I remember reaching an early milestone a few months after arriving in China. At a business dinner, I was offered, accepted, and ate fish brains. I ate them with my chop sticks, and although it was slippery, I didn’t even drop them. It wasn’t particularly tasty, but I cannot say that it was bad. Much [...]
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I love Thanksgiving, and it’s not because of the stuffing or the cranberry sauce or even the pumpkin pie. In my house, all those things sit quietly in the background. I am the daughter of two South African Jews. We’ve been in the U.S. for about 25 years now, and while some American traditions have [...]
It is perhaps one of the most American things that expats living in the U.S. can immerse themselves in. It might sound cliché, but being a football fan offers a lot more than just entertainment a few times a week. It is an outlet that brings people together, creates hype and excitement, and gets you [...]
I bend down to inspect a vacant spot on the concrete steps in front of a brightly lit store with a blue and green neon “Family Mart” sign. Seeing no excessive fluid or grime, I lay claim to the prime real estate and turn my attention to my recently acquired loot. A small plastic bag [...]
The adventurous foodie will feel right at home in Berlin. Popular city guides focus on fast-paced itineraries, often overlooking the culinary gems within the city. Berlin, in addition to its historic sites, museums, and amazing nightlife, offers an array of unique dining experiences. Here’s a small taste of some of Berlin’s hidden culinary treasures. Supper [...]
One of the biggest compliments a Dominican can give a foreigner is that he or she is “aplatanado”. Literally, it means that the newcomer has become like a plantain, but what they’re actually telling you is that “you’re one of us”. It’s not a compliment that is dished out lightly. In the Dominican Republic, plantains [...]