Explore the Wonderful Food in Peru

Posted on 11 June 2018 (0)

Foods you must eat during your vacation in Chile

Each area of the country offers unique environments to travelers, and Chilean cuisine is equally as varied. There are various recipes in each region, but there are some major dishes you’ll find no matter where you go in Chile.

Pastel de Choclo

Starting off in the Elqui Valley, a region famous for its stargazing possibilities, you’ll find a wide range of Andean cuisine. Among the mountainous dishes is pastel de choclo, which translates to “corn pie.” But this dish is so much than that.

Empanada de Pino

An empanada is stuffed pastry with a filling which is then fried or baked. Every Latin American country has their own take on the classic empanada, but in Chile, you get a lot for your money: There are a handful of fillings used but the most traditional one is pino, ground beef mixed with onions, raisins, olives and hard-boiled eggs.

Although sizes vary—while some South American countries’ empanadas are more snack, a traditional empanada in Chile can be big enough to be your whole meal.

Churrasco sandwich

If you’re a meat eater, you’ll find your bliss in Chile. Countless forms of beef, lamb, goat, and even llama can be had in the country (though the latter would only be found in the northern regions).

Arrollado de huaso

Arrollado de huaso is pork roll that’s been chopped up, mixed with bacon slices, chilis, and spices, rolled in pork skin and then boiled. Served with an avocado salsa and some other veggies, it’s a southern Chilean dish.

Erizos del Mar

Since this is a coastal country, seafood plays as large a role in the Chilean diet as meat. Razor clams covered with parmesan and crab pies to lobster and squid plates, there are seafood dishes aplenty that are beloved by Chileans.

Sopa Patagonica

A traditional soup dish of the Chiloé Archipelago, a region of several islands off the central coast of Chile, pork meat is mixed with seafood such as shrimp and mussels and Chilean potatoes.

Visiting San Francisco: The City by the Bay

Posted on 20 May 2018 (0)

San Francisco often appears as the number one choice for most travelers in the world. Although, vacationing here is not so cheap. Hence, we decided to create this travel guide for anyone who is hoping to visit vacation, we’ll tell you the top things to do if you are going to be on a budget during your days here.

Seeing the incredible waterfront in San Francisco is one of the reasons why most people always want to visit. San Francisco has some of the best attractions in the world, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean, Alcatraz Island, Treasure Island and Bay Bridge.

Chinatown

This is the oldest, largest and the most vibrant Chinatown all over the Americas. It hosts some of the most mesmerizing histories in San Francisco; this is why we recommend you take a tour in Chinatown in order to learn more about the city.

Golden Gate Park

This is the largest park in the city, there are varieties of activities you can carry out here for free; it’s more like the best place to chill and relax for visitors in San Francisco on a budget. You can get to the park using public transportation, a hired car, you can as well get there using Uber or Lyft for about $10 (although it depends on where the trip is starting).

Take a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge

Getting to the Golden Gate Bridge can be a little tricky, and this is why we mentioned your transportation options above, though, having a car seems to be the best option. The bridge is over 200 feet above sea level, and you’ll be able to get some of the best views of different places in San Francisco.

Have Chinese Food

After devouring an egg tart, you’ll most likely want to request for more and more, but do you know if you do this; there’s a great chance that you’ll eventually miss out on all amazing Chinese food in the Downtown area? Since you are on a budget, we recommend a perfect budget restaurant for you known as the Delicious Dim Sum. You can just walk in here, grab some dumplings and some other snacks, and then walk out with great foods at low prices. Amazing, yes?

Musee Mecanique

This place is so loved by most kids, even for adults. Here, you can play the latest video games and some mechanical games like pinball. If you love these, then Musee Mecanique is the right place for you. There is an amazing collection of arcade games; you’ll even find old games here. By the way, it’s free admission; all you have to do is bring handfuls of quarters so you’ll have so much fun here for hours!

Is Amsterdam Really Worth All The Fuss?

Posted on 14 May 2018 (0)

Ok, quick question- is it possible to not like Amsterdam? I can hear like a thousand NO’s ringing in my head right now. There are too many reasons to love Amsterdam- from the pretty canals to the beautiful bridges, the narrow houses, so many bicycles and flowers everywhere and a liberal culture to top it all.

You’ve probably heard this before but saying it again won’t hurt Amsterdam is totally gorgeous and you may not be able to stop yourself from taking pictures every step you take in the city.

Whether you are traveling to Amsterdam for some time alone or with family or a loved one, you’ll definitely enjoy every second you spend here.  We recently went back to Amsterdam for the first time in 20 years. We took our kids and grandkids this time, to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Chandler Towing and Recovery business. 

AMSTERDAM TRAVEL TIPS

  • Avoid weekends and try to visit during the week (you’ll get cheaper rooms)
  • You should get yourself an I Amsterdam card
  • Coffee shops aren’t exactly cafes
  • Do not take pictures in the Red Light District
  • Try not to get in the way of the cyclists
  • Carry a refillable bottle and drink tap water
  • Prepare yourself physically and mentally for the rain, as it can rain anytime
  • Parking in Amsterdam can be expensive, you should park outside Amsterdam
  • Give the locals and their city some respect
  • Prepare to get lost
  • Always have your ID with you
  • Be wary of pickpockets
  • Book a room in advance to avoid paying high costs for accommodation.

AMSTERDAM EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

A cultural event is held in Amsterdam virtually every week. Most of these events and festivals have long traditions, and they are carefully conserved by the Dutch. However, the festivals are always nice for tourist because most of them are held with the English-speaking audience in mind.

The events are categorized into:

  • Spring Amsterdam events- they include; Koningsdag (Kingsday), Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation day),  Grachtenfestival, and the annual Gay Pride.
  • Autumn Amsterdam events- they include International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), Museum Night, etc.
  • Winter Amsterdam events- they include; Amsterdam Light Festival, New Year’s Eve, Christmas and Sinterklass.

DUTCH FOODS YOU HAVE TO TRY IN AMSTERDAM

  • Bitterballen
  • Stroopwafel
  • Thick Dutch fries
  • Kibbeling
  • Raw herring
  • Oliebollen
  • Cheese
  • Poffertjes
  • Stamppot
  • Ontbijtkoek
  • Dutch liquorice
  • Indonesian Rijstaffel
  • Snert
  • Tompouce

TOP THINGS TO DO IN AMSTERDAM

  • Hop on a bike
  • Get lost in the arty Jordaan
  • Catch the ferry to Amsterdam North
  • Soak up some culture at the museum
  • Take a cruise on the canal
  • Visit Anne Frank House
  • Visit a market
  • Come up close with original Van Goghs

South Africa. Are there really safety issues for tourists?

Posted on 09 May 2018 (0)

If you are a tourist that is touring the world, you might have considered visiting South Africa. Many people are talking about South Africa and how beautiful this country really is. But, because of some problems that the country is facing at the moment, many people are wondering if this is safe enough for tourists to visit. These are some of the information and facts about South Africa and their tourists.

It is safe most of the time

It is important to know that you as a tourist will be safe most of the time. There are many tourists that are visiting South Africa every year, and they didn’t encounter any problems in the country.

However, there are somethings that you need to know about South Africa and staying safe. This is the only way that you can know for sure that safety isn’t going to be an issue for you.

Stay away from townships

Not many tourists are used to seeing townships. Especially, with the size of the townships in South Africa. However, this is the parts of the country that is the least safe. So, if you want to make sure that you don’t put yourself and your family in danger, then you should stay away from townships.

There are enough other sightseeing things that you can visit and enjoy. And, where you are going to be safe at. The townships are dangerous. No matter how you are looking at it.

Public transport not always a good idea

There is some great public transport in South Africa, like the Gautrain. This is public transport that you can use without any problems. However, this might be the only public transport that you can make use off and know that you are going to stay safe.

This is something that can be difficult for tourists. Because of the poor public transport, hiring private transport might be difficult and expensive.

Keeping your valuables close

This is one of the biggest problems that people in South Africa has. Thieves that are stealing your valuables right off you. This is why you should make sure that you are keeping your valuables close to you, invisible if possible.

Don’t have too much cash on you, and don’t let anyone know that you are a tourist. This can cause you to become a victim of theft.

South Africa isn’t as dangerous as what most people might think. If you know everything there is to know about South Africa and being safe, then you will have a great time there. South Africa is a great country that is offering more than just the Big 5. And, you don’t need to worry about staying alive while you are enjoying this great country.