The Chakalaka has a breakfast buffet that is worth sinking your teeth into every Saturday and Sunday (yes, read that which ever way you like!) If you like dessert for breakfast (as I do) then you may want to try a tangy lemon square, or maybe black forest cake, or a fluffy cheesecake. If traditional… Continue reading Three desserts for breakfast? Why not?
The main highlight of our Cambodia Tour was our visit to Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is an experience that you must have! It is truly incredible, beautiful and awe inspiring! Our guide filled us in on the history of this beautiful place as we strolled along the promenade toward the temple. It was truly quite… Continue reading So Many Wats
Well, if anyone had told me that I would be making road side stops to visit the local insect market I may have laughed out loud. But, that is exactly what we did on the road to Siem Reap. We made a number of interesting stops but I must admit that the insect market most… Continue reading On the Road to Siem Reap (includes big spiders and wood carvings)
Upon arriving in the southerly city of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) we checked into our Hotel and were immediately thrown into the bedlam of the city streets by taking a stroll (well more like a fast paced walk while trying to avoid cars speeding at you from every direction) to the Phở 2000 restaurant.… Continue reading The Lotus Boutique Hotel, Pho 2000, and Chill Sky Bar
Hoi An is a lovely city of lanterns. Yes, and it is not so busy as other cities we have visited, but, there are over 600 (yes, you read that right)...600+ tailor shops in Hoi An. It is simply put the 'capital of the stitches' of Viet Nam. You can literally have anything made in… Continue reading Happy Hoi An – a stitch in time, get suited
What a lovely little city. Our hotel was beautiful and our room was fresh, and lovely overlooking the city views. The hotel breakfast was exceptional with fresh cooked omelettes and an abundance of fresh fruit, breads and well...just about anything else you could eat in the early morning. Walking the streets we found coffee houses,… Continue reading Hey we’re in Hue (pronounced Hway) – Central Viet Nam – Asia Hotel
As a Canadian East Coaster I have always said that even setting foot on a boat makes me hungry, and this has been proven out many times over the years and was also true for the Halong Bay overnight cruise! We traveled by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay and we very pleasantly surprised by… Continue reading Ethereal Beauty On the Boat at Halong Bay
As all true foodie troopers our second day in Hanoi was replete with food and food and more food. The Hotel breakfast was marvelous, the lunch was exceptional, and dinner was ...well the same as the previous two... only better! Ah Vietnamese food, how do I love thee, let me count the ways... This would be… Continue reading Hanoi … Oi…and it’s only day 2!
A modern and upbeat city Vientiane is bustling and busy but has a bit of a laid back quality as well. Some fantastic architecture, bakeries, and yes, silk factories such as Carol Cassidy's Laos Textiles... where I bought another silk wall hanging of exquisite design and work womanship! Our hotel, the treasure Hotel, was brand… Continue reading Vientiane – The New Capital of Laos – Beauty meets Modern
The next stop on our whirlwind tour of this area of Laos was a small town where we stayed in a Guest House called the Vilayvong. Check it out here: https://www.galahotels.com/en/Hotel/lao_people_s_democratic_republic_124/vang_vieng_652661/vilayvong_hotel_1888942 Located close to the river there were numerous water sports to participate in around the corner. Waterfalls, swimming, kayaking, and tubing can be purchased… Continue reading Vang Vieng Town and Vilayvong Guest House