The thoughts of being on a cruise ship always make me anxious.  It is like going to the “all you can eat resort” and staying behind the resort fence all your vacation.  More »

Sounds like as a strange concept, but please look closer, and you would realize that this is not a bad idea. The Georgian visa is the best visa we have seen during More »

We are celebrated Tet (Vietnamese New Year) in Hoi An.  Hoi An Ancient Town is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam.    We love this little town. It More »

The Myanmar (Burma) trip started in Yangon. We stayed in the Sule Shangri-La hotel. The sightseeing day started at the fruit market, then pagodas, stupas, temples…           We visited Kyauk Htat More »

We made a conscious decision to splurge a little bit, and stay at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur (KL) hotel with the magnificent view of the Petronas Twin Towers. So glad that we More »

 

KL, Singapore, Chiang Mai, and Varanasi

We have been very busy lately and I did not post any updates since August. Here is a brief “executive” summary of what has happened in our life. After Varanasi, we had a

Varanasi

“You have to fall in love with this city, otherwise you’ll feel miserable” – Paramahamsa Nithyananda Just got back to Kuala Lumpur from Varanasi where I’ve volunteered for the Inner Awakening and

Second Year Anniversary

Two years ago, on July 22nd, 2013, I was seating on the plane in Newark, NJ airport waiting for departure. It was almost midnight, the rain outside the small plane window was

Our Lifestyle in Kuala Lumpur

You probably tired to hear how we love Kuala Lumpur (KL). But does this mean that we plan to settle in KL and establish a principal residence there? And what does it

Cooking Banana Flower or Banana Blossom

Many fancy Thai restaurants incorporate banana flowers into salads or other gourmet dishes, that relatively expensive.    I love the taste, so here my first experience of cooking banana flower, a.k.a. banana blossom. This

Songkran on Koh Pha Ngan

My Facebook posts and blog posts are out of sync, the blog is a little bit behind.  Here a few more words & pictures from Koh Pha Ngan. The annual Songkran Festival, or

Ko Pha Ngan

Here we are, arrived to Ko Pha Ngan, a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. We traveled almost 8 hours from Hua Hin by bus and then by boat (a high

Saying Goodbye to Hua Hin

Hua Hin continues to surprise us as we’ve discovered a few hidden gems: Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas, Anantasila Villa beach hotel, little coffee shops, and spas: Let’s Relax and Asia

#ExploreTheElements

I just recently found out about the Thomas Cook Explore the Elements photo blogging competition (closed).  “It’s all about capturing and expressing the four elements through travel photography.  … We’re looking for

Hua Hin, Part 2

After returning to Thailand, we went straight to Hua Hin and settled at the same villa where we lived in November 2014.  This time, we plan to spend three months in Thailand,