Powhatan, Williamsburg and The Farm…

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim the Travelling Gourmet TM

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The intrepid and spooky Travelling Gourmet TM goes to historic Williamsburg where the…

MYSTERIOUS Farm is located at Camp Peary…

Historic Powhatan Resort

The two bedroom suite was really nice and big! Everything was practically brand new. Spotlessly clean. Well equipped with a washing machine and drier and fully equipped kitchen with oven and microwave. Coffee percolator was very hard to operate – no instruction manual! Very comfy beds and nice bathrooms. I loved my suite. Outside there are lots of greenery and trees and the lush and lovely Virginia countryside. Although the pool is big enough for serious swimming, it was too far away and at night it is very easy to get lost because the resort is so huge! Very poor signage too! I have hiked in the humid dense jungles of Brunei and Malaysia, and hunted wild boar in the “Bush” in remote parts of Australia, but I confess without duress that I got lost for awhile. I had to use the stars in the night sky to navigate back to my townhouse with the help of my trusty Breitling Titanium watch.. This happened when I went swimming one evening until the pool closed at 10pm. There were crowds of noisy teenagers frolicking in the outdoor pool, and a couple  exhibiting PDA (public displays of affection) in the indoor pool. The couple ciomprised a really fat African-American woamn who I thought was really ugly. Her paramour was a Caucasian with long hair like a hippie to this shoulders. A very odd couple…Swimming was the last thing on their minds if your get my drift… The outdoor pool was full of cavorting noisy teens! That was why I went to the indoor pool which was more civilised.No free shuttle to get you AROUND THE RESORT. Poor signage and poor lighting at night makes getting around the resort difficult…My two storey townhouse was 297D. The restaurant for breakfast is not very salubrious. I am The Travelling Gourmet TM, an internationally renowned Travel, Food and Wine Writer/Editor so I know what I am talking about.

Living History

Captivating Colonial Williamsburg is where the American Revolution started…well, one of the places anyway. Here, one experiences Living History. Williamsburg is not for those who like the big concrete jungles full of expensive shops and malls. Colonial Williamsburg is fabulous and the Peanut Shop and Cristiana’s Taven where George Washington loved to dine is amazing! I have no regrets about dining in Cristiana’s Tavern..very good food and good service too! The re-enactments are very exciting with an actor playing General George Washington on horseback! They have Educational Black Powder Musket Shooting but it is VERY EXPENSIVE and very complicated to book too! Not with the hassle! Williamsburg Lodge and Williamsburg Inn are very expensive hotels! Camp Peary aka The Farm is here too. The Farm is where CIA trains its officers and covert “black” operators but that is another story…If you love history, you will love Williamsburg. The quaint and fascinating shops are staffed partly by staff in old period costume! Every afternoon there is a reenactment of General George Washington reviewing his troops. I asked him close up as he sat high on his horse, complete with a flintlock pistol in a holster by the pommel of the saddle. ” Are you supposed to be General George Washington? I asked naively. He replied seriously, “I AM General George Washington!” Shivers me timbers! I stand corrected mon General! Wahahaha! I wanted to speak to him some more but a rather wierd yong girl with a big Digital SLR slung around ther neck proceeded to buttonhole him…Gen. Washington had a pained look on his face but he had to be polite to the lady. Finally seeing his chance to escape from this ardent admirer, he galloped off! The sound of music greeted me. No, it was not Julie Andrew but a military band with drums and whistles and recorders or something like that. I went over quickly to watch and listen as they marched. Behind them in formation was the General’s Revolutiony Army fully armed with ______muskets.



To be continued…

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About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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