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CalTrain + V2 Malaysia Cuisine = Happy Travels

July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Fact: You can eat food on CalTrain Fact: You can drink alcohol on CalTrain Fact: They sell alcohol to drink on CalTrain at the San Francisco CalTrain station Fact: V2 Malaysia Cuisine makes dope Roti Prata with a tasty [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · Northern California

Grab A Drinky-Poo On The Terrace Of The Old Cataract Hotel In Aswan, Egypt

July 15th, 2007 · No Comments

As a non-guest, it may cost you an entrance fee of 85LE, but you’ve traveled all the way up the Nile to get to Aswan and you’re a doorway away from the terrace made famous in Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. Are you really going to balk at the cost? Plus, you can unruffled [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Food and Drink

Slideshow: Olympia, Washington Farmer’s Market

July 11th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Created with Paul’s flickrSLiDR. A delightful little farmer’s market right near the water. They’ve got your typical fresh fruits and veggies, your hot food options, cheeses, meats, organic honeys, live music (of the drum-circle variety when we were there), palm readers, crafts, soaps, candles, doo rags, and swarms of bees near the trash cans. If [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · Photography · USA · Washington

For Beach Relaxation And Nearby Coastal Ruins, Visit Tita Tulum In Quintana Roo, Mexico

July 3rd, 2007 · 4 Comments

With all the many exciting places to visit in the world, can a hotel really encourage you to visit twice? If it’s Tita Tulum Hotel Ecologico in the Yucatan region of Mexico it can. Back when I was less experienced as a traveler, I couldn’t imagine being interested in visiting Mexico. It was too close. [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · Lodging · Mexico

Travel Betty Finally Confesses: Obsessed With Pork

June 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Buying a plane ticket to Bali in order to eat coconut-milk-swabbed pork was only the beginning. Hello, my name is Travel Betty and I am addicted to pork Two weekends ago, I made Travel Boyfriend veer 10 miles off course from the Mapquest directions on our drive from Beaufort, NC to Raleigh in order to [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · North Carolina · Pop Culture · Travel Gear · USA

Visiting Wineries In Napa Valley? Stock Up On Picnic Supplies At the Oakville Grocery.

June 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Freshly baked breads. Gourmet sandwiches made to order. Salami sliced with Artisanal cheese. Picnic baskets. $30 olive oils. Tasty and beautiful pastries. Wines, wines, and more wines. Fancy salt blends. Well-stocked olive bar. Coffees and sweet frozen treats like the Vanilla “Oak-accino.” This is the kind of place where they take one single Oreo cookie, [...]

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Tags: California · Food and Drink · Northern California · USA

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Beaufort, NC

June 12th, 2007 · 5 Comments

1. Find things to do in Beaufort, NC 2. Take a narrated Mystery Boat Tour of the Crystal Coast in order to see the Outer Banks Islands, wild ponies, salt marshes, Fort Macon, and various and assorted historic homes. 3. Visit Mario’s Pizzeria to celebrate your nephew’s graduation* from East Carteret High School (Go Mariners!) [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · Lodging · North Carolina · USA

Since You Can’t Go To Burma, Go To Burma Superstar In San Francisco

May 31st, 2007 · No Comments

I’m waiting for Travel Boyfriend’s Burmese coworker to tell us that it’s finally okay to go to visit the country of her birth. Once she does I’m immediately booking a ticket and fasting for a week so that I can consume as much of the country’s delicious food as possible. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like [...]

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Tags: California · Food and Drink · Northern California · USA

What Would Make YOU Hop A Plane To Bali?

May 30th, 2007 · 11 Comments

Travel Betty: We’ve GOT to go to Bali. Travel Boyfriend: You just want that pig. Betty (drooling): So? Did you see it? It was succulent. It’s swabbed in coconut milk for an entire six hours as it rotates over an open fire. Did you see the crispy skin? Imagine what that tastes like! Boyfriend: Yeah, [...]

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Tags: Bali · Food and Drink · Lodging · Travel Insights

Yes, There Is Something Called Traditional Egyptian Food

May 17th, 2007 · 7 Comments

You’ve climbed through a million temples and your fair share of tombs, navigated the constant swarm of the Luxor felluca hawkers, and hurdle-jumped copious piles of horse manure produced from the calèches clip-clopping through the streets. Now you’re starving and delirious and in need of something hearty. Something authentic. Something truly Egyptian that doesn’t start [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Food and Drink