Food trail in the heart of Ho Chih Minh

Two weeks ago, I had my very first trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. It turned out to be quite a food-trip. I am a traditionalist when it comes to food, eating only what I am familiar with, accepting what I had ascertained are nice to my taste buds. When it comes to food, I am…

After You Cafe, Bangkok

Part 1: Foodie adventure in Bangkok

Artbox Bangkok Art Box, Bangkok is the latest in thing in the ever bustling city. Apart from Chatuchak/Pratunam Markets to the array of shopping malls, this night market is mainly made up of homemade products and artisanal food. From the reviews I have read online, I expected this container-inspired night market to be teeming with…

Tasting Carbonara in Italy

(I know it’s been a year since I flew to Europe and back – so much has changed since but I owe this to myself and even if it takes me 5 years to chronicle my travel days, so be it.) It’s funny how Food translates into different tastes in different countries. Sometimes I wonder if any…

Guild Houses of Grote Markt

Clad in summer clothes and a winter jacket, I travelled from Amsterdam into Belgium shivering and wishing I could produce heat faster than I released them. The glamour of Amsterdam had after all, failed to mesmerise and now in the cold, drizzly Antwerp, I feared the worst. There was this determination in me though, to…

Part 2: The Red Light District – Amsterdam

We have all heard about the red light district in Amsterdam. I have come to realise that experiencing it is an entirely different matter altogether. Women of all hair colours, skin tones, height, size, shape stand behind their glass doors – displayed for the night without a glisten of shame, it seems. I do not know…