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A Unique Cooking Experience

A Unique Cooking Experience

on Nov 11, 2013

Chiang Rai is a smaller, lesser known town in northern Thailand that usually gets overshadowed by the bigger town of Chiang Mai. But both Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai offer similar tourist attractions including tours to hill towns, elephant safaris, trips to the golden triangle, as well as many bicycle rides, trekking opportunities and cooking classes. The cooking...

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Holy Moly…That Was Hot!

Holy Moly…That Was Hot!

on Nov 6, 2013

Thai food is filled with lots of flavor. Much of the local Thai cuisine contains a healthy dose of chili peppers. Unfortunately, my palate is not well adjusted and cannot handle too much of a punch. Even the mild versions of dishes make me sweat! Even so, we really wanted to sample and learn more about Thai cuisine. We also wanted to take a day trip to the old...

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The $18 Snack

The $18 Snack

on Sep 14, 2013

Cities in Europe have the most fantastic local markets. We have come to appreciate the experience of walking through the local markets absorbing the sights, sounds and tastes. One can find a wide array of fresh local produce, meats, cheese, fishes, nuts, and much much more. Additionally, many markets have stands that serve up fresh local fare to be enjoyed on the...

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Now We’re Cooking!

Now We’re Cooking!

on Sep 12, 2013

A few months ago we were stuck in a cooking rut. And after nearly a month in hotels and hostels, we missed out on cooking altogether since we didn’t have a kitchen. Lately though, we’ve been staying in apartments again and are excited to have a kitchen and the opportunity to resume our quest for easy and tasty “home-cooked” meals. We...

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What is a Hungarian “Cybergastro”?

What is a Hungarian “Cybergastro”?

on Sep 10, 2013

We arrived in Budapest via bus from Krakow late in the evening  (see post: Not All Buses Are Created Equal). As we navigated to our apartment in the dark, we noticed a brightly-lit restaurant on the corner of our street called Kaja.hu Cybergastro. It looked modern and clean and had some signs in English which meant it probably wouldn’t provide a good,...

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Polish Pizza Sauce

Polish Pizza Sauce

on Aug 27, 2013

For dinner one night in Gdansk, Poland, we decided to look for a restaurant outside the main tourist zone. After wandering for a while, we settled on pizza and a salad from a “Pizza, Pasta & Kebab” restaurant. When placing our order for their “Hawaii” pizza our waitress asked what type of sauce we would like. We paused, slightly confused....

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Dublin’s Big Burritos

Dublin’s Big Burritos

on Aug 15, 2013

We love Mexican food. Maybe it is the cheese? Sour cream? or Guacamole? Whatever it is, we crave it. And we eat plenty of it at home. If we’re not making it ourselves, we usually opt for a big burrito from Chipotle or Qdoba. The Big Burrito Concept The first ever Chipotle was located one block from the University of Denver campus. As students, we became...

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Scotland’s Finest

Scotland’s Finest

on Aug 6, 2013

When you think of Scotland, you think of bagpipes, plaid, thick accents, golf and Scotch, right? After a week in Scotland, our list has grown to include castles, palaces, ruined cathedrals, rain, blue skies, and our favorite, Scottish Ales. In general, we are a fan of trying the local beers from our holiday destinations. It does not matter if we are in a different...

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Carlsberg Is Danish For Beer

Carlsberg Is Danish For Beer

on Jul 24, 2013

A trip to Copenhagen would not be complete without a visit to the Carlsberg Brewery! Carlsberg is synonmous with Denmark and has a long standing history in the vicinity of Copenhagen. The presence of the original founder JC Jacobson and his son Carl can be felt across the city, not only in the prevelance of the Carlsberg signage on the local brew-pub, but also in...

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Cruising the “Duty Free” Seas

Cruising the “Duty Free” Seas

on Jul 16, 2013

From Helsinki, we boarded the ferry for the quick two-hour sailing across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn, Estonia. It was 7 AM and while boarding I noticed a number of people carrying empty wheelie luggage carts—you know the ones that have to be stored under the seat in front of you and not the overhead bins on the airplane. Being that I was caffeine deprived, I did not...

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