street food top 10

Traditional restaurants can be wonderful, but when you need a quick, authentic (and sometimes adventurous) bite, nothing beats grab-and-go street food. Check out our picks for the top 10 street food cities worldwide!   1. Istanbul, Turkey Flickr: roboppy / Creative Commons What to try: börek (flaky pastry), simit (sesame bread), kumpir (stuffed baked potatoes), and döner (pita sandwiches filled with shaved meat and toppings).   2. Berlin, Germany Flickr: muckster / Creative Commons What to try: currywurst (fried sausage covered in curry ketchup), fresh pretzels filled with butter. Bonus: in Berlin,…

our favorite restaurant in Marth's

Have you ever dreamed about traveling around the world in eighty days like the infamous Phileas Fogg? With a little more time but the same amount of wanderlust, HomeExchange.com members Monique and Marcello have decided to go ’round the world in 80 home exchanges…and they are on their 58th so far! “Our adventure started in 2002, when we promised our nieces and nephews to take them to the States as gift for their 18th birthday. Our first exchange was in summer, in Naples, Florida, with a niece and…

Whale shark - a delightful swimming companion -Ningarloo Reef

My favourite New Year message for 2014 came from my brother, David. RISK more than others think is safe CARE more than others think is wise DREAM more than others think is practical EXPECT more than others think is possible. I love it and couldn’t help wondering to myself how to apply his thoughts to us home exchangers. Let’s take the first rule: Risk more than others think is safe. I have an idea that we all do this already; it’s what instantly separates us from the others. What…