Tag Archives: food

My Favorite (and Not So Favorite) Restaurants in Veracruz

Veracruz restaurants. Pizza, salmon a la veracruzana, cheese with tamarind

From the ordinary to the extraordinary, let me show you something about my latest trip to Veracruz, Mexico in late January and early February. I’ve been to Veracruz a couple of times, but there was something different in this last trip that I would like to highlight. And it is not the famous San Juan de Ulúa fort, neither the traditional and historic downtown, nor the nice pedestrian area along the beach, nor the rich folkloric dances; no, none of that, but the food!

Six Great Things I did in Seoul, South Korea

LDS Seoul Temple in South Korea by Jesús Rosas

If you could have one weekend in a country you have never been, what would you do? Only one weekend. That was my question when I found out that two of my Korean friends invited me to their temple ceremony in Seoul. I was really happy for them and I wanted to be part of it. So I made arrangements to go and planned on do some sightseeing. Obviously I didn’t see the whole country nor the entire city, but here are six great things I did while in Seoul, South Korea.

Common Days in Images

Starfish in China

To talk about common days in China is to talk about something new and different. Every day you can discover new things. For the Chinese people these things may be ordinary and just part of their daily routines. In this post I share some images I took here in China in 2011. Click on a picture to see it, once opened use the arrow keys on your keyboard to browse back and forward. If the captions are not fully disclosed,

Bean Ice Cream Bar?

Ice cream bar. Flavor? Beans!

That’s right, just as you read it, bean ice cream bar. I bought one thinking the inside would be chocolate but it happened to be beans. It is not the first time I found them in what for me are odd places to be eaten. I couldn’t finish it. Here is the image. Click on it to enlarge. [singlepic id=2 w=320 h=240 float=]  

First encounters with the food

Changle, Shandong, China.

The day I arrived to Changle, my room wasn’t ready yet, so I was taken to a nice hotel. Once there I was invited to dinner. Good! Finally, authentic Chinese food! The group was formed by my boss, always referred as “the headmaster”, Eunice, who is the headmaster’ assistant and English interpreter, and Mr. Jong, the driver. The waitress gave me the menu, and of course, I only understood the numbers; the rest was Chinese characters. Given the circumstances, I had