Survive Travel https://www.survivetravel.com Sites and Bites Around the World Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:07:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Fun Things to do in New Zealand http://www.survivetravel.com/fun-things-to-do-in-new-zealand/ https://www.survivetravel.com/fun-things-to-do-in-new-zealand/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 05:43:17 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=25931 If you are looking for fun things to do in New Zealand, you’re spoiled for choice. With enchanting natural beauty, adventure activities in abundance, and cultural attractions, you will definitely have a trip to remember. Need Some Travel Motivation? Fun Things to do in New Zealand 1. Milford Sound Some call Milford Sound the “8th […]

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If you are looking for fun things to do in New Zealand, you’re spoiled for choice.

With enchanting natural beauty, adventure activities in abundance, and cultural attractions, you will definitely have a trip to remember.

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Fun Things to do in New Zealand

1. Milford Sound

Some call Milford Sound the “8th Wonder of the World”. It is a fiord which overlooks Mitre Peak.

Apart from the natural beauty, inside Milford Sound there is an abundance of marine life including dolphins, penguins, and seal colonies.

2. Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park is a part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site and is famous for its glacier fiords.

It is the largest national park in New Zealand and inside are many natural scenes such as Mitre Peak, Mirror Lake, and the Cleddau River.

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3. Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the oldest national park in New Zealand.

It is also the 4th oldest national park in the world!

Inside Tongariro National Park are 3 active volcanoes, Māori religious sites, and one of the world’s best day hikes, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

4. Waitomo Caves

The Waitomo Caves is a village with extensive underground limestone cave systems including Aranui Cave, Gardner’s Gut, Ruakuri Cave, and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

The Māori word “Waitomo” means “water sinkhole” or “water passing through a hole”.

5. Sky Tower

The 328 meter tall Sky Tower is in the CBD of Aukland and it is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere.

You can go up it and get an amazing view of the city.

6. Aoraki (Mount Cook)

Aoraki is the highest mountain in New Zealand, a top tourist destination, and a climbers heaven.

It runs the length of the South Island and has 3 peaks, Low, Middle, and High.

7. Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is an 83 square kilometer lake in the Mackenzie Basin.

To the South of the lake is the Lake Tekapo Regional Park. There is also an astronomical observatory.

8. Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is an enclave of over 140 island. It is a popular tourist attraction for big-game fishing and sailing.

There are also pristine beaches and Maori artefacts.

9. Abel Tasman National Park

This national park lies between the Golden and Tasman Bays and Tasman Bay.

Inside is the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Tonga Island Marine Reserve where you can see seal colonies, penguins, dolphins, and more.

10. Auckland War Memorial Museum

The Auckland War Memorial Museum has collections covering New Zealand’s cultural, natural, and military history.

The building is an icon of Auckland. It is neo-classicist architecture upon a dormant volcano.

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Traditional Guatemalan Food http://www.survivetravel.com/traditional-guatemalan-food/ https://www.survivetravel.com/traditional-guatemalan-food/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:49:04 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=25653 Traditional Guatemalan food is a mix of its Mayan and Spanish heritage with a complex mix of American, African, Caribbean, and Chinese influence. This is why popular Guatemalan food is full of traditional flavors that stand out amongst its neighbors. Need Some Travel Motivation? Traditional Guatemalan Food 1. Tamales Tamales are a common food in […]

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Traditional Guatemalan food is a mix of its Mayan and Spanish heritage with a complex mix of American, African, Caribbean, and Chinese influence.

This is why popular Guatemalan food is full of traditional flavors that stand out amongst its neighbors.

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Traditional Guatemalan Food

1. Tamales

Tamales are a common food in many Latin American countries, and Guatemala is no different.

This Mesoamericana dish is a corn-based dough (masa) with a savory filling.

The Guatemalan version is larger to the Mexican one and they steam it in a banana leaf instead of corn husk.

Meat and vegetables with a tomato salsa is a common filling in Guatamala.

2. Pepián

Pepian is a hot sauce that is a national food of Guatemala.

You will often find it accompanying tortillas or rice, but they also add it to meat stews and other dishes.

3. Rellenitos de Plátano

Rellenitos de plátano is a popular dessert in Guatemala.

They make these by mashing sweet plantains and stuffing them with chocolate, cinnamon, and refried beans. After rolling them into shape they deep-fry them and dust sugar or honey on top.

4. Pupusas

Pupusas are a Salvadorian dish but are popular in other parts of Latin America, including Guatemala.

They are a thick corn tortilla with a savory filling such as cheese, pork, or refried beans.

5. Atol de Elote

Atol de Elote is a drink made from sweet corn. It is sweet corn liquified with either a blender or by hand on a grinding stone. It often comes extra sweet with cinnamon or vanilla.

6. Empanadas

Empanadas are a common stuffed pastry in Latin America.

In Guatemalan food culture they prefer the vegetarian version. Fillings of potato and/or spinach are popular, but other fillings like meat, cheese, or corn are around too.

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Chile Relleno

Chile relleno is a Mexican dish that is also popular in Guatemala.

It is a stuffed pimiento pepper.

In Guatemala they use vegetables and shredded pork. They then fry the pepper with an egg batter and serve it inside a bun or alone with tomato sauce.

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Guacamole

Guacamole is a popular condiment all over the world.

Mash up avocados with lime juice, chili, onion, and other spices.

Use it as a dip or side with almost every rice dish in Guatemala.

Jocon

This traditional Mayan dish is chicken simmered in a cilantro and tomatillos sauce, along with a bunch of other flavorsome ingredients.

Hilachas

Hilachas is a shredded beef dish cooked in a spicy tomatillo-tomato sauce.

This famous Guatemalan food comes with rice and tortillas which makes a delicious and filling dish.

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Like most countries, the traditional food of Guatemala has some influence from its neighbors, but it also has delights of its own. Get out there and try some typical food of Guatemala for yourself!

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Traveling to Guatemala http://www.survivetravel.com/traveling-to-guatemala/ https://www.survivetravel.com/traveling-to-guatemala/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:43:30 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=25651 Traveling to Guatemala is an experience you will never forget. It is a small country but there are lots to see and do. There’s diverse nature, ancient architecture, and rich culture. And with the nickname “The Land of Eternal Spring”, you can bet the weather will be great for sightseeing 9 days out of 10! […]

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Traveling to Guatemala is an experience you will never forget. It is a small country but there are lots to see and do.

There’s diverse nature, ancient architecture, and rich culture.

And with the nickname “The Land of Eternal Spring”, you can bet the weather will be great for sightseeing 9 days out of 10!

Here are 10 things to do while you travel in Guatemala.

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1. Tikal

Tikal is an ancient Mayan citadel in the rainforest. Some say it goes as far back as the 1st century A.D. Inside Tikal are the ruins of ancient temples and palaces including the Lost World Pyramid and the Temple of the Grand Jaguar.

2. Lake Atitlán

Lake Atitlán is in Sierra Madre mountain range and is the deepest lake in Central America. It is a volcanic basic with a maximum depth of 340 meters.

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3. Rio Dulce

Rio Dulce is a popular place to go sailing. At the entrance is a small Spanish fort built to stop pirates back in colonial times.

It also has one of the biggest bridges in Central America. Further down the river are pretty towns and a beautiful natural scenery.

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4. Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is “where the river hides under the stones”. It has a 300 meter natural limestone bridge spanning over the Cahabón River.

On top of the bridge are turquoise natural pools which you can swim in.

5. Pacaya

Pacaya is an active volcano 2,552 meters high. After 70 years of dormancy it erupted in the 1960’s and continues to do so frequently.

6. Volcán de Fuego

The “Volcano of Fire” is famous for being constantly active, albeit at a low level. It spouts small bursts of ash and gas several times an hour.

7. Lake Petén Itzá

At 99 km², Lake Petén is the second largest lake in Guatemala. Its maximum depth is 160 meters.

Lake Petén Itzá has a lot of migration activity and archeological sights. You can spot crocodiles, several big cat species, exotic birds, and more.

On the northeast shore is a butterfly reserve which also has monkeys, toucans, and other species.

8. Tikal Temple IV

Tikal Temple IV is a pyramid in the Tikal Ruins (#1 on this list). It is the tallest pre-Columbian structure in the Americas – 70 meters tall.

Archaeologists speculate that Yik’in Chan K’awiil’s tomb lies underneath the temple

9. Arco de Santa Catalina

This 17th century structure is a landmark in Antigua and once connected the Santa Catalina convent to a school.

They added the clock in the 1800s.

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10. Palacio Nacional de la Cultura

The National Palace of Culture is an architectural symbol of Guatemala City. It was the headquarters of the Guatemalan President. Nowadays It is a museum.

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Ancient ruins, volcanic lakes, colonial towns, lush jungle, cultural crafts, and more. Guatemala is a must-see country when in Latin America.

Don’t let the small size fool you. Plan to stay more than a few weeks to take in everything this amazing country has to offer.

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10 Fun Things to do in Ecuador http://www.survivetravel.com/fun-things-to-do-in-ecuador/ https://www.survivetravel.com/fun-things-to-do-in-ecuador/#respond Sun, 30 Sep 2018 05:51:55 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=25322 Ecuador is a compact country with lots jammed in. For nature lovers you can do everything from chilling on island beaches to climbing snow-capped mountains. And for those attracted to urban delights, try shopping in the largest market in South America or visit the many cathedrals and museums. Need Some Travel Motivation? 1. Ciudad Mitad […]

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Ecuador is a compact country with lots jammed in. For nature lovers you can do everything from chilling on island beaches to climbing snow-capped mountains.

And for those attracted to urban delights, try shopping in the largest market in South America or visit the many cathedrals and museums.

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1. Ciudad Mitad del Mundo

The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo is the 30 meter high monument showing the line of the equator.

There are also museums there.

2. Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi is the 2nd highest summit in Ecuador and an active volcano. In the Andes Mountains, it is almost 6,000 meters tall.

The last time Cotopaxi erupted was in August 2015 and the even lasted over 4 months.

As of October 2017, people can climb it again.

3. Baltra Island

Baltra is a small arid island near the center of the Galápagos.

During WW2 it was a US Air Force base, now it is an Ecuadorian one.

4. Quilotoa

This volcano crater lake is 3km wide and 250 meters deep. It’s green color is from dissolved minerals.

You can take a 4 hour hike around the lake, stay there overnight, and enjoy the hot-springs.

5. Galápagos National Park

The Galápagos National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Ecuador’s oldest national park.

This 3000+ square mile park protects the diversity of the Galápagos islands.

It is home to many native species including the giant tortoise and marine iguana.

6. Chimborazo

Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador and about 20km wide at its base.

Surrounding Chimborazo are mountains, jungle, desert, and more.

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7. Bartolomé Island

Bartolomé Island is one of the younger islands in the Galápagos archipelago and is actually a volcanic islet.

It’s landscape, although small (1/2 a square mile), is breathtaking.

The biggest attraction of Bartolomé Island is Pinnacle Rock. Here you can snorkel and visit the underwater world. Wildlife to spot include penguins, green turtles, herons, and more.

On the island are a variety of colored formations.

You can also climb the volcano for a great view of the surrounding islands.

8. El Cajas National Park

El Cajas National Park is famous  for is hiking. You can walk through the cloud forests and visit the many lakes. If you’re lucky, you can spot giant hummingbirds, condors, coatis, and more.

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9. Basílica del Voto Nacional

This is the largest neo-Gothic basilica church in the Americas.

You can find this Roman Catholic church in the historic center of Quito.

10. Darwin Island

Darwin Island is only one square kilometre in land mass. Its attractions are not on the island, but the incredible amount of marine life that surrounds it.

The island, like many in the Galápagos, is actually an extinct volcano.

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From the natural diversity of the Galapagos Islands to the architecture of historic cities, Ecuador is a gem find for any traveler.

It is safe with a warm culture that will have you coming back for more, or not leaving.

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30 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes http://www.survivetravel.com/free-inspirational-travel-quotes/ https://www.survivetravel.com/free-inspirational-travel-quotes/#respond Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:44:38 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=25810 Need some travel motivation? Here are 30 inspirational travel quotes. Feel free to share them with your friends. “This heart of mine was made to travel this world” Unknown “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off […]

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Need some travel motivation?

Here are 30 inspirational travel quotes.

Feel free to share them with your friends.


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“This heart of mine was made to travel this world” Unknown

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“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” Pat Conroy

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“Travel and you will see the world with new eyes. You will discover dimensions of the world you never knew existed.” Bertahan Luxing

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“Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.” Unknown

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“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” Peter Hoeg

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6 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road” Jack Kerouac

7 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure” Jawaharial Nehru

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“People don’t take trips. Trips take people.” John Steinback

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“Travel is the best education” Unknown

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“Set out from any point. They all lead to a point of adventure” Inspired by Antonio Porchia

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“Change your location and you just may change yourself” Eric Weiner

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“You’ll never discover anything if you are not willing to look.” Bertahan Luxing

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“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries” Aldous Huxley

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“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls” Anais Nin

15 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fullfillment” Hillaire Belloc

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“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world” Freya Stark

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“Your feet will take you where your heart is” Irish Proverb

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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” Unknown

19 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things” Henry Miller

20 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“Travel is not a reward for working, it’s an education for living” Unknown

22 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“Road-trips are measured by moments rather than miles” Unknown

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“Don’t wait for life to happen, because before you know it you’ll have waiting too long.” Bertahan Luxing

23 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“You will never be completely home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of knowing and loving people in more than one place.” Miriam Adeny

24 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“Oh the places you’ll go” Dr. Seuss

25 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“We must take the adventures in order to know where we truly belong” Unknown

26 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

27 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before” Dalai Lama

28 Free Inspirational Travel Quotes, Survive Travel

“The upside of not having a travel plan is that any road will get you there.” Unknown

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“Travel. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” Ibn Battuta

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“There’s nothing stopping you from living a never ending adventure” Bertahan Luxing

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10 Things to do While You Travel in Kyrgyzstan http://www.survivetravel.com/travel-in-kyrgyzstan/ https://www.survivetravel.com/travel-in-kyrgyzstan/#respond Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:50:44 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=25515 To travel in Kyrgyzstan is to discover a country of beauty and nomadic culture. Tourism in Kyrgyzstan is low, but is one of the best places to visit in Central Asia. Here are 10 things to do in Kyrgyzstan. Need Some Travel Motivation? Travel in Kyrgyzstan 1. Issyk-Kul Issyk-Kul is the second largest saline lake in the […]

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To travel in Kyrgyzstan is to discover a country of beauty and nomadic culture. Tourism in Kyrgyzstan is low, but is one of the best places to visit in Central Asia.

Here are 10 things to do in Kyrgyzstan.

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Travel in Kyrgyzstan

1. Issyk-Kul

Issyk-Kul is the second largest saline lake in the world, and also the second largest mountain lake. This lake is in the Tian Shan Mountains, and although surrounded by snow-capped mountains, it never freezes. Issyk-Kul translates to “warm lake”.

2. Song Kol Lake

Song Kölm is the largest freshwater lake in Kyrgyzstan, and the second largest overall. The first is Issyk Kul.

A beautiful mountain scenery surrounds Song Kol, but getting there can be difficult. You can only access it from June to September and once there you need to rely on local herders for supplies.

3. Ala Archa National Park

About 40km south of Bishkek is the 200 square kilometer Ala Archa National Park. Inside the part is the highest peak in the Kyrgyz Ala-tau range of the Tian Shan, Peak Semenova Tian-Shanski. It is almost 5000 meters high.

Ala Archa National Park also has the Adygene gorge.

This is a wooded valley with waterfalls, springs, and other scenery.

4. Burana Tower

The Burana Tower and other artefacts are the remains of Balasagun. Balasagun city dates back to the 9th century.

Burana Tower was once 45 meters tall, but now it is only 25. It is safe to climb the staircase inside it to the top.

5. Tash Rabat

Tash Rabat is 15th century stone caravanserai. It’s an amazing piece of historical architecture. The whole area is great for hiking. To the North is a ruined fortress and to the South is Lake Chatyr-Kul.

A caravanserai is like a traveler’s inn. Tash Rabat is not in operation, but you can rent a yurt off the caretakers.

6. Ala-Too Square

Ala-Too Square is the main square in Bishkek. They hold celebrations and other events there. When there is no special event happening, it is a good place to eat snacks and people watch.

7. Sulayman Mountain

Sulayman Mountain is a World Heritage Site in Osh. Historically, it was a place of pilgrimage. These days it is a popular place for the amazing view and there are stairs to the peak.

8. Ala-Kul

Ala-Kul is a lake in the Terskey Alatau mountain range. Strong winds blow around the lake and the water shines off the colored rocks.

9. Boris Yeltsin Peak

Named after the former Russian President, Boris Yeltsin Peak is a mountain in the Tian Shan mountain range. Before 2002 they called is Oguz Bashi.

10. Fergana Range

The Fergana Mountain Range 206 km long. Its highest peak is about 4900m high.

This range separates the Fergana Valley and the inner Tian Shan.

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Historically, Kyrgyzstan was part of the Silk Road. With so much East/West trade going through it, no wonder it is a cultural melting pot.

Couple this with 2 mountain ranges and you have an unforgettable adventure travel destination.

If it isn’t already, put visiting Kyrgyzstan on your bucket list!

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10 Traditional Costa Rican Foods http://www.survivetravel.com/traditional-costa-rican-foods/ https://www.survivetravel.com/traditional-costa-rican-foods/#respond Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:22:52 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=25297 Food may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Costa Rica, but you can put it high on your list. Although mild, it is not bland. With its abundance of fresh ingredients, early Spanish influence, and high tourist traffic, you will always be able to find something to eat. […]

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Food may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Costa Rica, but you can put it high on your list. Although mild, it is not bland. With its abundance of fresh ingredients, early Spanish influence, and high tourist traffic, you will always be able to find something to eat. While in the country, try some traditional Costa Rican foods like the ones in this article.

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10 Traditional Costa Rican Foods

1. Costa Rican Gallo Pinto

Gallo pinto is the national Costa Rican dish. It is rice and beans and when eaten at breakfast it often comes with eggs.

2. Tamal

Tamal is masa or a starchy dough steamed in either a banana leaf or corn husk.

Inside the tamal can be a variety of ingredients such as meat, vegetables, cheese, Costa Rican fruits, and more.

3. Patacones

Costa Rican patacones are slices of plantain fried twice.

Patacones are all over Latin America often taking different names such as tostones, chatinos, or platano frito.

In Costa Rica they like to eat patacones with a black bean dip.

4. Casado

A famous Costa Rican food is Casado. It is a full Costa Rican meal.

Casado contains rice, black beans, plantains, salad, a tortilla, and meat.

5. Chifrijo

Chifrijo is rice, beans, meat, and chimichurri. Chimichurri is a tomato salad with lime juice.  The meat is usually pork, e.g., chicharrones, fried pork meat, or pork skins.

Chifrijo is a common dish to eat with a Costa Rican beer in the local bar.

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6. Picadillo

Picadillo is ground beef and tomatoes mixed with other vegetables and spices.

It is a common dish all over Latin America and also in the Philippines (called giniling).

In Costa Rica they include the main ingredient in the name. For example, potato picadillo. Eat it with rice or as a filling in tacos or pastry.

7. Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche directly translates to Rice Pudding, and that is what it is. Mix rice with water or milk and some sweeteners such as sugar, cinnamon, and raisins. Arroz con leche as a Costa Rican dessert will naturally have more sugar.

8. Chicharrones

Chicharrón is fried pork rinds. It may also be chicken, mutton or beef, but pork is the most common. You can eat it as the main meat side of your rice dish, or as a “pork crackling” snack food.

9. Sopa Negra

Sopa Negra is all over Latin America, but it comes from Costa Rica.

Sopa Negra is a black bean soup. It is very nutritious and delicious.

Besides the main ingredient of black beans, sopa negra almost always comes with a hard-boiled egg cooked in the soup.

When asking locals what the best Costa Rican food is, sopa negra is always high on the list.

10. Olla de Carne

Another popular Costa Rican food is olla de carne. It is Costa Rica’s version of beef stew. Traditionally, olla de carne was a midday meal. These days it is more a weekend treat.

Lots of Costa Rican traditional food is available in other parts of the world. But as with most countries, Costa Rica has their own special version.

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Thanks to their abundance of fresh ingredients, the Costa Rican variation is often tastier and more colorful than others.

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10 Amazing Bahamas Foods http://www.survivetravel.com/bahamas-foods/ https://www.survivetravel.com/bahamas-foods/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:41:01 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=24991 Traditional food in the Bahamas is mostly spices and seafood, but there are other things to try too. The American South has an influence in seasonings and sides while the mains are closer to Caribbean cuisine. One thing is for sure, local Bahamian cuisine is colorful and delicious. Here are 10 Bahamas foods to try […]

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Traditional food in the Bahamas is mostly spices and seafood, but there are other things to try too. The American South has an influence in seasonings and sides while the mains are closer to Caribbean cuisine. One thing is for sure, local Bahamian cuisine is colorful and delicious. Here are 10 Bahamas foods to try when you need a break from the beach.

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1. Conch Salad

This is raw conch in a spicy citrus sauce. Don’t worry, the citric acid “cooks” the meat. Being a salad, you can expect it to come with tomatoes, cucumbers, and celery, etc.

2. Baked Crab

Combine crab with bread crumbs, eggs, and seasoning and then bake it in the crab’s shell. This dish is a local favorite.

3. Rock Lobster

These spiny lobsters are steamed or boiled and served in several ways. You can find rock lobster in salads, “burger” patties, or mixed in Creole sauces.

4. Bahamian Stew Fish

This is any pan-fried fish with a thick red sauce. The sauce is a dark roux with spices, tomato, celery, and onion. Grouper and snapper are two common types of fish used.

5. Cracked Conch

In the Bahamas they pound and bread conch like a cutlet. They serve it with a creole sauce or curried.

6. Pigeon Peas and Rice

Pigeon peas are a staple bean of the Caribbean as is rice. Put them together with celery, tomato, thyme, and pork for this classic Bahamas dish.

7. Guava Duff

Guava Duff is a classic Bahamian dessert. It is guava wrapped in dough and boiled. Top it of with a sweet rum sauce.

8. Conch Fritters

A delicious seafood snack of seasoned conch meat fried in batter.

9. Tamarind Ribs

They coat these slow cooked ribs in a honey tamarind sauce. Delicious.

10. Bahamian Grilled Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi is dolphin fish (not a dolphin). In this dish they marinate the Mahi Mahi in a rum and lime juice before cooking it on the grill.

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As you can see, traditional food in the Bahamas is mostly seafood. Not surprising since it’s an Archipelago. But there are a few other surprises too, so dig in!

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Traditional Food in New Zealand http://www.survivetravel.com/traditional-food-new-zealand/ https://www.survivetravel.com/traditional-food-new-zealand/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:03:22 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=25929 The traditional food in New Zealand is simple but delicious. It plays a big role in Māori traditions and bringing a “plate to share” to a party is a common thing for all New Zealanders. With its Asian, European, and Polynesian heritage, New Zealand has filling mains and delightful desserts. Need Some Travel Motivation? Traditional […]

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The traditional food in New Zealand is simple but delicious.

It plays a big role in Māori traditions and bringing a “plate to share” to a party is a common thing for all New Zealanders.

With its Asian, European, and Polynesian heritage, New Zealand has filling mains and delightful desserts.

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Traditional Food in New Zealand

1. Lolly Cake

This cake uses candy as it’s highlight ingredient.

They chop confectionary into a base mixture of biscuits, butter, and condensed milk and roll it into a log before covering it in coconut.

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2. Green-Lipped Mussel

The green-lipped mussel is popular as a chowder in restaurants all over New Zealand.

They are best when cooked immediately after being caught.

3. Roast Lamb

If there is one thing New Zealand is famous for, it is sheep, and therefore lamb.

Traditional roast lamb is a favorite throughout the country.

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4. Whitebait Fritter

To preserve the flavor of New Zealand whitebait, the like to cook it as a fritter.

They mix The whitebait into a flour and egg batter. They then quick-fry it on both sides.

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5. Kiwi Burger

This is a McDonald’s burger only sold in New Zealand.

It is a beef patty, egg, beetroot, tomato, lettuce, cheese, onions, mustard, and tomato sauce on a toasted bun.

It is very similar to the Aussie burger sold in Mcdonalds in Australia.

6. Pavlova

Pavlova is a meringue cake with a light filling and crispy crust. They often decorate it with whipped cream and summer fruits.

There is contesting about its origin, but it is popular in New Zealand and Australia alike.

7. Hokey Pokey

Hokey pokey is vanilla ice-cream with small lumps of honeycomb toffee. It is the 2nd most popular ice-cream flavor in the country, the first being plain vanilla.

8. Jaffas

Jaffas are round balls of chocolate with a crispy red shell. The name comes from the Jaffa orange since the candy shell is an orange flavor.

During the Cadbury Chocolate carnival, they roll tens of thousands of Jaffas down the world’s steepest residential street (Baldwin Street) in Dunedin, New Zealand.

9. Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is honey from bees that pollinate the Manuka bush which is native in New Zealand.

Some consider Manuka honey to have healing properties, more so than other types of honey.

10. Lemon & Paeroa (L&P)

L&P is a soft drink originating in New Zealand. Although not well-known in other parts of the world, you can find it in specific places in Australia and the UK.

Originally it was lemon juice with carbonated water.

Now days Coca-Cola manufactures it so there is a tonne of other ingredients.

Too bad 🙁 .

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With its massive coastline and abundance of sheep you can understand why seafood and lamb are a steady part of the Kiwi diet. There is also an abundance of bakeries and butchers that other countries have long lost due to supermarket chains. So if you like fresh meat and delicious pasties, you’ll love dining in New Zealand.

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10 Awesome Things to do in the Bahamas http://www.survivetravel.com/things-to-do-bahamas/ https://www.survivetravel.com/things-to-do-bahamas/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:50:23 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=24989 The Bahamas is one of the original paradise holiday spots with 700+ islands and cays. Some are untouched while others have large hotels and luxury resorts. There are plenty of pristine beaches, amazing marine life, water sports galore, historical forts, and more. Read on to discover 10 awesome things to do in the Bahamas. Need […]

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The Bahamas is one of the original paradise holiday spots with 700+ islands and cays. Some are untouched while others have large hotels and luxury resorts.

There are plenty of pristine beaches, amazing marine life, water sports galore, historical forts, and more. Read on to discover 10 awesome things to do in the Bahamas.

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1. Dean’s Blue Hole

A blue hole is a water-filled sinkhole with the entrance below the water level. Dean’s Blue Hole is 202m deep which makes it the 2nd deepest in the world. The opening is about 30 meters wide.

2. Paradise Island

Paradise Island is off the coast of Nassau. It has the famous Atlantis resort with water park rides, pools, beach, restaurants, walk-in aquarium, and casinos.

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3. Exuma Island

The Exumas are an archipelago southeast of Nassau. They are split into 3 areas. Great Exuma and Little Exuma are laid-back while The Exuma Cays is more luxury.

4. Musha Cay

Musha Cay is David Copperfield’s private island. It allows only one group of guests at a time with a 24 person limit.

5. Fort Montagu

Fort Montagu is a four cannon fort on the east of New Providence Island. The British built it in 1741 for defense against Spanish invaders.

6. Harbour Island

Harbour Island is famous for its long pink sand beaches. It also has some amazing marine life to look at such as sting rays and turtles.

7. Blue Lagoon Island

This small, private island was once a stopover for pirates to cull salt. Nowadays it is a tourist attraction only 5km from Nassau.

8. Fort Fincastle

Lord Dunmore built Fort Fincastle in the late 1700s. It is on Society Hill overlooking Nassau and the Queen’s Staircase. It was a lighthouse until 1817 and then a signal station.

9. Queen’s Staircase

The Queen’s Staircase is 65-steps carved from limestone by slaves in the late 1700s. It is a shortcut to Fort Fincastle and a major landmark in Nassau.

10. Lucayan National Park

Lucayan National Park has wetland walkways, an impressive underwater cave system, sand dunes, and more.

Within its 40 acres you can find all 6 of the Bahamas’ vegetation zones.

11. Little Stirrup Cay (Coco Cay)

And a final bonus item!

Little Stirrup Cay is a tiny island – only 1km wide. It is part of the Berry Islands and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd uses it for tourism.

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That’s all for this list of things to do in the Bahamas. I’m sure you can agree that this coral-based archipelago is a gem of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Traditional Ecuadorian Food http://www.survivetravel.com/traditional-ecuadorian-food/ https://www.survivetravel.com/traditional-ecuadorian-food/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:17:28 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=25324 Although a small country, traditional Ecuadorian food is as diverse as its landscape. From hearty stews in the mountains to the seafood of the coast to the delicacies of the jungle. And as a traveler, you can experience all the popular Ecuadorian food you want. Need Some Travel Motivation? 1. Hornado Get a whole pig […]

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Although a small country, traditional Ecuadorian food is as diverse as its landscape. From hearty stews in the mountains to the seafood of the coast to the delicacies of the jungle. And as a traveler, you can experience all the popular Ecuadorian food you want.

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1. Hornado

Get a whole pig and roast it. That’s hornado. Yum!

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2. Ceviche

Ceviche is fresh raw fish cured in lemon or lime. They then spice it with garlic, chili, cilantro, and other spices.

They do not know the origin of Ceviche, but it is popular throughout Latin America, especially near the coast.

3. Llapingachos

Llapingachos are fried potato or yuca (cassava) cakes with a peanut sauce. They stuff the potato cakes with cheese and cook them on the grill.

4. Encebollado

This fish stew is a national dish of Ecuador though it is most popular near the coast.

The fish is albacore but sometimes they use others such as tuna or billfish.

5. Mote con Chicharron

Chicharron is pork rind. Mote is white hominy corn. Cook them together and top with pickled onion and chili and you get one delicious dish.

This is typical Ecuadorian food at its best.

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6. Pescado Encocado

This traditional coastal dish is sea bass in a seasoned coconut sauce. Ingredients include cilantro, tomatoes, citrus, and a variety of spices.

They often make it with other types of fish, and even other types of seafood.

7. Morcilla

Morcilla is blood sausage and the ones in Ecuador are like the rest of the world.

They get animal blood and mix it with a filler such as meat, fat, or cornmeal. Then they stuff it into a sausage.

8. Carne en Palito

Carne en Palito is thin meat seasoned with achiote, cumin, garlic, and orange juice. They then grill the meat on a skewer.

9. Seco de Chivo

Seco de Chivo is goat stew. The stew sauce has a variety of ingredients including cilantro, cumin, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, and other spices.

Like many dishes in Ecuador, Seco de Chivo often comes with rice and sides of avocado and plantain.

10. Locro

Locro is a popular mountain stew and is a national dish of Ecuador and a few other countries in the region. It is a mixture of bean, corn, and potato. The potato is papa chola, which is specific to the Andes.

In Ecuador there is also yahuarlocro. This adds lamb blood and entrails into the stew.

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Ecuador has similar food to their neighbors, but is unique in its own right. Different local ingredients and a rich Incan history mean different flavors and new twists to old favorites.

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Traditional Mauritian Food http://www.survivetravel.com/traditional-mauritian-food/ https://www.survivetravel.com/traditional-mauritian-food/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:09:43 +0000 https://www.survivetravel.com/?p=25145 The best traditional Mauritian food is not in your resort restaurant. Take to the markets and street corners to sample the diverse food culture. The traditional street food of Mauritius is a mix of Creole, French, Chinese, and Indian. And thanks to the fertile soils, you can find plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. This is the […]

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The best traditional Mauritian food is not in your resort restaurant. Take to the markets and street corners to sample the diverse food culture. The traditional street food of Mauritius is a mix of Creole, French, Chinese, and Indian. And thanks to the fertile soils, you can find plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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1. Fish Vindaye

A curried fish recipe served with rice and pickled vegetables.

The curry has mustard, garlic, ginger and onion.

2. Rougaille

A hot creole tomato stew with onion, garlic, chillies, and other spices. Once cooked, they often add fish or meat.

Rougaille is a typical side dish and is fast to make.

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3. Millionaire’s Salad

The Millionaire’s Salad is a palm tree heart mixed with salad leaves and various seafoods. They top it with a red sauce dressing.

4. Curry

Mauritian curries are more herb based as opposed to Asian coconut curries. They come in a variety of flavors.

The common Creole curry is spicy. Delicacy curries such as bat, octopus, and wild-boar are also available.

5. Salmon Tandoori

This is salmon which they bake with a traditional tandoori coating. Eat it with naan bread.

6. Mine Frites

A classic dish adapted from the Chinese. Fried noodles! The stir fry noodles contain vegetables, meat and/or tofu, egg, and chili.

7. Dholl Puri

This is a Mauritian take on classic Indian food. Dholl Puri is like bread wrap made from yellow split peas. Inside is curry and/or pickled vegetables.

8. Banane Flambée

A delicious dessert of bananas and ice-cream. They top it with a sweet rum sauce and if you’re lucky, you’ll also get a fried pineapple.

9. Boulet

Boulet are Mauritian style dumplings. There is a variety of them made from fish, tofu, or meat. They steam the dumpling and serve it in a soup with chili. A great late afternoon snack.

10. Biryani

Biryani is an Indian food that has made its way to Mauritius. It is rice, meat, and vegetables cooked with spices. You can also get vegetarian.

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That’s all for this list of typical Mauritian food. With the awesome mix of cultures Mauritius is a foodies dream. It is one of the few places in the world with a mix of Asian and European foods as a traditional base.

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