Here’s What You Can Expect During A Food Tour Of Veracruz

Here’s What You Can Expect During A Food Tour Of Veracruz

The air outside is thick, but the smoke in Santana’s bar is thicker. Even if I were a non-smoker it would be worth it just to sit in the bar’s tiny, air-conditioned seating area and watch the old men slowly drink themselves into an affectionate stupor at three in the afternoon. This is the first stop on my locals-only, rambling tour of Veracruz, Mexico, and we’re starting with beer. This crescent-shaped state straddles the eastern…

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Strolling, shopping, eating and having a drink in Banff, Canada

Strolling, shopping, eating and having a drink in Banff, Canada

Enjoy strolling alongside locals and world-travellers as you discover a cosmopolitan collection of galleries, boutiques and cafés. Shops range from internationally recognized clothiers or independently-owned establishments to Canada’s oldest department store. A recommended way to experience the highlights is to start on Banff Avenue at the Cascade Plaza mall, do a quick circuit of the shops there, then head down Banff Avenue towards the Bow River. This is the retail, cafe, and restaurant heart of…

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Kitchenette Cafe – The Best Pink Lemonade in NYC

Kitchenette Cafe – The Best Pink Lemonade in NYC

Kitchenette Cafe is well designed in a country kitsch style, located in the Tribeca area of Manhattan. Along with serving fantastic home style cooking and a vast array of cheesecakes, the highlight is the famous pink lemonade served in original mason glass jars. You also can buy these jars which make a great keepsake. Located at 156 Chambers Street, between Greenwich St and West Broadway.  

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Pauline’s Pizzeria, San Francisco

Pauline’s Pizzeria, San Francisco

Contrary to popular belief, the West Coast does indeed have good pizza. Located in a corner two-story bright yellow building, this Bay Area joint caters more to a health conscious “foodie” crowd. Meals are made up of fresh organic ingredients and include exotic toppings like French feta cheese. Although Pauline takes her pizza making seriously, that is not the case with the dining experience. Guests are given large pieces of white paper and a bucket…

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Shopping and food on Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

Shopping and food on Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

Here are some travel tips for shopping and eating on Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. Shopping: The Dutch Antilles Guilder(also called Florin) is the official currency, but The Euro(€) and U.S. Dollar($) are readily accepted. Automatic teller machines are widely available throughout the island, and many machines will dispense Guilders and the U.S. Dollar. Currency can generally be exchanged at local hotels, casinos and places of business. The exchange rate is generally pegged to the…

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Toronto’s Hippest Districts

Toronto’s Hippest Districts

Toronto is widely known as a centerpoint of culture and entertainment in Canada. With many exciting festivals, beautiful historic districts, and chi chi shopping, a visit to Toronto will never disappoint! During summer there are usually lots of festivals, fairs, and parades going on in Downtown Toronto, from the Pride Parade, to Caribana, to Buskerfest, to the Canadian National Exhibition, to Woofstock (for the dog lovers). We loved the Busker Festival (mid August) there were…

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Alaska Fishing: Nothing Deadly About It

Alaska Fishing: Nothing Deadly About It

To the a large number of misguided ‘Americans,’ brace yourselves. Television is not reality. Booking a fishing trip in Alaska does not mean that you will be hitting the rough seas on “The Deadliest Catch” with Captain Phil on the Cornelia Marie. I don’t watch the show, but I’m pretty sure that my Alaska fishing experience (while enjoyable) would never make a final cut for reality t.v. My point is that a reality show called…

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10 great cheap places to eat in New York City

10 great cheap places to eat in New York City

We counted over 100 restaurants within 10 minutes walk of our appartment, serving over 20 ethnic types of food. New places would spring up regularly, and it was clear that those who were damned by criticism didn’t survive long. So which were my favourites? We spent a year on the Upper East Side in 2003/04, and took every chance to eat out and experience the types of food we wouldn’t get at home.   Here’s…

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‘Best Seafood’ in Vancouver Paired with Great Service at Blue Water Cafe

‘Best Seafood’ in Vancouver Paired with Great Service at Blue Water Cafe

Fine dining isn’t hard to find in Vancouver, but finding the perfect restaurant with exceptional food and great service isn’t as easy. At Blue Water Café, located in the Yaletown District of Vancouver, B.C., the service is impeccable. While seasonal ingredients are paired with the freshest seafood, a sommelier is at your service assuring the pairing of wines and making quality a standard at Blue Water Café.   Freshness best describes this restaurant. From the…

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Jamaican food, a mixture of Caribbean dishes with local dishes

Jamaican food, a mixture of Caribbean dishes with local dishes

Jamaican food is a mixture of Caribbean dishes with local dishes. Although Jamaican food gets a reputation for being spicy, local trends lean towards more versatile food variety. Some of the Caribbean dishes that you’ll see in other countries around the region are rice and peas (which is cooked with coconut milk) and patties (which are called empanadas in spanish speaking countries). The national dish is Ackee and saltfish, and MUST be tried by anyone…

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