Lotus Thai Bistro – Carlsbad CA

May 9, 2014

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This is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in Carlsbad. Unpretentious ambiance, good service, and consistently good food for lunch and dinner. Several vegetarian choices too and the Thai tea is yummy. Choose your heat level from 1 to 10. Our favorite dishes are the coconut soup, pad Thai, penang curry, hawaiian fried rice, spring […]

Wine Tasting in San Francisco

April 6, 2014

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For dad’s 83 birthday he wanted to celebrate in one of his favorite cities, San Francisco, so we made it happen. We booked cheap tickets on Southwest airlines when they had their $69 special (each way) and booked our favorite hotel Villa Florence with an awesome discounted price at booking.com. My sister booked at the […]

Timeshares? Are they worth it?

February 9, 2014

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Are timeshares a good deal or not? The high pressure sales teams will present to you a deal that “will change your life”. A package loaded with bonuses, extras, and discounts, but the deal on the table is only good today. If you say no, you’ll get another lower priced offer, and then another and […]

Kings Head Studio City, CA

October 17, 2013

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Kings Head in Studio City is a great place to watch football and have a burger and beer. Comfortable, fun, inviting English pub also has a great menu. MENU: There are the usual English pub fare choices (fish and chips, burgers and sliders, tikka masala, shephards pie, scotch eggs, bangers and mash). Staying true to […]

San Diego’s Adams Ave Street Fair

September 29, 2013

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People watching is my favorite thing to do at street fairs where there are all kinds! This year, while people watching and beer tasting at the Adams Avenue Street Fair, I was in search of colorful things at the vendor booths. Colorful things I found, and after the fourth craft beer things started to get […]

Port Elizabeth – coastal town in South Africa

September 17, 2013

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, which is affectionately referred to as the “Windy city” or the “Friendly City,” is a coastal hub in Eastern Cape and is one of the largest cities in South Africa. The city is host to fantastic attractions right on its footstep, and thus locals proudly proclaim that everything lies within 15 minutes drive […]

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San Diego Reader Feast

September 7, 2013

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Imagine a venue at the end of a pier, with a panoramic view of the ocean, AND unlimited tastes of craft beer, wine, gourmet foods, and delectable desserts. A perfect night right? I had all that last night at the San Diego Reader Feast. We took the coaster train in from north county, which was […]