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
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
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 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 …
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
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
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. 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 …
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
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.
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 …
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.
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