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Coba – Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Coba Maya City

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Quintana Roo, Mexico

Located between Tulum and Chichen Itza, Coba is a very large archeological complex that spans over 80 km².  Luckily, there are bicycle carriages easily hirable to scoot your around the vast area.

Built around two lagoons connect with series of elevated stone roads that reach up to 100 km (62 mi)!  Coba was a teaming city that was abandoned when the Spanish conquered the peninsula – around 1550.  Although some knowledge of the site remained, it was not until the 1920s that scholoraly exploration really began .  The ongoing investigation of several large temple pyramids is active and viewable.

While it was never really a ‘lost’ city , Coba carries that feeling as it rises and dips through the jungle mists.

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Coba-018one of two ballgame courts
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Coba-032view from the top of the Ixmoja pyramid. Ixmoja is the tallest pyramid on the Yucatán peninsula

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Stockton – Hong Kong

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Stockton

(852)  2.565.5268
32 Wyndham St
Central, Hong Kong

www.stockton.com.hk

Open Hours:
18:00 – 2:00    Tuesday – Sunday
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Honey Badger – the spirit of an animal who simply does not give a toss!
A delicious whisky based cocktail, mixed with Rosemary Infused Buffalo Trace, Lemon, Ginger Syrup, Yellow Chartreuse, Honey and Lemon bitters.
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Fried Artichokes with Spring Onion and Mint Aioli.
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Our new Salmon Rillette with chives, pink pepper and trout roe on Rye Crackers

Ammo – Hong Kong

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Ammo Restaurant

(852)  2.537.9888
Asia Society HK Center
9 Justice Drive
Admiralty, HK

www.ammo.com.hk

Open Hours:
12:00 – 23:00    Sunday – Thursday
12:00 – 24:00    Friday – Saturday

Inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s  Alphaville film,  Architect Joyce Wang  designed Ammo, a most beautiful restaurant enclosed in a six meter high glass box, tucked away on the lower level of the Asia Society.

On one side, the tall windows face a lush jungle garden at the base of a hill; peering up at the walking bridges above in the gardens.

As you enter yo are  impressed by the hanging, deconstructed spiral staircase light fixture and the back drop of copper piping; an embossed pattern covering the wall behind the bar.  The elements combine well and create a refined atmosphere with a bit of a steam-punk edge.   Once you sit and start to take in the different elements every detail starts gaining importance, from the green velvet banquettes by the window. to the wood choices.  Ammo is  very well put together.

The menu is designed by chef Roland Schuller is a gentle  mix of east and west.  A menu that allows you to sample local flavors without pushing you out of a comfort zone.  Highly recommended are the Sous Vide Cocktails; quite an interesting take on some classics.

Ammo 006Spiced Old Fashioned Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Orange, Cherry,    Anise, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves and Syrup
Ammo_01above photo © Ammo (Angel Hair with sea urchin, cherry tomatoes and garlic chips)
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Ammo 007Sous Vide Mojito Pampero Anejo rum with Mints,  Freshly Squeezed Australian Lime Juice, Syrup
Ammo 008Scampi Cappuccino  with brandy and scampi foam
Ammo 010Slow Cook ed  Egg with asparagus, caviar and potato fondue
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