So, it's been a while since I have written a travel post. That's because, since returning from Italy, I have remained mostly in San Diego. I am from San Diego, so being here doesn't feel like traveling, but rather like returning to a childhood memory. Recently, I've been pondering the meaning of home. I have [...]
1. Everything is bigger in Amurica. Buildings, coffee, plates, cars, houses, freeways, lines... 2. Americans LOVE freedom whatever that means. "And I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free!" 3. Americans have different accents. Californian, Bostonian, Southern 4. Americans eat hamburgers and hotdogs. On the 4th of July, at the [...]
My friends and I have talked a lot about our dreams of opening a cafe or a bakery. Of course it's always been just that, a far-off dream, but if it didn't seem like such an unattainable goal, what are the obstacles we would face? I’ve always imagined that the main obstacle to small-scale producers [...]
Catania, a city famous for its fresh sea food, pasta alla norma, and the glorious cannoli! Instead of wandering the streets hungry for a reliable restaurant, check out the restaurants that have impressed me. FOR DINNER Biscari Expensive http://www.ristorantebiscari.it/ Though quite expensive, I may have had the best meal of my life at this restaurant. My [...]
Have you ever bitten into a tomato as you would an apple? I developed this habit when I was living in Catania cause the tomatoes are really as good as apples. Where I'm from in California, we have good produce, but a Sicilian tomato cannot be replicated and American tomatoes are tasteless seed balls in [...]
Things I've learned in Italy: 1. Caffe is espresso. At least three a day is normal. It has magical properties that help you digest. 2. It is easy to ride the bus without a ticket... Until you get caught. 3. Biking to work is acceptable. Walking is not. 4. Colds are not caused by germs, [...]
République Tunisienne الجمهورية التونسية, a set on Flickr. Just some photos from my trip to Tunisia.