Tag: Asia

Max in Nha Trang in January 2011

Tips: Planning a Trip to Vietnam

Located in the South China Sea, Vietnam is a great place to visit if you are looking to experience a unique culture and natural beauty. It might not be as popular and accessible as other South East Asian destinations like Bali or Thailand but it offers visitors many options to explore cities, villages, rice terraces,…
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August 23, 2019 0
Jason and Maxine at sunrise

Top 15 Destinations in 15 Years: Our List

We often get asked “What’s your favorite place out of everywhere you’ve traveled?” and it is such a difficult question to answer because we tend to find things we enjoy in all of the places we visit! That being said, after 15 years of travelling together, there are definitely places that we remember more fondly…
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July 9, 2019 2
The pool in Bamboo Villa 2

Stay – Review of The Purist Villas in Ubud Bali

The Purist Villas is a Relais & Châteaux affiliated hotel located in Ubud, Bali. There are 17 villas to choose from that can accommodate 1-4 people. There is also a full service restaurant and bar on site where you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks if you don’t want to leave the property.…
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January 28, 2019 1
View of the street and market from Anan in Ho Chi Minh City

72 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, the city where traffic never comes to a full stop is an assault on the senses. A little jet-lagged and excited, you get your first glimpse at street life  as you hop into a taxi and make your way to where you’re staying. The first time you’re out in the street,…
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September 1, 2018 4
EVA Royal Laural Menu

Airline Review: Why you should fly EVA Air

The best flights are those that you don’t want to end, the ones where you need a few extra hours to fully experience all the great amenities onboard. For us, flying on EVA in their Royal Laurel Class  777-300ER service between North America and Asia tops our list of those “best flights”. In this post,…
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March 4, 2018 0
Fresh flowers in the lobby at the Park Hyatt Saigon

Review: Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

On our 2nd trip to Ho Chi Minh City, we decided to stay at the Park Hyatt due to its central location in District 1 and the benefits offered for Hyatt Globalists. While the hotel captures and exudes that french colonial vibe some associate with Saigon, it’s actually quite new; the hotel opened in 2005…
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December 27, 2017 1
The Edison Hotel Georgetown Penang

Review: The Edison George Town, Penang Malaysia

Back when we were in George Town in 2010, there wasn’t anywhere to stay like this, a historical building/hotel also conveniently located to the sites in George Town. From a tycoon’s mansion, to administrative offices for Japanese occupying forces during the 2nd world war, to an opium den, to a backpacker’s hotel, The Edison in…
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December 25, 2017 0
Park Hyatt Siem Reap: view of the courtyard and bar/restaurant area at night

Review: The Park Hyatt Siem Reap Cambodia

We decided to stay at the Park Hyatt in Siem Reap due to its location, the availability of pool villas and to maximize our benefits as Hyatt Diamond (now Globalist). Upon arrival at check-in, we were offered a refreshing drink from a menu; we chose the iced tea and it was exactly what we needed…
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November 11, 2016 0
Chong Phov Khmer Restaurant Siem Reap

Review: Chong Phov Khmer Restaurant in Siem Reap Cambodia

During our 3 day trip to Siem Reap, we ate at Chong Phov twice; once for lunch and once for dinner. We really enjoyed everything about our meals here; the atmosphere, the staff, the food, and the experience.  While we enjoyed our lunch, eating dinner here was very special and nice as in the evening…
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October 20, 2016 0
Cuisine Wat Damnak Siem Reap Maam

Review: Cuisine Wat Damnak in Siem Reap Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak has received the award of being one of Asia’s Top 50 restaurants in 2016/2017 and Cambodia’s best restaurant and we lucked out and got a reservation to eat there when we visited Siem Reap.  The menu changes weekly between two tasting menus where we each sampled Cambodian ingredients prepared in French style/technique. What a…
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October 19, 2016 0