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Lunch at the Cadiz Market

It’s been a very hot summer, my friends. Last Saturday, we saw that the high for our town of El Puerto de Santa Maria was going to be 99ºF, so we decided that we needed to get down to Cadiz, where it’s always cooler, especially in the summer time. This was also a great excuse […]

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A Delicious Day in Brugges

I had heard some mixed reviews of Brugges.  On the one hand, people said it was really sweet and cute, very idyllic.  However, others said that this had been taken to an extreme, and that it was just a big tourist trap. So I wasn’t that excited to go, but felt like I should check […]

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Grocery Shopping in France

If I could only choose one thing to do every time I visited another country, it would be slowly wandering through a local grocery store.  I think that markets say so much about a culture, don’t you?  I wish I could have taken pictures to share of Carrefour, where I went shopping on Saturday during […]

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Shopping for Souvenirs in Antalya

Let’s talk about shopping and bargaining.  This is one of those areas that is very influenced by our own cultural backgrounds and experiences.  I grew up in the Philippines, where haggling is part of the process of making a purchase, but is done in a very polite way– because shaming or manipulating someone will disrupt […]

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Boulangerie

What trip to Paris is complete without lovely French pastries? Tarts! Looking at the picture now, I really wish I had tried one of these…   I settled for a croissant filled with almond paste, with an espresso, of course.  SO delicious! Focaccia  with tomatoes, herbs, arugula and olive oil. Tres Bien!

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Open Market

I have a real soft spot for open markets– when I was a little girl in the Philippines, I used to get up at 5 a.m. and go with our helpers to the market, and watch them haggle over the day’s ingredients.  I love the bright colors, smells and exciting energy. And, of course, I […]

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