From a British point of view, Australia feels pretty well mapped out. So if, like Simon Reeve, you’re embarking on a travelogue, you’d better come up with something new. Reeve’s an amiable yet shrewd presence and generally keeps himself out of the story. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t ask tough questions. He visits a fair bit of familiar territory in tonight’s episode, but usually finds a new angle.
For example, his trip to the Great Barrier Reef is viewed through the prism of Australia’s burgeoning coal industry – with exports expected to increase fivefold over the next few years, what price the maintenence of this pristine and unique ecosystem? Elsewhere, he’s shocked by a detention camp for illegal immigrants and horrified by a despairing Aboriginal town. There’s fun too, but Reeve manages to bring his brain along for the ride on this enviable working holiday.
An international chain of creperies that has seven locations in London. This branch in Spitalfields Market, near Liverpool Street station, provides indoor and outdoor seating, as well as takeaways and local deliveries. The decor follows the brand's prominent black and yellow theme. Unsurprisingly, the highlight here is crepes. You can get them sweet (with cinnamon, strawberries and cream or apple crumble), savoury (with pesto mozzarella, Mexican chicken or hoisin duck), and for breakfast (eggs Benedict, full English or smoke salmon). Alternatives to the crepe menu include waffles, porridge, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milkshakes, smoothies, softies, beer, wine and cider.
Venue says: “New: buckwheat galette, gluten free and delicious!”