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Budapest (Back in 2010!)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I'm back in that holiday state of mind! It's been a year, but I thought I'd add a few more photos from last summer's vacation. This summer I'm just working and saving money, because in 2012 I want to ride the Trans-Mongolian from Moscow to Beijing, and then go to North Korea. I saw a sign that said "American 8 = Russian 4", and I don't want to be a four, so I'd better get back on track!

Here are some shots from Budapest! I hadn't planned on going to Budapest, but when I realized it was very close to Cluj-Napoca, Romania (photos to come!) I decided to pop over a few days. I met another girl traveling on her own and the two of us explored the city by foot for three days. Walking, walking, walking...



The view along the Danube. I used to think Danube cruises were only for old fuddy-duddies, but it actually looks like it might be a nice trip (still, I'm too adventurous for a cruise!).



The infamous Parliament!



Heard in every restaurant:
"Do you have anything vegetarian?"
"Of course! Please, have this fried cheese salad!"
(Though I did develop a soft spot for cold fruit soups as a appetizer... probably just as unhealthy.)

  


Moldova

Friday, September 17, 2010


Arriving in Chisinau.


In Transnistria, a region where the Canadian government advises NO travel for any reason. I survived!

  
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SPOKENWORD 8/1/2011 10:35AM

    Wow!

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WINTERWINGS 9/18/2010 12:07AM

    Braver gal than me!



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Turkish Delight

Monday, September 13, 2010

Some shots from Istanbul!


Walking into the Blue Mosque in Sultanhamet.


Cruising down the Bosphorus, to the Black Sea.


Some delicious meze (appetizers) at a restaurant in Asia! (Istanbul straddles both Europe and Asia.)

  
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HAWKEYERANT 9/14/2010 12:30PM

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! (And now I'm hungry AND longing to travel! :P)

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WINTERWINGS 9/13/2010 10:46PM

    Lovin' the food porn. : )

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CLEVAGAL 9/13/2010 8:12PM

    Fantastic, when did you go there? Us Aussies spend alot of time within our own country as it is so big and diverse. We are sooooo far away from 'west'.

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Honey... I'm Home!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Here are some photos from my time along the Turkish Mediterranean Coast:


Floating in the sea near Kas (twenty pounds lighter than when I joined Spark People... unfortunately, fat is buoyant and therefore floating was actually harder!).


Kayakoy, an abandoned "ghost town" outside Fethiye. The heat made me want to abandon it too!


Kaputas, a tiny beach that I saw from a bus window. A few days and a few coincidences later, I had a chance to visit it!

Lots more photos to come!

  
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HAWKEYERANT 9/13/2010 2:06PM

    Beautiful beautiful! Look forward to seeing more pics!

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Crepe-tacular!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Yes, I know what that sounds like! :)

But this is a good post!

I made crepes from a recipe in "The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook" and they were SOOOO easy! The cookbook itself mostly sucks ("leek broth"... really?) but the crepe recipe was useful.

It's basically just one cup of flour, two eggs, 1.25 cups of milk, 2 tbsp of butter and a pinch of salt. Stick it all in a blender and blend to combine (don't go too crazy or the batter will get too thin). You should then pour the batter into a bowl and refrigerate anywhere from one hour to two days.

To make the crepes I just heated a non-stick pan, sprayed with cooking spray and ladled the batter in. I swirled it around to coat the pan evenly, cooked for thirty seconds, flipped with a spatula and cooked for ten more seconds. Voila! Perfect crepes - every time!

I'll be eating the crepes throughout the week for lunch, filled with a variation of ratatouille that basically contains whatever was left in my kitchen!

  
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HAWKEYERANT 6/14/2010 2:46PM

    Mmmm, sounds amazing!

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INGMARIE 6/14/2010 8:19AM

    Ah yes I remember these well, love them with all sorts of filling but my fav.is with seafood.

They are also very similar to swedish pancakes wich was a Sunday treat for my kids when they were living at home.
served with Lingonberry jam or gooseberry yum emoticon

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DHALYIA 6/14/2010 1:27AM

    I love them too...i blend up cottage cheese, mix it with fruit, heat, fill, and eat!

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SILLYBERRY 6/14/2010 12:36AM

    Oh, that sounds delicious! I actually ate crepes for the first time in forever the other day, but being able to make them at home would be most excellent.

Thanks for the idea!!!

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DOLPHINFAN1334 6/14/2010 12:24AM

    I LOVE TO HAVE CREPES AS WELL. MY SON LOVES HAVING THEM WITH FRUIT IN THEM. emoticon

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