On the Road to Siem Reap (includes big spiders and wood carvings)

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)

Ah…Amok!

It is now determined...that my favorite Cambodian food is Amok. It is delicious in it's numerous forms, fish, seafood, chicken.... A salty, yet slightly sweet, coconut and curry dish (with a hint of lemon grass) that takes advantage of fresh herbs and spices to tantalize your taste buds and keep you wanting to come back… Continue reading Ah…Amok!

If you like food…. and we do…come to The Malis!

We have tried many different kinds of food on this trip and we loved it all, from cockroaches to crickets, from noodles to egg coffee... so far, so good, not a bad meal yet! Actually most were pretty good with some quite incredible! Phnom Penh has some spectacular restaurants and we were fortunate to visit… Continue reading If you like food…. and we do…come to The Malis!

Campochia – you and mia!

Our journey to Cambodia was uneventful (and long); but the trip, even though by private bus, took it's toll on a number of our compadres with general tiredness and some stomach upset. We passed many temples as well as some new views on the way including a massive suspension bridge. The food stop was a… Continue reading Campochia – you and mia!

So Long Saigon – Until we eat again!

Sigh...such sad parting as the accommodation and food of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) was excellent. We dined. we danced, we said a sad goodbye to our two friends and we boarded the bus to Campochia (Cambodia). We packed a lot of interesting culture, learning, and fun into the days we were residents of one… Continue reading So Long Saigon – Until we eat again!

The Plague of the 40 Page Menus

The only real complaint from our group about the restaurants we visited was the a fact that they had 40 page menus! But, the real dilemma comes from only being able to eat one main dish (although some of us tried for more). It was almost an impossible number of choices each time we sat… Continue reading The Plague of the 40 Page Menus

The Mekong Delta and Islands Tour (includes snakes)

Well, the excursion to the Mekong Delta was not at the top of my 'must see' list....but it should have been and I am so glad that we went along with it, for the ride so to speak.  We took a boat from the edge of the city to Coconut Island and then a number of… Continue reading The Mekong Delta and Islands Tour (includes snakes)

The Lotus Boutique Hotel, Pho 2000, and Chill Sky Bar

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

Oodles of noodles and the GAdventures and Streets Co-Op Project

One of the best things we love about G Adventures is it's support for community projects all over the world. We love that we can take trips and be a part of the solution to poverty, illness, and education and development. Streets - Oodles of Noodles is just one such project.   Read all about it… Continue reading Oodles of noodles and the GAdventures and Streets Co-Op Project

Happy Hoi An – a stitch in time, get suited

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