I finally left Colombia on Tuesday after spending a little over 2.5 months exploring as much of the country as I could. My first full day in Ecuador was spent in the city of Otavalo (famous for the largest outdoor market in South American which takes place on Saturday).
Colombia has its positives and negatives and I had my good travel days and bad travel days. The highlights of my trip in Colombia were meeting the friendly and hospitable people along with exploring the Tatocoa Desert, Cocora Valley and living in the beautiful city of Medellin for a month while taking Spanish and salsa dancing classes. The negatives were losing my cell phone, encountering rude and scammy people (yes Colombia has these people too) and dealing with an interesting variety of inter-city transportation which includes sitting in the back of a truck next to a chicken for three hours to get to my next destination. Although it’s something I can look back and smile about now. It’s all part of the Colombian experience.
I wish I had been able to spend more time in Medellin but I am meeting my younger brother in Ecuador next weekend and we will a spend a week together exploring the highlights of the country.
Food to be one of the focuses in today’s delicious flakes since Travel & Leisure/Food & Wine just released their list of best restaurants from around the world. I thought it will be fun to hear from all the loyal Corn Nation readers about their favorite restaurant.
Although I do stay on a budget and eat lots of pasta during my travels, I still like to sample the different food from each country I visit. I love trying different unique ethnic foods such as Ethiopian, Georgian, Slovakian food.
However, my favorite restaurant right now has to be Havana’s Harry’s in Miami, Florida. It’s an amazing Cuban restaurant that always brings it with a variety of unique flavors and spices that make your mouth water and keep you coming back for more.
What is your favorite restaurant in the world? Have you eaten at any of the restaurants listed on the ‘best restaurants’ list? What are your favorite ethnic foods? Feel free to share everything food and much more in the comments section below.
Anyways onto Flakes..
There’s been a whole lot written about Scott Frost and our beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers ahead of the 2019 season. This is the only season in my history in which Husker fans have tempered their expectations more than outsiders, particularly national pundits.
If 14-18 wasn’t obvious enough to you all: Georgia Tech stunk last year. While Nebraska’s 17-16 record wasn’t much better at first glance, the Huskers SOS was 39th and their RPI was 93 compared to Tech’s 152nd RPI ranking on a 69th ranked SOS.
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters talked about the receivers and how they will approach practices as the season approaches.
Sevion Morrison, 5-11 196lb three star running back from Tulsa Oklahoma has committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers! Sevion chose Nebraska over Arkansas, their Kansas, Baylor, Washington, Missouri, and several other FBS teams.
Martinez is one of three sophomores on the Manning Award Watch list, which is presented to the top quarterback following the conclusion of the 2019 season, including bowl games.
Hail Varsity staff members Mike Babcock, Jacob Padilla, Greg Smith, Erin Sorensen and Brandon Vogel tackle your questions about the latest news in Husker Nation.
“We played probably our best 20 minutes of the trip and also our worst 20 minutes of the trip in the same game,” NU coach Fred Hoiberg said of Nebraska’s 73-70 win over Silute BC on the third game of the four-game trip.
Before Nebraska’s preseason camp started, offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Troy Walters in a radio interview casually suggested that he expected at least three freshmen to play in the Huskers’ rotation at wide receiver.
Allen (6-foot-8, 250 pounds) and Rafdal (6-7, 245) both provide huge targets for sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez. At the outset of camp, Beckton wasn’t shy about saying that each had some physical shortcomings and they were pressed into duty despite not being fully ready.
A depth chart for the Nebraska running backs coach can look one way before the season. But by October it may be completely different based on what his players show in games, when backs don’t have a good idea of what the defense might do.
After playing a pair of exhibition matches, the Nebraska soccer team begins the regular season this week with a trip to Kansas to square off with the Jayhawks. Kickoff for the season opener between the former conference foes is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. (CT) at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas.
The All-Big Ten performer went down with a torn ACL in a game against Wisconsin on Oct. 18 of last season, and the Huskers were without their best defender for the final four games of the season. It was the first major injury for Miramontez.
Travel, Food and More
The list was curated by James Beard Award-winning writer Besha Rodell, who has been reporting on food and culture for almost two decades, in multiple cities and across two continents.
Over four months, she visited 81 restaurants in 24 countries and across six continents, stayed in 37 hotels, spent 279 hours in the air, and traveled more than 100,000 miles to arrive at the list of 30 restaurants.
Plan an acoustic journey to the planet’s most melodious spaces, from Kazakhstan’s singing sand dunes to Croatia’s wave-powered sea organ.
Want to feel more like an explorer than a tourist? Consider planning a trip to one of these remote destinations—whether it’s a secret island or an underrated U.S. national park.
Locals explain how the influx of travelers has affected them, how authorities are responding and how visitors can remain respectful of people who live there year-round.
The four-star Som Dona hotel opened in the resort of Porto Cristo in Mallorca with 39 rooms catering to female-identifying customers over the age of 14.
Experiencing the world from a new perspective is known to boost emotional well-being and is often touted as a remedy for heartbreak and depression. But what about grief?
The explorer’s crossing of Antarctica put him in the spotlight. His skill in presenting himself to audiences hungry for vulnerable heroes will keep him there.
Hundreds of bodies at Roopkund Lake belonged to pilgrims who perished in a Himalayan storm more than a thousand years ago — or so researchers thought.
Some 900 million years ago, a black hole released a terrible belch that echoed through the cosmos. On August 14, the resultbing ripples in the fabric of spacetime passed through Earth— giving us the best evidence yet of a never-before-seen type of cosmic collision that could offer new insights on how the universe works.
The constellation Orion is described by the Ancient Greeks as a man pursuing the seven sisters of the Pleiades star cluster. This same constellation is Baiame in Wiradjuri traditions: a man pursuing the Mulayndynang (Pleiades star cluster). In the traditions of the Great Victoria Desert, Orion is Nyeeruna, a man chasing the seven Yugarilya sisters.
People with softer-sounding names like “Anne” or “Owen” were expected to be more agreeable, emotional, and hardworking; while people with harder-sounding names like “Kate” or “Kirk” were expected to be more outgoing.
A growing number of people are eschewing soap and trusting bacteria to do the job instead – and an entire industry has sprung up to accommodate them.
In just 12 months, the video app TikTok has transformed from a curio to a service mentioned in the same breath as YouTube.
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