Category Archives: drink

Free tea at the Tuileries – France

Strolling in the Jardin de Tuileries has always been one of my favourite activities to do in Paris.   

I found a really cool pavilion off the main pathway and decided to check it out…

I think it was some eco pavilion  and there’s free tea!Lehning Laboratories was doing some promo for their tea line.  There’s a bunch of different teas to choose from but I picked pectoflorine (cloves, ginseng, thyme, eucalyptus, peppermint, vitamin c and elder)….

a walk in the Tuileries with free tea… sweet!


Jardin de Tuileries, Paris, France

Copacabana Posto 5 restaurant – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

For our last destination, Rio de Janeiro, we decided to ball it up and stay at a penthouse at Copacabana beach!  Actually, we stayed in a tiny room in Marta’s 3 storied penthouse……

nighttime view of Copacabana beach…

We didn’t get settled in till really late and we were extremely hungry at this point.  We ended up going to a restaurant across the street on Avenida Atlântica.. right by the beach!

 garlic bread..

baked lasagna

spaghetti carbonara.. kinda watery.. but it had thick bacon bits

caipirinha… This is Brazil’s national cocktail and it’s made of sugar-cane hard liquor, lime and sugar.  It was really really really strong!


Copacabana Posto 5 restaurant on Avenida Atlântica and Rua Francisco

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Horchatería El Siglo – Valencia, Spain

Valenica is famous for their football team, City of Arts and Science, paella and horchata!

<City of Arts and Sciences… this looks like something out of a sci-fi movie!>

Horchata, a drink made from tigernuts/almonds, originated from Valencia.. so of course I had to try it!

Horchatería El Siglo has been serving Horchata since 1836!

Horchata is somewhat like the Chinese almond milk, except that horchata’s nutty taste isn’t as strong.


Horchatería El Siglo

11 Plaça Santa Catalina; 34/96-391-8466, Valencia