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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

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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Singapore River Cruise: See it from the water

If you’re like us when we only have a short time somewhere, you probably try to squeeze in as much of the place as you can. I know that we did that when we only had one day in Singapore. We have found that the fastest and easiest way to get a basic overview of a city’s …

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Bird Taunts Cats 2

Featured Photo: Bird Taunts Cats

Sitting on the sign above the doorway, a bird torments the cats sitting below. Hopeful of an easy meal, they are waiting for it to descend, but the bird obviously has other ideas. One of the cats desperately tried to find a way to climb to the top from every angle, without success. Obviously the bird …

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