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Food Finds on the Costa Cálida

In a region of Spain where many of the cafes are specifically by and for the British tourists and expats, we’ve made a point to seek out some extraordinary and authentic restaurants in this region of Murcia. Mazarrón, in the southeast corner of Spain, is not known for its cuisine – although it is for […]

Since You’re Here, Have Some More Oysters

Depressed Americans (aren’t we all? It’s an election year!) can only avoid the cost of visiting Australia by not visiting. Once you’re here, it’s best just to change your thinking about prices. Or forget them all together so as not to paralyze your journey. To make it simple – even though the AUS and US […]

Breakfasts in Bali

One of my favorite childhood Christmas memories is not related to the presents or Christmas dinner, but to the breakfasts we’d have between tearing through Santa’s stockings and opening gifts from under the tree. It was a welcome break in the action. My mother baked fresh cinnamon rolls every Christmas, and later, when our appetites […]

Modern Cuisine in Pompei

After a long day of looking at wreckage and ruins, it’s not likely you’ll want to wander around in search of an interesting meal. Thanks to a recommendation from our equally admirable Hotel Diana, just a half block up the street, we walked into La Bettola del Gusto early enough to be seated, despite our […]

Good Eats in Santiago

There are just a few spots in Santiago that we’ve visited repeatedly in the three months we’ve lived here. One is Normandie, which we discovered early on when we were still in the Hotel Presidente in Providencia. Conveniently located on Calle Providencia 1234, between Santander and Manuel Montt metro stops, this cozy place is divided […]