India it seems, has a lot of different types of wallahs to service it’s every need. From chai wallahs to bring you coffee, dobhis to do your laundry, dhabis to deliver lunch tiffens, jhadoos that sell brooms, the jobs are endless, at times, unfathomable and intriguing. So here’s one more… Ear Cleaners.
Ten minutes later, I arrived at Amari hotel. The exterior didn’t look impressive, but once you step inside, it opens to something nicer. We whizzed past lobby registration and went straight to the elevators. Not the usual route for a hotel check-in. Mark pushed the elevator button… 32nd floor.
Have you ever wished you could be adventurous enough to try street food in a foreign country, but unfortunately, the foreign foods you saw intimidated you? When I don’t know much about a country’s food culture and I don’t recognize their street food options, I get to feeling that way. Intimidated. Faint-hearted, I’m standing o…
“Go ahead honey, be a good girl/boy and eat your bugs. ” This something you could be telling your child some day and if you do, you’d not be alone. Over 2 billion people in the world supplement their diets with … you guessed it,.. bugs!
The travel lady I have the honor to interview today stands on the other side of that looking glass… in the world of the strangely bizarre, strange and beautiful. She’s an extraordinary lady, successful at seeking out the “off-beat, cool, bizarre and eclectic” when she travels. Let me welcome, La Carmina.
There’s no doubt, Hawaii has a love affair with Spam. Growing up, our kitchen was always stocked with cans of it, as were my friends and their families.
Fish and chips, hush puppies, maccoroni and cheese?… Those never flew in Hawaii. Instead, we have Spam.
Do you have a penchant for attracting certain situations or people when you travel? Travel can bring unusual patterns, synchronicity and personal discoveries. The fact we’re often far from home, just makes them more prominent. For instance, I’m a film set magnet. In the U.S., I have a knack for stumbling upon film sets… frequently […]
When I had an overnight layover at Fukuoka airport and discovered they didn’t allow sleeping in their terminals, I felt a stab at my pocketbook. Manga Cafes otherwise called Manga Kissa are 24 hour internet cafes, furnished with wall-to-wall manga comic books and videos. Local Japanese who miss their bus home or need an overnight rest place, can rent a cubicle out for the night.