Brazil · Food

Belo Horizonte: A home-cooked dinner

While not the biggest city in the country and certainty not the most touristic, Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais is known throughout the country as a place you go to for good food. The food here is a mixture of everything, in part a result of its place as a crossroads of… Continue reading Belo Horizonte: A home-cooked dinner

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China · Food · Korea

North Korean Restaurants: They didn’t want me to take pictures

China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have had a weird relationship ever since the very beginning. This continues even today where technically the two countries have similar ideologies but in reality their goals are very much different; something that is only superficially talked about in the mainstream media. While China has looked outward… Continue reading North Korean Restaurants: They didn’t want me to take pictures

China · Ecuador · Food

Chinese in Ecuador: A Brief History of Chifa

Despite immigration often portrayed as a modern issue, all of human history has been defined by great migrations often stemming from war, famine, lack of opportunity and a drive for exploration. With each subsequent migration new cultures were formed, new nations arose and old homelands were left behind in search of somewhere to build anew.… Continue reading Chinese in Ecuador: A Brief History of Chifa

Food · United States

Grand Central Market: A Taste of Nostalgia

I remember my grandparents taking me to downtown Los Angeles all the time while I was younger. Since my parents worked during the day, I would often end up riding the long bus ride with them as they bought things for the week. Maybe that's why I have kind of a fondness for public transport… Continue reading Grand Central Market: A Taste of Nostalgia