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I’m back… and brought a contest with me!

It was nearly two weeks ago that I mentioned I would be taking a little travel break and that when I came back, I would have a little contest to announce.

The contest is a simple one: all you have to do is guess where I was. Leave your guess in the comments section and the first person to guess correctly will win a cookbook, either one from the area of the world I just returned from (not giving it away yet!) or one of my favorite baking books – winner’s choice!

To help get you started, here are a few hints:

  • It took me over 9 hours by plane from Southern California to reach my final destination.
  • I hiked volcanoes in the mountains, snorkled from the beach and spent a good deal of time on a boat. I also saw lots of unusual animals and took over 1,100 photos.
  • Some of the foods I ate included: tropical fruits (mango, papaya, passion fruit, guanábana and tree tomatoes), yuca, plantains, tamales, humitas, cancha and ceviche.

Those should get you started, without giving too much away. The contest will continue until someone gets it right, and I’ll add some additional clues as time goes on if need be.

Update: We have a winner! Thanks for playing, everyone!

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68 Comments
  • Nicole Melnick
    July 5, 2007

    changing my answer to Guatemala!

  • ria
    July 5, 2007

    uruguay?

  • ria
    July 5, 2007

    wait, i’ll change it to argentina

  • Tracy
    July 5, 2007

    Tahiti!

  • Denise
    July 5, 2007

    Santiago, Chile.

  • miriam
    July 5, 2007

    paraguay?

  • miriam
    July 5, 2007

    or maybe venezuela?

  • Kimberly
    July 5, 2007

    Marshall Islands?

  • Kimberly
    July 5, 2007

    Trinidad and Tabago?

  • Kimberly
    July 5, 2007

    Barbados?

  • Kimberly
    July 5, 2007

    Saint Kitts?

  • Kimberly
    July 5, 2007

    Antigua?

  • Katie
    July 5, 2007

    Ok – I think we have pretty much covered the western hemisphere south of the US border…..please put us out of our misery.

    ps: aren’t tamales and humitas the same thing?

  • Julia
    July 5, 2007

    galapagos!!

  • Brooke
    July 5, 2007

    Nicaragua?

  • devon
    July 5, 2007

    belize

  • Leah
    July 5, 2007

    If you went to Ecuador then you also maybe went to Riobamba to hike the volcanoes.

    Oh, and Katie – tamales and humitas can be different, at least in Peru!

  • Nicole
    July 5, 2007

    Nice job everyone! We have a winner, so I’m closing comments on this thread. Stay turned to find out who it is!