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Mercato Testaccio near Rome's old slaughterhouse can make a bad cook into a good cook

DEC. 20

If my Testaccio neighborhood is really the true Rome, where tourists can’t be found but the Romanesco dialect can, then Mercato Testaccio is the true Roman food market. 1,281 more words

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Round the world trip, month one completed

It has been one month since I started my round the world trip. Waw, time flies. The most amazing thing is, when I think about my life in Toulouse, it seems soooo far, like I left 10 years ago. 837 more words


Living in Joshua Tree: An interview with a man who found himself

Not long ago, at the age of 32, a man named Christopher Paull decided that he would spend a year of his life living just outside of Joshua Tree National Park… 745 more words
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Prawns and Grilled Green Chilies (Special Spanish Style fusion) Recipe

This recipe I am sharing with you is a quick recipe from my brother and is a fusion actually of with Pakistani spices and Spanish style. 275 more words

Mashal's Kitchen

Happy Holidays

It is the week before Christmas and I can see the excitement in the faces of children. Each year, I help out with Operation Santa – it is a tradition. 346 more words

Greece is Good

Part II

After a few heavy posts (the last two below), this one is lighter with travel stories, tips, and links. And lots of photos to peruse . 1,818 more words


How I Lied My Way Into the Sistine Chapel

On Infiltrating the Vatican City, and Chasing Roman Skies…


It was a hot, bright and sunny May day when I stepped over the boundary of Rome, and entered the smallest country in the world – the Vatican City. 1,418 more words

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