funny travel articles

3 Vegetarian Rice Cooker Recipes – Tokyo Travel Article

3 Vegetarian Rice Cooker Recipes So you thought your rice cooker could only cook rice? Come with us to discover how this wonderful tool can take care of a whole meal for you. Rice cookers are a staple of Japanese kitchens. After using them in China, and now in Japan, I’ve discovered how versatile they can be. Many people believe that you can only make rice in a rice cooker, but just because the name tells you so doesn’t mean…

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Sunrise in Halong Bay, Vietnam • Travel with Mei and Kerstin – Couples Travel Article

Sunrise in Halong Bay, Vietnam • Travel with Mei and Kerstin   It was raining cats and dogs when we arrived in Halong Bay. When we left Hanoi earlier that day, I had no idea we would need 4 hours to reach the Gulf of Tonkin. In Europe, we would have needed only 2 hours to reach a destination of 170 kilometers. But in Vietnam, things were a bit different, especially back in 2014. Are we on a highway? Oh yes, of…

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Day in the Life of a Travel Writer/Blogger in Barcelona – Spain Travel Article

Day in the Life of a Travel Writer/Blogger in Barcelona Prologue: Ever imagined what it would be like to live in Barcelona and hustle a living as a self-employed travel blogger? This is an entry taken from my actual diary. Written in 2016, about a year or two after starting my career as a travel blogger in Barcelona, it sets the tone and, I think, hints at the challenges I faced while living off my wits.  Words and photo by…

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Nissin Chikin (Chicken) Ramen Instant Noodle Bowl Revisited – Tokyo Travel Article

Nissin Chikin (Chicken) Ramen Instant Noodle Bowl Revisited Nissin’s Chikin (Chicken) Ramen was the world’s first instant ramen that was invented by Momofuku Ando in 1958.  In 1971 he then introduced the first cup noodle.  I’m actually not sure when the first of these bowl noodles were introduce or when chikin ramen instant noodle bowls were first introduced, but it was much later than Cup Noodles.  I didn’t try this Chicken ramen bowl until 2013 or 2014 I think, but…

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