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Jul 29th 2011 10:12AM Thanks for using my photo! My fave by far of the Cadbury bars shown above is the macadamia. The salty, yielding nut is just so pleasing when combined with that smooth chocolate. I have one large bar stashed at home in Canada for emergencies.
Aug 6th 2010 11:49AM Pho is my fave of these, and I have a better photo you can use to illustrate it. Here!
My least favorite street food phenomenon is oden in Japan. That stuff reeks and it tastes like dishwater, too.
Jul 21st 2010 12:51PM I went on an exchange program to France when I was in high school and I was shocked to notice my host family and the other students would all wear the same outfit for one week before changing clothes. I was encouraged to do the same but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. In a 'traveling with just a tiny backpack' scenario, sure I'll repeat my outfits but not when I have a full wardrobe and laundry facilities at hand. I need variety!
Jul 6th 2010 11:23AM Fancy vegetarian monks' cuisine (shojin ryori) at Shojoshinin, Koya-san, Japan:
Jun 8th 2010 11:39AM I scored 9/10! Was this week's far easier than usual?
Jun 7th 2010 7:12PM Don't be alarmed, Mike! That's a piece of cheese there next to the butter package (smoky, tough yak cheese, that is).
Feb 22nd 2010 10:26AM You'd think this would be obvious but from what I observed at Angkor Wat, it was not. My tip is to wear sensible shoes! That would be sneakers or walking shoes - something flat with a grip. There are steep and uneven stairs, chunks of rubble to trip over, tall weeds, snakes and swampy areas. I don't know what the tourists in flip-flops or dressy shoes were thinking.
Jan 19th 2010 1:23PM If you don't get beyond Bangkok, I highly recommend Baipai Thai Cooking School. They'll pick you up, you have the half-day class in a beautiful traditional house, and you can enjoy the dishes you've made with a cold beer or an iced Thai tea afterwards. I loved the experience. Their site is http://baipai.com
Dec 28th 2009 8:45AM I love traveling alone. I was hoping a 'how to dine alone while traveling' article would deal with my biggest problem in that situation: how to eat alone at restaurants in places where food is only served in huge portions for sharing.
Sep 8th 2009 11:57AM I will be doing my own watered-down version of this soon! It's called 'Learning how my new camera works while on holiday in Bhutan'.