Jeppe Aagaard Andersens personal guide to restaurants, hotels, airlines and sites around the world
Jeppe Aagaard Andersen
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Many thoughts and ideas have come in places other than where the project was actualised.
Sitting and looking out of the aeroplane at the bare mountains of Tashkent, bumping over the Lahore plane or watching the mist rise over the Nicobar Islands. While wondering over the long ridge lines across Australia or watching icebergs break from along the southern coast of Greenland late in the day casting long, long shadows.
Seen from a flight in good weather many connections are visualized through a new perspective and become understood very clearly. Whether it's in the night when the moon is shinning over the mountains and clouds, or when lightning illuminates the clouds like giant magic lamps. When you come closer to your destination by night, the city draws lines and you try to find something to lean on, something to hold on to; a light pattern you can distinguish, imagine, or draw a conclusion from. Or maybe the light comes from a thousand ships which have anchored outside Singapore. The reflection of light revealing the ships mirrored on the sea.
To travel away also gives a better understanding of where you were coming from.
The following is a collection of moments, unique alleys, hidden gardens, view points, good places to eat and sleep that I've compiled on my recent travels. Places I liked. Places where the service was good. Places which were value for money. Use this information as an insight to the beauty and unique treasures cities entail; from the best way to arrive, down to discovering the intimate details of your immediate surroundings. From losing yourself in a small moment to finding yourself within a bustling metropolis.
New inspirations; a new perspective.
Jeppe Aagaard Andersen
Walk. Look up. Find Patterns, follow grids & appreciate the ways in which cities form & grow.
Rather than taking on the myriad of restaurant guides for cities, buy those published by the newspaper. These are more independent and guarantee a good choice.
Join one of the airlines loyalty programs which are often free. Many of the programs have no expiry dates on their mileage.
Hotel loyalty programs are also usually free and other than giving you points or mileage over time they will give you free nights & upgrades.
Fish Face, Darlinghurst Rd.If you like fresh fish made to taste then this is the place. It's almost as small as the kitchen with only 26 seats. The bench mark of all fish restaurants. A must.
Fratelli fresh, Potts Point.
Great place for a simple lunch in the middle of the grocer.
Berowra Waters Inn.
Have lunch in this beautiful place especially if you know someone who can sail you here. It's the way to arrive and adds to the wonderful menu. If you are into tasting menus order it. Though 3-4 courses will make you remember every taste.
Kylie Kwong. (Billy Kwong) Crown St.
Eat here, buy her books, cook it at home and come back and try it again. A superb introduction to all the flavors of China. A must.
Bistro Moncur, Queen Street. Woollahra.
Pignolet, who introduced the French kitchen to Sydney still makes the best Entrecote with café de Paris bureau. Many other wonderful things on the menu. A nice place for lunch.
Bodega, Commonwealth St Surry Hills.
A small place for tapas amongst a great atmosphere.
Fratelli Paradiso, Potts Point.
For a long time have used this place as my canteen. Food and atmosphere is great. A great place if you've come alone.
Golden Century, China town
Open all night
Hugos Bar Pizza. Potts Point.
Very delicate pizzas.
Longrain, Surry Hills
MoS Café Bar.
Good down town lunch.
Quay, Circular Quay
Very very precise and as expensive.
Rockpool George St, The Rocks Read Niel Perrys Books try his recipies and go to the restaurant
His books together with Elisabeth Davis "italien Food " are omong the 5 you would ever need
Sailors Thai Canteen. The Rocks.
Sydney Fish Market.
One of the best in the world.
Fratelli Fresh. Dank Street.
There should be such a green grocer in every part of any city.
Long Distance Airlines
Cathay Pacific. (One World)
Have the best service, a pure pleasure. Their new herringbone configuration is the best of the best. Maybe a little boring if traveling with someone, though this is fully compensated by the great service and extraordinarily good food and wine.
British Airways (One World)
There is something stable, always in order about BA. They're good to fly with. The business configuration with opposing seats (although 180 degrees flat) where you sit and look at the person opposite is not my cup of tea. In the window seats you can feel a little left out when you raise the transparent screen, yet I fly with BA often. Entertainment system is not the best and has fewer programs than their competitors.
Qantas (One World)
With their new 180 degree flat seats in business class Qantas is one of the best airlines to fly with. For 10 years they have collaborated with Australian chef Niel Perry (Rockpool) to make airline food very tasty. It took sometime but now it's magnificent. That's how it should be. Good service, nice seats with a comfortable shoulder width and a good entertainment system with lots of film.
Have super seats and eminent service. Good food & wine and 180 degree flat seats. Emirates have the fastest accumulating mileage system and also the easiest miles to transfer to upgrade and travel. It's also usually easy to find a flight. Their entertainment is the biggest in the air.
Virgin Atlantic (Skyclub)
Business is named 'upper-class'. It's very British but the experience is fresh and seats are arranged in a herringbone pattern. Good length seats though have less shoulder width than other airlines with the same configuration. The food is tiptop with the Australian chef Luke Mangan as the advisor. Selection of films is big and as you would expect they have an enormous range of music. And wow; now there's a bar on business class where you can talk with other passengers. These flights also have free massage and manicure during the flight.