A Travel Guide to China

One of the reasons I think people travel, is to get out of their comfort zone.  There is no place better to do this than China.  It certainly was a lesson in our travel evolution. I’ve been to China on numerous occasions, and it has never failed to show me something new and exotic.  Very much like the U.S., China is so big that you cannot really get a sense of it unless you travel further than just Beijing.  Like in most capital cities, Beijing is crowded, busy, and used to seeing foreigners.  There is plenty to see and do there, but getting out and meeting the people will make all the difference in a trip. The first time I …

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Japanese Street Food

Ingredients for Takoyaki

  Taiyaki, Yakisoba, and Okonomiyaki…oh my! Usually the best street food is found in festivals, and this is true as well in Japan.  However, there are some districts in Tokyo that always have that festival feel and the best street food can be found there any day of the week.  All of the snacks I mention here were had in the Asakusa district of Tokyo. Taiyaki These little fish-shaped cakes look so yummy, and they are if you love red bean paste. Some have been known to be filled with a custard, but I don’t know the difference or how to ask for the custard, so I just pass them by. Azuki, or red bean paste, is not my favorite flavor. These little cakes are so …

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Our World Food Guides – The Food is the Destination

As we travel, we try to eat well. We collect as much food and restaurant knowledge as possible. As self-proclaimed foodies, we want to experience the freshest and best local and traditional foods, and we want to do it in great restaurants. Then we come back and share this newly gained knowledge with you. Some of the questions we like to answer are: What is the most typical meal or dish in a country?What are the local products and how are they incorporated in the regional cuisine? For this, we usually visit a few markets and grocery stores. It’s for research. Really, it is!What do the locals eat? Even though we love pizza and burgers, we’re looking for the food …

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