Finding Gems in Madrid

We at Wagoners Abroad see our fair share of tourist things, but what we really enjoy is finding those gems that show the interesting cultural items of a city or country.  This includes not only seeing, but experiencing how the locals do things.  Spending a few hours in their shoes is a fantastic way to better understand people.  With the help of Paula at Devour Madrid Food Tour, she was able to show us a few of the gems in her neighborhood of Huertas.

Devour Madrid Food Tour - experiencing all of the gems. They will take you to some of the best restaurants in Madrid, share the history and meet the locals. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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Favorite Eats On The Thailand Gulf Islands (Koh Tao, Phangan & Samui)

Well it seems that many of you are interested in our meals.  To conclude our Restaurant Review Week, here is a summary.  It include all of those featured in our review as well as a few more, so it covers all of the Thai Gulf Islands we visited.  Just so you know, some of these places have hosted us and shown us a really good time.  We only want to share our favorites with you, as there isn’t enough time in the day to write about every meal.  That said, we also provide many reviews on Trip Advisor, so you can check that out too.

Wagoners Abroad Favorite Eats Thai Gulf Islands - Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui

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A Private Picnic On A Remote Island! Koh Samui Thailand

Imagine being greeted at your hotel and taken to the southern shores of Koh Samui.  You board your own private long-tail boat and are transported to a remote island.  Of course this is all atop the most beautiful blue waters you will ever see.  You stop in a perfectly remote location to snorkel a bit and have the entire reef to yourself.  Then you move on to another island, where a gourmet lunch is served, just for you!  Okay, now you are listening.  Let me tell you about our experience.

Wagoners Abroad on a private Island Gem Picnic Koh Samui Thailand

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A Tasty Review Of Noori India – Koh Samui

You guys know me, and my general aversion to trying new foods.  Well, I think I’ve turned the corner.  I’ve recently become acquainted with Indian food, and I have to say that I’m becoming a fan.  While we’re in Koh Samui, we found a fantastic place if Indian is your proverbial cup of tea.  The restaurant is Noori India and they provided a memorable dining experience for us.

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Creature Consumption In Bangkok Thailand – Eating Bugs

If you recall, Lars decided to create an eating bugs challenge for himself.  He wanted you, our readers to vote on which bug/critter/creature he should eat.

Eating Bugs Choices:
Beetles, Black Crickets, Brown Crickets, Grasshoppers, Scorpions, Tarantulas

Bangkok Creatures - 12 year old Lars Eating Bugs in Bangkok

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Something Smells Fishy, Grilled Sardines in Almunecar Spain

Of course seafood is in abundance when living along the Mediterranean Sea.  Each summer little Barbacoa (Barbecue) stands pop up along the beach and many of the “summer only” restaurants light up their barbacoa too.  Last summer, Lars kept asking if he could try the sardines, that were just about every 100 yards along the beach.  Because they were plentiful, I kept telling him we would do it later.  Well in mid-September, we finally went to the beach so Lars could sample the ever so popular Grilled Sardines on a skewer.

Barbacoa Grilled Sardines Almuencar Spain (1)

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A Taste of Spain – Feria Gastronómica de Almuñécar

One of the great things about Almuñécar, is that it seems there’s always some sort of fair or celebration going on.  This last weekend was no exception.  This time, it’s a celebration of food, and it’s called Feria Gastronómica de Almuñécar, or the Gastronomic Fair of Almuñécar.

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Feria Gastronómica de Almuñécar - Booths

My new favorite bar in the background

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The Best Shawarma In Almuñécar Spain

As the Non-Foodie in the house, it’s always a pretty big deal when we find a place to eat.  It’s a real bonus when the place is inexpensive (Heidi really likes that!).  It figures that once we know we’re moving, we find an awesome restaurant.  Before I delve into all of the details, I need to acknowledge two people who were instrumental in us finding this place.

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