Exploring Oaxaca: A colorful adventure for solo travelers and food lovers!
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by Julie Bryne
3w ago
Join my journey through the vibrant streets of Oaxaca, Mexico—a destination that promises an unforgettable experience for solo travelers and/or food lovers! In the heart of Mexico, Oaxaca is not just a place; it's a kaleidoscope of culture, flavors, and colors waiting to be explored. As a solo female traveler, safety is always a top priority for me, and I'm thrilled to report that Oaxaca is indeed a gem in this regard. From the moment you set foot in this charming town, you'll be greeted with warmth and hospitality that instantly puts you at ease. (But still, take caution and try to avo ..read more
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Insiders: Foodie Spots in Rio de Janeiro
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by Julie Bryne
2M ago
Get ready to explore Rio's food scene! In this post I've gathered some awesome restaurant suggestions from friends, followers and insiders, along with my own discovered favorites. From juicy Brazilian barbecue, fantastic pizza, pastry, fresh seafood spots, to coffee and drinks, this guide has you covered. Let's dive into the deliciousness Rio has to offer! Here is everything you guys recommended plus all the places I love myself, in random order! Elena Horto: Classy vibes. Good food and cocktails. Crums Cafe for coffee and cakes The Bakers - try the Devils cake! Duckbill for coffee and cooki ..read more
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The transformative power of solo travel: Embracing challenges and discovering yourself
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by Julie Bryne
6M ago
Solo travel has emerged as a popular and transformative experience for many individuals, offering a unique opportunity for self-discovery, personal growth, and global connection. While social media often portrays the picture-perfect moments of solo travel, it's important to acknowledge the challenges and struggles that can accompany these journeys. Overcoming loneliness and seeking connection One of the common challenges faced by solo travelers is the feeling of loneliness. Navigating unfamiliar environments and cultures can lead to a sense of isolation. Howe ..read more
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TI Spiseri, Sandnes - Norway
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by Julie Bryne
11M ago
12-15 minutes by train from Stavanger, you find this gem called TI Spiseri, in the center of Sandnes. Run by the talented and service minded chef Ole Dysjaland, they serve up Norway's best burger, amazing pizza, cheeses, charcuterie, excellent wines and much more. TI Spiseri Langgata 10 4306 Sandnes Let's talk about this burger first. I actually didn't eat meat for a whole year, and I still don't eat a lot of meat. I am picky about burgers and meat in general, and often choose the vegetarian options. However, the quality of this burger is a game changer, and it makes it possible for me to rea ..read more
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Stavanger right now! Foodie news
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by Julie Bryne
11M ago
So much happened in the Stavanger food scene this week ! Here is a summary of some of it: Sad news first: Ostehuset Domkirkeplassen had to close their doors. Luckily they will continue to be open in Øst and Hinna. Support them if you can ❤ Garcia closed the Cerveceria , but opened up for lunch in Garcia Stavanger Øst, to keep their employees. I tried all the new dishes, and they are really on to something here! Check out my instagram post for more details, and pictures of the new dishes. Sirkus Renaa finally opened their doors in Lagårdsveien 61 ! A 900 square meter cirkus of cakes, lunch, pi ..read more
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Bellies, Stavanger, Norway
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by Julie Bryne
11M ago
Bellies opened in Stavanger about a year ago, and is run by Øystein Lunde Ohna. They offer vegan gourmet food, and they are totally unique in this market in Stavanger. If you are a meat eater, don't freak out: I can promise you, that even you are going to love this food. Give it a try, maybe you will discover some new flavours! Bellies Støperigata 6 Season based, often changing menu for the evening: Set menu of 5 - 8 courses, or vegan pizzas. Lunch; Danish smørrebrød, or falafels (see the bottom of the page) With wooden furniture, comfortable lighting and green plants hanging from the ceiling ..read more
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NOMA ** , Copenhagen, Denmark
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by Julie Bryne
11M ago
NOMA is currently ranked 2.best in the world (!!) by The Worlds 50 best restaurants, so this was HUGE. NOMA Refshalevej 96 1432 Copenhagen K Menu: DKK 2,800 Wine Pairing: DKK 1,500 Juice Pairing: DKK 1,000 NOMA currently has two Michelin stars. Here is a summary of what we experienced: As the taxi stopped outside, two wonderful ladies greeted us with big smiles and big umbrellas for us to use the rest of the way up to the restaurant building. Even though we already had seen a hundred pictures of this door, the beauty was striking. Who knew onions on a door could look so majestic. Maybe someth ..read more
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Barcelona Food Guide
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by Julie Bryne
11M ago
Greetings, travelers! My name is Julie B. Christensen, a hungry Norwegian food blogger and Instagrammer. Today I want to share my top food and beverage experiences from my week in Barcelona as a «first timer» in this jaw dropping city. Joining me for part of the trip is the Norwegian Masterchef contestant Chris Hansen, who knows a thing or two about flavor. By combining our powers of food knowledge, we have found some excellent spots we think you should stop by the next time you are around; Tapas, gelato, coffee, pizza, natural wine, vegetarian food, pastry and some nice parks you can walk aro ..read more
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24 hours in Oslo: The Thief, The Vandelay, Tri Ky and Talormade
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by Julie Bryne
11M ago
What do you do when you only have 24 hours in Oslo? A break from everyday life: We took a mid-week 24 hour getaway to Oslo last tuesday- wednesday. Here is my step by step guide: STEP 1: Check into a fancy hotel. This was my first night ever at The Thief, and I loved it! STEP 2: Go to the bar in the hotel lobby, drink champagne and take 14 pictures of your glasses next to eachother. Pretend you are rich. STEP 3: Eat dinner at for example Tri Ky. Oysters, salmon, halibut, scallops, desserts.. I can highly recommend the sharing menu. STEP 4: Get a good nights sleep in a huge hotel bed. STEP ..read more
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Social Solo Travelling 101
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by Julie Bryne
11M ago
Does solo travelling mean you will be all alone on your trip? Not unless you want to! Keep reading for my list of tips on how to be a social solo traveller! The world is full of people JUST LIKE YOU! I am amazed by the chemistery and energy I have shared with the new people I met , and how incredibly enriching it has been. I am absolutely positive that I will meet several of them again in the future, and I learned so much about myself and others. But how did I meet these people as a newbie solo traveller? Mainly in these ways: 1. Facebook groups. Use search words like "international people in ..read more
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