Rio de Janeiro sells itself on images of white sand beaches with a bright city lights backdrop. The perfect blend of tropical and urban. But, it does not like to talk about how those twinkling city lights are mostly made up of favelas. Favelas, the Brazilian version of ghettos, have a reputation for being dangerous. [...]
Before I came to India the South Indian specialty that is the dosa was my favorite Indian dish. I first had it while I lived in San Francisco at a bougie restaurant called Dosa. Clever name I know! After more than a month in India the dosa remains my favorite Indian dish and I will [...]
Zanzibar always seemed like a made up destination to me. The name alone evokes images of pirates and mystic along the same lines as Timbuktu. After a grueling month crossing Africa independently overland using public transport I was beyond ready to just chill out on a beach. I never expected I would be so surprised [...]
Frolicking around Meknes I stumbled upon a man selling delicate fruit on a skewer. I consider myself a foodie and like to think that I have an extensive knowledge of exotic fruits but this man had something I had never seen before.
I recently met up with an old friend in Rio de Janeiro. While talking about this new life of mine he asked “If I was always this adventurous?” I don’t really consider myself adventurous. Yes, I love the thrill of being plopped down in a new city with no clue where I’m going but jumping [...]