Review: Birria Tacos y Consome in Playa Del Carmen Mexico

As we continue to become familiar with Playa Del Carmen and keep trying to improve our Spanish speak skills, we feel more comfortable getting off the tourist path in search of more local experiences. This past December, we read about the birria tacos at Birria Tacos y Consome on the blog Everything Playa Del CarmenContinue reading “Review: Birria Tacos y Consome in Playa Del Carmen Mexico”

Review: TaconTenedor in Playa Del Carmen Mexico

Updated in January 2019: It appears that TaconTenedor is now permanently closed. TaconTenedor is a small local outdoor restaurant serving up seafood and other treats Mexican style. The restaurant is located just off 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. Serving locals and tourist, it’s a great place to experience high quality seafood prepared Mexican styleContinue reading “Review: TaconTenedor in Playa Del Carmen Mexico”

Tulum: Planning a Day Trip from Playa Del Carmen

During our most recent vacation in Mexico we chose Playa Del Carmen as our base. As we have been intrigued by Tulum for quite some time now and it’s only an hour away, we decided to plan a day trip to check it out and see if we’d like to plan a longer stay inContinue reading “Tulum: Planning a Day Trip from Playa Del Carmen”

Galle Sri Lanka in 4 Days – Where to Stay, Where to Eat, and Things to Do

COVID-19 Update: Sri Lanka is expected to re-open to international tourism in August 2020. For more information about the COVID-19 protocols, click here. Overview: Galle is about 130 kms south of Colombo on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast and we travelled here by train for the last 4 days of our trip to relax and exploreContinue reading “Galle Sri Lanka in 4 Days – Where to Stay, Where to Eat, and Things to Do”

Beach Guide: Sri Lanka South Coast

COVID-19 Update: Sri Lanka is expected to re-open to international tourism in August 2020. For more information about the COVID-19 protocols, click here. Overview: Sri Lanka is a beach lover’s paradise and during our stay on the South Coast, we explored 6 of them from our homebase in Fort Galle. Compared to other beach destinationsContinue reading “Beach Guide: Sri Lanka South Coast”

Our Trip to Sri Lanka: 24 Hours in Colombo

COVID-19 Update: Sri Lanka is expected to re-open to international tourism in August 2020. For more information about the COVID-19 protocols, click here. Overview: Sri Lanka, a “tear drop” shaped island nation in the Indian Ocean has started to find its way into the mainstream tourist map for the last few years. Since the civilContinue reading “Our Trip to Sri Lanka: 24 Hours in Colombo”

Parrilla in Buenos Aires: Get Your Meat On

Some people go to Buenos Aires Argentina for the tango but we skipped that in favour of checking out parrilla. Parrilla “means grill, and can also mean a steakhouse in South American countries. An Argentine parrilla can be anywhere from 5 ft to 20ft in length. You build a fire on the side of theContinue reading “Parrilla in Buenos Aires: Get Your Meat On”

Review: Chullpi Restaurant in Aguas Calientes, Peru (Machu Picchu)

Our meal at Chullpi is part of the memorable day of our trip to Machu Picchu. We were relieved they were able to seat us outside as they were quite busy for lunch and initially, we were turned away (if you can, make a reservation). From our table, we had a good view of theContinue reading “Review: Chullpi Restaurant in Aguas Calientes, Peru (Machu Picchu)”

Review: Cafe Turmeric, Hanalei, Kauai

Last updated: January 8, 2020 Cafe Turmeric is a food truck located in Hanalei; it is accessible by car or a short walk from the beach. It is located in a food truck court (if you can call it that) so if not everyone feels like Indian food, they can choose something else while youContinue reading “Review: Cafe Turmeric, Hanalei, Kauai”

A Sunday Morning in San Telmo: Defensa Street Market/Feria de San Pedro Telmo and El Banco Rojo

Sunday morning, we set out on an excursion to San Telmo to eat the famous spicy fried lamb empanadas at El Banco Rojo. On our way there, we stumbled upon the San Telmo Market on Defensa Street which spans about 13 blocks between 10:00-16:00. While it’s not listed in many guidebooks that we read (orContinue reading “A Sunday Morning in San Telmo: Defensa Street Market/Feria de San Pedro Telmo and El Banco Rojo”