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Six New Foursquare City Badges, from Vegas to Jamaica

June 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yet more international city badges have just dropped, in time for your summer travels! Location-based social network Foursquare is deep into the city badge awarding, and the last week has seen six new ones, for your checking-in pleasure.

These newest city badges go to Kingston, Jamaica; Trois-Rivières, Quebec; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Portland, OR, USA; Riga, Latvia; and Ghent, Belgium.

How to get the badges: First, follow 4sqCities, and just to be safe, it wouldn't hurt to also follow the individual city lists: Kingston (list); Trois-Rivieres (list); Las Vegas (list); Portland (list); Riga (list); and Ghent (list). Then travel to the cities and clickety-click to check-in to the places on the recommended lists. Five places earns the badge.

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Foreign Grocery Friday: The Pink Cuberdons of Ghent

Where: Ghent, Belgium
June 10, 2011 at 3:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!

When you think about Belgium, what food comes to mind? Odds are chocolate, right? Well, that's totally fine because duh—Belgium is huge in the edible ecstasy department, but don't rule out all the other lovely candies that color the rainbow, like the delicious bites called Cuberdons. These conical treats, also called "mini noses" and "priest hats," are specially slow-cooked to create a gooey interior, with a harder shell.

The taste: Mmmm raspberry. Yep, Cuberdons are raspberry-hued as well as raspberry-flavored. There's none of that dicey white chocolate flavor that comes with many raspberry sweets; these are 100% concentrated fruity scrumptiousness. Eat them whole, though, or risk getting the goopey center all over your fingertips...which you will then be tempted to lick clean in public. Ah yes—and there are many other flavors to sample, but raspberry is the recognized classic.

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