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Accidental Funnies – Country Flags Made From Iconic National Foods

The interwebs is indeed limitless in its ability to entertain, but it is not always kittens and puppies that are amusing. Check out these country flags made up of iconic and traditional ingredients from each nation. For example, Italy as seen above is basil, tomatoes and pasta. Click here to see other fun  examples from Korea, ...


Accidental Epicurean named in Viator’s Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

It is always wonderful to be recognized. After all, this is a hobby for me. It’s out of the pure love I have for travel, new experiences and my passion for food. I truly believe any culture – it’s history, tradition and future – can be understood through food. So, I was indeed honoured when Viator ...


Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More…

If you are like me, one of the things I always look up before I go to a new country is the rules of tipping or tipping etiquette. Being American, I come from a country where we tip for everything. If someone raises a hand to help you in any way, you are supposed to ...


3 Asian Chili Paste Recipes – Never Buy in the Supermarket Again – read Chubby Hubby

Never buy in the supermarket again, because…you can make them better at home. I am a big fan of making my own condiments. Fresh ingredients, no preservatives, and in most cases, significant cost savings are what motivate me. You may have seen my article on Western condiments like Creme Friache and Mayonnaise. Now I bring you easy ...


Luxury Hotels in Asia are Tops on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Best 100 Hotel & Resorts in the World

Every year Conde Nast Traveler publishes a list of the 100 best hotel and resorts in the world. This year there are 15 of the 100 from Asia, and 1 in the top 10 here in Shanghai. I have had the good fortune to be able to stay at a few of these and wholeheartedly ...


Pondicherry, India – a Guide on Where to Eat, Shop, Sleep

3 days in French colonial India by the sea If any of you have read the Life of Pi, you will remember Pondicherry as the hometown of the main character, Pi, the zookeeper’s son. Well there is no longer a zoo in Pondicherry, there is still plenty to see and do in this quaint French colonial ...


Chennai, India – a Guide on Where to Eat, Shop, Sleep

Making the most of a stop-over with some charming shopping, chic cocktails and dining like royalty with a luxurious South Indian meal The 4th largest city and India and known as the “Detroit of India,” Chennai itself is not so much a destination as it is a hub which travelers stop-over on their way to something ...