My idea of the perfect Santiago Saturday involves a trip to my favorite Chilean market, Mercado La Vega. Visiting Mercado La Vega, or La Vega Market, is one activity I absolutely would not miss on any trip to Santiago. It is a complete cultural and sensory experience- unlike anything you’re likely to encounter back home. The market is MASSIVE, crowded and often pretty chaotic, but
After a busy day of exploring on a New York City tour, it’s best to find a dining spot tucked away on a patio amidst blooming gardens where you can rejuvenate and enjoy a relaxing meal. During the season when overcoats are a distant memory, soak in all the sunshine you can and indulge in sitting under an umbrella with good company and great food.
Hi Wanderful Wednesday friends! Sorry for my unexpected absence last week. To be completely honest, life has been a complete hectic whirlwind lately and blogging has taken a bit of a back burner. I had a bad case of strep throat, still tried to celebrate my 25th birthday and am wrapping up work this month here in Chile. And to my blog’s dismay, life is only
Finally! It’s about time I got around to writing about Cartagena! I’ve already had a bunch of people message and e-mail me asking for Colombia recommendations, so this week I forced myself to sit down and organize my thoughts into a post. Unfortunately my trip to Colombia only allowed for 3 days in Cartagena, but I’d like to think I made the most of it!
Before going to Colombia, I received tons of rave reviews from other travelers. Everyone attested to the fact that Colombia was a captivating country full of colorful culture, welcoming people and incredible history. All who had visited Colombia had completely fallen in love. Actually, out of all the travelers I talked to, Colombia was most people’s favorite stop in all of South America. BUT, the
Happy Wanderful Wednesday friends! Today I’m going to be talking about a cooking class that I took while visiting the city of Cusco last month. As you should already know, [if you know me at all that is], I really really really love food. Food is my passion, my guilty pleasure and my weakness, eating, my favorite pastime. Whenever I travel, wherever I go, one
Spanish cuisine is one of many great gifts to the foodie world. It’s a breath of fresh air in its simple, traditional and delicious flavors. Authentic Spanish cooking focuses on highlighting the true, natural flavors of food without drowning its taste in spices, sauces or condiments. It’s definitely different, but in my opinion it’s the way food should be. Without some guidance though, in a
First up on my Southern City Bucket-list, Atlanta. Now that I’m currently residing down here in the Deep South (seriously though, who would’ve thought), cities like Atlanta are just too close and convenient not to visit. As we all know, travel in the US isn’t the easiest and is usually on the expensive side, so for me, taking advantage of time down here is crucial.
Listen up fellow street food lovers. Portland is the next BIG thing. Actually, maybe it’s already the big thing. Compared to countries with an established street-food culture, the US has never had a particularly memorable curbside restaurant scene. Luckily for us, our very own Portland, Oregon has recently put us on the map. In 2010, CNN named Portland “World’s Best Street Food” beating out well-known
We’ve all been told a million times that breakfast is ‘the most important meal of the day,’ and us Americans, we like our breakfast. French toast and fried eggs, pancakes and hash browns- we may have more specific breakfast foods than any other country I’ve heard of. Spain doesn’t really do breakfast, not like American breakfast anyway. I mean if you consider tomato paste