Dining out is first and foremost about delicious food, but a truly memorable restaurant experience engages all five senses. Sometimes it’s a special occasion with plans and reservations; even better are the surprises that are happy chains of coincidences.
When traveling in a new area, we prefer traveling by train or bus. It gives us a chance to see the countryside, observe how people live, and gain insights into their culture – well, and nap.
Smells are the first things that strike you. Food is revered, sausage is a delicacy, and ajvar is a culinary delight to be embraced. The scent of cigarette smoke pervades the air. This is Serbia.
It was a cool day in Helsinki, and the atmosphere was casual at the open-air market. But this food vendor was intensely serious. Her restaurant may have canvas walls,
We love the holidays. In our home it’s time for special foods – both old and new – but all from our families. On Christmas Eve we’ll enjoy the tradition of my Mom’s Mushroom Meatballs and Black Walnut Cake from James’ sister Brenda. Our Christmas ham will be baked to James’ brother John’s recipe, …
Experimenting with local foods is one of the enjoyable novelties that makes travel fun, but most travelers encounter the same conundrum. If you find a restaurant with an English menu, it’s frequently a tourist trap with mediocre, overpriced food.
After the magic of Petra, we moved on to Amman and stayed Downtown in the heart of the action, amid the bustle of the main shopping district, Al-Husseiny Mosque, and the souk. It brings back so many memories of our days in Khartoum. We can’t say it’s the calmest placed we’ve stayed, with the five-per-day call to …