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April 22, 2011 in Spain / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

  Gambas al Pil-Pil (Sizzling Hot Chili Shrimp) Gambas (shrimp) al pil pil, is a simple, traditional, delicious Spanish tapa that is easy to prepare.   Ingredients: 8 ounces uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1/4 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves 1 (1-inch) piece dried red chili pepper, seeded or 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper Pinch paprika… Read More

April 22, 2011 in Italian Recipes Italy Tuscan Recipes / (0) comments

Apr22
Machu Picchu, Peru

Pasta e Fagioli Throughout Tuscany, and indeed, all of Italy, Pasta e Fagioli (pasta and bean soup) is served. Delightful on a winter’s day, this hearty soup is easy to make. For a vegetarian version, omit the pancetta. Ingredients 4 tablespoons of olive oil 3 small garlic cloves, minced 2 ounces of finely chopped pancetta One 16-ounce can of Italian… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Another tranquil day cycling along the peaceful Belgian cycle paths…After seeing the nighttime sky last night with incredible clarity, I was not surprised to wake up this morning in Dendermonde with another day of clear blue sky. We had a nice breakfast then climbed aboard our bikes for a morning ride down the Schelde River , chasing the barge Iris… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

With popular Trip Leader Pascal, you’ve got “a new friend in a small country called France.” Living in an area steeped in history is second nature to Pascal, who was born and raised in the “City of Popes”—Avignon, France. Here, in the heart of Provence, Pascal grew up with his three brothers, spending most of his days outdoors, even in… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Cycling under incredible blue sky and 75 degrees. What a great group of travelers, many have traveled with us multiple times, lots of history and very pleasant and relaxing rides through sleepy villages along dikes. Wow! I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Xanterra

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