Restaurants

Exploring Tuscany; Podere Il Casale Organic Farm

October 14, 2017
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Right outside Pienza is a working farm with a small restaurant called Podere Il Casale. This place puts all others claiming “farm-to-table” to shame and is what true “farm-to-table” is all about. The farm raises goats and sheep for milk and makes their own cheese (several kinds). They raise bees for honey and grapes for wine. […]

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Exploring Pienza Italy; Restaurants and Sightseeing

October 5, 2017
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The first four days of our trip were spent in Tuscany, where we stayed in the tiny hilltop town of Pienza. Our hotel, La Bandita Townhouse, was right in the center of things and we loved every minute there. It gave us plenty of time to explore the village, where many tourists visit on day trips, […]

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Shanghai Food

February 9, 2017
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We were in Shanghai for four days and we ate very, very well. From crazy cheap and delicious street food to fancy-dancy cocktails and food with a view. It was all good. This city knows how to get its grub on. Below is a selection of just some of what we consumed in our time […]

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A Goodbye to Hong Kong with French Toast, Noodles, and Dim Sum

November 21, 2016
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We didn’t eat in the Tai O fishing village, but instead returned to Kowloon and had a late lunch at the Sweetheart Cafe on Ashley road. This was my first experience with the culinary delight known as “Hong Kong French Toast” which is not for the faint of heart or stomach. It’s two slices of […]

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Schwedagon Pagoda, Yangon and Lunch at 999 Shan Noodle

June 7, 2016
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After our Heritage Building walk and a refreshing beer in the Strand Hotel bar, Bob walked us over to where we’d decided to have lunch, a restaurant called 999 Shan Noodle at No. 130 B 34th Street. It’s not fancy, and it’s not expensive, but it certainly was delicious, and we had a nice time chatting […]

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Dining Out in Siem Reap Cambodia

June 19, 2015
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There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Siem Reap, and for the most part, we ate well, and for not much money. Below are a few of the highlights. Across from the Old Market is the iconic colonial Cafe Central (photo above). We sat outside and enjoyed a view of the market and the passers-by, as well […]

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Lima Dining; Alfresco, Maido and T’anta

March 4, 2015

Lima is quickly becoming one of the gastronomic capitals of the world. We only had a day and a half and I wanted to make it count. I’d done a lot of research on where to eat and I had big plans for a ceviche-a-thon. It all seemed to go out the window once we […]

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Dining Out in Urubamba Peru

August 30, 2014

We were at the Tambo del Inka in Urubamba for four nights and while our days were so busy we never really saw the town, we did walk from the hotel each night to find somewhere to eat dinner. Of course the hotel has a lovely restaurant, but menu prices were steep and there was […]

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