30 Korean Phrases for Beginners and Travelers

Preparing for a trip to South Korea? The best way to get ready is to learn a few common Korean phrases before you go! Why should you learn some basic Korean greetings and words? Because it will help you get the most from your travels! It’s amazing what doors open when you learn a few essential travel phrases. A lot of Koreans aren’t very comfortable with English, and they know that it’s difficult to speak their language. But that means they’ll be more patient and understanding and appreciate your efforts.…

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El Huevito’s Bristolian Overnighter (amongst wild garlic and fairies)

For this little nugget of a ride, we dipped into Bristol’s pretty greenbelt fringes, making our way to the petite and idyllic Bourton Coombe. On a carpet of wild garlic – and possibly amongst a family of fairies – we enjoyed a summer’s night under tarp, before rolling back to the city along the traffic-free Festival Way (Sustrans route 33), lingering at playgrounds as we went. If you would like to keep up with where I am between tardy blog entries, I keep my While Out Riding Facebook page more regularly…

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Julia Child Steak Au Poivre Recipe

In the style of Julia Child, this is a great Steak au Poivre recipe that is easy to pull off, and tastes like a classic, gourmet, French main course! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons whole, black peppercorns, roughly ground 2 filet mignon steaks (½ – ¾ pound each, about 2½” thick) – other thick (at least 1” thick) steaks work well, too 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 tablespoon olive oil for frying, and 4 tablespoons for the peppercorn marinade 1 cup heavy cream ⅓ cup Cognac or brandy 1 tablespoon salt Preparation:…

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