The more food tours I do the more I am convinced that there is no better way to learn about where you are and who the locals are then to eat what they eat. Whether it is a scorpion or a dumpling, the kind of food people eat is representative of their culture, their surroundings…
Press trips can be really exhausting. It is lots of being ushered around to jam in as much as possible in a short time. Never the less I was excited to be going on my first official one. Even if I wasn’t all too sure where I was headed or what I would be doing.
Who doesn’t love getting a massage? I almost never get them when I am home because they are expensive. Not wanting to miss a chance I signed up for two different ones when choosing excursions for TBEX. It was great to see two totally different kinds of Thai massage experiences.
Bangkok is a really big city. The traffic can make it feel even bigger. Exploring a district can be daunting at times. The areas can be so crowded and it can become exhausting. When I signed up for bar hopping in the Ratchaprosong district I was afraid of what it would be like to get…
Rarely do I get to stay at really nice places. It just is not in my travel budget. Since I generally travel quite a few times a year I try to watch what I spend and make the most of my dollar. I was ecstatic when TBEX offered complimentary hotel stay all over Thailand after…
One night left in Bangkok and I pick a hotel that might as well be its own city. If you are looking for some luxury or simply don’t want to have to leave your hotel, Asia hotel is the one for you.
Hiking is not my strong point. As of late with my myriad of physical issues it can prove to be quite difficult. However I always want to do it. Even if it is not in my best interest. I have wised up. Starting bringing better sneakers ( sorry converse) and pacing myself.
My introduction to Cambodia was passing through a dusty border patrol. With my bag on my back and the sun beating down I walked into the very small old office to get my passport stamped. With barely a look they stamped me and I headed back out into the humidity to find my bus.
Hanoi is hectic. It is loud and congested. Through out the day traffic is crazy, everyone is out on the streets selling, buying or hustling and you can here the buzz from the phone wires about your head all day long. Why is this a reason to love Hanoi? The city just seems so alive….
On my second day in Hanoi I had signed up for a street food tour with the appropriately named Hanoi Street Food Tours.It turned out to be the best thing I did in Hanoi.
India is not for the faint of heart. Patience is a virtue when traveling through India and you learn real quick you need to roll with the punches. Things won’t go the way you expect but that can be the best part of a trip sometimes.
One day while in Varanasi to escape the heat, we decided to go to the multiplex. I love movies and wanted to see a Bollywood film when in India. I wanted to experience it first hand since I knew how seriously India took its movies.