How to Stay Safe When Traveling
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How to Stay Safe When Traveling

I know the word “traveling” makes you all hyped up and stuff, especially when you think of the different types of food you’ll encounter, but there are safety tips you have to follow when traveling. Believe it or not, traveling is much like welding––just as you need to stay safe while welding and using different tools, you also need to take care of yourself when you go to a different place.

Here are the tips you need to keep in mind when you travel:

  • Avoid eating at restaurants in far, creepy locations. I know that pizza parlor at the end of the street looks promising, but if you’re alone and you know no karate, I suggest you skip that store unless you’re with a crowd. Sure, you only live once, but you might die at once if you visit that shop.

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  • Keep your documents and their photocopies safe.
  • Use ATMs only when the sun’s shining. Don’t use ATMs when there are no people around.
  • Hitchhiking isn’t a great idea. DON’T. TRY. IT. Use the most trusted public vehicles only.

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  • Don’t share much to strangers. Let’s say you’re eating noodles at a restaurant and you happened to meet a friendly-looking stranger. Make sure you keep your accommodation and travel details to yourself! You’ll never know what kind of person he or she is, so don’t be too friendly, talkative, and comfortable.
  • Don’t flash your cash. If you’re about to pay for your meal or something else, you don’t have to show everyone how much money you have in your wallet. Doing so might tempt someone to rob you.
  • Know the emergency exits in the hotel.
  • Stay away from fights. If you happen to see a riot occurring, don’t watch! You might get in trouble if you stick your nose into others’ affairs. Remember that curiosity killed the cat!
  • Avoid traveling at night. Getting hungry in the middle of the night or during the wee hours isn’t a great excuse to get out of your hotel room. Stay in your room and stay safe! If you usually starve late at night, then buy food during the day and save it for later.

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What To Look Forward In Naples

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Italy’s third-largest municipality is not just home to the fallen city of Pompeii and the city’s resident volcano: Mount Vesuvius. It’s also not just home to the grand cathedral of Duomo di Napoli and the city’s patron saint: Saint Januarius. It’s even not just home to the primeval castle of Castel Nuovo and the city’s first king: Charles 1.

Ladies and gentlemen, here’s a short list on what to look forward in Naples:

Pizza

Believe it or not, pizza has been around for centuries. One early pizza recipe known to man is the Neapolitan pizza or pizza Napoletana, which is topped with San Marzano tomatoes and Mozzarella Campana cheese. And yes, you guessed it – it was first made in Naples. Other variants of this special kind of pizza include the Pizza Marinara, which is made of tomatoes, garlic slices, and oregano leaves; and the Pizza Margherita, which is made of Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and basil leaves.

Wine

Wine is another thing to look forward in Naples due to its glasses being exclusively offered with pairings such as cheese and other gourmet dishes. Even more so, wine tours in Naples consist of two parts: seeing how wine is truly made and experiencing what wine is truly made of. Some of the best vineyards to go for in Naples include the Cantina del Vesuvio in Trecase and the Cantine degli Astroni in Napoli, both of which also offer restaurant services.

Whether you’re up for a new kind of pizza or even just for anything like the Chateau de Beaucastel Wine, Naples has it all.

How about you?

Do you like eating pizza? Do you like drinking wine?

Have you ever been to Naples for pizza and wine? How did it go for you?

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7 Best Japanese Dishes for People Who Love Noodles
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7 Best Japanese Dishes for People Who Love Noodles

Japanese food never fails to deliver a delightful, at the very least, experience. Eating in Japan or anywhere that serves authentic Japanese cuisine is something that everyone should experience. It is easy to fall in love not just with the taste, aroma, and flavors that come with every dish not to mention the attention to detail that goes in preparing every meal or treat. For the uninitiated, the wide array of choices can be mind-boggling. From the iconic sushi to yakitori and everything in between, Japan’s culinary delights are waiting to be explored and savored. And if you love noodles, here are some of the best Japanese dishes that you need to try.

Hiyashi chūka
Hiyashi chūka
What is it: Hiyashi chūka is a cold noodle dish. It consists of thin, yellow noodles served with toppings like bean sprouts, cucumber, chicken or ham, eggs, and sauce. This chilled noodle dish is delicious and refreshing. It is a tasty and filling meal, especially during the summer.

Ramen
ramen
What is it: Ramen is made with Chinese-style, thin wheat noodles. It is served with a hot meat-based broth and comes with different toppings. It is one of Japan’s famous and must-try dishes. Ramen comes in different types like curry, miso, shio (salt), shōyu (soy sauce), and tonkotsu (pork broth). Toppings vary and usually include bean sprouts, boiled egg, chāshū (barbecued or braised pork), corn, kakuni (braised pork), menma (bamboo shoots), nori (dried seaweed), spring onions, and more.

Soba
zaru soba
What is it: Soba is buckwheat noodles. The thin noodles are made from buckwheat flour. It is served either hot or cold. Zaru soba refers to the cold soba noodles which are served with a dipping sauce.

Sōmen
Sōmen
What is it: Sōmen refers to the very thin Japanese wheat noodle dish served cold and comes with a dipping sauce. The noodles may also be ordered hot (nyumen).

Udon
Udon
What is it: Udon is thick and white Japanese wheat noodles. They are usually chewy in texture and may be used in hot (kake udon) or cold (zaru udon) dishes.

Yaki soba
yakisoba
What is it: Yaki soba is stir-fried buckwheat noodles. It is widely available in many food stalls across Japan.

Yaki udon
yaki udon
What is it: Yaki udon is stir-fried thick, white udon noodles served with a special sauce and prepared using ingredients that include vegetables and a choice of meat.