Top Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

  1) Try the Vietnamese coffee. You can’t leave Vietnam without trying one of these. Their are literally streets and streets and streets full of cafes and coffee shops. This will be easy to find. And to sweeten it, welcome condensed milk. 2) Take a tour with Vespa Adventures. Vespa Adventures offers some amazing tours…

Vietnam Cookery Center

  While in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City, I also took it upon myself to take a cooking class. It was an incredible time. One of the things that I love about taking cooking classes abroad is being able to meet different people who also share my passion and love of food and cooking….

Saigon Street Eats: The Seafood Trail

  For a foodie like me, what better place to visit than Southeast Asia. That being said, while in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City, I wanted to explore the city through food and through the eyes of a local. That being said, I thought it would be a great idea to do a seafood…

Must Try Foods in Thailand

  Tom Yum Soup No trip to Thailand is complete without trying the Tom Yum Soup. You can get it almost anywhere from street vendors to restaurants, and even learn to cook this dish in cooking classes. It is a Thai hot and sour soup, full of flavor and commonly made with shrimp. It uses…

May Kaidee Cooking School Bangkok

  May Kaidee Cooking School. 5 stars no doubt. A must while in Bangkok is to take a cooking class as I have mentioned in numerous posts. You can learn to cook local dishes and even take the recipes home with you. Some of the dishes pictured above include the classic Papaya Salad. And this…

Best of Bangkok

Hi there! I am going to be honest with you. Bangkok was not my favorite city. Yeah, there was a lot to do there, but it just was not for me. I found that it did not mesh well with my personality. I suffered a lot of culture shock, and had to deal with how…

How to avoid becoming another annoying American Traveler

Okay. Not going to lie. We have all been there, and we have all done that annoying American traveler thing. Well, here I have a few tips on how to not be that annoying traveler while traveling abroad. Do not piss off foreigners. Some tips for you just below. Be polite! I cannot stress this…

8 Ways to Know You Have Become Culturally Portuguese

Espresso is your thing. Okay, so I know the saying, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Well, what about when in Portugal? In Lisbon? Portugal may very well give Italy a run for their money when it comes to coffee and espresso. Portugal is a close neck behind in the way that they…

2019 Wish list

2019 wish list. I may have mentioned it briefly. I for sure did in 2018, when I was working on my 2018 wish list. Well, as the year draws to a close, it is time to think back, reflect and be grateful for this incredible year that I have had so far. If you have…