Just for FUN

The school year’s over! Let’s lighten things up for the summer months & step-back a bit from the more serious topics we usually tackle here at ISR…

An interesting topic, Just for FUN, recently appeared on the ISR Forum. Responses from participants caught our eye & aroused our curiosity, so just for fun we’ve decided to share this intriguing transplant from the Forum with the entire ISR audience:

It’s summer & I’m dreaming about traveling overseas. 
Just for FUN
, let’s talk about the following:
Best overseas food
Strangest overseas food you’ve tried
Best beer/spirits
Best festival/event
Best place you went for vacation overseas
Here’s how a few Teachers responded:
Mike
Best overseas food: Japan!
Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: raw Sea urchin
Best beer/spirits: Polish Beer tents on  warm spring day!
Best festival/event: Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur
Best place you went for vacation while overseas: Kenya Safari
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PsyGuy
Best overseas food: Italy!
Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: Monkey Brains, China 
Best beer/spirits: Cold draft Tiger beer, hot South Asian day
Best festival/event: Full Moon, Thailand
Best place you went for vacation while overseas: Brazil
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Anon
Best overseas food: Everything on a Kerala houseboat
Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: Squiggly white African grubs
Best beer/spirits: German beer
Best festival/event: Munich’s birthday
Best place you went for vacation while overseas: Camera safari-India
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Now it’s YOUR Turn to Share YOUR Favorites!
Just copy the list with the yellow squares (above) into memory. Then paste it into your reply box –  next, supply the answers.

20 Responses to Just for FUN

  1. JMS says:

    Best overseas food: mezze in Syria (or Lebanon)
    Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: cuy (guinea pig) in Peru
    Best beer/spirits: kaiciyava rakiya (apricot brandy) in Bulgaria
    Best festival/event: New Year’s Eve Fireballs in Stonehaven, Scotland
    Best place you went for vacation: Safari in Kenya

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Best overseas food : Curry – Indian
    Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: Horse’s hoof – in China
    Best beer/spirits: Indian dark rum
    Best festival/event: Ye Ping Lantern festival – Chaing Mai, Thailand
    Best place you went for vacation overseas: Antarctica

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  3. Skablictady says:

    1. Best overseas food: Käsknöpfle [Liechtenstein] and Blowfish sushi [Japan].

    2. Strangest overseas food: Barbacoa [Ciudad Juarez, Mexico] and Nkhaat – المقلي الدماغ من الحمل deep fried lamb brain [Saudi Arabia].

    3. Best beer/spirits: “Groaerd” Riesling Grevenmacher [Luxembourg] although I’m partial to French Merlot and I don’t like beer as it doesn’t like me back.

    4. Best festival/event: EuroPride 2008 [Stockholm, Sweden]. For a brief moment I became straight-curious that I almost changed my passport.

    5. Best place you went for vacation while overseas: Minneapolis [Utterly gobsmacked by the Minnesota Nice!] and Hong Kong.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    1) Thai
    2) Cobra in Vietnam
    3) Lagavulin 16 y/o scotch
    4) the Thai military coup in 2006
    5) Indian Himalayas

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  5. Zahara Atiyeh says:

    Best overseas food: Thai
    Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: Gammelost/Norway
    Best beer/spirits: Austria
    Best festival/event: Jordi Savall, Barcelona
    Best place you went for vacation overseas: Kew Gardens/London. Free museums!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Best overseas food: bleenies in Russia, soup in Turkey

    Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: Cow intestines soup Poland

    Best beer/spirits: Blood orange and vodka Turkey

    Best festival/event: Munich Oktoberfest

    Best place you went for vacation overseas: Turkey pammukale

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    • trav45 says:

      Ah, Turkish soup! Yogurt corbasi, was my fav, and they make the best tomato soup in the world. It has completely ruined me for eating it anywhere else!

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  7. teachercjcraig says:

    Best overseas food: Swarma and Quoshary in Egypt

    Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: Cow heel soup in Trinidad or Rocky Mountain Oysters-aka Bull’s testicles in Colorada, USA

    Best beer/spirits: LLB, Lemon Lime and Angostura Bitters

    Best festival/event: Carnival in Trinidad

    Best place you went for vacation: Belize for 7 days diving on Ambergris Caye and then 4 days on mainland at Jaguar Paw resort along the 5 Caves Branch River

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  8. Crip says:

    Best Overseas Food: Sri Lanka
    Strangest Overseas Food:Sheep’s penis
    Best Beer / Spirits: A Cold bintang on Gili Trawangan
    Best Festival / Event: Notting Hill Carnival
    Best Place for Vacation: Cruising round Bali on an old motorbike

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  9. Best Overseas Food: China
    Strangest Overseas Food: Chicken Sashimi (breast, liver, kidney)
    Best Beer / Spirits: Panama Ron Abuelo
    Best Festival / Event: Japanese Matsuuri
    Best Place for Vacation: Burma

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  10. ban says:

    Best overseas food- Thailand
    Strangest overseas food you’ve tried::-insects in Thailand
    Best beer/spirits:- pubs in Mumbai
    Best festival/event:- Goa Carnival
    Best place you went for vacation overseas:- California State

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  11. May says:

    Best Overseas Food: anything in India
    Strangest Overseas Food: baby eels, Spain
    Best Beer: Khol, Madagascar
    Best Event: San Fermines, Pamplona Spain
    Best Place for Vacation: Kruger Park, South Africa

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  12. T13 says:

    Best Overseas Food: Any crepes in Brittany, France
    Strangest Overseas Food: Liver dumplings in Germany
    Best Spirits: Pims with fruit in Cornwall, England
    Best Event: Disco at a Saudi Mansion
    Best Place for Vacation: Nissi Beach in Cyprus….Crystal Clear refreshing water!!!

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  13. Michelle says:

    Best overseas food: everything from the heart of Mexico City
    Strangest overseas food: the giant ants, fried in Colombia
    Best spirits: learned to LOVE mojitos in Ecuador
    Best event: the amazing concerts in Eastern Europe (Pink Floyd)
    Best place for vacation: Ankor Wat in Cambodia…wow!

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  14. trav45 says:

    Best food: Anything in Lebanon
    Strangest Food: Fermented yak’s milk in Mongolia
    Best Beer: Penfort Dark (France)
    Best Event: Aida at Asbestos (Turkey) or the pyramids.
    Best Vacation Spot: Angkor Wat

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  15. Chris says:

    Best overseas food: Som tam, Gai Yang and Khao Niao and Shanghai dumplings are tied.
    Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: Tarantula?
    Best beer/spirits: Dead Guy Ale (not really from ‘overseas’ but I drank it at a beer festival in Hong Kong.)
    Best festival/event: Hong Kong Sevens
    Best place you went for vacation overseas: Turkey

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  16. At it for awhile says:

    Best overseas food: home made beef rendang
    Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: pig penis
    Best beer/spirits: 961 Brewery, Beirut, Lebanon
    Best festival/event: CNY anywhere with a large Chinese population
    Best place you went for vacation overseas: Xinjian Provence, China

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    • Steven Fanale says:

      The Best Overseas Food: Steak And Kidney Pie at Fortum And Mason in London
      Strangest Overseas food you’ve tried: Steak Diane, Haggis, And Escargot.
      Best beer/ spirits: Fenway Park, Boston. During A Yankees Game in the 2004 ALCS Game Four, I had Bailey’s Irish Cream with Whip Cream. We won 6-4 in 14 innings
      Best festival/event: My father’s retirement on board The USS Constitution in 1983 and My brother’s wedding in Rome when he got married in 1994. I was his best man. It was held in The Vatican.
      Best place you went for vacation overseas: I went to London, Paris, Rome and Vienna for four weeks and loved very much. I purchased 200 books from Foyle’s in London, Great Wine in Paris, Ties and Gloves in Rome, and Cookbooks in Wien.

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  17. Mary says:

    Best overseas food: Pat Thai
    Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: Grubs
    Best beer/spirits: Gallo Beer
    Best festival/event: German Beer Fest in Germany
    Best place you went for vacation overseas: Greek Island Cruise

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  18. 4xaround says:

    Best overseas food: Everything I age in Thailand
    Strangest overseas food you’ve tried: Bear
    Best beer/spirits The beer in Germany
    Best festival/event Michael Jackson in Romania
    Best place you went for vacation overseas Cambodia

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