VIDEO: Eating Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) in Tokyo

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(If you can’t see the video, watch it here: http://youtu.be/qg4G5y_0Bro) Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is a popular Japanese food, that’s somewhere halfway between a savory pancake and a cheese-less pizza. Though I wasn’t able to visit Osaka or Hiroshima, where okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is especially famous, I was able try it at a restaurant in Tokyo known as Sometaro […]

VIDEO: Thai basil chicken recipe (cooking Thai food!)

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(Here’s the link to the video: http://youtu.be/OV5fQ6EHFyk) When in University, I used to do a lot of cooking. But then, as I began traveling full time, cooking became less and less a part of my life. That is until settling in Thailand, where I finally had the facility to cook again! I love to cook, […]

VIDEO: Cemepdak fruit

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(You can watch it on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/6IsE3Ml1jUk) This is a fruit video from a while back, but it’s still one of my favorite fruits ever! A cempedak fruit, known in Thai as a champada, is a wonderful and exotic southeast Asian fruit. Though similar to the more common jackfruit, a cempedak is far superior […]

VIDEO: Zanzibar pizza

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(Watch Zanzibar pizza on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/fbbagObk7t4) On the island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania, they make a little snack known as a Zanzibar pizza. With influences from India and the Middle East, how they came up with this combination of ingredients, and how a Zanzibar pizza became famous remains a mystery […]

VIDEO: Rock churches of Lalibela

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(Watch this video on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/Lo_KycIyHAg) I didn’t think I was going to have a chance to visit Lalibela on my trip to Ethiopia. But after finding a good price for a flight from Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airlines, I was thrilled to go. Lalibela, known as the second Jerusalem, is one of the […]

VIDEO: Drinking Local Ethiopian Coffee in Addis Ababa

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(Watch on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/ecnC_XLeajE) Drinking local style Ethiopian coffee (or “buna” as it’s known) is undoubtedly one of the best things you can possibly do in Ethiopia. All over Addis Ababa you’ll discover tiny hole-in-the-wall coffee shops where the aroma of fresh roasting beans will lure you right in. That’s what happened to me […]