Happy New Year! As it is the time of resolutions, I must ask, have you resolved to “Get Out!” in 2019? Getting places doesn’t happen without a little planning, so now is the time to look ahead at the year (or year after this) and make those plans. The most anticipated highlight of 2019 will … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
After a short hike halfway up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) and cable car ride up to the stunning vistas, it was finally time for the beach on our last afternoon in Rio de Janeiro. We walked the few blocks from our apartment to the beach at Ipanema, which was still plenty crowded for a … Continue reading The international biscuit controversy
On our second (and last) full day in Rio, I opted for a tour with Rio by Bike (more on my penchant for bike tours in a future post…). We met up at 9 am Sunday and joined up with a Dutch couple and Canadian couple, along with our guide Max – French by birth … Continue reading Beachside biking and then some
Long weekend in Rio de Janeiro? Why not!? Somewhere along the way, my husband and I got into a habit of doing an international long weekend around once a year. It started with a super cheap fare to Madrid one December weekend. It’s usually somewhere off-season for lower fares, and a destination where we can … Continue reading January River
I’ve discovered the best souvenir! One the best experiences while traveling is getting to enjoy new and different cuisines, but what’s even better than just eating the food? Bringing home the ability to recreate it! South Indian is a favorite for me, with its flavorful spices and chutneys, rice and lentil based pancakes and fritters, … Continue reading The best souvenir of all
What to do on my last morning in Chennai? Lounge around hotel or get out and explore?! You guessed it. I took a second tour with a company called Story Trails, this time exploring the bazaar / market in an area called Georgetown. I don’t often do tours, but being solo, this was a good … Continue reading Feast for the eyes
I must make a confession: I am addicted to dosa. The South Indian crepe-like pancake made with fermented batter of rice and lentils is nicely browned and crispy on one side with small air bubbles in the batter on the other. It is commonly eaten for breakfast served with a variety of chutneys, and sambar, … Continue reading All hail the dosa!