food

My reason to wake up on Friday mornings

Chiang Mai
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I am typically a night owl so to wake up at a reasonable hour most mornings causes a lot of grumbling and typically an obligation to fulfill (like Thai Language Classes). Fridays are the exception because we’ve created a fantastic routine that revolves around yummy food (priorities!). It begins at the Kad Chin Haw, a […]

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10 Take-aways from my Thai Cooking Class

Chiang Mai
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I recently attempted to merge further into Thai culture by taking a Thai cooking class on an organic farm. Where I wrote a really long blog post about all of the specific things we did [in excessive detail], here instead is a list of my 10 take-aways from the class. It occurs to me now […]

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Or Tor Kor Market – a place of noms

Bangkok
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Being unimaginative, I started my mom’s Thai adventure just as my friend started ours, at Or Tor Kor Market. This well-known market, near Chatuchak Park is known to have the best selections of produce, seafood and meat. It has a diversity of food stalls and is very clean with huge ceilings (and slightly higher prices). […]

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Kuching – Cats to Orangutans

Malaysia
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As I recover from my KL-created cheese coma, my friend and fellow traveler from England agreed to do a guest post about Kuching. Commonly referred to as Cat City, it is in Borneo, Malaysia and one of my must-see cities due to its ORANGUTAN(!) sanctuaries. Enjoy her brief time in the city and the orangutans!  -Maria ——– As my […]

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Kyoto afternoon

Japan
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My last Kyoto post left off at the Seiryoji Temple, in Arashiyama. From there we boarded a bus, still hungry from our failed attempt to find our desired restaurant, and my clever friend navigated us across town to the Philosopher’s Walk. With her navigation, the bus system was very easy and an all day pass equated […]

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Penang: Chocolate Brain Temple Lion

Georgetown Penang
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Saturday felt like the best possible experience in Penang, but as I ‘oohh and ahhed” over it, my local friend kind of shrugged. He’s lived here his entire life and everything is now common place. It reminded me of growing up near the beach and wonder why people would possibly want to visit my city. But […]

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Penang Adventures with a Foodie!

Georgetown Penang
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It is probably too early to write a food review of Penang, but under the guidance of a foodie friend from Bangkok, “BKKFatty“, we have been eating very well. While I feel like I’ve only had a few Malaysian dishes, Penang marketing calls it a “Food Paradise of Asia” and so far, we’ve been to some […]

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A new love: Georgetown Penang

Georgetown Penang
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And we made it to Malaysia! Our current view is water and hills and our new love is Georgetown Penang. We are particularly fond of the inner city, which is designated as an UNESCO city. There, the streets are lined with worn British buildings from years gone by and their walls are dotted with art. We set […]

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