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Photo Trek - Visit Jinli Street in Chengdu, China

Photo Trek – Visit Jinli Street in Chengdu, China

                                      Jinli Street in Chengdu is a place admittedly designed for tourists. But that doesn’t mean you should skip it when visiting Chengdu. There’s loads of local colour, snack foods...
Visit Chengdu People's Park - for People Watching, Marriage Market, Tea Houses, Ear Massage and More...

Visit Chengdu People’s Park – for People Watching, Marriage Market, Tea Houses, Ear Massage and More…

Actually, outside of Shanghai, I think Chengdu might be  my favorite city in China so far. I love the spicy Sichuan cuisine from chili oil hot pot to the addictive dan dan mian (spicy pork noodles). But I think most of all I loved the people watching. And...
On Our Bookshelf - The Longest Way Home & Honeymoon with My Brother

On Our Bookshelf – The Longest Way Home & Honeymoon with My Brother

As much as I enjoy writing about travel, I also enjoy reading about it. Here are two of my favourite books in which the authors go on journey’s that are both physical and emotional. I, like these authors, have discovered the most authentic versions of myself by finding...
Photo Trek - Visiting the Pandas in Chengdu, China

Photo Trek – Visiting the Pandas in Chengdu, China

I remember when I was about 10 years old and visited the National Zoo in Washington D.C. and saw the pandas very kindly sent to the US by China. I never could have dreamed at that age I would later live in China and get to personally visit...
Photo Trek - Visit Hefei Lu for an Authentic Old Shanghai Experience

Photo Trek – Visit Hefei Lu for an Authentic Old Shanghai Experience

  If you go to Shanghai and hit the “usual” spots like Nanjing Xi Lu, People’s Park or the Bund, you might think Shanghai is all Louis Vuitton’s and Gucci’s. Starbucks, in fact, seems more prolific in Shanghai than even in Seattle and you simply cannot get away...
Travel Diary from Vienna, Part #2

Travel Diary from Vienna, Part #2

After getting my bearings in this small and lovely city I set out sample more of Vienna’s culinary delights. At the recommendation of an Austrian friend, I make my way to Cafe Central for breakfast. It’s an amazing space, grand in every way with amazingly high ceilings and...
Something New - Travel Diary from Vienna, Part  #1

Something New – Travel Diary from Vienna, Part #1

I usually don’t write about things I don’t feel confident to make an expert recommendation on. Thus, even though I travel extensively outside of Asia, I don’t feel qualified to make recommendations in London, Buenos Aires, Paris, etc…. But it occurred to me today as I was wandering...
101 Holidays Highlighted Accidental Epicurean as a Best Travel Blog to Follow in 2013

101 Holidays Highlighted Accidental Epicurean as a Best Travel Blog to Follow in 2013

I am always so humbled when people appreciate and recommend the “labor of love” that I call  Accidental Epicurean. On the days it feels more like a labor (read: when I don’t feel editing the thousands of photos on my camera), it is things like this that make...
Guest Blog, The Road to Being in the Moment - the Camino de Santiago

Guest Blog, The Road to Being in the Moment – the Camino de Santiago

I’ve always enjoyed Joanna’s passion for experiencing and eating. We have much in common: cities to which we’ve traveled, experiences ranging from 5-star hotels to budget inns, places in which we’ve lived (she moved North then East, I moved West then South). When Joanna asked me about the...
Accidental Epicurean Recognized as Best Travel Food Blog

Accidental Epicurean Recognized as Best Travel Food Blog

  It’s always nice to be recognized, isn’t it? Accidental Epicurean was recently featured as Best Travel Food Blog by My Life Scoop. Check it out
Dream Trips 2012 - Places and Things to See and do in 2012

Dream Trips 2012 – Places and Things to See and do in 2012

In this post I am not going to tell you the hottest new resort or the area that just opened up for tourism due to a change in government. It’s simply MY list. Dream trips that I have either always wanted to do or feel newly inspired to...
Unforgettable Omakase Sushi in Tokyo - Hashida Sushi

Unforgettable Omakase Sushi in Tokyo – Hashida Sushi

An unforgettable omakase sushi experience in Tokyo Through random coincidence I recently met someone who had lived in Tokyo for 20 years. Being a Japan-o-phile, of course I picked his brain about an upcoming trip to Tokyo. I wanted to get off the beaten track and have more...