Nightlife is a huge aspect of Buenos Aires culture, where people can be found dining well past 10 p.m. and dancing until the sun comes up. And that was going to be the story, it was the story and its what we shot. But you didn’t see it. What can I say, write your congressman. But here is how it went down.
I went to Café Violeta and was stunned to meet Cecilia, the gorgeous and “muy sensuale” tango dancer who showed me how to eat some little cookies. You saw that part. But you didn’t see the small pails of dulce de leche that come to each table for scooping and serving and inhaling. The stuff is amazing and its reason enough to head to BA at the first opportunity.
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If you think you know everything about Baja think again.
Quick, how far is Ensenada from La Paz? Well let me tell you kids, Baja is massive and long and filled with a hundred different locales and experiences from the southern tip in the Sea of Cortez to the SoCal border towns that get all the negative pub. And everything in both places, and in between is world class … especially the food. My food radar was on high alert for any signs of disingenuous vibes, but this unheralded region of Mexico is an eater’s paradise. Continue reading: Foodie's Paradise »
Landing in Bangkok I hum my favorite travel song over and over in my head, because I too get my kicks above the waistline. Everyone over the age of 40 remembers this ditty …
One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free
You’ll find a god in every golden cloister
And if you’re lucky then the god’s a she
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What a great and interesting trip this was. Notice the story selection here…Sumo, Akihabra, Japanese Nutty Professor, exotic alternative lifestyles like La Carmina and her posse or our day with the Cos-play girls…No food stories here! Well this show was originally shot as an episode of Bizarre World, and the week we returned from the shoot we found out that we were going to be going back to making only Bizarre Foods episodes so this show is kind of a rare breed. A hybrid episode that I think is a great show. I wish you could have seen the original program in all its glory. For example, the theme restaurant act was not originally about the restaurants, it was about the people that I dined with. Cross dressing, fetish party going, club crazy, hipster chic and phenomenally great company, La Carmina and her friends adore Tokyo because it’s the world’s trend setting capital, a city where you can be whatever you want. Despite , or in spite of, its rep for being straight laced and narrow minded, Tokyo is a city that makes everyone comfortable, and there is no kink too exotic, no lifestyle too extreme. Tokyo 'accepts’ anyone and any way of life. Who knew? But that’s one of the things I love most about Tokyo.
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