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What I ate in CAIRO and GIZA, EGYPT | A Food Journal

When I was first planning our trip to Egypt, I had researched traditional Egyptian food and was looking forward to eating many of their dishes. As soon as I got into Cairo, the majority of the food that I ate was International Cuisine, that we were staying at. I was not too disappointed because the… Continue reading What I ate in CAIRO and GIZA, EGYPT | A Food Journal

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What I ate FROM ASWAN to LUXOR, EGYPT | A Food Journal

Once you leave Cairo and travel south to the cities of Aswan and Luxor, plus everything in between, you will get a different taste of Egypt. The major destination cities are all along the Nile River and the best way to visit them is by taking a cruise. My friends and I had flown down… Continue reading What I ate FROM ASWAN to LUXOR, EGYPT | A Food Journal

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Turkish Airlines Business Class Upgrade | What to Expect

Have you ever upgraded your airline flight at the last minute? I have and I always try to. Upgrading at the last minute for a discounted rate can be a little chancey, but it is the chance worth taking. There are several ways to upgrade for a lower cost prior to a flight. They range… Continue reading Turkish Airlines Business Class Upgrade | What to Expect

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Grand Eating at the Grand Nile Tower | CAIRO, EGYPT

A grand stay with grand cuisine - During our last few days in Cairo, we stayed at the Grand Nile Tower that sits along the banks of the River Nile. This is one of Cairo's most luxurious hotels and all in all, we found it a nice place to stay. Although my friends and I… Continue reading Grand Eating at the Grand Nile Tower | CAIRO, EGYPT

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Grand Nile Tower Resort’s Revolving Restaurant | CAIRO, EGYPT

It was our last dinner together after a couple of weeks exploring Egypt and my longtime friends and I wanted to celebrate with a fine dining experience. Fortunately we were staying at one of Cairo's most luxurious hotels, the Grand Nile Tower. The hotel is located in the heart of Cairo and it over looks… Continue reading Grand Nile Tower Resort’s Revolving Restaurant | CAIRO, EGYPT

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What I ate along the RED SEA in EGYPT | A Food Journal

The beautiful beach towns that sit along the Red Sea in Egypt, such as Sharm El Sheikh and Dahab are unlike any other places in Egypt. I found Sharm to be very relaxing, friendly but with a hint of adventure. There are many tourists who come to Sharm or Dahab and skip Cairo all together… Continue reading What I ate along the RED SEA in EGYPT | A Food Journal

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TAP Airlines Executive Class Cuisine | What to Expect

They say that once you turn left you never go right. We are not talking politics here either! I was heading home to the United States after two months in Europe. I had initially flown into Paris, then headed east by bus, train or plane. I ended up in Estonia and from there I flew… Continue reading TAP Airlines Executive Class Cuisine | What to Expect

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What I ate in IRELAND – Part 2 – A Food Journal

Yes, this is part two of my food journal while in Ireland on a two week solo journey. There are more food journals! I love Ireland and have been to the Emerald Isle three times since 2011. I have a deep fondness for the food, the drink, the landscapes and the culture of Ireland. Galway,… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in IRELAND – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Ireland has been one of my favorite countries to visit and have visited three times since 2011. My love for Ireland was there even before I had a DNA test done and found out that I have a wee dram of Irish blood in me. I am sure that is where my love for gin,… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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My Flashback Ireland Food Journal

I have been taking food photos before it became popular. Way back to the days when it was not trendy and several friends as well as on-lookers made fun of me. I recall one of the first times that I was recording what I ate, was a plate of Fish and Chips in Salem, Massachusetts… Continue reading My Flashback Ireland Food Journal

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Cocktails & Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace | Luxor, Egypt

Whether it be on my own or with friends, I sometimes go the extra mile with travel experiences. My lifelong friends and I were traveling through Egypt and we were spending a few days in Luxor. We had just finished an adventurous four day cruise up the Nile River that started in Aswan. Spending an… Continue reading Cocktails & Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace | Luxor, Egypt

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Lunch at the Award Winning Barrio Café | Phoenix, Arizona

Sitting down for a meal at Barrio Café in central Phoenix is one of America's most sought after Mexican food experiences. This highly acclaimed restaurant has been featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives', had countless write-ups and comes highly recommended on various social media platforms. That is how I came across Barrio Café, through research… Continue reading Lunch at the Award Winning Barrio Café | Phoenix, Arizona

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Richardson’s New Mexico Cuisine Restaurant | Phoenix, Arizona

I am just going to come out and say it, Richardson's New Mexico Cuisine in Phoenix had tastier dishes than the state of New Mexico! I have traveled through New Mexico over the last two decades and have stayed in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque several times. I have been down to Carlsbad Caverns, Roswell… Continue reading Richardson’s New Mexico Cuisine Restaurant | Phoenix, Arizona

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What I ate in MADRID – Part 2 – A Food Journal

My visit to Madrid was the last city on a two month European holiday, that lead me to thirteen countries. I spent four days in Madrid and it is a debate, but I may have saved the best country for last. Before stepping into Spain, I had already researched several restaurants that I wanted to… Continue reading What I ate in MADRID – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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Corral de la Moreria – A Michelin Star and the World’s Best Tablao Flamenco

In Madrid, down a small quiet street, in a dark intimate restaurant, upon a small corner stage, a group on musicians and world renowned Flamenco dancers come together and put on the best shows in the world. They have achieved top recognition as the "The Best Flamenco Tablao in the World" from the International Festival… Continue reading Corral de la Moreria – A Michelin Star and the World’s Best Tablao Flamenco

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What I ate in MADRID – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Madrid was the first city that I had ever visited in Spain. I am saying that because there will be other return trips to Spain. I knew that I would be back after the first couple of days that I was exploring, Madrid and I just 'clicked'. I found this majestic city to be filled… Continue reading What I ate in MADRID – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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Restaurante La Trainera – A Place for Seafood in Madrid, Spain

In 1966, within the reputable residence of the Salamanca district in Madrid, Restaurante La Trainera was born. For over fifty years La Trainera has been one the city's top restaurants for seafood. When I travel, I try to seek out seafood restaurants with a history of serving fresh fish and shellfish. Since Madrid is a… Continue reading Restaurante La Trainera – A Place for Seafood in Madrid, Spain

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Madrid’s Legendary Zalacain Restaurante – A Feast for the Gastronome

A gastronomic icon of Madrid since 1973, Zalacain Restaurante has been a legendary dining establishment for decades. By 1987, they received the highly coveted Three Michelin Stars after earning their first star shortly after they opened fourteen years prior. Zalacain became the first restaurant in Spain to accomplish this top recognition, making them a culinary… Continue reading Madrid’s Legendary Zalacain Restaurante – A Feast for the Gastronome

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Meracado de San Miguel – A Gastronomic Affair

Here is where I had a gastronomic affair with many tapas! Many, many tapas! One of the highlights of traveling to Madrid is noshing your way through the Mercado de San Miguel. It is an enticing market where one can taste the different flavors of Spain under one roof. Stepping into this tapas market can… Continue reading Meracado de San Miguel – A Gastronomic Affair

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Sobrino de Botín en Madrid, Spain

Table for one at one of the oldest restaurants in the world. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Botin in Madrid is the oldest restaurant in the world. What's funny is that I thought that I ate at the oldest restaurant in the world back in 2015; Historische Wurstkuchl in Regensburg, Germany (photos… Continue reading Sobrino de Botín en Madrid, Spain