When we get off our plane in Cuzco, we are greeted by a large basket of coca leaves. We grab a few and put them into our mouths. Thyme makes the mistake of going full-ham on chewing the leaves, and she immediately spits it out. The taste is disgusting, bitter and acidic all at once. … More The Ancient, Magical Highlands of Cuzco
It’s early. Before sunrise, and we are waiting for our driver on our silent Miraflores street. We’re staying for three nights in Peru’s capital city before heading out to the jungle, Cuzco, and more. Since there aren’t many tourist attractions in Peru’s capital city–save for eating, drinking, and admiring pre-Colubmian artifacts at Museo Larco, the … More A Day Trip from Lima, Sand Dunes & Pisco in the Peruvian Desert
After arriving in Lima late, we get some sleep and wake up early for a full day in Peru’s capital city. We fly into Peru for $800-round trip. We get our tickets super cheap by buying ahead and shopping around. Getting a feel for how prices are moving is always the way to get the … More Lima is a Gritty, Underrated City with Delicious Food & Pockets of Beauty
Hey everybody! Just got back from my trip to South America and will be posting about that soon. As you probably know, I hit up coffee shops all around the world and some are certainly better than others. Often, something is lacking or incorrect. I was just remarking about how the coffee could be better … More Brew Better Coffee!
I came to Las Vegas for a wedding. My friend Eric, my girlfriend Thyme, and I drove in on Sunday morning, came in to a pool table and a jacuzzi tub at our two-bedroom suite, made some Moscow Mules, and went out to begin celebrating at the Ri Ra pub in the Mandalay Bay. An … More Fear, Loathing, & Bodies in Las Vegas
While elsewhere in the world has recently become acquainted with the term barista, Italy has had the concept since the fascist years of Mussolini. Even before that, Italian bartenders were not only serving alcohol, they were serving coffee drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, and everything in between. Now this coffee culture is threatened by the globalizing world. … More The Dying Art of the Italian Barista
Over my many years of eating bowl after bowl of pho, I have noticed some people don’t enjoy it the way they should. For starters, the average pho restaurant in America does not come close to being what the experience should be for every noodle-and-broth lover. The Right Pho Place So start there. If you … More How to Eat Pho to Make it the Best Thing You’ve Ever Had.