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The Alabama Shakes

My friend Jon and I got tickets to see the Alabama Shakes Monday night. We decided to make a night of it (go big or go home), so we made pre-concert dinner plans as well. As luck would have it, it happened to be Philadelphia Restaurant Week. Advertisements

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Living the High Life in Hong Kong

When I managed to pull myself out of bed, sometime late morning, I was able to take in my surroundings, and fully appreciate the grandeur that is the Four Seasons Hong Kong. I never thought that I’d get to stay at such a fancy hotel, but Jenn’s friend hooked her up on a great deal, […]

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A peck of pickled peppers: a simple procedure for canning

One of the things that struck me the most while traveling abroad this year, was the priority given to wholesome, natural foods. This is something I strive to emulate now that I’m back home. One of the ways I accomplish this is by growing vegetables in my family’s backyard garden. I’ve also discovered that I […]

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Jew’s Ear, and other awkward travel moments

After an adventurous morning at Hang Sung Sot, we arrived at Dao Ti Top, otherwise known as Ti Top Island. This island includes a tiny little beach area, with chairs available for rent at the price of 40,000 Dong ($2USD).  The other option was kayaking for $15, which seemed a little steep, so Jenn and […]

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Which way to Halong Bay?

Getting to Halong Bay wasn’t cheap, or convenient, but it was one my favorite excursions! It involved a lovely four hour van ride (ok, so it wasn’t that lovely), and included a 30 minute rest stop at what my friend Jenn dubbed it  the “Warehouse Of Vietnamese  Tchotchkes.” The WOVT also included various packaged snack […]

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