Category Archives: Food and travel

Surviving Singapore Part Three: What to do other than eat in Singapore

Singapore is notoriously safe but a small bit of common sense will go a long way. In most sections of the country, if you can’t  sleep at 3 am you can take a walk-about with out being significantly concerned with … Continue reading

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Surviving Singapore: what to eat in Singapore

What to eat in Singapore. The national dish is chicken rice, a simple dish elevated to the level of perfection. Poached chicken cooked with ginger and scallions over rice cooked in the remaining stock. Ridiculously easy and yet we’ve yet … Continue reading

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Surviving Singapore A Cultural Guide. Part 1 Dining Etiquette

We can thank – or blame – the extensive British colonial reach for making exotic islands, like Hong Kong and Singapore, user-friendly. Hong Kong has retained a bit of it’s gaudy, naughty glamour with an edgier persona than the fastidious … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 20Dec12 Spice Souk, Abu Dhabi

Travel, adventure, and food are three of my favorite things, and one of those has historically brought them all together…spice. The development of the spice trade led to extensive travel, adventure and exploration. Advancements in navigation, ship and sail technology, … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive And Possibly The Most Disgusting Coffee In The World

You drank what? Those of you who know me know I often rail about the injustices perpetuated upon coffee. From a mainstream retailer over-roasting to the atrocity that is instant coffee. I fully realize there are far more noble causes, … Continue reading

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Tips for touring a Mosque

So you have found yourself traveling in an area that has a mosque and not sure what to do. You are curious but intimidated. Not to worry you are not alone, to most westerners foreign religions can be overwhelming and … Continue reading

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What is a Travel Consultant and why would you want one?

What is a travel consultant and why would I want one?   The term Travel Consultant is relatively new and reflects an expansion of personal service beyond that of a traditional travel agent. Travel Consultants build their reputation on an … Continue reading

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Meeting a Monk in Cambodia

Cambodia was a truly amazing destination, filled with lots of great memories. The Khmer people were warm and welcoming, the ruins and temples, awe inspiring, and the floating village on Tonle’ Sap lake, an insight into a unique culture and … Continue reading

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Arabic Coffee Service

Arabic Coffee   All coffee lovers have a coffee routine whether it is grinding fresh beans adding grated nutmeg and cinnamon to a French press like myself, yelling made up words to a barista (another semi-made up marketing word) in … Continue reading

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