We arrived back in Sydney after an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur, which of course we got little to no sleep on. So, for the rest of the day we all walked around in a zombie state just waiting for night to roll around so we could try to get back on a normal… Read more
I’ve stated before that I’m not really big on Malaysian food as a whole because, well, they like to put seafood or prawn flavor in just about anything, even my chicken soup. I find it really difficult to explain to seafood likers that this is a big issue for me, and for Pat,… Read more
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, sometimes a good cup in the morning of fresh, rich coffee is all you want. It adds pep to your step, increases energy and helps to open eyes to the world around you. Or, at least it does this all to me.
Coffee is … Read more
Day 112: Would you eat something with "poo" in the name?
Does anyone else reading this find as much joy as me in just walking through foreign grocery stores? I know Cailin mentioned in a comment on my calorie counting post that the foreign labels aren’t very helpful for those tracking their daily intake, but it is for that same… Read more
Alcohol and travel are like ice cream and cherries; they just seem to go together. However, alcohol is probably one of the quickest and easiest ways for travelers to break their budgets. It’s definitely not a necessary evil, but it is sometimes hard to resist… so what can you do?
Well, here on Thrifty… Read more
I’m never really one to count calories when trying to control my weight. Instead, I’d rather hit up a bit more exercise to counteract the bad that I often put in my body, especially when I travel, but as of lately, I’ve gotten into a slump. With working from home and recent ankle/foot issues, I’ve… Read more
For most nights in the kitchen, I let Pat go at it because — not only is he a great cook but — he likes it. Because of him, I get delicious curries, delectable meat pies, yummy stir-fries and pesto pastas. When it comes to things like burgers, however, I have to take charge.
Burgers… Read more
The inspiration for today’s post is a bit of a stretch perhaps. I was preparing a nice faux meat roast for dinner tonight (Pat and I eat a veggie meat dinner at least once a week), and I got to thinking about my recent gastro incident involving a half-chicken, half bolognese pizza. Since then,… Read more
When the weather’s bad, when local food is sketchy or when I’m missing home, a beacon of hope and comfort can be found glowing in the distance. The yellow arches, they tell me everything is going to be okay because McDonald’s is there to rescue me.
I love McDonald’s, and I love eating … Read more