money saving travel tips eating communally

Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Communal Eating

Today on Monday’s Money saving tips we look at communal eating. It’s an easy way to save the cash, enjoy decent food and in good company. Admittedly I don’t do this as much as I used to these days, but in my early backpacking days I was eating with everyone else, getting to know people Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Communal Eating[…]

First time I ever used chopsticks in China

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Learning How To Use Chopsticks

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials on Don’t Stop Living brings you endless tips on things you need when you set off around the world. One thing you will need for sure is knowing how to use chopsticks. Luckily I went from not having a clue to being an expert at using them. If Asia is on your Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Learning How To Use Chopsticks[…]

Jonny Blair in New Zealand trying the Fergburger

Friday’s Featured Food: New Zealand Fergburger!

Apparently “everyone who has ever been to Queenstown, (the New Zealand one) has had a Fergburger”, so it’s one of those stupid “when in Rome” type of analogies, which generally I hate, but this particular one couldn’t pass. I tried a New Zealand fergburger, which is today’s Friday’s Featured Food!   I had heard of Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: New Zealand Fergburger![…]

Jonny Blair eating stinky tofu in Hong Kong

Friday’s Featured Food: Stinky Tofu in Hong Kong

In case you’ve missed the latest news, we’re just about to welcome in the Chinese New Year (of the snake) and so today’s Friday’s Featured Food comes from Asia. I first tried stinky tofu in 2009 while touring the beautiful island of Taiwan. It’s a fairly common feature of night markets in Taiwan. The wafting scent Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Stinky Tofu in Hong Kong[…]

Empanadas in Uruguay

Friday’s Featured Food: Uruguayan Empanadas

I loved Uruguay and it will always rank high with me in my list of countries I’ve been to. I liked it so much I stayed there, studying Spanish and living with a local family (the wonderful Perla ). I stayed in the Parque Rodo district in Montevideo. However it wasn’t the relaxed, flambouyant Uruguayan capital Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Uruguayan Empanadas[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Wallaby Bolognaise in Tasmania, Australia

  While living in Tasmania I ended up staying for a while at Tasman Backpackers in Devonport – basically a live in, working hostel for travellers and workers on the nearby farms. Once a month we did a communal food night which meant that over 50 people that lived in the massive complex (a former Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Wallaby Bolognaise in Tasmania, Australia[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Tibetan Yak Butter Tea in Zhongdian, China

This week’s Thirsty Thursday takes us to the mountains on the China to Tibet border and is inspired by my recent visit to the town of Shangri La. The most prominent animal in this part of the world is the Yak. A lovable animal to glare at as your bus eases its way through awe Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Tibetan Yak Butter Tea in Zhongdian, China[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Turtle Soup in Kaiping, China

As we all know, China has an endless range of cuisines. From dog to eel and from duck to turtle, once you’ve eaten food in China, your taste buds may never be the same again. So the situation arose where I ate turtle soup, without knowing what it was! Believe me when I say this Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Turtle Soup in Kaiping, China[…]

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