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There are quite some places to try in Trieste. I suggest to try Chocolat first. From there you can walk towards Piazza Unità and check a local Torrefazione (they serve tea and coffee also). Behind Piazza Unità there's Gelato Marco, a gelateria (ice cream place) where they serve ice-cream covered in hot chocolate! After visiting the old city centre, walk in ...


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Right next to Piedmont is Lombardy, where you'll also find many paddy fields. Indeed the province of Pavia and the geographical area known as Lomellina contain the most productive rice farmlands in Italy, according to this site (in Italian). Seeing the paddy fields is easy: all you have to do is drive along the A7 from Milan to Serravalle (no point going ...


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You should travel to Southeast Asian countries like Thailand or Vietnam, Malaysia...


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Hot Chocolate and the Italian Summer As many, many waiters must have told you, hot chocolate is not exactly a summer drink. I do understand that those same establishments probably serve hot coffee and tea in the summer, however tea is somewhat of a more multi-season drink whereas coffee is a daily drink for most Italians. In my opinion, if you wish to ...


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We only ever eat out in pubs when we go on our Easter and summer hols, but this is what I always do: If the food has been good, we've been looked after and I pay at the bar at the end, I'll say to the person behind the bar 'I never know what to do with tips in pubs, so could I buy you, the waitress and the chef a drink?' If I've paid for it when I ordered ...


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Yes there are drinking-water fountains at PRG airport. Below is an incomplete list (feel free to edit with more information). At the time of writing (07/2015) the fountains look something like this: Water fountain at PRG airport, JoErNanO, Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Terminal 1 Terminal 2 2 fountains outside the toilets in front of gate C3


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From context, I assume you mean Canada to USA. If this is correct, the answer is yes, you can, at least if you're crossing overland. I have gone hiking in the USA before, while living in Canada. I drove a car over the border between Ontario and New York (state). Due to my Dutch passport I had to enter the tiny border crossing office and I was ...


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Deep-fried tarantulas are a specialty of Skuon, Cambodia: "Skun spiders closeup" by A. www.viajar24h.com - Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. How "traditional" this is is disputed: apparently this dish came to be out of necessity during the Khmer Rouge years, and has lived on as a novelty. They're not regularly eaten anywhere in Cambodia ...


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Curry is an option (my favorite being 'Go Go Curry!'), they will have different meats available that isn't seafood. I won't repeat all of the other options listed, but don't knock eating western food. When I visited Kyoto, I went to McDonald's just to try another culture's take on something that was familiar. I happened to be there around Halloween, so ...


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Finding suitable souvenirs for office distribution (会社用バラマキお土産) is a problem of every Japanese traveller, but this article in Japanese has lots of tried and tested ideas for Beijing. To quickly summarize: China-only variants of Japanese candy, like banana milk or wine & chocolate Pocky. Even Chinese packaging of "normal" Japanese candy is unusual and ...


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My skinflint tipping strategy in pubs and restaurants is thus: If in a chain pub like 'Spoons or somewhere, where you pay when you order, I never leave a tip. See if the bill already includes an 'Optional' service charge. If so, I don't tip. Remove the price of all alcohol from the bill, then leave a 10% tip on the remainder. I'm already paying over the ...


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You can eat ants in Colombia. You can eat a whole bunch of different types of creepy crawlies in Thailand. You can eat locusts in much of southern Africa.


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A really easy way to find casual food in Tokyo is to check out the plastic replica food in the windows of restaurants. You can easily recognize Donburi, Soba, Ramen etc. and the price is usually stated on the description. You might get a surprise such as chilled noodles rather than hot if you don't know a few characters. Personally one of my favorites is ...


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I was in Tokyo last month, and I am also not a fan of seafood. I assure you, you will be fine even without doing any research beforehand. You should be able to walk into almost literally any restaurant and find something you will enjoy. There are Japanese people who don't like seafood, too, so even the sushi restaurant we visited served Udon noodles and ...


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Asking if you'll be able to find non-seafood options in Tokyo, Japan is like asking if you'll be able to find non-seafood options in Rome, Italy. Yes, it's a capital city in a country with a lot of sea boarders, and yes, you will find a lot of dishes with seafood in it, but no moreso than you'd find in any other sea-boardered area. Tokyo is a large (very ...


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Gyoza: little wonton-style deep fried or steamed "dumplings". Sukiyaki consists of meat (usually thinly sliced beef) which is slowly cooked or simmered at the table, alongside vegetables and other ingredients. Katsu means cutlet, and is usually pork or chicken. Yummy. Katsudon: Katsu soup. Tonkatsu: Breaded katsu. Yakisoba: prepared by frying ...


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I reckon that individual restaurant recommendations are not the best way to go in most cases, but telling you to have ramen in Tokyo without pointing you to the right places is like telling you to have texmex in the Bay Area without telling where to go: you may end up eating at Taco Bell and having a bad experience. The thing about ramen is that, besides ...


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Okonomiyaki and Ramen are both dishes with great variety, available with meat as well as seafood. Then there's Sukiyaki and Shabu-Shabu, various donburi, yakitori, vegetarian sushi variants, omurice... that's all the most common ones, I think.


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While Japanese cuisine uses a lot of seafood, there are plenty of dishes based on beef, poultry, etc. as well as vegetable-based dishes. The problems usually arise when people have allergies or religious/moral objections to fish or shellfish, which might appear "invisibly" in sauces and seasonings. As a vegetarian who is willing to tolerate some "invisible" ...


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In this situation I would say that tipping would be considered odd/unusual. You would usually tip the waiter/waitress in a restaurant or pub if you were paying at the table. I.e. they presented you with a bill at the end of your meal; the tip being in response to receiving what you considered to be good service. If you were paying in advance for your meal ...


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I'm British, have lived in the South-East of England all my life and have been using pubs for 30 years all over the UK. There are pubs and there are pubs. Many UK "pubs" are now basically restaurants in an old pub building. Hardly anyone sits at the bar and drinks. Your food - and the bill - are brought to your table. In these, normal restaurant rules ...


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You don't tip in pubs; at least, not in the South around London. If you appreciate the barman/barmaid, offer to buy them a drink when you buy your round. This is a reminder that they are ordinary people like you who like a drink, and not just servants. They may pour their drink on the spot, or they may choose not to and drink later; in that case, they will ...


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You'll often find (sometimes improvised) tip jars next to the cash register, or somewhere behind the counter. If you feel like tipping you can place your cash in there. For completeness sake look for something like this: Image courtesy of blogspot.


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Tipping is optional in general in the UK, rather than customary. Especially in a pub food environment, it's unexpected (much more common when the bill is brought to your table), although always of course welcomed. In general if you are tipping, it is done at approximately the same time as paying. The normal way of tipping in a pub where money is exchanged ...


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This is an experience answer, no links from me here. As a regular visitor to the UK and going out with locals, I have seen both. In a busy pub, most people do not leave money on the table as the staff can miss it being there. But when the pub is quiet, like after the end of the lunch rush, it is quite common to see people leaving money on the table. Photo ...


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Since you are looking for products from a specific distillery or possibly advice on premium brandy, I don't think you would be well-served by supermarkets like Hit, Marktkauf, Real or Rewe. You need to track down a specialist shop. Searches for “Kirschwasser” or “Obstbrände” (fruit brandy) did not yield anything useful but looking for “Spirituose” on ...


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Schladerer Kirschwasser is available in the following shopping malls: Hit Marktkauf Real Rewe City. Get a map per maps.google.de searching for the shops and if possible, order them by size (a hint: Bigger malls have longer opening hours). I do not give you a list because there are literally dozens of shops and you should not have problems to find one. ...


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I had a cousin who was born and raised in Chicago and is currently having her holiday here in the Philippines. I got the chance to have a conversation with her just now; and asked her about this posted question in the forum related to where she is residing. I was told that there are three famous dishes in the city. These are the Chicago-style pizza, ...



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