Christmas for me is a time when it’s cold outside and so you wear a lot of layers, the days are very short and Christmas lights light up the streets. Even though all of our Christmas cards show snowy scenes, … Continue reading
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Street Art in San Francisco
We’ve shared street art in Chicago, Marseille, Berlin and at the Berlin Wall. Today we have a guest post from purpleclaire all about the street art she discovered in San Francisco! Enjoy! ~~ One of the things I like best … Continue reading
I looked back at my old and less old food pictures and picked the ones that remind me of the countries in lived in. Food is the best way to travel when you don’t travel! At home, I try to cook using the recipes I collected abroad, to share them with my friends and family and recall traveling memories.
When I think of comfort food I think “Crêpes”! When I moved to Chile, I packed a Crêpes pan which I used many times. Make crêpes for all occasion, it is always a nice get together excuse! This picture was taken at my 23rd Birthday in Chicago!
(2) Québec, Canada,
This delish’ Mapple syrup and Mustard Salmon “made in BBQ” is very special. I got this recipe from my Argentinian ex-boyfriend who taught me, apart from making this delicious meal, some tricks in photography! I made this salmon to my family in Canada, mapple syrup land and they absolutely loved it. Such sweet (savoury) memories!
What better dish to think of Chile than a “Completo”? A Chilean version of a “hot dog” with avocado purée: much more fun! Marcella made them (and a vegetarian version) the night I arrived in Chile as a welcome dinner. Just like crêpes night, completo night is perfect for dinner with friends!
(4) Montréal, Canada
Who has never had a poutine in “la Banquise” at 3am, during their stay in Montreal? Well, it’s ok if you haven’t, they serve it everywhere in the city, for the sake of fanatics of soft chips, melted cheese and gravy sauce, like me…
MEAT!! Meat makes me think of Colombia where I had it every day but also of South America in general! On the road, on the side, you can see men with small red flags trying to attract your car to their restaurants. These restaurants are full of surprises; meat is cooked in BBQ with a variety of side dishes: banana crisp, guacamole, tomato purée, sweetcorn… Yumm
Have a thali or “menu of the day” in India and you’ll taste all the spices, colours, flavours of what India has to offer! Be careful, it can be very spicy!!
(7) New York, USA
Last time I went to NYC, I met with a friend from Boston, he brought me to a true American Bagel place! This gravlax salmon bagel with multi grains bread was the best ever! So fresh and tasty! Thanks Ben!
(8) The pyrenees, France,
Cheese is used in traditional French dishes, but can also be the dish! In the Pyrenees, they reward the shepherds for their cheeses during the annual Cheese Fair where people sing and dance following their tradition. Their cheese is powerful; it gives you strength and makes you happy!
A world of beaches
My favourite beach experiences from around the world.
Otres Beach, Cambodia.
A short tuk tuk ride from the busy Serendipity and Ochheuteal beaches you will find the very peaceful beaches of Otres one and Otres two. Stay in a beach hut and eat fruit for breakfast.
Jump on a ferry from Dubrovnik to arrive to the unspoilt island of Mljet. We were the only ones sat on the beach that day. Visit the stunning National park too and eat the freshest fish you can find!
Stay in a cabin on the beach and watch the beautiful sunset while eating a seafood empanada.
Visit during the festival of Ganesh when you’ll see people carrying statues, of all sizes, into the water.
San Diego, USA
Try to capture the surfers on the huge waves, or have a go yourself!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Watch the world go by on the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Look out for Sugar Loaf Mountain in the background.
Visit the arcades, wander around The Lanes and tuck into some fish and chips wrapped in newspaper.
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
The only way to get to this hippie beach is on a very bumpy military vehicle that drives along the sand dunes and beach – hold on tight!
Lagoinha do Leste, Brazil
Take a hike from Florianópolis to arrive to this deserted beach. Take a local to show you the way. You’ll be one of the only ones on the beach which means there is even more room for you in the lagoon!