Tall Ships in Dublin 2012

This past weekend, Dublin’s Liffy river and docklands were overrun with tall ships and spectators. It was a festival atmosphere as an estimated 500,000 people visited on Saturday alone to see some magnificent ships, listen to live music, ride carnival rides, shop and eat just about anything their heart desired to celebrate tall ships Dublin…

7-Eleven in Sweden: What to Expect

This advertisement for fruit is probably something you won’t see at your local 7-Eleven in say, Biloxi, Mississippi. But have no fear, if you’re visiting Sweden and craving a juicy Big Bite, you can still get one! Despite all this healthy nonsense posted on the front window, they still have Big Bite hot dogs and…

The Queen of Chorizo Sandwiches in Andalusia, Spain

I went through many pretenders to get here, to the moment where I would sink my teeth into the most succulent chorizo I’d ever encountered. Many had previously let me down- certainly anything wrapped in plastic on a grocery store shelf was reliably sure to disappoint. I thought I’d had a few good ones in…