Today he took me on a journey to Uzbekistan, China, Vega, Miami.. and a few other places in between. He did that through the first season of No Reservations. As I was watching, and drooling, and feeling a deep desire to grab my passport and roll.. I realized something..
I have a pretty interesting life.
I was joking with my sister yesterday about things and places and this silly little blog. She said, "Well Nicole, compared to some - you might live an interesting life." I laughed and said, "No Way. I am boring.. B-O-R-I-N-G."
As I was watching the tv show, I thought of some of my "travel tv" moments. Moments that would capture culture and express what the world was like. Anthony does a great job of expressing how the true culture of a people is expressed in the food. I could not agree more.
So for fun, I randomly selected a few pictures of my "travel channel" moments. You know - the ones that might tell you a story.. or might not.
At least to me - they were ever-so-slightly off the beaten path.
To me, if I could zoom in, you just would not believe this moment - this view. I am on the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria, Egypt - and the fishing boats are coming in.
Here I am with two coworkers - enjoying a New Orleans tradition of the oldest outdoor cafe. We were eating beingets and having cafe au lait. The waiter loved us so much, he gave us fabulous caps.
My friend making out with the Dolphin on River Street in Savannah. We sort of caused a scene.
My daily breakfast in Egypt. Tahini, flat bread (that was brought up in a basket on a pulley from the door man) goat cheese, plain yogurt and pepsi.
I had the best time with the local Falafel guy in Alexandria, Egypt
This is where the market is. Two blocks from my egyptian's apartment. We got our groceries here.
Soul Food - in a hole-in-the-wall place in Mobile Alabama. You can't beat it.
Relaxing at a "Country Club" in Alexandria Egypt - smoking sheesha and drinking shay with the locals
My friend having a beer picnic in the middle of a Kroger
A friend enjoying Cheese Grits - a southern speciality in Birmingham at Urban Standard
Attending Fall Harvest Farmer's markets and taking pics of the bounty with a friend
Mall Shopping in Egypt
Strange 'pie' and cheese that has the arabic name for camel poo LOL
The perfect cappuccino
Spending a Saturday with my favorite niece at a Horse Ranch
Picking out the meat - Literally - fresh and alive.
A NuWay Hot Dog in Macon - BEST
Dressing in traditional arabic clothes - in Egypt
Fabulous Face Painting excursions
Bakery in Egypt...
Whistle Stop Cafe.. more southern cooking
Green Plaza, Alexandria, Egypt - the cafes
Authentic Egyptian Cuisine on a balcony over looking the Mediterranean Sea with an egyptian family
Fresh - AUTHENTIC- Italian pizza
Prime Rib.. outside.
Hot peppers - Hot ticket item down here!
Authentic soft taco from a tiny Mexican cart
I chose the coconut
Trying a little fondu
Chef Bob creating a breakfast pita on air using the AHA recipe
Recycled Art Installation
Attending a Cake Show - amazing..
These are just a few of the silly items that totally could have been an episode on a travel show - just the ins and outs of normal life.
We all have these moments.
What about you? What is unique about some of the places you have traveled or experienced?