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!
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!
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!
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 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
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 Saigon cyclo tour was fast paced and exhilarating to say the very least and terrifying at worst. The drivers were very professional but the number of cars, mopeds, and motorcycles was quite overwhelming. Some of our group thrived on the excitement and some of us were completely overcome with the sheer chaos of darting… Continue reading Saigon and the Psycho Cyclos
Ah the comical faces under the conical hats, just makes my heart swoon! What a great time for our group with bicycles, boats and water buffalo in tow. The group looked like the nursery rhyme 'three men in a tub' as they squeezed into the small tea cup shape boats and floated down the river.… Continue reading Country Bicycle Ride and farming
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
As many of you know already we have a certain propensity for showing up at a museum and finding it closed...too often for my liking. Well, Hoi An may have broken the Museum 'curse' as not only were we able to visit all the museums but we were welcomed into a museum that was 'closed'...… Continue reading Happy Hoi An – Museums – Yay!