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Dining in the Brazilian Amazon

Dining in the Brazilian Amazon
With all the ingredients he needs in the Amazon, celebrity Brazilian chef Thiago Castanho, is offering up a 12-course tasting menu ($65 per person) at his restaurant Remanso do Bosque in Belem.  According to this recent article in the New York Times, Daring Fare, From the Amazon's Mouth to Yours , his restaurant has climbed into the ranks of Latin America's top-rated restaurants.  Call or emial our Brazil Program Director, Gretchen Traut , to plan a Wildland Adventure to Brazil, and if you go to Belem check it out and let us know if you get there before we do.   

Keepin' It Real With Locals in South Africa's Cape

Keepin' It Real With Locals in South Africa's Cape
We've been venturing into the Cape of South Africa for over a decade to visit old friends, always making new ones, and discovering places locals go from eateries to farmers markets, venturing into townships with local residents, and hitting a range of the best vineyards and distillers in the Cape wine regions.  Cultural connections in the township   Experiencing a black township first-hand is a really important aspect of coming to know South Africa , and this enduring consequence of apartheid. Having the right local guide like our man Thabang, makes all the difference. Black South Africans living in townships still don't see very many whites in their neighborhood, and many are as curious to know why we want to come as we are interested in learning about life in the township. Thabang is very sensitive and respectful, particularly to avoid making a showcase of the poverty, which is all around,...
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Street Foods of Istanbul

Street Foods of Istanbul
One of the highlights of travel in Turkey is Turkish cuisine, especially jumping right in upon arrival to walk the streets of Istanbul with Alper, Deniz, Ozlem or any of our expert Turkish guides who are also culinary aficionados. Turkey has been a crossroads of civilizations for millennia which is why its cuisine combines cultures and ingredients from far corners of the globe. Every dish in this crossroads of cultures is a luscious lesson in history as suggested by this Turkish poet:   "Do not dismiss the dish saying that it is just, simply food. The blessed thing is an entire civilization in itself." - Abdulhak Sinasi       And, of course, street food is the most simple, fresh and diverse range of exotic tastes that are the essence of the Istanbul way of life.     Ice cream vendor...eat it before it melts on a warm spring night on...
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The Sweet Smell of Travel: Can You Smell it?

The Sweet Smell of Travel: Can You Smell it?
"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it." - Rudyard Kipling   Floral offerings in India A destination is experienced with all senses, but we have to agree with Mr. Kipling that smell and travel have a particularly strong connection. It’s the sliver of a foreign place that you can always discern, even somewhere completely familiar and mundane; the faintest hint of jasmine in a local floral shop will suddenly conjure strong, vivid memories of balmy nights in Southern India, even if explored long ago. I like to think of it as our mind imprinting a destination by what it notices first, much like baby animals do when they open their eyes; they never forget the first thing that comes into focus. The travel experts at Wildland Adventures share some of their strongest travel/aroma associations: “Upon my first visit to Eastern Africa , I instantly picked up...
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Guest — Kurt Kutay
In the rain forest it's like you can smell the oxygen. That fresh air combined with the scent of decomposition makes me relax and ... Read More
Thursday, 11 July 2013 06:30
Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Great blog post! I always enjoy when a memory from a trip is inspired by a smell.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 06:07

Happy Tico Eggs, my favorite eggs recipe ever!

Happy Tico Eggs, my favorite eggs recipe ever!
Greetings from the tropics! Recently I invited two of my favorite Costa Rican guides  (Leo Chaves and Marco “Tex” Fallas) over for a culinary breakfast adventure. It was a great time to get updated on what’s happening in the field, gather new insights about travel in Costa Rica and of course cooking with them was A LOT OF FUN!     Not a single person who has tried this egg recipe has left unsatisfied, it is just too good to eat only one egg... so I recommend to serve 2 at a time. The most dangerous thing that can happen is that you won’t want to eat eggs any other way after this! I call them “Happy Tico” eggs and it is basically a healthier, fresher and vegetarian option to the famous eggs benedict recipe. The ingredients: Fresh Dill Cayenne Pepper Black Pepper Fresh lime zest High quality Butter Organic eggs...
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Guest — Grettel (Usha)
Kurt, I just put them on a dish and slide them into the water, 2 at a time, and let them be! I don’t do anything else, if the wate... Read More
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 03:38
Guest — Grettel (Usha)
Any time Erin, you can't go wrong combining this recipe with pinto! for breakfast, lunch and even dinner ... Read More
Monday, 17 June 2013 10:21
Guest — Erin
umm YUM! I bet this is amazing with gallo pinto. You can invite me over - we're neighbors and I love eating yummy healthy food ... Read More
Monday, 17 June 2013 08:25
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