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Patacones

Favorite Ecuadorian food #1: quinoa Favorite Ecuadorian food #2: patacones Did you know that Ecuador is the world’s largest exporter of bananas? Hence, Ecuadorians have a ridiculous amount of banana and plantain recipes. You can poach them, fry them, bake … Continue reading

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The India Diaries Part VI: Varanasi to Agra

You can’t go to India without going to Agra. Well, you can, but you shouldn’t. Along the way, people told me that it’s not worth the travel to get there. There are so many other wonderful things to see in … Continue reading

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The India Diaries Part V: Varkala to Varanasi

The funny thing about any journal that I keep is that I tend to withhold the extreme joys and pains. Perhaps the highs seem too ethereal – or somehow karmically flawed. And the lows, well, they’re etched into my mind … Continue reading

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The India Diaries Part IV: Kollam to Varkala

After my days on the beach in Goa, I wasn’t terribly excited about more beach time in India. It seemed like there was so much else to do further north – the Ganges, the Taj – but I’d already booked … Continue reading

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Daily Fixes for the Urban Beachcomber

Fresh off a week on the beach Up North in Northern Michigan, I immediately unzipped my suitcase, pulled out my rock collection, and added some of the larger stones to my bathroom sink. Now every time the water hits the … Continue reading

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The India Diaries Part III: Palolem to Kollam

When I arrived in India, I really didn’t have any concrete plans. There was a vague idea of going south, then heading north. The more I read and asked around, the more I heard about Kerala. To be honest, I … Continue reading

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The India Diaries Part II: Panaji to Palolem

Everyone says that if you go to India, you must go to Goa. The smallest state in India, Goa is also one of the richest – in no small part due to it’s booming tourist industry. No doubt, Goa is … Continue reading

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