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A Sunday Morning in San Telmo: Defensa Street Market/Feria de San Pedro Telmo and El Banco Rojo

Sunday morning, we set out on an excursion to San Telmo to eat the famous spicy fried lamb empanadas at El Banco Rojo. On our way there, we stumbled upon the San Telmo Market on Defensa Street which spans about 13 blocks between 10:00-16:00. While it’s not listed in many guidebooks that we read (or…
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April 7, 2017 0
The Arabic Mezze plate in Emirates First Class between DFW-DXB with 2002 Dom Perignon champagne

Emirates First Class: A Really Fun Thing We’ll Never Get To Do Again

OK, so I’m deviating from the standard content of this blog to share a more autobiographical post, a detailed account of my experience flying Emirates First Class from IAH – Houston George Bush International Airport to BKK – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport via DXB – Dubai International Airport in October 2016. While some people say the day they…
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January 9, 2017 1
Park Hyatt Siem Reap: view of the courtyard and bar/restaurant area at night

Review: The Park Hyatt Siem Reap Cambodia

We decided to stay at the Park Hyatt in Siem Reap due to its location, the availability of pool villas and to maximize our benefits as Hyatt Diamond (now Globalist). Upon arrival at check-in, we were offered a refreshing drink from a menu; we chose the iced tea and it was exactly what we needed…
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November 11, 2016 0
Chong Phov Khmer Restaurant Siem Reap

Review: Chong Phov Khmer Restaurant in Siem Reap Cambodia

During our 3 day trip to Siem Reap, we ate at Chong Phov twice; once for lunch and once for dinner. We really enjoyed everything about our meals here; the atmosphere, the staff, the food, and the experience.  While we enjoyed our lunch, eating dinner here was very special and nice as in the evening…
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October 20, 2016 0
Cuisine Wat Damnak Siem Reap Maam

Review: Cuisine Wat Damnak in Siem Reap Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak has received the award of being one of Asia’s Top 50 restaurants in 2016/2017 and Cambodia’s best restaurant and we lucked out and got a reservation to eat there when we visited Siem Reap.  The menu changes weekly between two tasting menus where we each sampled Cambodian ingredients prepared in French style/technique. What a…
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October 19, 2016 0

Review: Fairmont Sanur

It is with great delight that I write this review about our recent stay at the Fairmont Sanur Beach Resort. This was the 3rd accommodation we stayed at on a 2 week trip to Bali and had an outstanding stay; the hotel exceeded our expectations and for some aspects ended up being our favorite of…
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November 22, 2015 0