Tagged with food

Southern Vietnam Part 3: Ho Chi Minh City

Part 3. HCMC Ho Chi Minh City was the next stop on our trip. We visited the Botanical Gardens and Zoo, War Remnants Museum, a water theme park, and Cu Chi Tunnels.  The Botanical Gardens and Zoo aren’t really worth the mention, except for the fact that the animals seem depressed and lonely.  I don’t … Continue reading

Northern Vietnam Part 2: Cat Ba Island

The happiness I was seeking in Ha Noi came in short bursts in Cat Ba. We found a cheap hotel room and were very impressed. We had huge floor to ceiling windows with vast ocean views which made me quite happy. Unfortunately for me, Cat Ba was celebrating the anniversary of Ho Chi Minh’s visit … Continue reading

Northern Vietnam Part 1: Hanoi

Hanoi wasn’t as people made out. It was not a massive culture shock. It was just like any other city to me. I seemed to have been going through a slight phase of depression while here. I was seeking something exciting, something interesting, but with a bad patch of weather and little more than museums … Continue reading

Laos Food Offerings

In my opinion, which may not be well researched enough, I found traditional Laos food very underwhelming, considering the culinary delights of Thailand and Vietnam being so delicious, well known and close by. I say I may not be well researched enough due to the fact that I only gave the traditional dishes only once … Continue reading

Vang Vieng – off the tubed track

If you ask anyone who has been to Laos, they will tell you that you MUST go tubing in Vang Vieng. I hadn’t heard much about it, and did not realise how big tubing here really was. The whole town exists for the sake of tourists. Arriving at 3am in any other town would be … Continue reading

Inspirational Thai food influences

Curry with pineapple and meat: simple yet flavoursome. The pineapple is sweet and refreshing amongst the warmth of the curry. Comfort food. Small pumpkins and eggplants: the cutest vegetables and great taste. I adore them purely because of their miniature size. Kaffir lime leaf: a fragrant staple ingredient in many Thai dishes. The smell sends … Continue reading

Chiang Mai

Accommodation Place – S.K. House Address – 30 Moonmuang Rd. Soi 9 Chiang Mai Cost – 3000 Baht for 3 day trek and 2 nights accommodation at the hotel Facilities – Swimming pool, hot water, restaurant, ATM, fan and air conditioned rooms, internet access Website – http://www.theskhouse.com Review – the hotel we stayed at was … Continue reading