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Taste of Travel with Celebrity Cruises

January 11, 2015

Those of you who have been following along will have realised by now that food is probably my favourite aspect of travel. I love eating what the locals eat and tasting the speciality dishes of the country or region, be it the street food stand everyone lines up for or that restaurant-of-the-moment where the chef is pushing the boundaries and giving the cuisine they know and love a modern spin.

I really enjoy going to museums and breathtaking churches but I equally enjoy walking through the aisles of a foreign supermarket- is that weird? I love taking in the views of a city and just getting lost in the streets soaking up the atmosphere of everyday life, but I’m also always on the look out for a bite to eat in those streets. Food can tell you a lot about a country’s culture and heritage; this may be through the story behind a certain dish, the produce most frequently used or even the styles of fusion food which have developed. But while all this is true, at the end of the day, I eat because I enjoy good food! 

When the lovely Frankie, also known as The Mayfairy, nominated me to whip up my own Celebrity Cruises Taste of Travel Menu, I thought it would be pretty easy. I was wrong. I have eaten so much wonderful food on my travels so far that I have been umming and aahing about it for the last couple of hours, but here goes…

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America Eating Abroad

Las Vegas, NV

December 20, 2013

I can definitely see how Las Vegas got the nickname ‘Sin City’. During our four days in the neon overloaded man-made desert playground, I saw evidence of all sorts of deadly sins unfolding.

  1. Greed– probably the foundation of Vegas, I think this one needs no explanation.
  2. Pride– the ‘more money than sense’ types strutting through the casinos on the swankier side of the Strip thinking they own the world.
  3. Envy– the green-eyed wannabes with just as little sense who wished they had more money.
  4. Lust– those who ogle at the scantily clad showgirls or waitresses (though some are definitely not lookers) or the endless offers of ‘hot dates’ for the night.
  5. Wrath– from the throngs of people with beers or giant daiquiris in hand, I’m sure a fight or three broke out. Someone just needed to look at them funny.
  6. Sloth– this is a town where everything seems to be on hand a little too easily… even we were guilty of just slothing around and doing nothing but a spot of laundry one day.
  7. Gluttony– I didn’t have to look far for this one, we seemed to have dabbled in it, just a wee bit.

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