Fish head curry!

Happy #TravelTuesday!

Today’s blog entry is taking us to Singapore where I tried their famous fish head curry at an Indian restaurant, called Gayatri in Little India. That was such a cute town. I loved the ambience of the restaurant. Here are some things to do in Little India: What to do in Little India

The curry was spicy, but I loved it! It was also the first time I got to try okra (lady fingers). I really enjoyed that, too.

Singapore was the first Asian country I visited and I fell in love. I’ve been there twice. One of my besties is from there and she invited me twice when she went back home to visit her family. I love how clean it is there. It’s great that their government implemented those rules and fines if people break the rules. They don’t call it a “Fine City” for nothing.

Visti Gayatri Restaurant when you’re in Little India: https://www.gayatrirestaurant.com/#!/home

Until next time! Ciao!

 

 

The cheapest meal deal thus far!

Happy Travel Tuesday!

I came across a Turkish restaurant in Ikebukuro, Japan called Turkuaz. I was so excited that I came across it; it was a hole-in-the-wall. I had to eat there! I love Turkish food. All thanks to my trip to Turkey in 2010. Oh, the wonderful memories and experience.

How sweet is this deal? It was ¥900, which is approximately $8.39 USD or so. It comes with soup, salad, the main dish, and tea. I ordered the spicy beef and lamb set. Where can you find that kind of deal?! Especially in Hawaii? I love how the meals in Japan are reasonable and filling, too. Not to mention, delicious.

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Turkuaz is located outside of the West gate exit of the Ikebukuro train station.

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Hiroshima grindz!

Happy #TravelTuesday!

I went on a one-day tour to Hiroshima, Japan last fall, and absolutely loved it there. It was a very moving day when we visited the A-Bomb site and Sadako’s statue at the end of the day/tour. My heart went out to those who lost their lives that tragic day. A couple pictures shared below:

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A-bomb site in Hiroshima. Got the chills… It was surreal to be there in-person.

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Sadako Sasaki’s statue/memorial site. Excited that I was there, but felt so sad.

Before we visited those memorial sites, we took a day tour to Miyajima, a small island in Hiroshima Bay. I was excited to try some Hiroshima oysters. Oh my word! That was delicious! I love oysters- raw AND cooked! Mmm, mmm! The line was super long- everyone wanted a taste of those bad boys! Haha! And it was worth it!

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Whoa!!!!

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My mouth is watering! Take me back!!!!

I found an intriguing article about the benefits of oysters: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/animal-product/oysters.html – it’s not only an aphrodisiac 😉

I also tried the beer that’s brewed in Hiroshima. It was good!

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Before we left the island, I had to get some dessert! Japanese strawberry “shave ice!!!!” Refreshing! Japan is known for their sweets/desserts. There’s stands/shops all over the place!

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“Sadako & the Thousand Paper Cranes,” is a recommended book to read. It’s one of my fave stories growing up. I read this book in elementary school. It’s a touching story- a page-turner for sure!! I’ve never owned a copy of my own, but yet, this story remains in my heart forever… Before leaving Hiroshima that evening, I bought a copy for myself. It’s a keepsake!

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It’s #TravelTuesday back to Switzerland

Happy #TravelTuesday! It’s time to take y’all back to Switzerland, one of my favorite countries.

My auntie and I took a riverboat cruise along the Rhine River several years ago. We embarked from Switzerland and travel to France, Germany, and disembarked from Amsterdam. It was a wonderful experience! Very different from a traditional ocean cruise. It’s much more laid back.

Before we embarked on our journey, we dined at our hotel’s restaurant, which was lovely!

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Spaghetti verdura (vegetarian pasta): pesto, cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, broccoli, & goat cheese. Yummy!

If you’re ever in Zürich, Switzerland, stay at the Mövenpick Hotel- Zürich Airport. It’s a beautiful hotel. Switzerland was wonderful and such a beautiful country. I hope to go back again one day to explore the country more.

Mövenpick Hotel- Zürich Airport
Mövenpick Hotel Restaurant
Walter Mittelholzerstrasse 8
8152 Glattbrugg
Switzerland
http://www.movenpick.com/en/

Cheers to traveling! We took the river cruise with Avalon Waterways® http://www.avalonwaterways.com/

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