Washington, DC: Nationals Park

As a father of a new baby boy, one of the things I’m looking forward to most in the coming years is sharing my love of baseball with him. It’s a passion, to the point of obsession, and it’s been with me since I was a kid. My earliest memory is sitting on my dad’s lap as he tried to wire me into a state of overwhelming euphoria every time Tim Raines came up to bat.

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Philippines: Jollibee

Fast food is exceptionally popular in the Philippines. It may be an oddity given that this is a country where food is meant to be used as a tool for sharing, togetherness, and family. However, with a strong Catholic populace, and an ever increasing American influence, fast food has exploded since the early 80’s, and you’d be hard pressed to find a corner in the country that doesn’t have a quick, greasy option.

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Flapjack’s

I’m not a breakfast guy by nature, most often setting on a bagel, or some hot oatmeal to get me through until lunch time. Periodically though, I’ll suddenly have the craving for a big heavy breakfast with all the standard fare; pancakes, bacon, potatoes … which is exactly where I found myself last weekend.

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