Eating & Drinking Our Way through NYC (Day Two)

For breakfast on our second day, I was trying to figure out this place I saw Top Chef Brooke Williamson post about in Chinatown that sold Cantonese rice noodle rolls (腸粉). Apparently there are a lot of places in Chinatown who make these fresh and I could not find the Instagram post (maybe it was …

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Eating & Drinking Our Way through NYC (Day One)

Last year in 2020, Jetblue had a giveaway where you could nominate a healthcare worker to win two roundtrip flights. One of my friends, a public health nurse, that I nominated won a pair and with the tickets expiring at the end of 2021, we were brainstorming where to go and decided on New York …

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Central Europe (A Globus Tour): Vienna, Austria

On the morning of the third day, I finished packing and left my suitcase outside my door for it to be collected and placed on the bus.  Your tour director gives you a luggage tag to attach to you bag to make it easy for it to be collected and placed on the correct bus.  …

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Central Europe (A Globus Tour): Budapest, Hungary

When I arrived at my hotel in Budapest, my tour group already finished their introductory meeting and was headed into the hotel restaurant so I missed all their introductions and review of the itinerary and optional excursions.  Luckily, my parents had arrived in the morning so they got all the information otherwise I would have …

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New Orleans: Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel

One of my good friends recently finished medical school and is moving out of state for her residency so we wanted to plan a short trip as a sort of last hurrah.  We had a few destinations in mind: New Orleans, Nashville, Seattle and Portland.  We also knew it would probably be only a 3-day …

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