Our cultural and culinary travels.

Follow us as we travel and become temporary nomads, living out of our backpacks in the quest of new foods, cultures, and experiences.

 

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Tragedy in Japan: Customs problems
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Don’t do that, lah. You’ll get a fine!
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Taking the (bicycle) wheels for a spin in Singapore
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Singaporean culinary delights: chili crab and laksa edition
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How the rest of the world thinks of America

Tragedy in Japan: Customs problems

We’re now happily settled into our lovely little hostel in Japan, off to our next adventure. To get there, we traveled out of Singapore, through Taiwan, and into Japan via Tokyo’s Narita airport (more on that later), where we encountered the second casualty of our trip

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Don’t do that, lah. You’ll get a fine!

One of the first things a foreigner notices in Singapore is the sheer volume of prohibited activities, complete with associated fines, not to mention overt nudges. Everything from littering in public to spitting on the streets is not only illegal but also comes with a hefty fine. Oh, forget to flush? That’ll be $150. The result? One of the cleanest cities in the world. (more…)

Taking the (bicycle) wheels for a spin in Singapore

After a week of eating delicious carb-packed food, we joined Liz’s dad on a bike ride to burn off some unwanted calories. Our ride took us up the East Coast of Singapore along the Changi Airport runway, where we got to see sunrise over the beach while enjoying breakfast, Singapore-style. (more…)

Singaporean culinary delights: chili crab and laksa edition

Singaporean cuisine is truly like nothing else. Much like the US, the nation was built by immigrants with their own cultures and tastes. That mix leads to some of the best food one can find under one roof, with delicious Indian tandoori steps away from delicate and fluffy Chinese BBQ pork bao. At some point, someone had the terrific idea of combining those flavors to make uniquely Singaporean dishes that taste superb (more…)

How the rest of the world thinks of America

We were browsing through a kitchenware store (think Sur la Table or Williams Sonoma) when we happened upon the baking section. In the milieu were some nice looking muffin cups used for baking (see here for an example) in two different sizes. The regular sized one was simply called “Muffin cup.” However, the larger one wasn’t referred to as[…]

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