I received an invitation from a friend to explore the wine, food and activities of the trending Czech Republic via Prague and South Moravia.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park, the island of Hvar, the coast at Cevapi, and the walled city of Dubrovnik make Croatia one of life’s great pleasures.
Poutine was invented in 1957, when a customer ordered fries while waiting for his cheese curds, the owner exclaimed ça va faire une maudite poutine (“it will make a damn mess”), hence the name.
It turns out that following the guy in the bad suit, wasn’t such a bad idea after all. He walked us right to the guest hose we had chosen, the Otel Gunes in Central Bursa, talked with the family that ran the place to make sure they had a room and then shook my hand and gave a merry wave before heading off. This kind of kindness from strangers we found to be common in Turkey and unlike in Morocco, the strangers didn’t ask us for anything. They didn’t ask for our phone numbers, emails, for us to visit their uncle’s carpet shops, about starting a business, or anything else. Turkey is the home to unpremeditated kindness that isn’t looking for something in return.
New York Foodie Sarah Spigelman heads to Arizona to check out the Southwest, luxury, and of course, some great food. It’s Arizona Foodie!
While I didn’t eat everything in Bulgaria, what I did have was a great experience of culinary East meets West.