I am a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and I have long wanted to see Hobbiton in New Zealand, where some parts of the movies were shot. The otherworldly movie set, with its little houses and round doors, have always been a […]
Often referred to as one of the best beaches in Vietnam, Sao Beach or Bai Sao in the local language, does not disappoint at all. Beholding the swaying palm trees, azure waters, pristine and powdery white sands, and the picturesque island is very popular day trippers, adults and children alike, as well as backpackers. It definitely deserves its moniker as the perfect beach.
Sao Beach is the probably the best beach which you have never heard of. Located on the south eastern side of Phu Quoc Island, Bai Sao is 7 kilometers of white and sandy heaven.
The ocean surrounding the pristine beach is warm, clear and has a distinctive azure color. You will notice that the farther you go, the darker the water gets. The best thing about the beach is the fine sand. There are no rocks and no sudden drops, all you will get is a gentle slope. The ocean, however, is relatively shallow so some people might not like it very much. However, this is a good thing for parents because this makes the beach safe for the little ones and people who do not know how to swim, just like yours truly.
Known as one of Southeast Asia’s largest Chinese Buddhist temples, it is an atrocity not to get a glimpse of Kek Lok Si Temple when in the island of Penang. The temple is a pilgrimage site to some Buddhist followers in Southeast Asia and when I was in Penang I made it a point to visit.
Although I would have preferred to be adventurous and satisfy my palate with all the culinary treats Malaysia’s food capital had to offer, I couldn’t. I was sick during my trip and I could only pretty much eat porridge and drink water, thanks to acid reflux.
Ho Chi Minh is a lovely and historical city with quirky, little cafes tucked in alleyways and nondescript dilapidated buildings. The unassuming facades of the buildings, where these cafes are located, do not warrant a second glance so I suggest you read up on them […]
The consumption of food is a personal and communal experience in Asia, whether in expensive 5-Michelin star restaurants in Tokyo; hawker centers in Singapore; food stalls in Manila; and side road eating places in Hanoi.
In this side of the world, food is what binds people together. Food is not just something you put in your mouth to satisfy your hunger. A meal is not something you rush to finish so you can get back to work, it is something to spend time on to truly savor and experience.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale. ~ Elsa Schiaparelli