Alinea Chicago

I first went to Alinea in Chicago for my birthday in 2009, and I loved the experience. From each course served to the service and wine selection, although I cannot remember exact details, I do remember being thoroughly impressed with the caliber of food and service. It certainly felt and

Grace Chicago

It pays to have friends in high places. And in the restaurant industry, even more so. For my birthday (February 12) this year I wanted to savor the adventurous inklings of none other than Curtis Duffy in his new venture Grace. This culinary inspiration is nestled in the very hip

Celebrate Life

Anyone who knows me knows I love my birthday. Partly a Latin-American influence, and mostly my family’s sacred approach to this day, since I can remember my birthday always meant party, food, and fun. This year was no exception, and following suit with most Latin-Americans out there, I didn’t pass

Club Cubana Goa, India

Club Cubana owned and run by expats around Anjuna beach area claims to sit at the highest point in Goa. Although these statements aren’t officially verified, it does happen to have a nice view from atop Goa and smooth ambiance with a sizable pool in the middle surrounded by white

Goa for NYE

I wish I could say I loved Goa. It pains me to admit that maybe Goa cannot meet the standards of everyone’s absolute ideal of how a rockin’ NYE should pan out. True, maybe I did not put in as much effort to organize the festivities of an over the

Jaipur, Rajasthan

They say it’s the Paris of India, and call it the “pink city” for the red clay buildings inside its city gates. I happened to pick it for Christmas this year because I didn’t want to skip one of my only chances to spend NYE in Goa, living on this

Monkey Temple Jaipur India

Rajasthan Textiles

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan in India, a region renowned for its textiles and jewelry. When spending Christmas in Jaipur this year, I certainly wanted to do some artsy shopping, though did not expect to go by way of forceful coercion, which often happens on tours with drivers. Although

Jaipur Marionette Show

Walking into the City Palace in Jaipur, India I stumbled upon this small spectacle. Jaipur Marionette show in Rajasthan, India on Christmas Day 2012.

Sumo Match in Japan

Know what’s better than one oversized massive guy in a giant diaper grunting, and showcasing his dominance and prowess? Two… and in competition no less! Yes, sumo wrestling takes the cake on one of the cooler things I experienced in Tokyo when I spent two weeks hanging out there in

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