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Ramen, Pachinko, and Don Quijote: Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My mission today is to get to the Tokyo Sky Tree. Somehow, I veer wildly off course and never make it. The hungry belly demands attention and I am seeking tempura. Unfortunately, I never find…

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“Italian Days Food Experience” Tour Review from Bologna, Italy

Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2015

I was delighted to be offered a complimentary Italian Days Food Experience Tour in exchange for an honest account of my experience. Fortunately…

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Photo of the Week: La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, Spain

Posted on Saturday, May 3, 2014

La Boqueria Market is an open air, covered market right on La Rambla, in Barcelona’s historic core. It’s a great place to have tapas, buy the freshest ingredients or just delight in the colors…

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Beautiful Barcelona, Spain: A Trip Review with Tips

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

We arrived in Barcelona exhausted but excited. We couldn’t have chosen a more contrasting destination to Kathmandu than Barcelona. The only thing…

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A Leisurely Day in Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Darren and I took it easy today on the official sightseeing but I saw a lot nonetheless. We walked around downtown Cape Town and slipped into cafes to have cappuccinos with the hipsters. Yes, there are hipsters…

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Cambodia Impressions: Bits and Pieces

Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Following is a collection of random observations and tidbits I’ve collected in my two weeks in Cambodia. The currency used in Cambodia is the US Dollar. There are no coins. Cambodian bills, called riels have such low value that they are used to give change. A…

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A Visit to Silk Island (Koh Dach) and Exploring Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013

For three days I’ve been exhausted. My sleep schedule has been totally flipped, unable to stay…

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Crete, Greece: Breakfast in Agia Roumeli

Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The wind blew fiercely last night. Usually, the air is so calm (which I find surprising being in the middle of the sea), but when it kicks up, it does so with such ferocity that I feel unsettled and scared. This morning, the power is out…

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Woah Nelly! My First 72 Hours in South Korea

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013

To say that I am overwhelmed would be an understatement. It feels to me that I have never traveled before! It is the language barrier that is so daunting. Simultaneously…

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Starting the Camino de Santiago

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

There is a direct bus from Pamplona to St. Jean Pied-du-Port, France. The cost is 20 euros. You can purchase the ticket from Window #2 at the Pamplona bus station. If you are prone to motion…

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