Behold the majestic tarantula, king of spiders, and a mite tasty too, once you get the hang of it.
Maybe not a typical day, but we’d like to present a day in our lives as global travelers, here in Siem Reap, Cambodia: Continue reading
It always happens this way. You come to a place to see the major tourist attractions, but you stay longer (if you stay) because of the culture and and the community. So it was with Siem Reap. Continue reading
We’ve been loving the food everywhere we go, but no place has been so greatly anticipated than Southeast Asia. Phad Thai, seafood, street food. Oh yeah!
Originally published in Alternatives Journal Online
In Verona, that most picturesque and fabled town, we ate horse. It was a cultural challenge, not a culinary one. The pastissada de caval was superb. As our waiter explained, horse meat may have had its origins in tough times, but today it has everything to do with taste, not necessity. It is a regional specialty. Continue reading
We could have done a six hour layover in the airport, but why not spend two days in the land of opulence? Continue reading
Originally published in Alternatives Journal blog, Think Global
It’s December 6, and we are on the island of Kos in Greece. The stores are closed for the celebration of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, but the sun is out and the cafes are doing a brisk trade. A band approaches and then a procession bearing the icon of St. Nicholas sweeps through the square on its way to the church where the service is being held. The procession passes, and the square is empty again, save for the Christmas tree and Santa Claus display. Continue reading
Turks sure are friendly. Everywhere we go, they call out to greet us, enquire how we are, and then invite us into their shop or restaurant, the finest in town. But look past the obvious tourist traps, and our first impressions are that Turks are indeed very friendly and that the country is bustling.
Eleven million people and 140 million olive trees. That’s Greece: a rocky, mountainous landscape covered with olive and orange trees with houses and whole towns built into cliffsides. An earthquake every two weeks or so (we felt two), economic turmoil, and still they hang on. If nothing else, Greeks are tenacious. Continue reading