Thailand My First 2 Months: Food and Drinks

Thailand is a culinary paradise. The street food is simply amazing. From the fresh salads and fruit to the fresh seafood and fried EVERYTHING ! and it is CHEAP ! The average meal is cost you 100 baht or about $3 US dollars ! I have even seen a food cart attached to a motorbike selling fresh hot fried or grilled chicken, pork and fish. The cart has a wok with hot grease and the driver is cooking the chicken while he drives ! WOW only in Thailand.  Here is photo gallery of just a few dishes I have enjoyed …

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Thailand My First 2 Months: Chiang Mai

         My next stop in Thailand was Chiang Mai the second largest city in Thailand.  It is also the most culturally and historically significant cities in northern Thailand. It is a very short one hour flight from Bangkok or a 10 hours bus ride. I loved the food, the people, the history and that fact that even though it was quote busy it paled in comparison to Bangkok.     The highlight of my trip to Chiang Mai was the visit to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, the city’s most famous temple, stands on Doi Suthep, a hill to the north-west …

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Thailand: My First 2 Months – Bangkok

From the moment I landed at the Airport in Bangkok 2 months ago I was smitten by Thailand. Even after just a few hours in the bustling super busy capitol city of Bangkok I knew I was falling in love with Thailand. It just felt right. It felt exciting yet safe for some reason. It was scary but in a good way.I settled into my Hostel and it was a great experience actually the most comfortable bed I have slept in in my travels over 6 countries so far. I ventured out into the Bangkok and immediately I was struck …

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Portugal 2016 My First Month

I have spent one month touring Portugal and I have to say that it has been an amazing journey.  Portugal has so much to offer visitors.  I have traveled to the beaches and historic old ports of the Algarve to the capitol city of Lisbon and Portugal is so full of history, culture, and  magnificent architecture. The Portuguese people are very warm and welcoming. The food is incredible and very affordable compared to other  European countries. I have done my best to immerse myself in the culture during my stay. I am learning Portuguese and even attempting to speak the …

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5 Great Travel Tips

Here a few simple and easy travel tips that will help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. Enjoy ! 5 Easy Must-Read Travel Tips !                                                1.  Don’t Overpack ! Less is More.Far too many travels over pack and often take needless items with them when they travel. Check out the weather for your destination and pack accordingly. Flexibility is the key word. Pack outfits that can easily be interchanged and matched with other items you bring. …

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PORTUGAL 2016 MY FIRST MONTH

I have spent one month touring Portugal and I have to say that it has been an amazing journey.  Portugal has so much to offer visitors.  I have traveled to the beaches and historic old ports of the Algarve to the capitol city of Lisbon and Portugal is so full of history, culture, and  magnificent architecture. The Portuguese people are very warm and welcoming. The food is incredible and very affordable compared to other  European countries. I have done my best to immerse myself in the culture during my stay. I am learning Portuguese and even attempting to speak the …

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SLAVE MARKET – MERCADO DE ESCRAVOS

Lagos holds the dubious claim to fame of being home to Europe’s first slave market. It was built in 1444 and here slaves captured in Africa were brought to be sold and dispersed across the continent. An eye-witness to one of the first slave auctions held here in 1445 described it as a “terrible scene of misery and disorder”, and no doubt these walls saw very many such scenes. By 1455, 800 Africans were being transported to Portugal annually and many came through Lagos, although by 1470 the centre of the Portuguese trade in slaves had moved to Lisbon.

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PASTEL DE NATA PORTUGALS OFFICIAL PASTRY

Pastel de Nata is the official pastry of Portugal. After I had the pleasure of tasting one, I was hooked. They are so delicious. You can find them almost anywhere in Portugal. They are a heavenly treat. Pastéis de nata were created before the 18th century by Catholic monks at the Jerónimos Monastery (Portuguese: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém, in Lisbon. These monks were originally based in France and loved these pastries which could be found in local French bakeries. At the time, convents and monasteries used large quantities of egg-whites for starching …

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TRAVEL TIPS: INTERNATIONAL CALLING AND SMARTPHONES

There a several options when it comes to International Calling and Smartphones. Rather than explore all of these options which would take forever, I will simply tell you which option I chose.  I will also suggest some other cheap options that are available for international travelers.  My travel Phone: The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime with T- Mobile  Rather investing in an unlocked smartphone, I chose to purchase a smartphone with T-Mobile that had an international calling plan.  The T-Mobile Simple Choice Plan provides automatic coverage in 140+ countries and destinations. Only at T-Mobile. Unlimited international data coverage and texting are …

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