Three desserts for breakfast? Why not?

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?

Siem Reap Cultural Night…Food and Fun (culture)

While in Siem Reap we were treated to a fantastic cultural night which included a massive buffet dinner (all the dishes I love and a few more thrown in for good measure), and a cultural show of talented dancers. We were enthralled! The monumental building was beautiful and well...monumental.   We first enjoyed our dinner… Continue reading Siem Reap Cultural Night…Food and Fun (culture)

Take me to the circus…the Phare Circus!

Oh my goodness, these people are talented, and brave, and awesome, and hilarious! We went to see the Phare Circus. One of the best shows I have ever seen (including the Circ du Soleil). The performers were all members of the Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA) or “The Brightness of the Arts”. It is a non-profit… Continue reading Take me to the circus…the Phare Circus!

Siem Reap -New Hope Restaurant (yes food!)

We stayed a few days in Siem Reap and experienced some of the most delicious food. One restaurant, New Hope, was a training restaurant for kids (who were going to school) and learning a trade. This is a G Adventures Planeterra Project that assists kids to get and education and a job! Read about it… Continue reading Siem Reap -New Hope Restaurant (yes food!)

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!

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

Nostalgia …the ‘old’ blog site…

This blog is dedicated to all those who travel, either by themselves, with others, or from the comfort of their armchairs. It is intended to inspire, excite, educate, and promote knowledge. It can be a lifeline to the world around us and an outlet for the adventurer. I hope it will chronicle many a cultural… Continue reading Nostalgia …the ‘old’ blog site…

On the Road to Chiang Khong – The White Temple

On the road from Chiang Mai to Chiang Kong we passed a beautiful small town called Chinag Rai. This was the scheduled stop for the group to visit the White Temple. It is visible from a distance because of its stark white colour but also because of its mirrored sliver detail. The silver and white… Continue reading On the Road to Chiang Khong – The White Temple

Chiang Mai – The Park Hotel

'The Park Hotel' was very nice! The absolutely beautiful lobby was reminiscent of bygone ages where carving was a life work more than a livelihood! Beautiful painted ceilings, carved wooden doors and furniture, and filigree planters brought me back to the turn of the century...yes the previous one! The Hotel staff were efficient and kind,… Continue reading Chiang Mai – The Park Hotel