Things To Do in Tbilisi, Georgia

Things To Do in Tbilisi

Looking for things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia? First of all, we’re not talking about Georgia, the state in the southeast of the United States. Tbilisi is the capital city of the country of Georgia, located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Its neighbors include Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.  Before visiting Tbilisi, we had … Read more

Singapore Cooking Class: Food Playground

Singapore Cooking Class Ang Ku Kueh

In Singapore, the best (and cheapest) food is found at the hawker centers. This, as you can imagine, makes the hawker centers immensely popular. Just stop in around lunch or dinner time and you’ll see long lines at the favorite stalls. Sadly, we learned during a recent visit to Singapore that hawker stands are at … Read more

Johor Bahru Malaysia Night Markets

Johor Bahru Night Market

There is no better place to experience the diversity and heart of Johor Bahru than a night market. The universal appeal of good cheap eats, fresh vegetables at bargain rates, and the unexpected encounter or trinket proves to be a universal draw. Night markets open most days of the week, at different locations. We regularly … Read more

What to Eat in Singapore

Singapore Chili Crab

Singapore may be one of the world’s smallest countries, but if size had anything to do with the flavor of the cuisine, Singapore would break the scale. Here, the flavors are as diverse as the cultures that commingle in the busy seaport nation. There are large populations of Malaysians, Chinese, Indian and Indonesian people (among … Read more

Hiking in Singapore

Hiking in Singapore: MacRitchie Park

Hiking in Singapore? A friend of ours who grew up here referred to Singapore as a “concrete jungle” when we mentioned how much we liked it. And, the city IS busy with traffic, people and a lot of tall buildings. It’s surprisingly easy, however, to find tranquil outdoor spots for walking and hiking that rival … Read more

The Best of Georgian Cuisine

Georgian Cuisine

Knowing just three things about the former Republic of Georgia will explain all you need to know about why it is gaining momentum as an up and coming foodie destination. The first notable reason is its location. Georgia sits directly in the intersection of Europe and Asia. If you have traveled in Asia but found … Read more

Visiting David Gareja – Best Day Trip from Tbilisi, Georgia

David Gareja Monastery

David Gareja is a cave monastery near Tbilisi, Georgia. We visited similar sites during a trip to Cappadocia, Turkey, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see this one. Particularly since it was so close and easy day trip from Tbilisi, and that there is now a shuttle bus that travels there every day. According … Read more

Things to do in Bandung Indonesia

bandung-indonesia

Cover photo by Ana Espino If you’ve never heard of Bandung, Indonesia, you have been missing out. With its volcanoes, hot springs, stunning natural beauty, and bargain shopping, Bandung has lots to offer every visitor. Here are a list of top things to do in Bandung that might just get you packing your bags. A … Read more

Should You Ride Elephants in Thailand? It’s Complicated

Riding Elephants

In our last trip to Thailand, it didn’t take long to see advertisements for every sort of “elephant experience” – washing, bathing with, feeding, riding, and trekking with elephants. “Ride the Elephants!” “The Elephant Experience!” “Up Close with Elephants!” We saw baby elephants frolicking on the beaches under the watchful eye of a trainer. Elephants lined up … Read more