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Beware dog lovers...

VIETNAM | Sunday, 9 May 2010 | Views [1429] | Comments [4]

Dog lovers, beware. You may want to skip this post. Okay, well don't say I didn't warn you. But in the vein of "when in Rome," I experienced my first taste of a local delicacy: dog meat. Yes, really. Trust me, I felt more skittish about ... Read more >

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Living la vida locust...

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 6 May 2010 | Views [1473] | Comments [1]

After the last post, I thought it was time for something light. Something crunchy. Something chock-full of yummy protein. I mentioned that the heat was interfering with my appetite. Well, I'm happy to report that it didn't last long. It returned in ... Read more >

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Food, wonderful food...

INDIA | Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | Views [4291]

Indian cuisine proves that there are hundreds of different uses for lentils, and most of them don't involve soup. I haven't tried all the options yet, but I am slowly making my way through them. I particularly like a well-made dal (a lentil puree), scooped ... Read more >

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The food in Peru, part II

PERU | Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | Views [2654]

So maybe the idea of alpaca steaks, alpaca diane, and alpaca carpacchio was too much to endure. If so, perhaps you´ll find cuy—another regional favorite—more palatable, no? I took this photo outside of Pisac when we stopped at a traditional chicha house ... Read more >

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A trip to Puno and Lake Titicaca...

PERU | Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | Views [2864]

I just returned last night from a long weekend in Puno and Lake Titicaca with two other volunteers, Genelle and Claudine. It was a little vacation from vacation, if you will. A week ago a meteorite crash-landed outside the city of Puno and soon thereafter ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, food & eating, sightseeing

The food in Peru, part I

PERU | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [2524]

Okay, we didn´t eat the exact one in the photo, but alpaca is a popular regional dish in the mountainous areas for obvious reasons: it´s what´s available. Despite the fact that the “cute factor” might make this meat unpalatable for us Westerners, I am ... Read more >

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Releasing birds and things that only seem to happen in Greece...

GREECE | Saturday, 5 Aug 2006 | Views [1699]

Life at the wildlife hospital is an adventure. Despite the routine, every day seems different because of new arrivals, new diseases to treat (the center's pigeon population is currently experiencing a chlamydia or salmonella epidemic, Mirena isn't sure ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, food & eating, voluntourism

On Moroccan food and the blessings of all the saints...

MOROCCO | Sunday, 25 Jun 2006 | Views [7999]

The food here in Morocco is unique and delicious, although I have to admit that I haven't been daring enough to try the variety offered by the souks (sticking to restaurants...hoping that might be safer?). The national drink here is 'Moroccan whiskey,' ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, food & eating, sightseeing

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