Category: Food

Oct 15

Harar Ethiopia (Where I Fed a Wild Hyena and Got a Man Arrested)

Harar Ethiopia is one of the most interesting places to visit in Ethiopia, but it gets much fewer visits than the major sites in the north and south. I had a pretty crazy time here from feeding hyenas, to attempting to visit a brewery, and inadvertently getting someone arrested!  Read more to find out why. …

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May 03

Visiting Lynchburg Tennessee (I DO know Jack!)

If you want to get out of Nashville for a day and see a bit of the countryside, Lynchburg, TN is a good destination.  I rented a car for the day and headed south to Lynchburg, home of Jack Daniel’s Whisky and a cute little town with a population of 361. The quickest route is …

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Mar 31

4 day in Beijing (I’m in the 1%!)

Beijing marks the end of the Trans-Mongolian railway of our train ride from Ulaanbaatar.  Upon arrival in Beijing, we had a very busy 4 days in Beijing.  With 4 days in Beijing, you can see all of the following:  Temple of Heaven Great Wall of China – we chose to visit the Mutianyu section of the …

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Mar 26

Beijing Night Market (Eating Creepy Crawlies)

You can’t visit Beijing without stopping at the most famous market where you can eat Creepy Crawlies.  Here are my Adventures at the Beijing Night Market!

Mar 26

A Day in Moscow (Don’t have a Cow)

We took the first of many hours on the Russian trains from St. Petersburg to Moscow.  The trip was only 8 hours overnight and was quite comfortable and then we only had a day in Moscow before making our way further east on the Trans-Siberian Railway. We spend the day doing our own walking tour …

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Mar 26

Cali Festival Colombia (!SALSA! all day and night)

Cali Festival Colombia is one of the worlds’ great festivals and it’s not on the typical traveler’s radar.  As a traveler, I was treated like a celebrity! Cali would be my last stop in Colombia.  I had planned it this way so I could spend 5 days in the city to attend the annual Salsa …

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Mar 26

Salento Colombia (Wax Palms, Trout & Back Pain)

Salento Colombia is a quaint little touristy town.  I had e-mailed ahead a reservation to the one hostel listed in the Lonely Planet.  My 3 friends from the bus also tried this hostel but it turned out it was completely full due to the upcoming Christmas holiday.  Colombians and tourists alike commonly travel over this …

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Mar 25

Life in a Dangerous City (Destination: Caracas, Venezuela)

Traveled Sept, 2009 After a week in Caracas, everything is going well but we are always wary. Our local co-workers are always giving us advice…it is OK to walk from our hotel thru the basement mall and across the street to the office, but we should not walk one block north or one block west …

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Mar 25

Doing what I Willa (Destination: Manila, Philippines)

Traveled Nov, 2011 I got to spend a few days with my friend Linda, her sister, and her 82 year old father nicknamed “Daddy” in Antipolo, just east of Manila.  We ate at lots of restaurants around Manila – Max’s, Cravings. We made a 1 day/1 night trip to Tagaytay to see Lake Taal, a …

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Mar 24

Flight Delay (Destination: Narita, Japan)

Traveled Oct, 2011 I was supposed to have a couple hours in Japan before the flight to Manila but there were storms on the east coast of the USA so the plane that was to take us to Manila was still somewhere in America.  We would have a 24 hour layover in Japan.  Luckily, Delta …

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