Chile not Chili


Long and very mountainous Chile has tons of beautiful and interesting places to visit, but here are just 2 that pique my interest El Tatio is a geyser field located within the Andes Mountains of northern Chile at 4,320 meters above sea level. Its name comes from the Quechua word for oven. It is among the highest-elevation geyser fields in the world.

Rapa Nui National Park is a UNESCO-inscribed World Heritage Site located on Easter Island, Chile. Rapa Nui is the Polynesian name of Easter Island; its Spanish name is Isla de Pascua.

Look these up and try this Chilean hardy soup with a great glass of Red !!

Philippine Phresh !

Pancit with Pork and Shrimp

Did you know that the Spanish discovered the Philippines in 1521? and that Ferdinand Magellan would then colonize the country and I think that’s why so many filapino’s have Spanish last name, what do you think ? Well my Pancet with pork and shrimp is the farthest from anything Spanish LOL ! So try my recipe with a great bottle of Gruner Tagay !

Ethiopia March 28

This is strange or not that Ethiopia is the only country in the world to have 13 months in a year and espresso and coffee was born in Ethiopia ! There is 9 World UNESCO Sites in Ethiopia the most anywhere and you can see The Great Rift Valley from space, Far Out! Also on Wednesdays and Fridays it is prohibited to eat any animal product in Ethiopia, Well then Try making Doro Wot on any other day of the week and read more great facts about Ethiopia while sipping Chenin Blanc .     

        T’chen chen!!


Georgia May 26



Wow ! Uplistsikhe is an ancient town made of rocks, the town has several structures that trace back to the Iron Age, also Lake Ritsa is located in Abkhazia it’s a great place to picnic and spend the day  it’s surrounded by beautiful mountains, and clear blue water. There are tons of tourist attractions in the port of Batumi  from seaside bars, restaurants, beaches and great shopping also Georgia is one of the oldest wine regions in the world and has a wonderful Saperavi a red wine.

Italy June 2


Italy Wow! full of everything from Venice and the Canals ( I had the freshest octopus salad so yummy)to Rome and the Coliseum ( it is massive ) from Naples and Pompeii (the best Margarita pizza I ever tasted ) to Florence ( first time having rabbit delicious)!! Making you want Italian tonight well if you can’t jet off tonight then try this recipe for Amatriciana a Roman delight with a classic Chianti or Mushroom Risotto from the north with a french Pinot Noir.     Tutti Mangiare!!!