Everything You Need to Know About Sri Lankan Kiribath

My first memory of kiribath goes back to 2013 New Year celebrations in Sri Lanka. Not the kind of New Year you greet on the night of 31st of December with a glass of champagne and fireworks, but the kind you welcome on 13th of April with rice, deep fried pastries and a fire pit in the…

Istanbul in 24 hours: Spice Market and Best Breakfast Ever

Berna and I wake up in the morning after 4 hours of sleep with the same exact thought: we cannot have breakfast right now! Last night while having meze after meze at dinner we made a perfect plan: wake up, walk to a nearby café for breakfast, take a taxi to local market to get…

The Best Bagels in Montreal, or One Perfectly Imperfect Breakfast

One early Sunday morning a girl woke up in Montreal dreaming of a beautiful hot breakfast of coffee and bagels. It wasn’t just any bagel she was craving. It was the most famous bagel of Montreal and, probably, Canada. It was her last day in the city and, therefore, the last chance to try the much…

3 Must-Eat Foods in Quebec City

I know I use words such as “the best” and “the best I’ve ever had” quite a lot. But, in my defense, I should say that I only write about food that was superb and that I fell in love with. You won’t find negative reviews on my blog. Second point in my defense: I…

One Winter Day in Quebec City

Having lived in Russia for most of my life, I never considered winter vacation a great idea. Actually, it wasn’t even an idea. I had enough snow in my everyday life, so travelling thousands of kilometers to see some more snow never even occurred to me. This year, though, something has changed. Maybe it is…

One Day in Portsmouth, or New Hampshire Can Be Fun Too!

Let me start by saying, that if you want people to pronounce a city’s name as Port-SMITH and not Ports-MOUTH, please, spell it that way. I don’t see any other reason behind this spelling but to confuse unsuspecting visitors and make fun of them when they mispronounce it time and again. This is my second…