DELICIOUS RECIPES FROM HAVANA

On my recent post, I mentioned that I stayed with locals and learned how to cook Cuban rice and black beans, Cuban chicken, and fried plantains, then I thought to myself why not share the recipes with you guys. Cuban rice and black beans: Ingredients: Two tsp olive oil, Two…

DO THEY MAKE BIRTHDAY CAKES IN HAVANA?

On our second night in Havana; our hosts were preparing dinner for my sister and me. I was in the kitchen watching what they were cooking. Besides, wanting to learn how to cook Cuban meals, the conversation we were having was interesting and informative about Cuban lifestyle. The dishes were…

HAVANA WAS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT BUT THE SUNSETS WERE MY SAVIORS FOR A WEEK.

I do not like to sugar coat things, so I am going to tell it like it is. Before I travel to Cuba, I had heard so many things about lack of living resources like food, personal care products, etc., because of the trade restrictions. Then I thought to myself…

15 WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY WHILE TRAVELING

Let me tell you one of the craziest things I have ever done right after I started my travels. I was on a 4-hour train from Aquas Calientes to Cusco in Peru; when I felt so sick suddenly. A stranger on the train offered me a painkiller, and I…

PART ONE: THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK DURING FALL

Recently, I’ve met many people from different countries in New York, and they all asked me the same question about where they should go and what they should do during the fall in New York. There are so many options to choose from based on your preferences of…

A GIFT SENT BY GODS DURING THE THUNDERSTORM: TEQUILA

That is not a secret that I love tequila like a little girl, who loves her baby doll. That is one of the main reasons why I travel to Mexico often. Well, the other reasons are the delicious Mexican food and my deep love for Frida Kahlo’s life and…

WEAVING IS GIVING FINANCIAL INDEPENCE TO TALENTED QUECHUAN WOMEN IN CHINCHERO, CUSCO

“I learned to spin at the age of seven. It is necessary to learn to spin, weave and cook for marriage. If you cannot do those, you cannot get a husband” She said. And we, in the audience, laughed like she was joking. A beautiful young girl, who does demonstrations…

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CHOCOLATE.

What’s the one thing you can not say “No”? Of course, it is chocolate. You are not alone though. In recent studies, single person in America eats average 9.5 lbs of the chocolate each year. That is a food we can not give up on but what do…

AHH SU DIZILER DE OLMASA BEN NAPARDIM!!

Ben Amerika’liyim demek yerine Turk’um dedigim zaman kacirilma oranimin 80% daha az olacagina inananlardanim gezilerim sirasinda. Her neyse gelelim benim tek basima yapmis oldugum birkac geziden bahsetmeye, kacirilma korkumda onlardan zaten. Sizde sik sik duymussunuzdur Latin Amerika’da olan turist kacirma olaylarini haberlerden. Onlardan iste. Soledigim gibi Turk…

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: TEOTIHUACAN “THE CITY OF GODS” IN MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

Teotihuacan is one of the largest and most mysteries ancient city in the worlds’ history. It locates 30 miles away from the Mexico City in Mexico. You can directly take a bus from Mexico City’s bus terminal to the site; it takes about an hour to get…

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