Food In South East Asia

Food In South East Asia
Food In South East Asia

South East Asia – Food to Eat

South East Asian food is extremely diverse and varied. It is influenced by traditional food from each country’s native indigenous population as well as major influences from Indian cooking to the west, Chinese cooking to the north and Pacific and Indian ocean islander cooking. Of course, in today’s multicultural world you can find literally any international food to eat in any of South East Asia’s cities.

Let’s take a look at food in Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.

Cambodian cuisine

Cambodian food is like most Asian food in the region, however, Phnom Penh is famous for its Ka tieu, which is a variation on a rice-noodle soup made of rice noodles with pork broth. It is spicy and sweet at the same time.

As with most Asian food, Cambodian food is based on the staples of rice and noodles, which are either made into a hearty soup or used as the base for a dish made with meat and vegetables which is placed on top.

Some of the herbs and spices that are used in Cambodian cooking which give the food its unique flavor are Rice paddy herbs, fishwort, peppermint, chives, water spinach, Chinese broccoli, bok choy and different types of yams.

For meat, regular meat is used the most such as beef, pork and chicken, however, because Cambodia has such vast access to the best seafood in the world their cuisine is also heavily based on the fruits of the sea.

Vietnamese cooking

Vietnamese food is often called the ‘light cuisine’ of Asia. Filled with fresh herbs and greens, a dash of grilled or fried meat either served in soup or on a plate with noodles or rice, the Vietnamese eat a lot but in small quantities at a time. Food to …

Travel Tips For Bali – Nusa Dua

Travel Tips For Bali - Nusa Dua
Travel Tips For Bali - Nusa Dua

The area of Nusa Dua was originally developed as a secure and peaceful resort location away from the bustling tourist precincts to the north. Home to the Bali Golf; Country Club as well as the Bali Convention Centre, the manicured enclave of Nusa Dua is all about premiere hotels and fine dining.

Some of the most luxurious hotels in the world find their Bali home in Nusa Dua. Unknown to even some of its most loyal visitors, Nusa Dua offers more than just ranks of five-star hotels and up-market restaurants and boutique shops. For instance, many of the visitors staying at these fine hotels are largely unaware of the pristine white-sand beach located just five minutes away on the southern edge of the peninsula known to locals as Geger Beach.

The public beach at Geger is recommended for tourists. Beautiful, safe and tranquil the beach area is also home to some of the best museums in Bali. Geger beach is safe for swimming and experiences a cooling ocean breeze as it is one of the few beaches facing east. Public transport is far from regular in the area but most hotels will assist with arranging taxis for tourists.

There are three manned gates that lead into the Nusa Dua enclave and everyone entering the area is subject to a security search that has the unfortunate effect of detracting from the relaxed ambience.

Immediately north of the Nusa Dua enclave is the peninsula of Tanjung Benoa that accommodates less exclusive hotels and Benoa village. Indicating this to be a multi-cultural area, visitors will see a mosque alongside both Hindu and Chinese temples.

Boat rides are available form Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua enclave for trips to Serangan Island (Turtle Island). These are typically glass bottomed allowing excellent views of the marine …

Vail, Colorado: An Insider’s Travel Tips

Vail, Colorado: An Insider's Travel Tips
Vail, Colorado: An Insider's Travel Tips

Vail, Colorado. Who hasn’t heard of this masterpiece of skiing bliss. Vail has been slated as one of the world’s best places for snowboarding, skiing, dining, shopping, hiking and site seeing. When you go, here’s a few tips on how you can make your experience in Vail even better!

Take Advantage of a Condo! The local hotels are great, but a condominium stay offers you even more advantages. In a condo, you will experience a more home-like environment with more space to spread out and put the kids in a separate room! Your condo will be fully furnished like an apartment. In a condo, you will feel as if you’re living in Vail and not just visiting. If you stay in a condo, you may even be inspired to buy into a time sharing arrangement that will allow you to live in Vail at least part of the year, this is a great idea for a lot of families and will save and possibly even make you money over the years.

Order Out, Dine In! Since you’re staying in a condo, you will have a comfortable place to eat, so why not try having a hot meal delivered to you by A La Car, which is a local Vail restaurant delivery service. Several top local restaurants participate in this program and will be happy to deliver your food to you. After hitting the slopes all day, a romantic dine in meal with a nice bottle of wine may be just what you need.

Save dough, stay late! Toward the end of the ski season in early April, the city celebrates the Taste of Vail. This three day event allow you to experience some of the best foods and wines Vail has to offer. These delights are served up by several …

My Favourite Things To Do In Alicante

My Favourite Things To Do In Alicante
My Favourite Things To Do In Alicante

Spain is home to a wide variety of fascinating cities and towns. One of the most beautiful and historic is the city of Alicante. The crown jewel of the Mediterranean Sea, this city is one of Europe’s most historic and unique. Alicante boasts a plethora of things to do and see, from world-class museums to tranquil beaches to sightseeing. It’s almost impossible to be bored in this historic yet hip city. Those looking for an interesting and exhilarating trip will find a truly unique experience in Alicante.

Alicante is located in south-eastern Spain along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. It boasts a warm, mild climate year round with abundant sunshine. The city is accessible by bus, plane, boat, tram, train and car. Its mild weather and prime location lend to its image as a major tourist resort.

Alicante is home to a wide array of sites of interest and things to do. Whether you enjoy history, culture or the natural environment, you’re sure to find something fun to do in this city.

Gravina Museum of Fine Arts

One of Europe’s most renowned art museums, this institute proudly showcases artwork from local Spanish artists. A must-see for art enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates fine artwork.

Old Town

Alicante’s oldest and most charming district, this area contains narrow streets, historic buildings and a bevy of shops, cafes and restaurants. Here, visitors will also find museums, the town hall, a historic cathedral and many tourist-friendly shops and vendors.

Castle of San Fernando

This early 19th century towers over Alicante and offers a fascinating look at what life was like many years ago. This attraction is a must-see for architecture buffs and those who love history and culture.

Archeological Museum of Alicante

This fascinating museum displays more than 80,000 archeological artifacts from a wide range …

The Best Family Holiday Travel Tips For Christmas

The Best Family Holiday Travel Tips For Christmas

Travel during the holidays can be a stressful time, especially if you have children. With just a little bit of preparation though, you can make your trip go much more smoothly. Use these tips below to help you plan your trips and make it as enjoyable as possible for you and your children.

The Best Family Holiday Travel Tips For Christmas

1. Book flights early.

The longer you wait to book your trip, the more it will cost. Buy your tickets as early in advance of your trip as possible. If you want to get the best deals for Christmas, then consider buying tickets as early as September. This is when you will get the best deals. The closer you get to the holiday, the more it will cost, and you could end up pricing yourself out of your trip.

2. Have a pre flight checklist so you have everything you need.

This is especially important if you are traveling with children. Toddlers can get easily bored during a long flight, so make sure you pack plenty of games, snacks, blankets, and other things your child will want. Put them in the window seat and allow them to look out the window. It can be an interesting view at 35,000 feet, and your children will enjoy the interesting things they see.

3. Make sure you have all your items packed for baby.

If you’re traveling with a baby, it can easily become more complicated. The way to avoid this is to pack ahead of time as early as possible. Make sure you include everything you need, including strollers, car seats, changing pads, diapers, bottles, blankets, and plenty of clothing, especially if you are traveling to a colder climate. Include a small bag for the flight with the essentials you will need for the trip. If your luggage gets …