A Slice of Paradise – Soufriere, St. Lucia Sights

December 12, 2014

We’ve been back from our much-needed trip to paradise for a few weeks and yet every time I look at pictures, I feel like we were just there. And now that it is getting chillier outside, I especially like to fondly remember the beautiful warm weather! Now I must confess that I never did do […]

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Trip Tease — Soufriere, St. Lucia

November 25, 2014

In case you couldn’t tell from my Facebook/Twitter/Instagram activity last week, we were in St. Lucia belatedly celebrating our 10th anniversary! We stayed at the Fond Doux Resort &Plantation in Soufrière, St. Lucia and saw some sights and had lots of tasty bites during our stay. I’ve uploaded most of the pics I took and plan […]

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Into Africa: Lake Naivasha Sights and Bites

February 7, 2012

**This is the second in a series of trip re-caps from our Kenya and Istanbul trip last November.  The first of the re-caps can be found here.** If I told you we stayed at a lodge on a reserve where you could look from your balcony and see wildlife just feet away and where you […]

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Taking out the in-laws: Anatolia Mediterranean Cuisine, Orlando FL

April 26, 2011

My honor was at stake. The last time we visited Mr. Spice’s parents, we spontaneously decided to go out for dinner one night.  Our first choice was this vegetarian Indian restaurant that serves dosas, which we all love.  However, everyone else must have had the same idea, because the line was out the door and […]

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A Taste of China: Beijing Sights

February 6, 2011

**This was actually posted a couple weeks ago, but the publish date was showing as December, so I’m bumping it to the top so you guys don’t miss out!** And at last we approach the end of our China trip!  This post has taken me forever to write! Over the course of our trip, the […]

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A Taste of China: Xi’an Eats

December 9, 2010

Have I whetted your appetite for our Xi’an eats?  I hope so?  Just looking at some of the pics brings back memories and makes me wish I could go back for one last taste. Our first meal in Xi’an was not Chinese food — it was Japanese! Just outside where the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda […]

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A Taste of China: Xi’an Sights

December 5, 2010

Now on to the next stop of our China tour: Xi’an! Xi’an (pronounced shee an), located in Shaanxi province, is one of the oldest cities in China and is considered one of the “Four Great Ancient Capitals” of China.  Its more recent claim to fame is that it is where the famed Terracotta Warrior Army […]

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A Taste of China: Shanghai Eats

December 1, 2010

So you’ve seen the Shanghai sights, now it’s time to see the eats! I’ll start off with an example of the type of meal we were served on Air China during our trip.  We were either served lunch/dinner type foods or breakfast.  This is one of the dinner options: Look, it’s like a bento!!  Steamed […]

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A Taste of China: Shanghai Sights

November 29, 2010

Ohh, where to begin? Huge nerd that I am, I spent some time before our trip reading up on each city and researching places to see that weren’t covered on our itinerary or optional excursions, as well as places to eat for the times when we would be on our own.  I’m not going to […]

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A Taste of China

November 29, 2010

Trying to re-cap our 10 day trip to China is a daunting task!  To try to make it easy, I’m dividing the posts up between the three cities we visited (Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing), and each city will have 2 posts, one for the sights and one for the eats. I’m taking the name “A […]

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