The conspicuous lack of salads, Or, Why are there so few and uninteresting side salad options?

A few weeks ago my North American friend and I were talking about how there seems to be lack of fresh vegetables menu options in Italy. She had mentioned it was true in Croatia as well. We were commenting on how veggie-only dishes are all overcooked, bland vegetables. Also, if a restaurant offer salads, they […]

Own your ignorance; tips for the US American tourist

It may seem harsh referring to US American tourists as ignorant. (Remember that “ignorance” means “lack of knowledge.”) But Americans aren’t the only ignorant tourist group. I think anyone going abroad will have varying levels of ignorance, depending on how many times he/she has traveled, with what intention, curiosity about the destination, etc. I write […]