What is Russian Food…Anyway?

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Image Source Whenever I have a conversation about food, part of that conversation inadvertently involves culture, because food is the most defining aspect of the latter. Therefore, I am as passionate about learning new cultures as I am about food because it provides the most meaningful context for the dishes I savor and the flavors […]

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The Biggest Revelation I Had When I Started Traveling

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I must add a disclaimer before I begin this post – it may spoil your current idea of happiness, as it were. However, this is not meant to do that, but simply provide perspective on the conflicting thoughts that you begin engaging in when your world becomes a composite of much broader views as a result of […]

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Travel Food Stories: Bali, Indonesia

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How I Started On the Path of Travel This is a special post, because it portrays my very first independent long-distance travel experience, which was a completely transformative one and got me hooked on travel for life. Bali for me was an otherworldly journey of mental alignment, hiking volcanoes, cultural exploration, and exciting cuisine. It all […]

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Joshua’s Cafe in Woodstock, NY

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  I’ve been frequenting the Catskills this summer for some serious hiking and Woodstock has always been in the back of my mind as a place to definitely stop by when I got the chance. Although I am completely neutral when it comes to the hippie culture, it seems almost rebellious not to, because it’s right […]

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Travel Food Stories: Peru – Food of Cusco and the Sacred Valley

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Welcome to the Andes During my recent trip to Peru, I got to visit three different parts of this beautiful country, with very different landscapes and ingredients. Cusco, situated at 11,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes was once the greatest capital of the Incan empire and now boasts beautiful influences of Spanish architecture, like the […]

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