15 posts tagged fruits
I have been amazed by Ukrainians who live in the villages and work very hard to grow their own fruits and vegetables. It has been a part of Ukrainian mentality: those people who live in the villages do not rely on a food system but grow their food for themselves and/or to sell. I wanted Clinton to see this farming side of Ukraine. And we got a chance! We were invited to the village to visit an old lady who lives by herself and spends her time growing food for the families of her two grown-up children who live in the city. Having a little tour through her garden, we heard how she works from morning till evening growing all her vegetables and fruits. It was our good experience at July 12-th. She was a sweet, happy, friendly lady and as bonus from her we were given some fruit and vegetables to take home :)
This was our complimentary treat. Very sweet! :)
After Iguazu Falls, our next point of destination was Mar del Plata. There was no other way for us to go there, but to fly at first to Buenos Aires (where staying over the night) and then to take a bus to Mar del Plata the following day. "Own" hotel, where we stayed for that night, was very nice. I do not remember us to have any any particular impressions about it but I remember that we liked it overall.
What is this fruit? We just saw but did not try it. I wonder how it tastes.
Next day we also visited the Arequipa local food market! Our guide (who was a worker from our hotel and made a city excursion for us) said it was designed by the same constructor who made a plan for building Eiffel Tower!
There were different vegetables and fruits … various types of corns and potatoes (even white dried)… olives and olive oil… cheeses… and lots other different “things” some of which I’ve never seen before… Btw Peruvians grow really lots of corn (35 varieties) and potatoes (thousands of varieties that vary by size, shape, color, and other sensory characteristics).
Breakfast makes the difference from a hotel to another one. If the breakfast is not that great then we can “minus one star” from it. Well.. Paracas has truly five stars! Breakfast was excellent with lots of option to different tastes!
In Peru we stayed in the hotel "Lima Sheraton". We planned to stay there for a night but as I needed my bag we were there for two days.
p.s. I left a note on the plate that was covered by the cinnamon :)
Wow!.. I am very close to the end of Russia trip! That’s our last breakfast in the hotel “National” in Moscow… What a view at a “heart of the city” from the window!
Our breakfast in “Sheraton Moscow hotel”:
some fruits, juice and yogurt what are health and … few croissant just for morning calories :)
Our breakfast in the "Sheraton Panama hotel" where we stayed for a night before going to Bocas del Toro from Panama city. We liked everything about this hotel but breakfast wasn’t that great. There was really poor choice on everything. What we chose is the best and the only option we could choose. No variety at all and … no good croissants for Clinton! (lol) He had to eat some pancakes instead (what wasn’t that tasty).
Our breakfast once :) Few times we ate here in the "Holly Brown". It gives variety of options for eating nevertheless it is mostly focused on making coffee (we do not drink it).
Our breakfast next day! Some yogurt, nuts, fruits and juice for both and … typical order of croissants for Clinton who enjoys them so much :P
The Valhalla in Antigua Guatemala is a beautiful macadamia farm, fighting poverty & global warning through the education of the public about the environment. They seek to reverse the global warming and to assist indigenous people in the developing self-sustaining agriculture. It was great to take the tour in this Valhalla Macadamia Farm in Antigua Guatemala for getting new educative, entertaining and also “delicious” experience (last because of their lunch that includes amazing pancakes with macadamia dressing:)!
Daily breakfast provided in the hotel “El Palacio de Doña Beatriz”.