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Brazilian Street Eats: Coxinha (Little Thigh)

You can find these filling finger eats just about everywhere in Brazil. I found these at a food stand called Cafe Paris in the Vitoria Hospital while waiting to get a yearly physical done for work and an open air food stand in downtown Vitoria. The are called coxinha which translate to mean “little thigh” […]

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New Orleans: Last Day, Cafe Beignet

In a previous post I mentioned that we visited the famous Cafe Du Monde during our trip to New Orleans, I also mentioned why you should visit this historic spot at least once when in the Crescent City. I then explained why after paying homage to the the mecca of beignets, I am not falling […]

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New Orleans Jazzfest: Mardi Gras Indians

During my first trip to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival the thing that stood out the most to me, were the Mardi Gras Indians. The whole culture was new to me and I was floored when I saw them on stage moving to the beat of a drum and a grimy, soulful, distorted electric […]

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Street Cars, Congo Square and Bread Pudding

Previous New Orleans Post: You Say Muffaletta, I Say Muffalatta Ride the St. Charles Street Car When we finished eating lunch it was still raining. Determined to not let some gray skies and soggy ground dampen our trip, we took refuge on a trolley headed towards the Garden District. The future of this system looked […]

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You Say Muffaletta, I say Muffalatta: New Orleans Day 2 / Morning

Previous New Orleans Post: PoBoys, Strippers, Huge Ass Beers and History: All in Day’s Walk in the French Quarter Despite reports that New Orleans was set to get two days of heavy rain, we decided to set out early on our second day and do a little sightseeing before the forecasted rains moved in that […]

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PoBoys, Strippers, Huge Ass Beers and History; A Days Walk in the French Quarter

To see the previous post about our trip to New Orleans click here After gathering our luggage we grabbed a cab and made our way towards the hotel. As we transited the overpass adjacent to the Superdome, it was difficult not to think of the images that were shown over and over on TV of […]

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Traveling to New Orleans with a Baby Sponge

They say that babies don’t remember much of anything before the age of 2 or 3.  Its been theorized that a child Devin’s age (9 months) will lose memory of things he sees today but if that’s the case where do these memories go?  One look in his eyes and its evident he is actively […]

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Down Bourbon Street

Adrien de Pauger  designed the city’s street layout. He named the streets after French royal houses and Catholic saints. Bourbon Street paid homage to France’s ruling family, the House of Bourbon. This might come as a surprise to those who think its called Bourbon Street because most people are stumbling drunk when they are there. […]

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Moquecas aka Brazilian Fish Stew

My multi-continent commute to work  started like every other one, RDU to ATL, ATL to GRU. The GRU to VOL (Sao Paolo to Vitoria) is where things departed from the regular script. Instead of landing, a few hundred feet from the ground the pilot decided something wasn’t kosher and gunned it back up to 30,000 […]

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Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
Day 99 on the Maersk Arkansas When I first found out that we would begin calling the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq to say I was apprehensive about it would be an understatement. The only images I had of Iraq came from the media and none of them were…

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