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The Surprising Balut Experiment

Posted by on December 16th, 2011 in Asia, Food, Philippines | 23 comments

Disclaimer: if you are a vegan, squeamish about weird foods and/or just eating your breakfast, you might want to reconsider reading this article! The Great (and Surprising) Balut Experiment When I arrived to Philippines, I knew that sooner or later I would have to face balut, that infamous delicacy known to make travellers squeamish. Now, I pride myself in eating pretty much anything the locals do. On this trip I have tried fried crunchy grasshoppers in Mexico, live shrimps in Thailand that kept jumping out of the bowl and snake with the famous snake blood shot in Vietnam. With all those foods, I haven’t really had any problems, but balut is a whole different ball game, or I suppose it should be egg game in this case. I was in Moalboal doing some diving and had made friends in...

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Cruising the Floating Markets of Can Tho

Posted by on August 11th, 2011 in Asia, Photos, Vietnam | 7 comments

Sunrise on the Mekong Delta, which means I was up much earlier than normally My alarm went off, so I groggily fumbled for my iPhone and looked at the screen. I fought the urge to just click the snooze, I knew I’d be sleep in two seconds if i did. I managed to resist the the tempting thought and actually pulled myself up from the be. Damn, I hate getting up at 5 am, I am just not meant for getting up at this hour. We gathered our things with my sister, packed our bags and headed downstairs. Even the receptionist was still asleep in bed next to reception. I knew this was too early. We woke him up (I am sure he appreciated it) and we checked out. River views Houses by the river Petrol station on the...

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Arriving to Puno… without a passport

Posted by on April 2nd, 2011 in Peru, Photos, South America | 0 comments

Local transport in Puno, but no, I arrived with a bus Puno, yes I have arrived to Puno. It’s a nice charming little town by Lake Titicacan in Peru, known for it’s floating islands and … no I can’t do this. I didn’t see much of Puno, and no, I don’t care about stupid Puno because some f***ng a**hole stole my passport, credit cards and camera on a bus on the way to Puno. So there. Local woman selling limes at the market in Puno Yes, there is a market and stuff in Puno, but I didn’t see much of it. I took a luxury bus back to Lima the next day after I arrived. Not because I especially wanted to go to Lima again, but because I had to get back to Lima for a new passport, because...

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