Well Done, Belize

Belize

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Well Done, Belize

We try the local beer in every country we go. Not ALL the local beer, just the most famous one or two that you see in every grocery store. We wanted a comparison of the Budweiser in the US, Modelo in Mexico..The big beers. So in each country, we’ve made a point to photograph, and [...]

Comfort Foods of Mexico

Mexico

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Comfort Foods of Mexico

Tiny cooktops balanced on a crate made from backyard scraps, bikes carrying a heaping tray of home made delicacies, the ringing bell of a slow moving pastry case– hawking the foods that eerily compete in flavor with the more expensive plates at nearby restaurants. We eat here many nights; the sidewalks of Mexico. Boiled corn [...]

Only in Mexico

Mexico

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Only in Mexico

Everything feels like a celebration in Mexico, even a simple (yet incredible!) meal from a sidewalk taco cart. In standard form, we picked the place that seemed to draw a big crowd, looked at what others were ordering, and determined our meal based on what was best by popular vote. This method has served us [...]

Tequila Festival!

Mexico

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Tequila Festival!

Our timing in Playa del Carmen conveniently coincided with the Maya Riviera Tequila Festival. Although unplanned, we considered it somewhat of a destiny that we happened to be in town for it. Not ones to pass up things that are meant to be, we took the assignment in stride, put on our best ‘when in [...]

Breakfast in Antigua

Antigua is an artsy town. It feels cultured and intellectual, as if each piece of cobblestone was lain down based with an artist’s eye. It is the type of place that begs for long, thoughtful meals– staring out at the surrounding volcanos and the tips of church steeples in the background. Morning sun spreads a [...]

Pupusas

El Salvador

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Pupusas

Today we ventured to the outskirts of town (which is not far in this little beach town, about a block) in search of the Pupusa: One of El Salvador’s staple meals. A hand formed cake of corn flour and water, mixed with your choice of fillings and cooked on an outdoor griddle. It was hands [...]

A Market Visit

Spain

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A Market Visit

I think we’ve hit the jackpot. Our corner grocery store in Peniscola is reminiscent of the specialty market in Portland that we used to treat ourselves to. Only here everything is a quarter of the price and appears in mass quantity in ways I have only seen in dreams. I have no complaints about the [...]

Dave's Wicked Stomach Prevails Again

Cambodia

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Dave’s Wicked Stomach Prevails Again

I’m not a night person. It’s rare for me to go out late, and even more rare to enjoy myself if I do go out late. Which is why when Dave decided to go have a beer with some fellow travelers, I stayed back and read a book. Little did I know, Dave went out [...]