Tag Archives: France

10 famous cuisines in unexpected places

The phenomenon of foreign cuisines relocating can be traced along the paths of migration — when the Portuguese came to Massachusetts to work on whale ships, they brought along their recipe for fish stew, and when the British Empire welcomed the people of India from the British colonies, curry houses sprouted up along the streets of London. What once was simply the food of an outsider community, however, is now an inseparable part of the cultural identity of these places.

So what does all this mean for the hungry traveler? For one, it expands the culinary possibilities in cities large and small. Excellent, authentic international cuisine can be found not only in major metropolises, but also in places where tourists less frequently go.

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World’s 12 best shopping cities

From a shopper’s perspective, frequent traveling can be crippling. It can get worse in the holiday season where Christmas dominates many people’s calendars. Why buy something in one city when a trip to a better shopping city is coming up?

To pinpoint which cities around the world deliver the most gratifying, enjoyable shopping experiences, we consulted global experts, such as fashion merchandising firm Donegar Creative Services and Marie Bergfelt, senior spokesperson for Global Blue, which publishes the Globe Shopper City Index.

Then we judged cities in four areas, using a one-to-10 scoring scale for each category:

1. Getting around: Quality of public transportation, affordability and availability of cabs, transport time

2. Value: Bargain opportunities, such as sale seasons and average prices.

3. Variety: Number of available brands, range of shopping categories, quantity of upscale shops, department stores, boutique and vintage retailers and market stalls.

4. Experience: City beauty, quality of window displays and shop décor, friendliness and competence of clerks and service staff, dining and accommodation options.

Then we charged into the breach.

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Travel Tidbits – Site names top destinations for single men

Siracusa, Italy: a cultural city guide
Readers’ tips, recommendations and travel advice… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For wine lovers, tasty trips across Canada
From coast to coast, another way to savor the fruits of a nation … MSN.com

 

 

 

 

Site names top destinations
for single men

Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Miami top a list of 29 cities that attract single men on the go… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

Nimes, France: A cultural guide
An essential cultural guide to Nimes in France, a steadfastly French city built on Roman foundations… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

Singapore: readers’ tips, recommendations and travel advice
Readers’ advice on trips to Singapore… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Essentials
Boston is a big city, but it doesn’t feel that way when you’re walking around and make no mistake, this is one of those cities perfect to explore on foot … IndependentTraveler.com

 

 

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Travel Tidbits – When in Paris, do as the Parisians do – eat pastries

Surfing the user-friendly waves of El Salvador
El Salvador has suffered from a civil war, natural disasters and continuing violent crime, but foreign surfers are lured by its world-class and forgiving waves… Seattle Times

 

 

World’s top revolving restaurants
Over the past 50 years, revolving restaurants have opened in more than 50 countries on six continents… CNN

 

 

 

 

 

When in Paris, do as the Parisians do – eat pastries
In the City of Light, the pastries are multilayered works of art… LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

Top 25 Cruise Lines
River cruises have never been so popular, but readers still love ocean-bound excursions too… Conde Nast Traveler

 

 

 

 

 

Forbes names new 5-star hotels, eateries for 2012
Forbes Travel Guide has crowned its new five-star winners in the hospitality industry, bringing the total to 57 hotels, 25 restaurants, and 30 spas… USA Today

 

 

 

A cultural guide to Honfleur
An essential cultural guide to a picturesque town immortalized by the Impressionists… Telegraph (London)

 

 

 

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Top Cities for best street food

Probably the best way to decide which street vendors to approach for food are the ones with the long lines.

In San Francisco the Tamale Lady is known for coming into bars with her wonderful Tamale’s.  I’ve had my fill of those amazing tamales. To top it off Virginia (Tamale Lady) is always a pleasure to visit with and she remembers people too. So if visiting San Francisco and at a bar don’t hesitate trying the Tamale Lady’s food. She’s an icon in the Bay area.

 

Some of the World’s Best Street Food Locations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. ~James Beard

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Flea Market junky world travel

“At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first ~ Ethel Merman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top romantic destinations for Valentines

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Venice, Italy

 

  • Paris, France

 

  • The Greek Islands

 

  • California Wine Country

 

  • Cruises

 

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ~Henry Miller

 

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Bridges to visit around the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge – St. Petersburg, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quirky, Unusual Museums of the World

To add to the list of quirky, unusual museums are the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Bizarre Museums