Tag Archive: local

Glasgow

When we were planning our little Scottish jaunt, we had a choice: only see one city (Edinburgh, according to friends and family, was the must-see), or shorten our time to see both Edinburgh… Continue reading

Edinburgh

I didn’t know what to expect for Scotland – my mental images were the stereotypical “Scottish things – rolling hills of green, heavy accents, and kilts. We flew into Edinburgh (pronounced ed-in-burr-ah) from… Continue reading

Breakfast in Belfast

Staying in Newcastle, County Down, we were just a short jaunt from Belfast – the capital city of Northern Ireland. Although well-known for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic (yes, that Titanic),… Continue reading

Scaling Sleve Donard

One of the “bonus” parts of traveling that I try to take advantage of – whenever possible – is hanging out with locals. I think hearing what locals think about their turf (as… Continue reading

Pineapple and Painted Chickens: the Road to Monteverde

Our first morning in Costa Rica introduced us to the full-blast, no-kidding-around sunrise of Central America. It was beautiful, it was instant, and it was 5:30am. Being someone who would happily sleep 12… Continue reading

Drinkin’ With the Ticos

  Our Liberia AirBNB host, AndrĂ©s, was unavailable to meet us at the apartment, and instead left a key with the rental service and asked us to call him. One friendly but awkward… Continue reading

Kerosene Creek & Taupo

Kerosene Creek was home to some pretty cool hot springs*. Although it’s a site listed frequently in guide books and travel maps, there were only a few people visiting when we were there.… Continue reading

Out on the Tourist Town: Siem Reap

After we checked in, had a snack, and took a swim, we obviously couldn’t resist exploring Siem Reap a bit. On the way to the Night Market, we stopped at a street vendor… Continue reading

What the Filipino: Pinoy food

Quick preface: Several weeks ago, I spent about 8 days in the Philippines, getting a Thai visa and experiencing quite a change of scenery. Personally, I believe that the most efficient introduction to… Continue reading

Dinner on the River: Tino Returns

One Friday night, we had a mini-reunion. Tino, one of the guys we met in Ton Sai, was flying out of Bangkok to Nepal. He’s bound for all kinds of crazy outdoor adventures.… Continue reading