Tag Archives: Off the Beaten Path

Itanoní: All Maíz All the Time

I had high expectations for food in Oaxaca and it didn’t disappoint. There was a great mix of old restaurants doing traditional Oaxacan foods and an impressive new wave of modern Mexican cuisine being created by talented young chefs. I had … Continue reading

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Remains of Old Aqueducts: Los Arquitos

When I spent a month in Puebla almost 10 years ago, a lot of people I met there were traveling through Puebla on their way to Oaxaca. I didn’t know much about Oaxaca then.  When I was living in Mérida … Continue reading

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Good Eats in Korea: 녹두빈대떡 BinDaeDdeuk

I’m continuing my Korean food discovery posts today with 녹두빈대떡 NokDuBinDaeDdeuk (bindaeddeuk for short), savory pancakes made with ground mung beans.  To try “one of the originals” I went to 종로빈대떡 Jongro Bindaedeuk, a place that’s been around since the … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Path: Naksan Park and Mural Village in Seoul

Knowing that I love to take long walks everywhere I go my aunt wrote down for me a walking trail in Seoul she researched a while back.  I’d put it away somewhere along with maps and brochures and whatnot, and … Continue reading

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Good Eats in Korea: 매운탕 MaeWoonTang

A friend recently sent me a link to a piece written by Zagat entitled “8 Korean Culinary Staples You Need to Know.”  Reading it made me realize how little I knew about what “real Koreans” eat everyday before coming here.  … Continue reading

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Two Movies and A Concert

I think it’s been at least a year or even longer since I last went to the movies.  But they say when it rains, it pours…  Last week I went to see two very different films at two very different … Continue reading

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Another Birthday Comes and Goes

Last year this time I was traveling through Spain and Portugal with my family after having celebrated a big birthday in Tuscany.  I can hardly believe a whole year has gone by but when I think back to all the … Continue reading

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