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Daily Prompt: Places

When I saw this theme “places” so many ideas jumped to my mind.  I have traveled the world quite a bit and thought maybe I should show my favorite places.  However, having spent the past 7 months in Hong Kong after being away for 12 years has made me open my eyes to the beauty […]

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Lunch with the Giant Buddha of Lantau

I head towards Lantau, a small island just south west of Hong Kong.  Awaiting me there is a giant buddha, said to be one of the largest in the world, and a vegetarian meal fit for a monk! Hope you all enjoy!

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Preparing for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is by far one of the most festive Chinese holidays.  It is a major part of Chinese culture because bringing in a new year filled with luck, health and prosperity is one of the most important things to the Chinese.  That means the hustle and bustle to prepare for this can take […]

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Eating my Way Around Streets of Chiang Mai

There are street foods in most Asian countries you travel to but for Thai people it is engrained in their culture.  Local Thais love their street food and I can understand why.  Absolutely great tasting food for as little as 10 baht?  Affordable and delectable.  Just for your reference, 40 baht is approximately equivalent to […]

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Who wants pigeon?

Michelin rated restaurants seem to be the trend now for any restaurant in Hong Kong (or any part of the world for that matter) if you want to be on the map as a top-notch restaurant.  However, the other night when I was craving pigeon, I ended up in a locally known restaurant where Hong […]

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L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

  I visit L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele to get a true taste of Neapolitan Pizza.  Due to its popularity I waited approximately one hour before I was seated; was the wait worth it?

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La Giostra

  La Giostra serves one of the best osso bucco I have ever had in my life.  This restaurant was one of the many reasons I was excited to be back in Florence.  Take a look at my review and drop by and visit La Giostra if you are ever in Florence.

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Cappuccino or Espresso?

For a non-coffee drinker like myself, the fascinations of Italians and their cappuccino fascinates me.  Everywhere else in the world, most people drink a cup of coffee or cappuccino after a meal or with dessert.  In Italy?  Not so.  A cup of cappuccino goes with breakfast and is never served in the evening.  What exactly […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Everyday Life

This one was quite a tough challenge for me in terms of trying to post a picture that depicted everyday life but had to do with food.  I know this isn’t the best photography but I like what it represents.  Everyday of our life most of us go to work.  Imagine coming here into this […]

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