Partaking of local dishes is something which I always look forward to when traveling and my recent trip to Phu Quoc, Vietnam was no exception. I have always loved Vietnamese cuisine, it is one of my favorites and I always look forward to going to […]
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
Southeast Asia is a place which has a profusion of temples and Buddha statues. Bali, aptly called the Island of the Gods, is home to magnificent temples but I have to admit that the one which impressed me most was Pura Luhur Uluwatu.
Also known as the Balinese sea temple, it is precipitously perched on a cliff, overlooking the Indian Ocean. The views at sunset are some of the most gorgeous you will ever get so if you have plans to go to Bali and Uluwatu, make sure that you have your camera handy. It is as if the gods themselves ordered men to build the temple at this exact location.