The World in Street Food

Gimbap – South Korea

One street food that’s extremely popular with busy South Koreans on the go is gimbap —pickled and fresh veggies rolled up with rice in seaweed. It looks exactly like a Japanese sushi roll, but it’s generally made with veggies and sliced meat or even cheese rather than raw fish. Gimbap makes a great quick lunch and is often served alongside pickled yellow radish and the ubiquitous kimchi. If you want to try gimbap in Korea, it won’t take long to find — there are tons of restaurants that specialize in gimbap and other fast foods, or you can find it at any corner store.

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Shaved Ice – Hawaii, USA

It’s easy to understand why shaved ice is so popular in Hawaii — this cool treat can take the edge off any hot and humid day. You can find shave ice at roadside stalls all over the islands. It’s generally served in a paper or plastic cup, drizzled with fruity syrups. Some popular options are passionfruit, guava, mango, papaya, or pineapple- all of which are grown on the island. Hawaiian shaved ice is better than anything you’ll ever taste elsewhere — the fruit is so fresh, and the syrups are usually homemade rather than artificially flavored. Get it with sweetened condensed milk drizzled over top for an even more decadent treat.

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Mofo – Madagascar

In Malagasy, ‘mofo’ simply means ‘bread’ in English, but the word has come to encompass a wide variety of fried bread from Madagascar that can serve as a light breakfast or snack. All mofo is cooked in a circular mold over a charcoal fire, but the names vary depending on what batter is used. Mofo gasy simply means ‘Malagasy bread’, and is made with rice flour, condensed milk, and yeast. Another popular version is mofo sakay, which is made with regular mofo batter flavored with chopped greens, vegetables, and chilis.

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Mini Guide to Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic island country located in the Arctic Circle. It has a population of nearly 350,000 citizens; however, roughly two-thirds of them live in Reykjavik, the capital, and its surroundings. The country is famous for its geothermal and volcanic activity, which throughout thousands of years created a somewhat otherworldly landscape. Travelers also flock to Iceland to see the incredible Northern Lights and learn about its Viking inhabitants, who settled there in 874 AD.

Top Neighborhoods to Live in If You Love Christmas

If you can’t wait to get into the Christmas spirit every year, it’s probably evident from the outside of your home. Many people put up traditional decorations like twinkling lights, evergreen branches, and even inflatable figures in the form of Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Even though we all love Christmas, some people take it to the extreme by choosing where to live based on the town’s level of Christmas cheer. There are tons of towns scattered around the United States that are known for their extreme decorating style, and over-the-top Christmas events. Here are the best neighborhoods to live in if you love Christmas.

Top 11 U.S. Destinations to Hit the Slopes This Holiday

If your choice is to embrace the season, a skiing or snowboarding vacation is the perfect winter getaway. It may feel intimidating, but you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy it. Most ski resorts offer group or individual lessons, as well as rentals for all the equipment you require — it really couldn’t be easier. There are so many amazing ski slopes and resorts all over the United States. Today, we’re going to check out some of the best options for American winter sporting destinations.