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A gastronomic tour of my local street vendors: Potato chips and popcorn

Today’s food cart is found a few meters down a side street close to the metro station. On offer is plain popcorn, sweet popcorn and potato chips. 198 more words

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A gastronomic tour of my local street vendors: Coconut water

For today’s tour stop I thought I’d give something liquid a try, so: fresh coconut water. This cart is directly opposite the metro station and has a big stack of young, green coconuts which are cracked open on the spot to get to the liquid on the inside. 347 more words

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A gastronomic tour of my local street vendors: Tapioca

Another day, another treat to try! Today: tapioca. The easiest way to describe this in English would be as a manioc/cassava starch crepe, which is then filled with either sweet or savoury delights. 273 more words

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A gastronomic tour of my local street vendors: Caramelized coconut

On today’s local vendor tour was the coconut guy. This cart is on the main road in front of the metro station, about a block away from the exit. 263 more words

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A gastronomic tour of my local street vendors: Hot dog truck

One of the great things about having moved right next to a metro station is that both early in the morning and late in the afternoon the street is lined with people selling all sorts of edible goodies. 283 more words

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Finally, a new apartment!

A few weeks ago (maybe a little more, actually…) I wrote about apartment hunting in a new city. After the chaos of actually having to move around before we (“we” as in my significant other/lover/friend/life-partner/flatmate and I) got the apartment, putting furniture in storage, and the uneasiness of knowing we were about to move but not being sure of exactly when, things have now settled and we have officially moved in. 376 more words

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