Sunday, September 28, 2008
What's even more interesting is the traditional French way to prepare and consume the drink. The French method is to slowly drip ice cold water over a sugar cube into a 1.5 oz of absinthe. Known as 'Louching', this method allows the water to mix with the absinthe causing an opalescent cloud of herbal essences and fragrance to rise.
This is really some cool stuff and for more information check out the Lucid website.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Don't forget to take a gander at Squirrel Chatter.
For more photo fun, check out Candid Carrie.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Even the pirates of the Caribbean took a vacation from plundering, and to this day, their hideaway has remained a fairly hidden treasure. Forty miles off mainland Nicaragua, the Corn Islands are still populated by the descendants of buccaneers. On Great Corn Island — one-hour La Costeña flights depart daily from Managua — the only attractions are sand and sea, including a reef that surrounds a 400-year-old Spanish galleon. "If you get bored here, then you don't know how to unwind," says Jeff Johnson, an expat from Washington, D.C. "Not doing anything is the point." Great Corn is a metropolis compared with the 1.4-square-mile Little Corn Island. The $6 ferry from Great Corn drops you off near the two best places to stay: Hotel Lose Delfines and Casa Iguana, which relies on solar power because of spotty electricity. Despite the wonky infrastructure, Little Corn has pockets of sophistication: Paola Carminiani serves up a taste of her Italian homeland with three-course dinners at Farm, Peace, & Love. Just bring a flashlight so you can find your way back through the jungle. — Paul KatzFor more information on Dream Islands check out this Yahoo article: 7 Dream Islands