Da Nang

Vietnamese Street Food: Eating Manta Ray

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While scoping out Vietnamese street food, my group had the “opportunity” to eat a manta ray. I’m not that adventurous of an eater, but under enough peer pressure I’ll probably do it. It’s okay to follow the crowd. After a Da Nang motorbike tour, my group joined our guides for dinner at a local restaurant […]

Europe

Avoiding Burning To Death At The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin

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I was surprised how expensive hotels are in Dublin. If you’re looking for a place to stay around Dublin city center, expect to pay $250+ per night. That’s just the starting point for hotel pricing, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel was $400/night…if you used cash. But most importantly, I hope your hotel doesn’t burn to […]

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Fast Food Chronicles: Eating At KFC In Iceland

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Let’s be honest here, fried chicken is delicious.  When done correctly, the crispy texture of the outside skin combined with the juicy meat is a symphony of balance.  Especially with Colonel’s herbs and spices, I enjoy trying KFC when traveling. A lot of other travelers have McDonald’s as their go-to, but I like fried chicken.

Europe

Spending A Long 19-hour Layover Iceland

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After arriving in Iceland from Los Angeles, I had 19-hours to kill before arriving continuing to Dublin.  The plan: Rent-a-car, hangout in the Blue Lagoon, eat at Habibi, sleep in the car and then go to the airport.  Most of that plan failed.

Europe

Renting A Car In Iceland: A Heroic Tale Of Survival

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If you’re licensed in the US to drive a vehicle, you can drive in Iceland without any additional paperwork.  It seems crazy but you can. Even if you have no idea what the street signs mean and and how “roundabouts” work, you can legally drive a car in Iceland.

Food

Ramen Review: Japan’s Ichiran Ramen Chain

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Ichiran Ramen is a very popular ramen chain restaurant that can be found throughout Japan and around the world.  The first Ichiran was established in Fukuoka making it a specialty dish for the city. There are several locations throughout the city which are all marked on tourist maps. So while in Fukuoka, I had to […]

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Memoirs From Marugame: Everything I Learned To Appreciate

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I told some of my coworkers at Disney about the restaurant job. They thought I was doing the job for fun, that’s not correct.  I’m doing the job for pain.  Pain to have a much greater appreciation for everything I do.  Also to understand more about people who aren’t as fortunate to live my lifestyle […]

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Memoirs From Marugame: Day 10 and My 2 Weeks Notice

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Not much to report on Day 10. I don’t find the job very difficult and now find it boring.  I think I’d be comfortable quitting knowing that it’s just because I’m bored and not because the job is too painful. By comparison to my office job, it’s incredibly tough.  I have now adapted to the […]

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Memoirs From Marugame: Destroyed Hands – Day 9

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It’s my 9th day working at a restaurant and I’m very tired of it. I think It’s mostly cause it’s boring. Anytime I’m learning something new and interesting time passes by quickly.  If it’s boring, time stands still.