My Big Fat American Passport

American Passport

Oh, if our passports could talk! A quick look at the numbers and some stories and lessons behind my newly-fattened American passport."This is it. After this, no more." -- An American embassy employee in Berlin hands back my passport with a third – and undoubtedly final – set of extra pages.What do you think of when flip through your passport? Countries … [Read more...]

Bali Food: From Satay to Sambal

Nasi Campur (Mixed Rice) - Bali, Indonesia

Ah, Bali food. Our relationship with Balinese cuisine got off to a rocky start, but a Balinese cooking class in Ubud, night markets in Sanur and simple restaurants called warungs conspired to change our minds and inform our palates. The result: an overview of the components of Balinese cooking, common Balinese dishes and where to find them when you visit Bali. … [Read more...]