With the world’s second largest barrier reef just off shore, hotels that are set on their own cays, and increasing air service to Central America from around the US, Belize’s corner of the Caribbean is beginning to look more and more attractive. Here are three Belize beach options for the traveler in the know.
–Brazilian Pizza in a Cone Comes to Queens — Grub Street: New York Magazines Food and Restaurant Blog. –Los Feliz | Your New Tequila and Taco Den on the LES – Urban Daddy. –Heads Up – Food of the Andes Finds a Home in San Francisco – NYTimes.com. –In Los Angeles,… Read More →
Increased air service from the east coast of the United States (both JetBlue and Spirit have recently begin flying there) and from within Latin America has made the Colombian capital of Santa Fe de Bogotá a surprisingly affordable and easy to reach destination. Most are pleasantly surprised at just how much there is to do in the city and the number of great restaurants that can be found there.
Though rarely are frites, or fries, attributed to Belgium – examples: french fries, chips, freedom fries – they are indeed a creation of that northern European nation and nowhere on earth will a cone of frites taste so good. All across Belgium there are small stands called frietkots.
–Lola Akinmade’s Beautiful Slideshow of Peruvian Weavers in the Village of Caccaccollo – World Hum. –Andina News has an interesting multimedia display of the Peruvian Potato. –My article on 48 Hours in Lima is featured in the September Issue: National Geographic Traveler –Confessions of a Travel Writer premiers on the… Read More →
Now that McDonald’s and soon a Starbuck’s have infiltrated Cuzco’s Plaza de Armas (please boycott these), I thought it was time to paint a picture on what options there are for the foodie in the tourist bubble that is Cuzco, Peru. While pizzerias, backpacker cafes, and pubs are popular, if you only spend your money at these places you will miss out on the bounty of Andean recipes and ingredients that are right under your nose.
Yesterday I received the premier issue of AFAR magazine in the mail. I was beyond impressed. There were travel stories about off beat international locals and there wasn’t a tie in to a Marriot resort to be found anywhere. There is a write up of South African Bunny Chow, a street food. An entire spread of just feet from around the world. Their feature on Morocco wasn’t about the new “it” spot in Marrakech, but a drive through the Atlas Mountains and interactions with Berber tribes. The back page features a story by Tim Cahill. It was extremely refreshing.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (PS3) is one of the rare video games I will ever write about here at New World Review. Rarely does the hunt for Latin America’s lost treasures appear in game format (though in my opinion the concept should happen far more often than it does). The game Drake’s Fortune tells the tale of a distant relative of Sir Francis Drake, the legendary pirate who plundered Spanish gold from the South American Pacific to the Caribbean.
On the Fourth of July I went to eat with my wife and her uncle from Peru at a random Italian restaurant on Mulberry Street in Little Italy. We just sort of picked a place that looked good and had an empty sidewalk seat. I was sort of regretting on… Read More →
–CondeNast’s has put out a free guide to Tipping in 35 countries around the world – Conde Nast Traveler. –Liz Caskey describes the background of the Chilean/Peruvian Fruit Lucuma, also called the eggfruit. –Peru is a New Global Economic Leader – Newsweek. –My article on Eating Suri in the Belen… Read More →