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My Superhero.

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On a recent trip to Luxembourg (was visiting husband for the weekend as he has been working there for around a month now). We missed him so much (just kidding!) it’s been so peaceful around here 🙂

Anyway I digress I was feeling rather air sick on the 50 minute plane ride there and Hriday held my hand all the time reassuring me that he could see land from his window and we would be down soon. This was immediately followed by ‘Whoa! the plane is going up and down!’ This did not help at all! Thanks Hriday!

This made me think how kids these days are so used to flying that nothing fazes them at all. I remember being his age or slightly older and being air sick all the time when my mum and I would fly to India. Hriday seemed so natural at flying, he took it all in his stride saying hello to all the cabin crew asking every few rows whether that was his seat. Settling down in his seat he would buckle himself in and spend most of the time looking out of the window.

Hriday was only 3 months old when he took his first flight to India. We thought forget short haul flights let’s just go for a 10 hour flight and amazingly he fed and slept through most of the flight! I remember other babies on-board older than him not enjoying the experience at all. Why was he so calm? I don’t know! I have never been able to figure it out. In his 4 years he has been on as many as 15 flights and we have three 10 hour long flights coming in the next 3 months and I hope this calmness or his coolness lasts!

 

A Guatemalan cooking masterclass

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In early March I was invited to a Guatemalan cooking class hosted by the Guatemala tourist board and Branding Latin America. It took place at Atelier des Chefs. As part of the evening we attempted to make traditional Guatemalan food. Although the sheer number of people made it difficult to have an individual counter! That didn’t matter since the evening was so much fun!

Here are pictures from the evening.

The chef for the evening. Who made most of the dishes.

The chef for the evening. Who made most of the dishes.

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Yummy dessert in Mendoza.

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Imagine a  silky smooth chocolate mousse, infused with an orange liqueur topped with Chantilly cream and you are close to heaven. The Chantilly cream which I had never tried before was the star of this dessert! Hubby and I popped out to a restaurant in Mendoza for dinner one of the nights and I was not feeling too well so skipped dinner and was just browsing the menu while my husband enjoyed his ravioli. All the dessert options were in Spanish but I knew as soon I read Chantilly cream I had to try it and boy I don’t regret one second of it! Well worth skipping dinner for this! The glass glued to the plate using dulce de leche (yes that’s how thick this sweet spread is!). The dessert itself was layered first with dulce de leche, then chocolate mousse with hints of the orange liqueur and topped with the Chantilly cream. The texture of the cream as you can imagine was silky smooth and I purposely took small spoonfuls to make it last longer! 😉

Sweet chocolate mousse with chantilly cream.

Sweet chocolate mousse with chantilly cream.

Seeing how much I was enjoying the dessert the waitress bought out a little bowl of Chantilly cream on its own (now that’s service for you!) Which I devoured too! Did my husband like it? Nope not one bit- that’s partly because he didn’t get to try it (ahem) not one tiny bit. I can be selfish like that! 🙂

Wouldn’t you be??

Mendoza Wine Country

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On my recent visit to Argentina, we had scheduled a few days in Mendoza. It is the main place where most of Argentine wine is made, we were to visit a couple of wineries. I was a bit sceptical about visiting these places, I like wine but am not a enthusiast, so was not too sure how much I would like these excursions. I learnt quickly that preconceptions can really cloud your mind and am glad to say that Mendoza broke every single one. First of all we had great weather, I think this had a lot to do with- we were surrounded by so much greenery its beyond belief! Warm and sunny climate with a cool gentle breeze set the mood. 

Parque San Martin- Mendoza. See what I mean about gorgeous climate?

Parque San Martin- Mendoza. See what I mean about gorgeous climate?

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A Tango in Buenos Aires

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So on the last day of our trip to Argentina, we went to a tango and a dinner show. You can’t really leave Buenos Aires without getting seeing a tango show (which turned out to be the perfect way to end the holiday). The food was good and the tango show even better! We booked a show at Esquina Carlos Gardel Tango house. We were quickly seated- the seats turned out to be great as we got a private booth with great view of the stage! 

 

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My husband emjoying a glass of wine.

My husband enjoying a glass of wine in our own private seating area!

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