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Thank you Uruguay. It was like a food Angel coming down from the heavens and licked the inside of my mouth.

It was also a huge piece of steak. I couldn’t even finish half of it.

Speaking of food, Dalina told me right at the start of our two week adventure in Argentina that Buenos Aires has a high percentage of people with Anorexic and Bullemic  problems. I believe it completely. They are so skinny yet all there is to eat here is carbs galore. Bread, Pizza, Empanadas and Pastas; food with such high calories that no wonder they smoke and throw up all the time.

This also tells you that on this trip. I have NOT lost any weight.

Mucho cardio when I get back home for sure.

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Seriously, this stone oven heated empanada was so good that I contemplated turning around and applauding the cook. When I took a bite out of it, I didn’t know if I should have cried to let the other people in line know how good it was.

Here in Peru, they call Corn, Choclo. At first I thought they were saying Choco, which made for some nice confusion on my part. I would seriously go around and think “WHY would I want chocolate with cheese?”. I am a dumbass.

The Boleto Turistico everyone must buy to see the ruins.

Its cold in Cusco at night. This is how Cynthia would heat up her jacket in the morning. By putting it on top of the heater.

Its like Corn Nuts, only the corn is the size of my fist.

Every morning.

After I took this picture, 467 people came out of nowhere and asked Cynthia if she wanted to buy a painting. Damn you Plaza De Armas!

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Since we are not millionaires, none of us were really able to go to Tfaith and Cornel’s wedding down in South Africa. So of course Tfaith and his family decided that a Seattle reception was in order. This being the main reason I went to Seattle in the first place. I was still the only one to visit them in South Africa, so I win the most awesome friend award just for that alone.

It was such a great weekend because I got to see and hang out with my friends that I consider more like brothers.

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College would have sucked without these guys.

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Omid was finally able to do a keg stand that lasted for more than 3 seconds. (the tap was broken)

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Omid and I have great taste in shoes.

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The food was fantastic

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South African BFF!!!

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I like this picture because Tfaith and Cornel are being completely inappropriate.

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Cornel: I am so excited!! Its a BBQ cooking set!!!!
Us: Do you even have a BBQ grill in DC?
Cornel: No……

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What’s the best place to go to after getting drunk at a free happy hour with an open bar and free food? Joe’s Shanghai for dumplings of course!!! After a happy hour with a bunch of MSM students getting their PHDs in Piano in the Upper West Side, we decided that taking the subway all the way down to Chinatown was in our best interests.

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DUMPRINGS!!!!!
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I am not going to lie, these were ALMOST as good as the ones that I had when I was actually IN Shanghai. I would tell you how many dumplings we ate throughout the night, but I don’t want you to know how fat we actually are.

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Our face says it all doesn’t it?

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I am pretty sure we started scaring the staff a bit with our antics.

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Lasagna face!!!!!!!!!! (inside joke that is beyond understandable epicness). Probably my favorite picture of the trip, and one that made us laugh till the point of tears.

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After we were done we started to walk Chinatown at night, while I did cartwheels. Realizing only after that I probably got all sorts of new diseases and virus from touching the streets with my hands.

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I was exhausted and full, but Justin was in town! Never to pass up a drinking opportunity we met up to have a couple of beers. Well that couple turned into more than a couple. Then it became Cinco De Mayo while we were drinking and we may or may not have put tequila down our throats.

The next morning was not pretty.

I love NYC and I love Joe’s Shanghai.

I have had a lot of friends from New York and blog buddies that live there recommend and write about this restaurant in the TriBeCa area called Ninja New York. Seems like a lot of people have been talking it up, so I decided that one of the things I wanted to do when I was in Manhattan was go try it out. The only reservation we could get was at 10:45 pm, THAT’S how popular it is. Regardless of the late reservation, we were all excited.

After the elevator ride where Evy was kicked in the face you go through a dark hallway where Ninjas pop up and try to scare you.(Evan kinda had a heart attack). We were promptly seated and thus began our adventure.

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I think everyone should know that these cost 20 dollars…..EACH. Other than this ridiculously overpriced Sake that made us cry, the rest of the dinner may be a tad overpriced, but it is soooo delicious.

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The way the food is brought out and laid out to you is really different, fun and awesome. Probably some of the best I have ever seen. This first place came with a SAMURAI SWORD. You are supposed to pull it out of the bowl, having the salad drop into a thing of dry ice. They instruct you to give a loud ninja yell while you pull the sword as well and I did. I think about 40 percent of our meal was lit on fire at the table.

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During the meal, the waiters (who are dressed as Ninjas), pop up from time to time and pretend to kill you. Not kidding.

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See that little window behind Mama Kory? Well a ninja saw fit to give her a nice little discount (she won some prize) through that window. Using a sword.

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Evy scared of her dessert.

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Delicious in my belly. More food porn below.

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My dessert consisted of them lighting a match and setting me on fire. I am kidding, but not really.