Category Archives: Food

When you order nachos in Mexico

I’d say it’s fairly common knowledge that things like nachos and burritos are American inventions, rather than legitimate Mexican foods. So what happens when you order nachos in Mexico? This: A few tortilla chips, some putrid plastic cheese dip and … Continue reading

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10 foods to try in Oaxaca, Mexico

Despite Oaxaca (‘Wa-hacka’) being kind of out of the way I knew there was no way we were going to skip the culinary capital of Mexico. See my last post for further clarification! So when we arrived I got busy researching … Continue reading

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The first tacos I ate in Mexico

We crossed over into Mexico from the Guatemalan border after two solid days of travelling on chicken buses and crowded collectivos (mini vans). In the nondescript town of Tapachula we followed two friendly men to the bus station to buy … Continue reading

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My Christmas Present: the Argentine Experience

Merry Christmas from Brazil! I hope you had a most excellent day and enjoyed good food and company. Andrew and I enjoyed a day on the beach but my Christmas present was enjoyed a week earlier while we were still … Continue reading

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Top 5 things to do in Santiago, Chile

Santiago is a really cool city, a bustling metropolis and a real mix of architecture, food and culture with an incredible history. It was one of those places where there just wasn’t enough time to explore every borough. I could … Continue reading

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Eating for $5 a day in La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz is utter mayhem. Throngs of people darting along skinny pavements dodging noisy cars, market stalls, buses, pollution and dogs everywhere. Oh and food. There are street vendors every few steps selling everything from ice cream, jellies, juices, curious … Continue reading

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Exploring the San Pedro Market in Cusco

Good news! I’m back from the brink. If you missed my somewhat dramatic altitude sickness post from yesterday click here. I woke up this morning feeling much better, although I am still completely out of breath after walking up an … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Vegetarians avert your eyes. On Sunday morning we put a roll of pork shoulder in the oven. Three hours later we had this: After another hour it was ready. Complete with homemade gravy and apple sauce. Drool. Is there anything … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Good Friday means two things to me: hot cross buns and no shops open. So today we’ve eaten great food, been for a walk and watched most of season two of House of Cards. Perfect. Aren’t the flowers beautiful? Andrew … Continue reading

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Rocky road cake topping

This is a really easy way to make any cake look good ridiculously indulgent and over the top. It comes from this recipe for caramel rocky road cake , which looks amazing, but who has time to bake four cakes?! … Continue reading

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