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Welcome, Food and Travel Lovers!

Whether you’re planning a trip or just dreaming of travel, we’re delighted you’re here! We created As We Saw It as a way to share what we’ve learned from our journeys … useful tricks, tasty foods and drinks, delicious recipes, beautiful travel photos and local and fascinating foreign destination ideas.

Whether you want to move overseas for a lifetime or just get away for a weekend, we invite you to explore our pages for inspiration and tips to help you plan your perfect tripEnjoy our site…

Dan & Linda

view of Calibishie coastline from a hill

Visiting Dominica? Don’t Miss Calibishie

In 2009 Dan visited the Commonwealth of Dominica on business and I created an online journal so our family could read about our visit. Dominica so enchanted us that we resolved to do everything in our power to travel as often as possible from then on. Eventually my online travel journal morphed into the website you’re reading …

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Aerial view of Cominica

Visiting Dominica for the First Time

“We’re visiting Dominica?! Where the heck is that?” I asked when Dan first told me we’d be going there on business. Sure, I’d heard of the Dominican Republic, but it took me a bit of time to fathom that two Caribbean countries would have such similar names. Anyway, Dan and his business partner had business to …

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Pirates of the Caribbean black Sand Beach location

Finding Jack Sparrow on Hampstead Beach, Dominica

Jack Sparrow was here Fans of Pirates of the Caribbean would enjoy visiting Hampstead Beach, the real black sand beach where Jack Sparrow narrowly escaped from a horde of enraged islanders. Graphic artists took liberties with the background but, yes, this is it. Hampstead Beach: Dominica’s best black sand beach Unlike the Dominican Republic, the Commonwealth …

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Horiatiki salata recipe

My Big, Fat Greek Salad: Made the Greek Way

While we were in Greece we both ordered the same thing for lunch every day: a big, fat Greek salad. The blend of ingredients was so simple and so refreshing that we just couldn’t get enough of them. This is the classic salad of the country, known and eaten everywhere in Greece. They are so …

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Cat in Corfu

Featured Photo: Cat Playing Peek-a-Boo in Corfu Greece

Cat Playing Peek-A-Boo in Corfu, Greece As a travel photographer, looking for unique shot opportunities can be quite a challenge. Finding them can also become lots of fun. While winding through the buildings in the oldest area of Corfu, I caught this cat on a rooftop, peeking around a corner. He seemed to be in …

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Timur children playing shy

Featured Photo: Timur Children Playing Shy

When our Indonesian friends took us to visit a fish farm near Kupang on Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia, these local children started following us.  As bules (foreigners) we were a curiosity, as they had never seen people with light skin before and didn’t know what to think. These children would follow behind us and every time …

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