Over the last few years, I have been incredibly lucky that I have been able to travel as much as I have, and have had the opportunity to eat at some absolutely wonderful places. So when I was approached by my good friend Andrea who works at The HUNT to write a guest post for them in regards to food and travel, I jumped at the opportunity. Keep Reading
Hello there Dear Readers, I am back! After a wonderful self-imposed break from blogging, I am now recharged and inspired with lots of wonderful stories to tell you and recipes to share.
In order to kick-off The Travelling Chopsticks for 2014, I have the perfect post to share with you- the Hindu festival of Thaipusam! I have to admit, I am really excited about putting this post together as I feel it is not only an interesting topic but a unique festival which can only be experienced in a few countries around the world! Keep Reading
I was really hoping that I would be able to publish another post before I left for the holidays, but it seems as though I am running out of time! Does anyone else feel as though time seems to speed up just before Christmas?!
Tonight my Peruvian and I will start our long trek home from Brazil to Singapore! Although, its not as bad as it sounds as we are stopping off in Abu Dhabi for a few days to break up the journey. Hence it may be slightly quite here on The Travelling Chopsticks.
However, if you would like have mini updates on what I am up to and what I’m eating in Abu Dhabi and Singapore you can always follow The Travelling Chopsticks Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Travelling-Chopsticks/424827514288003 where I will be no doubt keeping you all up to date on my adventures!
I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who is following The Travelling Chopsticks. All your kind comments and your support over the last year truly inspires me to keep on blogging and to continuously improve myself! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope you too will be able to spend this holiday season with friends and loved ones!
I recently returned from a wonderful weekend stay at the Sheraton in Rio de Janeiro. Nestled in a little cove off Leblon beach, the hotel offers an oasis compared to the hustle and bustle of Ipanema and Copacabana beach, not to mention that the view is breath taking.
A tip that I have picked up over time when looking for good places to eat, is I think a universal one. If the restaurant is busy, you know you are on to something good, but, if the restaurant is busy AND is filled with locals – you know you have hit the jackpot!
One of the things I love the most in any country is going to markets. I feel that markets represent the heart and soul of a country or city, and it offers you a glimpse into the everyday lives of the people living there.
As much as I enjoy visiting markets, I also enjoy shopping at them. Not only do I feel that I get a better understanding of where my food comes from, but I feel as though my money is going directly to the local community and not to big corporations like Walmart. This may be a far cry from the actual truth and a naive thought at that, but ultimately it makes me feel good! Keep Reading
I was looking at the calendar today – and I realised two things. One, we have been in Brazil for exactly 2 months today and secondly in exactly a months time, C and I will be on our way to Singapore (via Abu Dhabi for a few days) to celebrate Christmas.
Knowing how quickly time goes by, I thought I would start posting some really good Swedish Christmas recipes. Or at least the recipes that we prepare in my family every Christmas. Last year, C and I celebrated Christmas in Mexico City, and we put together a dinner for 15 people – it was such a success and everyone loved the food! Here you can read about my planning for that dinner and what we served Swedish Christmas in Mexico City Keep Reading