Ropa Vieja: the best food in Cuba

Does the Food in Cuba Actually Suck?

If you are considering visiting Cuba, you may have discovered that it doesn’t take much research to learn the food does not have the best reputation. Why? Well, they can’t import the ingredients you want to make your meal great thanks to the big, bad USA (not getting into politics here, but COME ON!!!!) But I…

wedding

My Big Fat Uzbek Wedding

It has always been a secret dream of mine to get invited to a wedding while traveling, but it always seemed like such an impossible feat.  Who in their right mind would want to invite a stranger to a wedding?  If you share this wedding goal with me, then I wholly recommend visiting Uzbekistan.  I…

Lunch in Uzbekistan

So You Want to Visit Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is slightly off the beaten track on the tourism circuit.  When I tell people I visited Uzbekistan, their first question is, “why would you go there?”  To the unsuspecting layman, Uzbekistan is just a country in that part of the world, but there is so much more depth to it.  I vaguely knew about…