Hello from Pennsylvania!
So I finally made it to America. I have never been in this vast country before and it has been a great adventure so far. From troubles with turn pikes to meeting new people and eating crazy food, we have seen and traveled a lot these past couple of days.
After arriving and spending a few days in NYC we headed over to Philadelphia where we were welcomed by an Italian mama who cooked us some amazing food. One of my biggest worries when planning our trip was if I would have access to healthy vegetarian food. I was so surprised that all the people we visited cooked us such healthy and delicious food.
So after having a delicious meal (plus packing some homemade cookies for the road) we continued our trip to Pittsburgh where we arrived in the night. There we stayed with a wonderful family who are one of the most generous and friendly people I have ever met. We felt right at home. On our first day they showed us their city. We went down an old incline which was made out of wood and initially used for transporting coal and then took a boat trip on the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio. My favourite building was called the “glass castle” which is where the PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company) is situated.
We also tasted some of the local cuisine at Permantis’ which is basically THE place you need to go to if you’ve never been to Pittsburgh (is what we were told). They serve huge sandwiches which don’t have the fries on the side but actually inside your sandwich. It was fun to try since we definitely don’t have anything similar back in Austria. As a dessert my husband and I shared a mini lemon dessert at a cute little bakery.
Our last stop in Pittsburgh was Hogwarts, are actually the Cathedral of Learning, as they call it. To us it will always be Hogwarts though, as we felt like we were on the set of Harry Potter as we entered it.
My favourite part of Pittsburgh would probably be the pierogi we found at a food truck. Back home we have a similar dish which is sooo delicious called Kaertner Kasnudeln. It is also made with potatoes and cheese and is fried. It really reminded me of home despite being thousands of kilometers away.
That was all for now. Cu in Canada 🙂