Sunday, June 30, 2013

Big Mac, Big Taste McDonald’s Hearty Feast

Big Mac, Big Taste
McDonald’s Hearty Feast
(Binge Eating Series 5)

It was a Saturday, the busiest day 
of the week for us, that kept us 
and our employees literally on our toes.

 It didn’t give us a chance to have a break
or take a bite for a much needed snacks.

The kids had no deeds to do  
and no home works to keep, they dropped by  to spend time   
and bond with us.

Everyone was starving when lunch time came,
and when asked what they wanted to eat,
they want something hot and delivered fast.

McDonald’s came to the rescue-
some ordered McChicken Spaghetti Meal,


...while others ordered prioritizing convenience,
the easier to eat  Burger McDo and Spaghetti Meal.

I  have never been a fan of Burger McDo and I don’t
understand why a reputable  hamburger store like McDonald’s
serves this horrible tasting burger in the Philippines,
(as I have never seen this kind of awful tasting burger in
other McDonald’s restaurants in other countries).

The McChicken was okay and as it was
crispy outside but juicy and tender  inside,

…but their spaghetti 
was disgustingly sweet.

Interestingly, no one complained and everyone
seemed to have enjoyed their meals to the hilt.

After tasting a little of everything, I knew
that these value meals are not for me.
I got me my two popular burgers 
that McDonald’s had to offer

- the new Hot and Spicy Chicken Sandwich,

that is reminiscent of KFC’s Stinger
but less saltier but tastes better,

 …and my all time favorite Big Mac.

 The Big Mac- wherever country  you buy it ,
wherever part of the world you eat it, get overwhelmed by  the same 
‘how can I ever live without it?' feeling 
in every bite of this good old American burger.

The McDonald’s Apple Pie was a fabulous dessert.
With this one, everyone agreed (me included),

...that the piping hot apples chunks bathing
on sweet cinnamon laced gluey caramel
packed inside a crispy and crunchy pie crust

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Best Zoo Abroad; The Best of Stay, Stray, Play and Feast

The Best Zoo Abroad
The Berlin Zoological Garden
The Best of Stay,Stray, Play and Feast
First Anniversary Posts
(Series 10)

Next to theme parks and museums,
visiting a zoo is a must for family
traveling with children.

It is a place where kids
can relax and play,


...appreciate nature,

… and see the animals from
faraway lands that they might
not get a chance to see in their lifetime.

Of all the zoos that we have visited
in the past from our previous travels,

…we consider the Berlin Zoo
as the best and the most beautiful
in the world.

The Berlin Zoological Garden
 or Zoologischer Garten Berlin
is the oldest zoo in Germany,
…and it is also one of the oldest zoos
in the world as it  opened in 1844.

Visiting the zoo is a feast for the senses 
as it is has so many breathtakingly beautiful
natural attractions  like lovely forests


...with trees showing the beautiful 
hues of autumn, 

…scenic rivers,

…and rustic ponds.

It also had man made attractions
like beautiful manicured gardens,

…. glorious water fountains,

… bucolic playgrounds that
the kids got to enjoy.


…every nook and cranny of Berlin Zoo
is beautiful and photogenic that
you would want to take photos everywhere.

I could run out of superlatives if
go on raving endlessly about the zoo…

…and it is an understatement to describe
the zoo as the most beautiful in the words.

And I almost forgot- that this is animal sanctuary 
of more than 1,500 different species 
and around 17,500 animals found in the zoo…

…and has one the zoos with most comprehensive
collection of species in the world.



  For Stay, Stray, Play and Feast, and based
on our personal experience- 
The Berlin Zoological Garden
is the Best  Zoo in the World

Read My Other Blogs on The Best of 
Stay, Stray, Play and Feast Series