Chefs will always tell you, “Presentation is everything.” Well I’ve noticed that in a few types of international cuisine, it really is!
In Argentina the popular snack food empanadas are shaped based on their fillings. A traditional meat, or “carne”, empanada will look like a half circle with a frilly edge, but a cheese and onion one might look more like a full circle or a pot pie. Study up so you’ll be able to choose your flavors like a pro!
In Tibet and Nepal, they have “MoMo’s”, a type of dumpling. These too are often shaped based on their filling (though it doesn’t seem to be very consistent). A vegetable MoMo will look like a little purse or pouch, where as a meat one will resemble a crescent.
Just some interesting Food for Thought!
I think Frisian is to Dutch what Welsh is to English…..
Has anyone else had that moment where you get in the shower after a long day and realize that…. your face wash is from Curaçao, your body wash from Germany, your scrub from Korea, and the boots and sweater you just took off you got in Chile, the soaked through raincoat was from Scotland, and your earrings you just took out are from American Samoa. And I don’t mean imported, you actually bought them there. Anyone else? Just me? #worldnomad #cantstoptravelling #souvenirideas #showerepiphanies
Every time my plane begins its final descent to the airport, the lyrics from “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Albuquerque” pop into my head…. #90schild
It means “No” in Arabic,
“Yeah, okay” in Nepali,
and “[Over] There.” in French.
I would hate to be a French Moroccan in Nepal!
What do Nepalis and Floridians have in common? Both wear flip-flops (slippers) everywhere, no matter of the weather. Only Nepalis climb mountains in them, Floridians just bum about the beach or mall in them.
I had the realisation the other day, that this year I am kind of living my ABC Travel idea. I spent the first half of the year sailing from Argentina through Antarctica and eventually on to Alaska (A’s). I started my holidays by visiting family in Tennessee and Texas (the T’s). I will finish my holidays by travelling to the Netherlands and Nepal (N’s). Ok, so maybe I’m living the ATNs, ha! In any case, just goes to show that it can be done!
Water towers are to towns in Texas what Ferris Wheels are to towns in Japan.
Norway is like Alaska on steroids. And Japan is their Asian cousin.
I travel. A lot. Mostly because my job allows me to do so. They also require me to state that this blog, and all of it’s contents, in no way, shape, or form reflect their ideas or beliefs. They are solely the ideas, beliefs and experiences of my own. Which I think makes them better!
There, now that the legal stuff is out of the way… I can start giving you advice and ideas for your own travel!