are too many to choose from. There are many restaurants I've enjoyed for different reasons, depending on whether I was looking for relaxation, luxury or a fantastic view. So here are some of my favorites-

Most 'desert island' - during one of my trips to the Maldives in 2005 I stayed on board the Four Seasons Explorer. One evening we were taken to a deserted island where the crew dug seating into the sand. When we arrived back on the ship later the remaining crew members played us music on local instruments. A truly magical evening.
Photo of Maldives by Champacs
Most 'spiritual' - when we lived in South Korea we spent a weekend in a Buddhist temple, and on another occasion we also participated in a day of temple food cooking. Korean temple cuisine is vegetarian and generally avoids garlic, onions, leeks, wild chives or shallots due to their pungency.
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Most 'axis of evil' - any of the meals I had while visiting North Korea!
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Most northerly - lunch in the Icelandic town of Akureyri which is 65°N. We had spent the day diving in the nearby fjord.
Photo of Akureyri, Northeast, Iceland by Champacs
Highest altitude (on land) - any of the meals we had in Tibet which has an average elevation exceeding 4,500 metres (14,800 ft).
Photo of Tibet, China by Champacs
Most 'chillax' - at a hammock restaurant in Cambodia somewhere on the road between Tonle Sap and Siem Reap.
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Highest above ground - in April 2011 we were lucky enough to spend two nights in what was then the world's tallest hotel above ground - the Shanghai Park Hyatt. Our room was on the 81st floor and meals were in the restaurants on the 87th and 91st floors - almost 400 metres above ground.
Photo of Park Hyatt Shanghai, Century Avenue, Shanghai, China by Champacs
Highest on a building roof - in 2009 we were in Bangkok on my birthday and to celebrate we had dinner at the open-air Vertigo restaurant of the Banyan Tree Hotel, located on the hotel's 61st floor.
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Favourite dessert - at the Bistrot de la Porte des Lilas here in Reunion Island they have my all-time favourite dessert: discs of chocolate interspersed with raspberries and fresh cream :-)
Photo of Bistrot de la Porte des Lilas, Rue Labourdonnais, Saint-Denis, Reunion by Champacs
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