Trekking, Chiang Mai

Some of my favorite places on the planet are those I knew nothing about prior to going.  Chiang Mai was one of them.  We had some of the best Thai food I’ve ever had, walked through rice fields, saw leeches grow from the size of ants to giant slug-like things, crossed a bamboo bridge (I was terrified), and forged a river on an elephant.  The moral of the story is, wear shoes, the leeches won’t get you!

© Sarah Milstein 2013

Essaouira, Morocco

I discovered the cumin I had brought back from Morocco for my mom in the back of her cupboard and it made me nostalgic.  (It also made for an excellent addition to homemade pumpkin soup!)

In any event, I decided to re-post some photos I took in Essaouira,* a port city on the Atlantic Ocean, filled with vibrant colors and smells.

*I originally posted these photos from Essaouira a few months ago, but I decided to re-post them here in a better format!

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Loustic, Paris

I wrote about Café Loustic a while back when I first discovered it, and subsequently became a bit of a regular since it was so good.  It didn’t hurt that it was just around the corner from my apartment.  (I actually think the coffee is better than at the nearby, The Broken Arm.)

Even though the temperatures are dropping in Paris, if you like iced lattes (“latte glacé”), this is the place to go.  I won’t give away Channa’s secret, but they are pretty delicious.

Café Loustic, 40 rue Chapon, 75003 Paris, France.

© Sarah Milstein 2013