There’s No Place Like Nahm

Yesterday I ran around Bangkok and tried not to look at the grilled chicken satays, or the zingy papaya salads, or the roasted bananas…or any of the enticing food offerings that tempt with seductive scents.  We were going to David Thompson’s Nahm at the Metropolitan Hotel for dinner and I did not want to spoil…

The Other Version of Bangkok’s Weekend Market

I’ve been to Thailand more times than you can count on two hand.  I love traveling the world, but somehow, someway, I always seem to end up back in Bangkok.  Sometimes I’ll blame it on the fact that it’s just a great hub city.  I can catch a flight to most places in Asia from…

IPA

Indian Palate Awareness Tamarind, tumeric, garam masala, asafoetida, coriander, cumin, bitter melon, kalonji seed and chaat masala.  These flavors will make your taste buds sit up and take notice.  India is not a country to tip-toe around the food markets nor by-pass the street vendors.  If you dive in, you will be rewarded with culinary…

belize it!

i had no intention of going to belize.  i resisted, and persisted to stand by other travelers’ claims that’ belize is just too expensive.’  i always am very money conscious when i travel and try to stick to a predetermined daily allowance.  while in central america, i figured $30/day was a reasonable amount (which accounts…

blow your budget in bangkok

not really.  you can easily sleep, use public transportation and eat to your heart’s content for $10-$$15 a day.  and eat well you will. south east asia is easily my favorite place to eat in the world (thus far, but i still have quite a few countries to knock off my list!). eating street food…

taste tanzania

by the time we hit tanzania, the doldrums of eating had begun to sink in.  it takes a lot for me to get tired of food because i can usually find something interesting in anything i’m eating.  whether it be the cooking method, the ingredient, combination of flavors….i like food, but i do need some…

south africa is lekka

in afrikans, lekker (pronounced lekka)=really good. when i was thinking of traveling from capetown to cairo, i quickly dismissed south africa as the country that i would be least interested in spending time in.  the plan was to move quickly through the country and linger in the the countries heading up the east coast.  i…

omo valley, the real o.g.

i started my ethiopian adventure solo because irena got a bug in her eye (and slept with her contacts in) while we were in malawi.  as a result, she got a terrible terrible eye infection.  after several doctors and ineffective treatment, she had to fly to south africa to get treatment.  i continued north through…

sichuan spicy

chengdu, the capital of sichuan province, was probably my favorite eating while i was in china.  china was a super quick trip for me.  i spent 6 weeks making a huge loop around the country.  it felt pretty rushed, considering it’s one of the largest countries in the world.  i was only in sichuan for…

Xi’an mouth surprise

xi’an is worth visiting for the street food alone.  the muslim quarter is an attraction for both international and national tourists.  in this chinese muslim neighborhood, you’ll find narrow streets lined with watches, scarves, incense and wood boxes.  much like the crap you can buy in your united states hawker parts of chinatown.  focus on…

mementos de mexico

last winter i traveled through central american.  i started in mexico and worked my way south to nicaragua.  these clips are all from the first few weeks.  we met an amazing couple from couchsurfing.com who turned out to be major foodies.  they took me and my friend sam around mexico city wanting to show us…