Filed Under: Photography
by Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott
If you’ve attempted to enter our photo gallery from here: http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/photos in the last few days and have noticed a gaping hole, rest assured that you aren’t going crazy. All of our photo sets were showing up on that page one day…and the next day they weren’t. We’re having some problems with the Flickr API.
We’re about to catch a bus to northern Azerbaijan tomorrow, meaning that we won’t have time nor internet access to fix this problem for a few days. In the meantime, if you are looking for photo sets (including the latest from our travels in Georgia), check out these links: Continue Reading »
We were enjoying a late evening stroll in the Kakhetian countryside with Lali, our guide and host, when we were beckoned by a group of young men having a picnic at the church. Lali and Audrey sacrificed Dan to Shota and Misha, the leaders of the group, and waited out the encounter at a distance.
Homemade bacon (think glistening white chunks of pork fat) was offered up on a plate while a five liter gasoline jug full of murky white wine was dragged out and glasses filled to the rim. Continue Reading »
Before arriving in the Georgian wine region of Kakheti, we’d imagined rolling hills and old vines. Throw in some looming mountain ranges, medieval churches, bad roads, small villages full of crumbling houses, beautiful rose gardens, donkeys, old Russian cars and large gasoline jugs filled with murky wine and you’ve got Kakheti. And while the region is full of mysterious churches and historical sites, our best experiences always seemed to happen along the way. Continue Reading »
As we write this, we are in Tbilisi, Georgia and about to head to Armenia. But just after spending almost five months in Southeast Asia and releasing our site, we find that we’re being asked “what was your favorite ______ in Southeast Asia?”
Here is our attempt to answer those questions, preempt a few others, and provide an overview of our experience. Continue Reading »
Though we know we owe our readers and our blog some more Georgian stories from recent experiences, we’ll jump to the present for a moment. Today’s experience is simply too good not to share immediately.
We arrived in the western Georgian town of Zugdidi this afternoon and sought out the market, as we are apt to do. We expected the familiar piles of tomatoes, herbs, and spices scattered about requisite aisles dedicated to cheeses and meat.
What we didn’t expect was to be treated to a Georgian feast and drowned in hospitality. Continue Reading »
We had high expectations of Georgia. So far, we have not been disappointed. The people are warm and the place is beautiful.
We spent our first day walking around Tbilisi, permanently lost in a sea of street signs in Georgian script (a beautiful script, but completely incomprehensible to us!). No shortage of friendly and genuine offers to help us find our way Continue Reading »
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Wondering where the real Vietnamese food is in Prague? Are fresh herbs and Asian goods your thing?
Where did you get those bags of frozen tiger shrimp? Where do you get your fresh Thai basil and long beans? Where did you get all those fresh herbs for your Vietnamese summer rolls?
If we had a nickel (a Czech koruna, perhaps?) for every time we’d been asked these questions, we’d have enough money to buy a vote in the Czech parliament. Continue Reading »
We’ve often been asked “What’s the best food you’ve had in mainland Southeast Asia?” If forced to choose, we’d opt for an easy way out and vote Thai food as the king of cuisines in the region. And after eating our way through Bangkok, Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, and Krabi in the south, our vote more specifically goes to Krabi. Continue Reading »
When we began our journey, one of our goals was to meet inspiring people who are making a difference in this world – however small – and to tell their story. Adrianne and Rick, a couple we met while admiring the monitor lizards in Bangkok’s Lumpini Park, were the first people to fit this description. We feel fortunate to have met them. It’s not just the work that they do that is inspiring – it’s who they are and how they go about it. Continue Reading »
Why try to be funny when others can do it for you?
In that vein, we’d like to share some advice from Khmer Guides on entertainment and relaxation in Phnom Penh. This is a direct quote.
Relaxing Places: There are many foreiners night clubs along the riverfront and all the visitors can relax with snooker and romantic song with beautiful girls. Moreover, all the visitors can make special occationally with the girls that earn money by body Continue Reading »