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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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Interview on The Friendly Planet Blog!

January 16, 2011

I have some great news to share with you! I was recently contacted by Friendly Planet Travel about doing a podcast interview about our trip to China!  All that shameless plugging on Facebook finally paid off! They were especially interested in hearing about our trip from a foodie’s perspective, and I was more than happy […]

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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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Destination: Procrastination

November 14, 2010

As I write this, I’m lying in bed catching up on this season’s episodes of 90210 online and just basking in some Sunday afternoon laziness. What should I be doing?  Packing for our trip to China. When do we leave?  Tuesday. What have I done so far?  Make to-do lists, drive Mr. Spice crazy about […]

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