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A-Z Guidebook: Yuen Po Bird Garden, Hong Kong

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Here we are at our penultimate letter in the guidebook. When you have a moment, grab a cup of coffee… >> Read more

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My first encounter with edible grasshoppers was in NYC in 2014, when we visited a modern Mexican restaurant called 'The Black Ant'.  They had been fried and ground to a powder as a coating for prawns. Delicious but not really discernible as grasshopper or any other insect. A visit to Mexico gave me the opportunity… >> Read more

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Bam! That month just flew by. I'm back blogging but haven't returned to my regular routine yet. Still, IMK keeps me honest. Last month I shared some of the things I bought in the US and Mexico. Upon our return, we went for our regular holiday to the Barossa Vintage Festival and followed it up… >> Read more

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Elote Grilled Street Corn – Mexicana

If you've watched any amount of food television, you've probably heard people talking about 'Mexican Street Corn'. I spent a lot of time in the streets, squares and parks of Mexico but couldn't find street corn for love nor money. That is, until I visited the Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City. It was on a… >> Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: eXcitement in Nakuru

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *For the first time during our journey through the Guidebook, I am using the alternate theme. I thought I may… >> Read more

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Gaspachos Morelianos – Mexicana

Whilst I was researching our holiday to Mexico, I watched a lot of Pati Jinich's 'My Mexican Table'. In one episode, Pati visits Morelia in the state of Michoacan and enjoys the local specialty of Gaspacho. If it's good enough for Pati, it's good enough for me. So, in the same way that we ended… >> Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Wadi Rum, Jordan

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *TIFFIN may be travelling but there is no stopping A-Z!  This month: W or Wander I've written before about how my… >> Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Victoria Bridge Abutment, Brisbane

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Hello readers and contributors. As you read this, I am celebrating a significant birthday in New Orleans. Huzzah! This… >> Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Union Station, Denver

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Despite having travelled extensively, I found this month a bit of a challenge. As a result, I spent a… >> Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Turkey, Cappadocia Balloons

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Happy New Year Guidebookers. I hope you have enjoyed your holiday break or, if you are really lucky, are… >> Read more

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Yat Lok Roast Goose – Hong Kong Stories

There are millions of Hong Kong Stories. This is one of them…. Hong Kong is a well known foodies paradise. It has 61 restaurants with one Michelin star or more and most certainly the greatest concentration in the world, given the size of the city. Looking past the flashy accolades, there are the restaurants that reflect… >> Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Switzerland, Ballenberg

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Compliments of the season. I know that it's a busy time of year for most of you so thanks… >> Read more

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Breakfast in Sheung Wan – Hong Kong Stories

There are millions of Hong Kong Stories. This is one of them…. As a late riser, Hong Kong is my kind of city. Hong Kongers are for the most part also late risers. To some extent this is because they're night owls, out drinking and socialising to the wee small hours. In part it's because… >> Read more

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A-Z Guidebook : Reykjavik, Iceland

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Don't forget our Pinterest board and the @AZGuidebook Instagram feed, where your photos are also featured. This month: R… >> Read more

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Tender Sprouted Meats – Tastes of Wide Bay-Burnett

As part of a short holiday in the Wide Bay-Burnett region, we had attended a 'Plate To Paddock' afternoon, organised by Judy Plath from Nourish Cafe in Bundaberg. We were lucky enough to buy the last two tickets. The event was hosted on the Bucca property of Rob & Sarah Cook, owners of the RS Cattle… >> Read more

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