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Ema Datse – Bhutanese Chiles and Cheese

By Salvador Mollys | June 20, 2008

Anne Parker updates us from Bhutan. Bhutan has a rich and unique cultural heritage that has largely remained intact because of its isolation from the rest of the world until recently. One of the main attractions for tourists is the country’s culture and traditions. Bhutanese tradition is deeply steeped in its Buddhist heritage. Due to…

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Bhutan Momos

By Salvador Mollys | June 4, 2008

Anne Parker updates us from Bhutan. Our frequent guest blogger, Anne Parker, just returned from Bhutan, a landlocked nation in South Asian. Anne was in Bhutan for most of March and exclaims that it is a most wonderful place! Once Anne gets settled back home in Vietnam she’ll send us some more photos and stories…

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Uncle John's Gumbo

By Salvador Mollys | April 28, 2008

Rick Sadle updates us on one of his found memories in Louisiana. “WHO’S THERE?” shouted Uncle John Hooks as his shotgun swung up toward the little motorboat his nephew Steve and I were in. Steve hits the deck and shouts “DON’T SHOOT UNCLE JOHN, DON’T SHOOT, IT’S STEVE!” Ten minutes later, after some delicate negotiations,…

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Uncle John’s Gumbo

By Salvador Mollys | April 28, 2008

Rick Sadle updates us on one of his found memories in Louisiana. “WHO’S THERE?” shouted Uncle John Hooks as his shotgun swung up toward the little motorboat his nephew Steve and I were in. Steve hits the deck and shouts “DON’T SHOOT UNCLE JOHN, DON’T SHOOT, IT’S STEVE!” Ten minutes later, after some delicate negotiations,…

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Samoa with Dinner Menu

By Salvador Mollys | April 4, 2008

Rick Sadle updates us from Samoa. Travel day: Easter Island to Apia, Samoa with a fuel stop in Tahiti. Today was a very long day because Samoa is six hours behind Easter Island. In the morning, we have time for an interesting visit to Rano Kao, a volcanic caldera which contains a fresh water lake…

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Easter Island with Velvis

By Salvador Mollys | April 4, 2008

Rick Sadle updates us about Easter Island. In the morning, Halle recovers, Rick walks around taking photos and power shopping before our flight to Lima where we catch our plane to Easter Island for two nights. A scheduled one hour refueling stop in Tahiti turns into almost three hours due to a fuel drivers strike.…

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Sweet Che

By Salvador Mollys | February 19, 2008

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam. Che can be many things. It can be made from fruit, jellies or beans, served hot or cold with ice, and eaten at any time of day. I don’t know how the Vietnamese have managed to make a bean such a delicious and sweet treat, but they have! My…

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A Taste of Rwanda

By Salvador Mollys | February 13, 2008

Timothy Keene (S.M. Waiter) updates us from Rwanda. The day after Thanksgiving this past year I left for a three-week trip to the central African country of Rwanda. For those of you not familiar with Rwanda’s story, back in 1994 a civil war broke out that resulted in the genocide of 1,000,000 people in just…

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