The Global Kitchen: Recipes from Blue Osa, Costa Rica


It’s been a while since we last brought you a worldly recipe to try out from the comfort of your own home. We’re making up for it today with not one, but two delicious and easy recipes straight from the kitchen of Blue Osa. These recipes, just like Blue Osa, are extremely special to us. […]

The Gift of Gods: Learning How To Make Chocolate in Costa Rica

How to make Chocolate Tasting

  “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz     We have a secret. We’re kind of obsessed with chocolate. Okay, we know—it’s not really a secret at all. We make it a point to indulge in at least a little—or a lot of—chocolate […]

An Introduction to Vietnamese Cuisine

Rice Paper Spring Roll

Experiencing Vietnam’s food scene is reason enough to visit the country. Best described as fresh, light, and local, Vietnam manages to create a variety of innovative and delicious recipes out of largely similar ingredients. The best meals are served from street vendors or small, family owned restaurants, often costing a mere $1-$2. Do be sure […]

The Global Kitchen: Taiwanese Sour and Spicy Soup

Sour and Spicy Soup Danger Zone featured

So we have a new goal around here. To be completely honest with you we have a lot of new goals, such as returning e-mails more promptly and having a pet lion, BUT we are especially excited about this new one as it centers on food. After all, one of our favorite forms of exercise […]

Hong Kong for Foodies: A Tasting Tour

Pork Knuckles and Broiled Goose Hong Kong Foodie

Dan always makes fun of me for being impatient. He claims that when it comes to technology and bad drivers and tour groups, I have a short fuse. Of course he’s right. But come on, is there anything more annoying than getting stuck behind a group of twenty-something people, all looking dazed and confused, taking […]

From Tutus to Toilets: A Look into Taipei’s Theme Restaurants

Modern Toilet Theme Restaurants A Cruising Couple

White and fluffy purse-sized pups. Bedazzled fingernails, t-shirts and jean pockets. Pigtails and the color pink. The name Candy. It’s all about the cute, or ‘ke ai’, in Taiwan. The cute factor is more than just fashion though; it extends into just about every realm of life, including restaurants. You mean food can be cute? […]

Wandering the Nostalgic Streets of Jiufen

A Cruising Couple Tea Jiufen Taiwan

There are lots of beautiful places in Taiwan. But more often than not, if a tour bus can access it, there will be oodles of people there. It’s inevitable. And although it still drives me crazy when I’m being elbowed incessantly while trying to get my Lantern Festival on, or being pushed around while snapping […]

13 Amazing Things You Can Do at a 7-Eleven

Before we came to Taiwan, I couldn’t even remember the last time I had seen a 7-Eleven. Even if I had grown up with a 7-Eleven around the corner, I don’t think I would have thought twice about it. Unless I happened to be craving a Slurpee. But now, I have about thirty-five 7-Elevens around […]

Sunday Snapshot | Dumplings | Authentic Taiwanese Cuisine

Dumpling Making

Dumplings are a staple of Taiwanese cuisine, and have therefore become an essential element of our diet. Ranging from fried pork to boiled vegetable, there is something for everyone. The best are homemade and hand-rolled. This restaurant we frequent about once a week is a family-run noodle shop where they do just that. If you […]

Batik, Puppets, Jackfruit and Sultans in Jogja


Dan doesn’t normally help too much with writing the blog posts because he ‘claims’ he’s no good at it. Which is a shame, because we all know he is absolutely hilarious. Normally he will oblige me by going back into the posts and adding his own zingers here and there. For Yogyakarta he’s done the […]