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What Makes Vancouver’s Culinary Scene So Special

The culinary scene in Vancouver is Canada’s not-so-hidden gem. The past several years have seen a spike in food-related tourism and the city is seeing more and more options for worldly cuisines and experiences. As chefs and restaurateurs thrive inside this booming industry, it leaves those on the outside wondering, “What’s so special about Vancouver?”

When examining the world of food inside the west coast city, there are four things that stand out: 

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Salmon: Visitors to the Metro Vancouver area are hard-pressed to track down a restaurant or vendor that does not serve salmon in one way or another. Because of its proximity to the ocean, fresh fish is always in large supply. Salmon has become a staple food in the diet of any Vancouverite but instead of serving this popular fish in just one way, chefs and home cooks have learned to prep salmon in dozens of ways using countless cooking methods. 

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Produce: Outside the bustling streets of the city lies acres and acres of sustainable farmland. This access allows kitchens to be stocked full of fresh, sustainable produce. The incorporation of fresh harvests into roasts, salads and stews makes all the difference to the overall taste and experience of foodies. No matter how hard they try, no supermarket can compare to the taste of freshly harvested vegetables. 

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Wine: From the Okanagan Valley to the borders in Aldergrove, no one knows wine like British Columbia. Instead of keeping wine and food as separate entities, the two are often combined into one immersive experience. 

East to West: One of the most unique aspects of culinary scene in Vancouver is its ethnic fusion. Every day there are new and exciting recipes being added to menus, allowing residents and visitors to break away from the norms in favour of a more diverse meal. With the introduction of these new food stuffs, food equipment suppliers are working overtime to keep up with new preparation technology. 

There is no one thing that sets Vancouver apart from the rest of Canada’s culinary scenes but a culmination of many factors and techniques that beg to be experienced first hand.

Tips in Traveling to Bali, Indonesia

It is highly likely that you have heard about the beauty of Bali, Indonesia from travelers who have gone to this place but as they always say, you cannot truly appreciate the beauty of the place unless you are already there.

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You are going to deal with a currency you may not be too familiar with and it is also possible that you do not know how to speak their language. Do not worry though because you can still enjoy the beauty of Bali, Indonesia as long as you know some tips.

1. Get to know the places you want to visit.

If you would like to get to nusa dua bali indonesia, you have to be familiar with how you are going to get there. The capital city will give you a wide range of luxury hotels and resorts that will fit your taste. In all places that you want to visit, know how you are going to get there and what transportation you are going to ride.

2. There is a dress code in some of the hangout spots in Bali.

You may think that just because you are in Bali, you can get away with beach wear and chill outfits but on the contrary, there are some places wherein you will not be allowed to enter when you are wearing flip flops. Research about the place ahead of time to avoid the embarrassment.

3. Respect their customs.

What makes Bali a highly spiritual experience is their strong belief in religion. While you may not share the same religion, you have to learn to respect their religion and their culture. By doing this, you will begin to feel the magic of the island. You will realize why it is highly different from all the other islands that you have visited in the past.

4. There are wild and stray animals.

There are a lot of animals in Bali and while they are naturally cute, remember that being bitten can give you rabies. There are some serious diseases that you may acquire if you are not careful. Also, take good care of your things as the monkeys in Bali are known to get things that are unattended. They may even get items that you are holding.

Remember that Bali is a wonderful place that is unlike anything that you will see on Earth. Respect it and love it.

Repost from my other blog.

Worthwhile activities you can do this summer

If you are looking for activities to keep your kids busy this summer vacation, please check out the menu of activities available at La Mesa Ecopark. There are a lot of activities to choose from — swimming, fishing, zipline, biking, etc. The ecopark also offers educational tour packages/team building activity, and is open to special events and photoshoot or prenuptial shoot. A donation of P50 is paid at the entrance. Take note that special rates apply for Quezon City residents, senior citizens, QC students, and persons with disabilities (PWD).

La Mesa Ecopark is located in La Mesa Dam Compound, Greater Lagro, Quezon City. Please contact Randy Castro at telephone numbers 0908-7985741; 430-4051/4305207. Visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lamesaecoparkofficial.