Top Picks from Tokyo

We explored so many amazing places in Tokyo. Honestly, it would be hard to list them all. As I did in Amsterdam and Chang Mai, I thought I’d make a list of all my favorites. Let me start with my top 3 picks. These would be…

Food: Tokyo

Of our entire trip, Tokyo has been the most interesting thus far and frankly, I don’t think any place will top it. So as I wrote in a previous post, the kitchen area in the house was basically non-existent.  I had a very tiny counter…

Food: Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai was nothing like I expected, honestly, I’m not sure what I thought, but I was pleasantly surprised. Coming from Tanzania where we spent $9 for JIF Peanut Butter, it was overwhelming to find so many of our favorites for much less than what…

Food: Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam was by far one of the easiest cities to settle into from a food perspective. We ate like kings!!  Less than a half mile from the apartment we had two great grocery stores; Village Supermarket and Shoppers Plaza. Both were very traditional…

A BAN on White Sugar

Being Christmas time I had high hopes of keeping up a few Christmas traditions this year. I wanted to make Eggnog and Sugar Cookies to get us in the Christmas spirit.  I checked my recipes, made my shopping list, and headed to the grocery store. I…

Food: Sitges, Spain Part 2

In addition to all the little shops and stores in Sitges, there was a very large, traditional grocery story called Mercadona.  It had everything all in one stop. When were first arrived in Sitges, we made our initial stock-up shopping trip at Mercadona. Jim, me, Nolan, and…

Food: Mirano, Italy

Mirano was a welcome change after Kyiv for food. I quickly found my way to the local PAM, which ended up becoming our go-to-market while in Mirano. We did find a few other smaller markets in-town, but we didn’t really shop at them. I think…