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If you are wondering about what sort of things can you do in Shillong then worry not as we bring you the list of things to do while you are in this charming city of waterfalls. For some fun activities in the city head to Umiam Lake just 17km from the city where you can participate in water sports. Sightseeing in ShillongThere are numerous options for sightseeing in Shillong and within Shillong city is the flower bedecked Ward’s Lake encircled by whispering pine groves. Shopping in ShillongThere is a plethora of options for shopping in Shillong and some of the prominent markets include Barabazar and Police Bazaar. Activities in ShillongIf you are looking for some outdoor activities when in Shillong, here are some options. NearBy Places in ShillongCherrapunji is 55km southwest of Shillong was till recently the wettest place on earth, a claim that has been taken over by Mawsynram, another nearby village. Eating Out in ShillongWhen it comes to eating out, there aren’t too many choices of cuisine, though Chinese food is widely available. Related Features on Shillong Top 10 Destinations to visit in 2014The world’s a big place.
Due to the isolation and harsh winters of an island nation, the national cuisine in Iceland ranges from fairly basic and expected to creative and downright strange.
The fascination is bewildering, but it’s really no joke: hot dogs are one of the best things to eat in Reykjavik, Iceland. Unlike the odd popularity of hot dogs, it’s easy to understand why fish is found on nearly every restaurant menu. Recommended Spot: Kaffivagninn was recommended to us by a local and we’re glad we made the extra effort to find it.
I don’t think there is anything better than a hearty, rich soup on a frigid, overcast day – and Icelandic meat soup fits the bill. Recommended Spot: Icelandic meat soup is widely available and we are pretty sure it is all amazing. Skyr Yogurt, which uses Original Icelandic Skyr Cultures and skim milk produced by family-run farmers, is unlike any other yogurt I’ve ever tried.
Cost: It depends on where it’s purchased, but generally it costs about $2 USD for a small container. Eating fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes in Iceland in the dead of winter was not an experience I had anticipated, but one we were treated to on our Golden Circle Tour with Reykjavik Excursions. Egils Appelsin is produced by the mega-beverage company, Olgerdin (the same maker of Gull and Borg microbrew beers that we tried during our trip!). Strolling around the grocery store (one of the best ways to really understand what the locals eat!) revealed some other odd eating habits. While I thought the amount we spent on the few items at the store was outrageously high, it was still more cost effective than eating out – and probably much healthier.
During our short stay in Iceland, we definitely spent more on food than we usually average – and more than we originally budgeted for. Just like with food, we weren’t going to forego the experience of having a few local beers! This entry was posted in Budget, Food, Iceland, Travel and tagged budget travel, food, hot dogs, Iceland, jetsetting fools, Reykjavik, tourist, what to eat. JetSetting FoolsWe have one life to live and one world to live it in – we want to explore it, see it, taste it, breathe it, experience it, not just exist in it.
Burger A good burger is hard to find, and while the Blue Cheese and Bacon Burger at Taste Pilot's Grill in Condor Flats is no match for Umami or Father's Office, it is quite good.
Crispy Chicken Mixed Green Salad On the healthful side - a relative scale - of Disneyland's fare, the Crispy Chicken Mixed Green Salad combines actual leafy lettuces, such as spinach and oak leaf, with crunchy pieces of fried white meat and grated cheddar cheese. Beer When California Adventure opened in 2001, the addition of alcohol to the parks was a huge change for the sanitized world of Disney. Mickey LollipopA large, round, swirl lollipop from Disneyland is the perfect souvenir and probably one of the best buys in the resort at just under $4.
Chili Cone Queso Having received a drubbing for its chintzy and lackluster appeal when California Adventure opened, Disney recalibrated and went whole hog with Cars Land, submerging you in the world of Radiator Springs, a town inspired by the two Cars movies.


Bread Bowl One of the sluttiest foods at Disneyland, bread bowls can be had in many ways, and in many places in the park. Strawberry Streetcar Sundae A decadent treat dished up at the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, the Strawberry Streetcar Sundae appeals to everyone's inner Sparkle Pony. Mickey Mouse Pancake Moving on from the larger problem of the pancakes and waffles a la Aunt Jemima, the legendary Mickey Mouse Pancake is served at the River Belle Terrace in Frontierland.
Dole whip Redolent of the '50s, when Hawaii became a state and it was the age of Tiki, the Dole whip actually debuted in Adventureland at the Enchanted Tiki Room counter in 1976.
Monte Cristo The Monte Cristo appeared on the menu at the immersive Blue Bayou Café (located inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride) in 1966. The city offers lots of natural sightseeing opportunities that you can enjoy with your friends and family alike.
It doesn’t sound like much, but these are the six best things to eat in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Unlike the hot dogs in America, the links in Iceland are made with a blend of lamb, pork and beef and have natural casings. The entire country’s population lives on the coast – and fishing is still the number one industry in Iceland.
The restaurant, which is located on the old harbor, was established in 1935 and claims to be the oldest restaurant in Reykjavik. The flavorful stew, which is a concoction of lamb, root vegetables (like potatoes and carrots), rice and herbs, is simply divine. Where we best enjoyed it, however, is in somewhat of an unlikely place, The Geysir Center, located across the street from Strokkur Geyser.
We made a stop at the Fridheimar Greenhouse, which use Iceland’s naturally abundant geothermal resources to grow tomatoes indoors year-round.
In modern times, some of the funky food seemed more like a tourist novelty than a commonplace local meal. We knew before going to Iceland that prices were going to be high, but I’m not sure we were exactly prepared for the exorbitant costs. While buying food at the store to cook at our Airbnb apartment was a cost saving measure, buying the food at the 1011 convenience store was not.
Our entire breakfast cost the same as a single hot dog, which would not have been enough to call a meal.
We made a few mistakes, like shopping at 1011, and numerous splurges, like meat soup and two orders of fish meals, but we didn’t go to Iceland to eat rice at home, we went to experience it! There is one on the main shopping street, Laugavegur, and if you head out towards the Harbour and beyond (towards the Whales of Iceland exhibition centre) – there is a much larger Bonus and also a Kronan which i think is a little more pricey, but nice as a treat. You guys travel much as we do and while we enjoy going out and living it up on occasion we also have to keep the price of basics down. However the landscape is incredible (possibly even more so outside of winter) and the people are fantastic. For "Mexican" fare, Casa de Fritos in Yesterland served spaghetti and chili for 40 cents - and yes, Fritos corn chips were served with all dishes.The Magic Kingdom now makes a concerted effort to offer more healthful (and less culturally offensive) choices - hello fruit!
The hefty patty is slathered in a creamy blue cheese sauce, topped with two strips of bacon and finished off with steak sauce.
The result is decent, with just okay packaged salad dressing choices (ranch and honey mustard). From the Carthay Circle Lounge's mojito to the Cove Bar's Zombie (an off-menu option using an inordinate amount of different liquers, rum and fruit juice that turns an unsettling green) to the Wine Country Trattoria with twenty-five wines available by the glass, there are a lot of options to imbibe.
The sheer size will make your mouth water and the fruity sweetness works a bit like Proust's madeleines, evoking memories of Matterhorns past. The Cozy Cone Motel presents five teepees, or "cones," each with differing choices for chow, from sweet to savory.
The Royal Street Veranda in New Orleans Square serves the clichéd clam chowder version of the dish - or you can get the carb-heavy vessel filled with steak or vegetarian Gumbo.
Two scoops of vanilla ice cream fill a crunchy waffle cup which is then bedazzled in "strawberry" sauce, sprayed with whip cream and crowned with a maraschino cherry the color of Rudolph's nose. A favorite mostly by virtue of its rodent-head shape, the pancake resembles the mascot's head and ears and features eyes, nose and a mouth made of fruit.
Overly sweet and only slightly exotic, this pineapple frozen dessert is sort of like ice cream and sort of like sherbet.


This remarkably decadent creation starts with a turkey, ham and Swiss cheese sandwich on egg bread that is generously battered and deep-fried. Take a trip to the Ward’s lake where you can also indulge in a boat ride and feed multihued fishes in the lake. You can also go caving in some of the longest limestone caves in Asia near Nohsngithing Fall. We attempted to keep our budget in check and still get a taste of Iceland cuisine and we think we succeeded in finding six of the best things to eat in Reykjavik, Iceland.
While we were intrigued by Iceland’s history of consuming fermented shark, smoked puffin and boiled sheep’s head, we didn’t find them at all appetizing. We thought we couldn’t go wrong by ordering a pizza for take-away, but we were hit with sticker shock. Yes, I think shopping at Bonus would have been much more economical – and if we had been there longer than 4 days, we would have made the effort to find it, for sure. That may not be the case if someone is on a two week vacation but as full time travellers I now know that Iceland would not be a place that we would ever use as a base for any lengthy amount of time. The condiments bar at Taste Pilot's Grill is unusually robust, with the usual suspects augmented by pico de gallo, jalapeños and green chiles for a little spice if you want it.
Bayside Brews, located in Paradise Pier, keeps it simple with six craft beers on tap and a few salty pretzels to balance it out. The savory options include the Chili Cone Queso, a thin piece of bread rolled into a cylindrical shape, filled with cheese, chili and a surprise crunch of fritos. It reaches true grandiosity when paired with pineapple juice to create The Dole Whip float.
The sandwich is then dusted with powdered sugar and served with a side of blackberry jam for dipping. Soak in some peaceful moments at the Ward’s Lake as you just sit back and relax at the well maintained shores. Specifically, it’s the toppings that take the Icelandic hot dog from ordinary to extraordinary. It’s definitely on the pricy side at about $19 USD per meal, but the portions are big enough to be shared. One portion of the a la carte soup cost an astounding $14.50 USD, but the taste was exceptional – especially as we were standing outside in the cold waiting for Strokkur Geyser to put on its show.
There's something for almost everyone - and even more choices right outside the parks at Downtown Disney, like La Brea Bakery and Jamba Juice if you're craving something that more closely resembles real food. This a good place to get grub on the go, or for standing in line, if you're looking to maximize your ride count.
The Pacific Wharf Café in California Adventure serves broccoli and cheese soup, clam chowder, San Francisco Shrimp Louie and even a Sonoma chicken and apple salad in their own freshly baked version from the Boudin bakery next door. The pancake is a little flat and simple if you're used to say, Axe's 9-grain version, but it does a competent job.
Although remarkably unevolved in the healthful eating department - one ingredient is "pineapple crystals" - there is no denying the refreshment value in a Dole Whip float on a hot day spent standing in shockingly long labyrinths, also known as lines.
This apart, revel in the beauty of cascading waterfalls sprinkled around the city as you savour a picnic lunch at these natural attractions. Ordering a hot dog with ‘The Works’ means it will be covered in ketchup, sweet mustard, fried onions, raw onions and a remoulade sauce, which is a mixture of mayo and sweet relish.
The meal comes with three fried filets, three dipping sauces, a pile of fries, soup, side salad, a roll and unlimited hot coffee (which was perfect after walking to the restaurant!).
The French Market in New Orleans Square scoops up creamy corn chowder with black-eyed pea maque choux and slow-roasted Louisiana beef stew in sourdough boules. Finally, the Golden Horseshoe goes with an unfortunately uninspired chili in their bowl, topped with cheddar cheese.



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