When Andy and I moved to Berlin, we each joined a bunch of meetup.com groups that sounded interesting. We were hoping this would be a fun way to explore the city and meet new people, maybe even make some friends. Most of them didn’t work out, but one group we joined recently has some promise.
Food and Health
Finding a new Thai restaurant for my Berlin International Restaurant Project was not a hard task. There are Thai restaurants all over the city. But I was a little more picky about finding a good one than I had been about some other types of cuisines, since we already have a few Thai restaurants we […]
Trying new restaurants is fun, but I so often get stuck in a rut, always eating at the same few places I’ve grown to love. So I started the Berlin International Restaurant Project. The goal of the project is to eat at one new (to me) restaurant for every country in the world in Berlin. […]
About a year ago, I decided to start a project as a way of having a not-so-travel-related goal. What I came up with was the Berlin International Restaurant Project. The objective is to eat at one restaurant for every country in the world in Berlin. It also has to be a new place for me, […]
I’m in bed trying to fall asleep. But I can’t. Three other women are snoring nearby. One occasionally switches to groaning or talking in her sleep. Every so often someone wakes up and digs through a bag. Something plastic rustles in the corner. Someone comes in the room around 3am and turns on the light. […]
This year hasn’t turned out at all like I would have imagined last year. Which makes it hard to even try to tell you what I think next year might look like. And no one really ever knows what the future looks like, do they? Even with the best laid plans, you can’t know. Here’s […]
A few weeks ago, I was so stressed out about so many things, and I was having a meltdown about something insignificant because whatever it was, was the last straw. I told Andy I needed a change of scenery, needed to take my mind off all the things pulling at it.
I’ve started making it a habit to look for food tours everywhere I travel. They’re fun, and I find them to be a really interesting way to try new foods and learn about the food culture and history of the destination I’m visiting. I thought I would find tons of fish dishes listed on the […]
The waiter brought over my Pad Thai, and Andy and I dug into our meals. Neither tasted authentic or overwhelmingly delicious, but the flavors were decent enough for what we were looking for – inexpensive and short walking distance from home. What we hadn’t bargained for was the food poisoning that hit us both a […]
A few weeks before I went back to Atlanta for a week, Akila McConnell, another travel blogger, announced her new food tour company, called Atlanta Food Walks. As you probably know, I love food tours, so I was really excited for her. Even better, she was starting tours right before I arrived, and the timing […]