Category: Europe

how to be a tourist in your own home

how to be a tourist in your own home

How, you ask? By cooking! 2020 has been the year of no travels. Quarantine gave me more time on my hands, so I used that time to cook different dishes from around the globe. Some were attempts to recreate my favorite dishes I’ve eaten during my travels, and some were dishes from places still on … Continue reading how to be a tourist in your own home

25 foods to say hola to in spain

25 foods to say hola to in spain

  Gambas al ajillo - shrimp with garlic oil. You must love garlic in order to eat this dish. You’ll have garlic breath for days but it is SO worth it Patatas bravas - fried chunks of potatoes, usually paired with a spicy tomato sauce. I think I could live off of these Pintxos (pinchos) … Continue reading 25 foods to say hola to in spain

don’t waste your time at montserrat

don’t waste your time at montserrat

I’m sure many people will disagree with me, but I thought Montserrat was a waste of time. Correction - the Tot Montserrat ticket package (€50.95) felt like a waste of time. We were deciding between two options: A. Getting the public transportation package to get there ourselves, or B. Booking with a tour company that … Continue reading don’t waste your time at montserrat

how to be a tourist in barcelona

how to be a tourist in barcelona

Walk around the Mercat la Boqueria. Get some €1 fruit juice, and maybe some jamón in a cone. Other than that, don’t waste your stomach space on the little snacks they sell like the fried stuff or the empanadas. They’re very sub-par. Instead, try El Quim de la Boqueria, one of the restaurants Phil Rosenthal … Continue reading how to be a tourist in barcelona

8 foods you should say halló to in iceland

8 foods you should say halló to in iceland

Fermented shark (hákarl)- although this might be the most disgusting thing I’ve ever eaten, it’s still worth trying, just to say you’ve tried fermented shark. Just to warn you: it does taste like how a toilet would smell. It is NOT pleasant, so make sure you have some sort of chaser to go with it. … Continue reading 8 foods you should say halló to in iceland

8 things i learned from the 3.5 days i spent in reykjavik

8 things i learned from the 3.5 days i spent in reykjavik

Weather in January is BONE-CHILLING. I’m used to New York City winters, but probably have never really experienced anything colder than that. So think NYC winters x 10 + snow, all the time. Everything is expensive. If you’re planning on going out to dinner, expect to pay at least 40 USD for an entree. You … Continue reading 8 things i learned from the 3.5 days i spent in reykjavik