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Meat Parrilla-dise Mercado Del Puerto

If you like beef, you’ll love the Mercado Del Puerto in Montevideo’s Ciudad Viejo near the Port and Ferry Terminal. Open daily for lunch, you’re guaranteed an excellent beef Asado eating experience here. This is Uruguay’s palace of Asado, or grilled meat, with a huge variety of beef, port, lamb and poultry and a multitude of experts grilling on the …

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Beautiful Graffiti – Montevideo Street Art, Uruguay

Walking the back streets of Ciudad Vieja Montevideo, this barrio is filled with crumbling spanish colonial structures and beautifully vibrant graffiti street art. Ciudad Vieja is the name of the oldest part of the city of Montevideo, capital city of Uruguay. Today, Ciudad Vieja is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of the city. In the last couple of years it …

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Vistas of Casapueblo at Punta Ballena, Uruguay

Beautiful Casapueblo, the villa, hotel and museum built by Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, sits atop Punta Ballena and attracts visitors year round to take in the breathtaking views. Open to tourists since the late 1960’s, it attracts a steady stream of visitors. Definitely Gaudi-esque, its a surreal point of inspiration. Just 20 minutes from Punta del Este, it’s quite …

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2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Days

Vancouver celebrates Spring with the annual month-long Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF). This year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival runs from April 3 – 28, 2014. This spring festival offers something fun for everyone’s level of activity and interests. View My Vancouver’s Cherry Blossoms – Photo Gallery Cherry Blossom Picnic – Sunday, April 13, 2014 – Larry Berg Flight Path …

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The Sake Shop Has Godzilla Sized Selection

Honolulu has a lot of hidden treasures, and The Sake Shop is one of them. I admit, when I visit Honolulu, I eat sashimi and I drink sake. I just associate a good sake selection with Honolulu Japanese restaurants. The Sake Shop (on South King Street) is Hawaii’s first retail shop devoted to sake. They’ve been open since 2010, and …

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ULU Ocean Grill Big Island Experience – Review

ULU Ocean Grill restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai sits on one of the most beautiful oceanfront beach settings on the Big Island of Hawaii. They had me at inspired cuisine composed of 75% local ingredients from Hawaii Island. The whale show and breathtaking sunset were a magical bonus. Jump to review. Check out my trip to Buddha’s Cup …

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Visiting Award Winning Kona Coffee Grower Buddha’s Cup

Visiting an Award Winning Kona Coffee Farm – Tour and Tasting I tasted my first cup of Hawaiian Kona Coffee about 15 years ago. It was grown, fresh roasted and ground, and brewed for me at a family run boarding house. It was an etherial experience. When you’re in Kona Hawaii, enjoy the local flavour and richness of an estate …

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