Coffee Taste Test – Four Preparations

I am not a coffee afficionada, because my brain only has so much space (and it’s been taken up with beer knowledge). I do love coffee, though. I like it when travelling, and have found ways to make it differ greatly on this little blue planet. In Italy, the moka and the cafeterria reign supreme….

Beer in Situ: CCraft Beer (Old Quarter Brewery)

Along one of the many beery streets in Hanoi, there is a giant log hanging over an open door. The place seems fancy, but there is blaring ballad music to draw in a sucker for the 80s like me. Address:  45A Luong Ngoc Quyen Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem We sat at the open…

Beer in Situ: BRU (Boulder, Colorado)

BRU is relatively new as a brewplace in Boulder. For me, it is, anyway. I spend lots of time away from the town of my birth, and new brewing ventures pop up all the time. I went to see this place in August with my mom. We went for Happy Hour, and it was nice….

Beer in Situ: Owl and Pussycat (Gwangalli Beach)

As it turns out, there’s a burgeoning craft beer scene in our new city of Busan, South Korea. Things have really changed since the last time we lived here in 2012-2013, when the only decent beer we could get our hands on required 90 minutes into Seoul on the subway and a decent walk to…

Reykjavik Weekend: Pretending We Live Here

Some shots from our weekend in Reykjavik. It was nice to have a short break before the scout jamboree! Reykjavik is such a cool city. There is art everywhere, for free, on the walls and down alleyways. The Airbnb place we stayed is is a neighborhood with lots of families and was only a 25…