2 days in Athens, Greece

2 days is enough time to fall in love with the ancient city of Athens! Athens has always held a special allure, and we jumped at the opportunity to visit it! Though we spent a week in Athens, the primary reason for the visit was work, so there were some evenings for play. Putting all […]

New Year’s Eve in Cartagena, Colombia- Walking the old city & fireworks!

Combing the streets of Cartagena! Cartagena is a beautiful walled city that is almost a gateway to South America. Located in the northern part of Colombia, it has a very European feel to it, yet is as South American as they come! Always warm and inviting Cartagena is known for it’s ‘magical realism’.     […]

Eat-aly part 3: Food Guide for Rome 

Rome is the perfect holiday destination for foodies and history buffs alike We ended our Italian holiday in Rome, a fitting end to a fantastic trip! While the sights took our breaths away, the food of the Eternal City was almost as good and as interesting as its architecture. Read about food in Florence and along the Amalfi […]

Eat-aly part 2: Food Guide for Amalfi coast

From Florence (read about food recommendations here), we drove to Sorrento and along the Amalfi coast, continuing our culinary adventures. With a long coastline and a number of quaint towns perched on the hillsides overlooking the water, the Amalfi coast provided a picturesque setting for delicious sea food! Food we sampled, and would recommend includes: […]

Eat-aly part 1: Food Guide for Florence 

Italy is a foodie’s paradise! We spent 10 days traveling through Southern Italy- from Florence, though Tuscany, along the Amalfi coast and ended in Rome, sampling the sights and sounds, and of course the food and drink! This post is part 1 of a 3-part series of the food we ate and loved, in Eat-aly! […]

Two days in Quito- in and around the city

Our trip to Ecuador made me want to start this blog. It was planned fairly spontaneously and the plan was to improvise  as we travel through the country, so it gave rise to lots of opportunities worth blogging about! Day 1 was a big shock to the system. As soon as we landed, we realized that English is […]

Day trip from Cartagena: Volcan de Totumo 

Volcan de Totumo is a day trip from Cartagena. It is highly reviewed and recommended in TripAdvisor and other travel sites, so it first came across as a tourist trap. We resisted but in the end were very happy we tried it out. Let me start by saying it is touristy but well worth the […]

Hidden labyrinths around San Francisco

Looking for something to do off the beaten path in the San Francisco Bay Area? If you don’t mind short hikes there are hidden labyrinths worth visiting in Oakland and San Francisco. Both are true labyrinths i.e. only one path to the center rather than a maze, which offers several choices. Read on! Labyrinth at Lands End, […]

2 days in Seoul- Korean BBQ!

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area has enabled us to experience people, cultures and food from all over the world. We love Korean food and especially the barbecued meat. Our first night in Seoul started with walking the Itaewon neighborhood and discovering our first Korean BBQ place. It was a small family owned restaurant […]