There’s one ingredient that is so archetypal for Japanese cuisine that you just can’t live without it – for many reasons. I am talking about dashi, a rich, smoky broth made of seaweed and bonito flakes that build the base for many Japanese udon noodle dishes and many others. See it as an essential staple […]
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It’s one of these things about traveling long distance. If you really love traveling, nothing is complicated. Except for this one thing: Sleeping. Going on a flight of more than three hours presents you with a challenge: Either you watch two movies or more, which is difficult, or you just try to sleep. If it’s […]
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There are a few classic dishes around that I could eat every day. Maybe not all of them are the healthiest options, but they are indeed so good there’s almost a daily craving. Most of these recipes I do over and over again I have posted on this blog. And at the very heart of […]
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Each year in September the Caribbean islands are preparing for a very special meteorological event that might seem terrifying to the rest of the world, but has become rather normal to them: Hurricane Season. Well, that’s for normal years. But this year, there’s Hurricane Irma. And it is about to hit Puerto Rico. When you […]
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I admit it. As an Apple ecosystem user, I am an absolute fan of Siri, and I use the voice assistant quite often to do small daily things. In connection with my Apple Watch, this is a real helper. And if you have an iPhone or Watch, you might do the same. But haven’t you […]
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Remember how Tesla pulled the plug on free supercharging earlier this year for all new deliveries? According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the lifetime free supercharging was primarily designed to be a benefit for early adopters and was always planned to be phased out. Supercharging is tied to a particular individual car and allows owners […]
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Baking pizza is one of my favorite pastimes, and that is precisely because it is so tough to get real Italian pizza with its authentic pizza taste outside of Italy. In the US, pizzas are usually overloaded with cheese, sausages and other fatty crap. In Europe, pizzas are made by anyone who looks Italian but […]
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Checking in is one of these awkward moments of truth. It can make you feel vulnerable, almost naked in front of the person across the counter. First, you entirely depend on her to give you a good room, upgrades or goodie vouchers. So you better be friendly. And secondly, they get a better glimpse than […]
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Puerto Rico is one of these islands where there are still too many beaches for few tourists, it seems. Things never really get crowded, and if they do, there’s always a backup plan in another bay or another islet. This place is just too beautiful to just see one beach (or stay in the resort!). […]
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For months now, travelers have been anxiously awaiting what will be the outcome of the Starwood Hotels – Marriott Merger, and what it will mean for elite status holders. And voilà – here it is: SPG and Marriott Rewards have successfully linked their programs and offer members of both programs reciprocal benefits, a status match […]
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