If you've followed our blog for any length of time, you'll know that we love to kick back and hang with the locals.We've eaten at local, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, wandered around the back streets of dozens of cities and have made connections with people all across the globe. That's what makes traveling so special.Okinawa Prefecture has just made a video with that as it's goal. It's called Meet The Locals.
There is something incredible about going to South-East Asian countries. Apart from their stunning landscapes, smiley local faces and beautiful UNESCO heritage sites you can explore, there is also the food - unique, flavored with various herbs and spices, healthy and extremely delicious! What is more, you can enjoy a great variety of Cambodian, Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian dishes at a very affordable prices, so if you are a budget foodie, you will find these travel destinations your food paradise on Earth. Read along to find 10 of the most delicious and affordable dishes in South East Asia...
Back in 2003, Micki and I had just taken our first steps towards a lifelong love of travel. We were only into our first few months of that first year long trip, however we were already documenting our travels for our family and friends back home.This post is taken from an old letter sent home talking about our adventure on the way to an overnight ferry to Ko Samui, Thailand.
Like many desk-bound Canadians, I had always fantasized about finding the perfect tropical beach. A beach with the whitest sand, the clearest water, and most importantly, the fewest tourists.In 2003, I had left a promising career on hold to explore Thailand in search of Garland's perfect beach with Charles, who was then my boyfriend of just over a year.The numbers themselves argued against being able to find paradise. Close to ten million tourists visit Thailand each year, with a good proportion of them hitting the touristy mainland beaches of Pattaya, and almost as many visiting the island of Phuket.Join me as I search through sun-drenched islands in search of a paradise that may soon be lost to all of us.
In the heart of Malaysia lies a metropolitan city redefining traditions and expectations. With its modern façade and quick way of life, Kuala Lumpur is a jewel of a city and one of the busiest and most metropolitan in all of South East Asia. With its close proximity to Singapore and world class airport, the city is thriving and its technological infrastructure is one of Asia's most prized assets.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and is the most developed city in the country. With over 1.6 million residents it's also a decent size.
The city is rife with energy and richness. Both in its food, culture and in its people. It also boasts gorgeous year round temperatures due to...
I've been a vegetarian since I was about ten.
I love to get immersed in the countries I'm visiting. This means getting as far away from any English speaking folks or signs as I can.
As a vegetarian, this can be pretty tough. I break out my bad Mandarin (or Thai, or Cantonese) and ask for something with no meat. I almost always get pork or fish, because most people assume vegetarians just don’t eat red meat. Vegetarian is a concept that just doesn't translate well.
After countless meals trying to order vegetarian food, I was getting frustrated. And hungry.And then I found the ...
Chiang Mai's Buddhist temples are some of the oldest in Thailand. Open to the public, they're great examples of Thai architecture, and a wonderful way to see true Thai culture and history.
Doi Suthep can be seen from almost anywhere in Chiang Mai, clinging to the mountainside close to the summit of Doi Suthep hill. Doi Suthep temple was built under King Geu Na in the late 14th century.
It's believed that striking the bells will bring good luck.
Legend holds that the temple's site was chosen by a sacred white elephant charging through the forest. King Geu Na ordered the temple built where the ...
Marina Bay, in the sovereign city-state of Singapore, is a vibrant section of the city that includes the diversified Central Area or CBD (Central Business District). It is a 24/7 lit up wonderland that includes 3 1/2 kms of paths along the Waterfront Promenade, numerous hotels, commercial shops, high end residential buildings and lots of entertainment options.
Home to the famous Merlion and Marina Centre, this area of the city is well lit up regardless of the hour. The lights and views (especially at night) almost put Las Vegas' neon strip to shame and are a pride for all who live there.
Singapore has one of the busiest water ports in the world and the city-state uses water as a backdrop to highlight it's success at every opportunity. Whether you're walking down the Promenade, sipping a Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel (home of the Singapore Sling) or marvelling at the creative wonder of The Helix Bridge you'll feel...