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Europe in a nutshell: the Netherlands

Here begins the long overdue summary of my Europe trip, the food-centric version. If you were curious about other aspects, it is currently about 2/3 of the way through here.

Amsterdam. The Netherlands. Meat and potatoes. So many potatoes…

My favourite part was definitely the beer, cheese, and desserts. I must say I wasn’t terribly impressed by Dutch food other than frites.

The best start to the day: stroopwafels and tea. My favourite stroopwafels were the honey ones from Albert Heijn. I would also highly recommend trying one fresh from a street vendor!

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Craft beer at Oedipus Brewery. I’m not generally a huge beer fan when it comes to domestic beers at home, but the beer here was so delicious that it made me rethink my feelings for beer. Highly recommend trying some craft breweries over a bottle of Heineken!

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And here marks the best coffee I’ve had thus far; the honey vanilla latte macchiato in Den Haag. Presentation, taste, and cafe decor is just about perfect at the Barista Cafe here.

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House of Small Wonder

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When looking for places to eat in Berlin, House of Small Wonder popped up among the top recommendations. After seeing photos from a couple of friends who were in Berlin just before I was, I was determined to pay a visit. I didn’t even know what the menu was like; it was the above photo that drew me in.

House of Small Wonder
Location: Johannisstraße 20
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Café Medina

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Tagine, Le Sandwich Peameal, Fricassée Champignon, Fricassée

Café Medina is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, nestled along a rather blank street; if not for the long lines of people waiting outside, you might miss it when you walk past. The first time we went there, we were told a party of 4 needed to wait an hour, so we walked around Marshall’s until about 45 mins past to leave a buffer. When we arrived back at the restaurant, we actually just made it in time as the hostess had already called our names a few times and was ready to strike us off the list.

Café Medina
Location: 780 Richards St
Vancouver, BC
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My favourite meals: travel edition

As I’m currently wishing I were anywhere but here, I thought it would be fun to round up all my favourite meals from my most recent trips.

Vancouver
Medina Cafe’s liege waffles with passionfruit creme actually makes my tongue tingle – I loved this so much I had to get it when I went back.

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Whitehorse
Burnt Toast offered up the best food for the best prices in an overpriced city in the northern territories. The Gnarly Barley salad has all the fixings of an amazing meal.

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Los Angeles
Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong – I’m not even slightly exaggerating when I tell you I have dreams of this meal. Those beef ribs at the end… So. Good.

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Budgeting Meals for Trips

I am about to embark on a vacation after my final examination of my undergraduate career. I’m extremely excited, and while I want to enjoy myself, the reality is that money is tight (due to the unemployed student factor). So therefore strict budgeting must be enforced in order to strike a balance.

Cloud Gate, Chicago
Cloud Gate, Chicago

We are definitely planning to eat out for most (if not all) our meals, and it can quickly add up. As budgeting for a trip depends on a variety of factors, I will focus on general tips I use myself.  Continue reading Budgeting Meals for Trips