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Alambique, Puerto Rico Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Local fare on the water in Puerto Rico? Why yes, thank you! Our cruise ship left from Puerto Rico, so we had a day on the island before heading out. Rather than hiding from the heat (and rain) in our hotel room, we decided to venture out and enjoy lunch on the water at Alambique, a small restaurant and bar with a great view and...

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Fort George Grenada Travel

After arriving in St. George’s, Granada, and a short walk up a hill near the shore, you arrive at a French fort originally built in by the French in 1705. A reasonable fee earns you entry and the views from the old fort are breathtaking. Many of the buildings are currently used by the police, but much of the fort is still open to the...

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The Covered Market in Fort de France, Martinique Travel

The Covered Market, or Spice Market or even Grand Marché in Fort-de-France, Martinique was established in 1886. It is known for its wide variety of spices, and it’s the perfect place to go to find fruits, vegetables, spices, rum, madras fabric or clothes, and local handcrafts. There are several small restaurants located within the market and they offer local cuisine. It was one of these,...

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Glasgow, Scotland Travel

While I was at university, I began trying out my travel wings. I lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and it was the perfect starting point for a variety of adventures because of the access I had to budget airlines to get around Europe.  But one of the things I always dreamed of doing was of taking a ship from Ireland to Scotland and so I...

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Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans, France Travel

In the east of France lies an architectural complex known as Saline Royale or the Royal Saltworks. This project, conceived by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, was not only built to accommodate large-scale salt production but as an aesthetic masterpiece. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, the Royal Saltworks have since been restored and opened to the public. There are currently three main exhibits available: the Stories of...

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The Riverwalk & The Alamo | San Antonio, Texas Travel

During our summer concert tour, M and I had a stop in San Antonio, Texas to perform at the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival. We were there with just enough time to perform and fly back, but before our return flight, we had a few hours free during the afternoon and we wanted to make the most of it.  With the Riverwalk and the Alamo only...

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12 Things to Do In & Around Beijing, China Travel

Beijing, the capital of China, is a pleasant mix of historic and modern sites and architecture. There are so many things to do in and around the city, so here are a few of my favorites from my recent (and first) trip to the country. 1. Visit the Summer Palace // A short metro ride away from Beijing, the Summer Palace is an expansive park...

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Hutongs in Beijing China Travel

In my opinion, one of the best things about Beijing are its hutongs, or alleys. These narrow streets are lined with old homes and shops, particularly in the traditional courtyard style. Sadly, these areas are slowly disappearing. Many of the hutongs have been demolished to make way for more modern constructions, roads or buildings. Thankfully, however, many efforts have been made recently to designate the...

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