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7 Unbelievably Delicious Buford Highway Restaurants

Pho Dai Loi's pho tai chin soup on Buford Highway

Visitors and new Atlantans alike may be surprised to find that Atlanta has some of the best exotic eating around. Buford Highway is known as the center of international food culture in Atlanta – and for good reason: the arterial is lined with hundreds of authentic and budget-friendly Asian and Latin American restaurants. Whether it’s your …

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The Best Streetfood in Bangkok

Best streetfood in Thailand: penang chicken

Somewhere in the Bangkok suburb of Nonthaburi, past the gorilla statue and the bright turquoise terraced house, an old man cooks Thai food. I heard rumors around school – whispers through the hallways, quiet chats in the teacher’s office – about this particular street food vendor. He’s a legend. My coworkers repeatedly claimed he served …

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How to Travel Europe on a Budget

I was pretty proud of my budgeting tactics during my five-week stint in Europe. As we all know, I was supposed to be in India for five weeks and Europe for only ten days, but things changed and I found myself having to reassess my funds and spending habits. Europe is no India; it’s definitely …

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5 Weeks in Europe in 500 Words or Less

So: what about Europe? I never really finished blogging about it. I’m ready to move on and start blogging about Atlanta because that’s where I am both physically and mentally, but I can’t just not write about Europe. It was an amazing five weeks. Like, the best five weeks. I’m going to stray from my …

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A Very Gluttonous Holiday to You Too

My appetite is back in full-force. Europe has helped me recapture the joy of eating and it’s been so much fun! In my last couple of months in Thailand, I had grown so sick of the food that eating became a chore. I think I lost a lot of weight, subsisting on yogurt and cereal …

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Excerpts from My Travel Journal

12/5/13 [From Railay, in the midst of an awful bout of Norovirus:] Haven’t eaten now for…31 hours. It’s surprisingly easy to fast for so long, but maybe because I’m sick? I am hungry – I really am – I’m just afraid of making myself sick again by eating. I understand how fasting can be a …

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Thai Food: Stuff That’s Not So Awesome

Like any cuisine, Thai food can be fresh and delicious or rancid, soggy, or otherwise inedibly gross. Thai food has a wonderful reputation around the world – and I’m not trying to spoil that! – I’m only reporting on the cold, hard truth: I’ve had some experiences with Thai food that have been not so …

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