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Fun Things to Do in Lisbon

Lisbon Portugal is a vibrant European city with a rich history and numerous sights to entice visitors from around the world. Here you can find an ancient castle, ruins from a catastrophic earthquake that decimated most of the city, hillside colorful neighborhoods where music plays late into the night, and gastronomy that has attracted the […]
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Day Trips and Overnight Excursions from Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon Portugal, or the city of seven hills, is fast becoming known as a premiere tourist destination. Lisbon’s gastronomy, iconic architecture, fascinating history, and relatively moderate prices make a visit here an attractive option when considering a European vacation. After a few visits, Lisbon has risen to a top spot on a list of our […]
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Wine Tasting in Lisbon Portugal

While Porto in Portugal is known as a popular destination for wine lovers (or more specifically, Port lovers), Lisbon Portugal should not be overlooked as a fantastic destination to partake in the grape. There are quite a few establishments that specialize in the wines of Portugal. If you love wine, it’s a good idea to […]
Sausage Kale Potato Soup

Caldo Verde – Portuguese Kale, Sausage and Potato Soup

  Caldo Verde is a popular Portuguese soup recipe whose name translates simply to “green broth.” The soup gets its characteristic green color from hearty green leafy vegetables in the cabbage family (forms of kale or collard greens are often used). It gets its rich creamy texture from potatoes and a spicy punch from the […]
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Tbilisi Georgia Day Trips

Day Trips from Tbilisi Georgia

Tbilisi Georgia is beginning to show up on the not-to-be-missed destination lists for more and more travelers. This Eurasian country, seated between Turkey, Russia and the Black Sea, has much to offer a would-be visitor. It has an ancient old town with steamy sulfur baths, a rich wine-making tradition, fascinating history including a fairly recent […]
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Fideua Catalana

Fideuà Marisco Catalana – Seafood Pasta Paella

Fideuà is a pasta lover’s answer to Paella (or Arroz a Banda). It is a Spanish recipe, originating from the Catalonia/Valencia regions, often using a favorite ingredient of the area – a healthy pinch of prized saffron threads. Just like its rice based cousin, Fideuà recipes have many variations. Common ones include smoked chorizo sausage […]
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on February 17, 2018
Georgian Salad

Georgian Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad with Walnut Dressing

Dishes from the country of Georgia, which is situated above Turkey between Europe and Asia, tend to be on the heavy side. Fans of comfort food will find plenty to enjoy during a visit to this beautiful Caucasus region of Eurasia. Georgian tables are often filled with dishes meant to share, such as freshly baked […]
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Georgian Cuisine

The Best of Georgian Cuisine

Knowing just three things about the former Republic of Georgia will explain all you need to know about why it is gaining momentum as an up and coming foodie destination. The first notable reason is its location. Georgia sits directly in the intersection of Europe and Asia. If you have traveled in Asia but found […]
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Playa del Carmen Recommendations

Playa del Carmen Restaurant Recommendations

Good Choices Near the Condo Las Hijas de la Tostada This place is right on 5th Avenue about 2 blocks from the condo. It’s frequently packed with locals and tourists alike. They have fantastic ceviche and seafood tostadas. If you aren’t into ceviche, they also have a nice cooked shrimp taco with cheese (holbox taco) […]
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on December 16, 2017
peri-peri chicken pasta

Peri-Peri Chicken Penne Pasta

While traveling through South Africa I become totally enthralled with Peri-Peri or (Piri-Piri) Sauce. The spicy condiment, made with birds-eye chili peppers, is a favorite hot sauce in Africa. The peppers are grown in Africa but were embraced by the Portuguese who are credited for inventing the sauce. There are many versions of Peri-Peri sauce, but […]
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on November 22, 2017