Category 'USA'

Six Satisfactory Cities

Everyone’s always waxing lyrical about the cities they love, or dishing the dirt on places they deemed to be despicable dumps. Yet, people don’t often talk about the places they go to that don’t really provoke a strong reaction in them. I mean, it makes sense, really. Why go on and on about a place that elicits a shoulder shrug when you’re asked about it? There’s no reason to.   Anyhow, I got to thinking about the places I’ve been…
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Food In Pittsburgh: Stripping Down The Strip

When you think of Pennsylvania, food in Pittsburgh isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. What do most people go with? The Omish? Philadelphia? Cream cheese? The Fresh Prince’s home state? Vampires? Wrong ‘sylvania if you said the latter. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s second-largest city, is often overlooked and dismissed as nothing more than a former industrial powerhouse, a gritty city with little to offer.   While I remain as of yet unacquainted with Pittsburgh, I can’t make any comment on it,…
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My Top 10 Bodily Discharge Moments From Around The World!

Warning: this post contains way too much information about bodily discharges. I mean, I hope you figured that out from the title of the post, but it’s worth repeating just in case. If you’re squeamish, it’s probably best that you click away from this post now. Go and read about that time I stroked all the pussies in Seoul. Or now that spring is approaching, look at pretty pictures of crocuses that I took in Harrogate. Maybe even perk yourself…
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7 Lovely Libations From Around The World

Recently, my fabulous blogger friend DJ wrote a post about a drink called sekamehu, a kind of Finnish juice drink that he had in, well, Finland. It sounded delicious, and that got me thinking about the beverages I’ve imbibed around the world. Some were delicious (more on those in a little while), some not so much, like the coconut juice I swilled down to try and rid my mouth of durian aftertaste, or what can only be described as…
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Southern Food: Not Just Fried Chicken

During my month or so in the United States last year, I ate a heck of a lot. So much so that my swim shorts that fit before I embarked on the trip weren’t very cooperative by the time I reached Miami, towards the end of my time there. The USA certainly knows how to do food, and the place that did it best during my visit was definitely Charleston, South Carolina, which didn’t surprise me much, given…
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My Thirteen Favourite Things Of 2013

With just two days of the year remaining, it’s only fitting that I do one of those 2013 wrap-up kind of posts. I thought for a while about what to write: favourite places I’ve travelled to? Too generic maybe, and I’ve covered a lot of my favourite places in previous posts like this one. I could round up my favourite travel blogs like Adventurous Kate did (I’m totally on the list, by the way), but I did that at the…
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5 Fabulous Food Trucks in Austin, Texas

Food trucks in Austin have long featured high on my foodporn wishlist, and it seems appropriate that this post rounds out 2013. That’s right, fifty-two Foodporn Friday posts in a year. Aren’t you quite the lucky readers? So, this post, about food trucks in Austin, is a continuation of last week’s post about New Mexican cuisine. Kinda. It’s a continuation in the sense that both are posts about food in the USA that I’d love to stuff my face…
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New Mexican Cuisine: Red, Green or Christmas?

New Mexican cuisine isn’t something that I got to try during my month-long trip to the United States earlier in the year – the nearest I got was flying over the state on a plane. That’s not to say I didn’t discover a whole host of scrumptious dishes, though: fried chicken in Charleston, blintzes, kati rolls and wasabi ice cream in New York, and Cuban everything in Miami. Yet one month wasn’t nearly enough time to sample…
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The Places That Surprised Me In 2013

It’s mid-late October. Year-end wrap up posts are slowly starting to trickle through and will no doubt be clogging up your various news feeds until January arrives. “But wait!” I hear you cry, “the year isn’t even over yet?!?” True true, dear friend, but I have no further travel plans until January, well not to anywhere new at least, so I’m starting early and getting one of my wrap-up posts done in advance. Hey, what can I say, I plan…
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10 Cities I Could Totally Live In

I don’t like everywhere I travel to, and I’ve never pretended that I have done. A fair few cities have left me underwhelmed – Gaziantep, Washington DC, Vilnius, I’m looking at you – an ready to catch the next train/plane/tumbleweed out of there, or wishing that Muggle-borns could, too, apparate.   Yet as someone who doesn’t own a blog called, ‘Complainy Rants From Around The World’, or isn’t the star of that wretched TV show An
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