Pad See Ew (Stir Fried Noodles) Week 4 2023

This week, let’s look at one of my favourite Asian fast foods, pad see ew. Loosely translated, it means fried soy sauce,  because the big fried noodles are well coated in soy sauce.  This particular pad see ew is from one of my favourite restaurants in Luang Prabang, Laos named Puck Luck.  This place is […]

Lao Spring Rolls – Week 2, 2023

These babies are a real taste treat and if you eat the heaping tray of greens it surely must be healthy too.  Of course, there is peanut sauce included for an extra hit of flavour.  One interesting ingredient in the tray of greens is sliced banana flower. Eating it is known to have many health […]

Dark Beerlao – Week 52, 2022

This was an easy choice as Beerlao is delicious and still super affordable and it is the festive season after all. I would say from all my travels in Southeast Asia it is probably the best beer or perhaps tied with Vietnam. The Dark beer is my favourite from the extensive Beerlao lineup with the […]

Ulike Ice Cream – Week 51, 2022

Update:  Discovered they have these Korean-type waffles on the menu and wow are they great.   The texture is soft yet it holds the ice cream well and the taste is great.  The waffle with 2 scoops and toppings is only 23,000 kip   ($1.84 CAD) This sweet deal is coming to you from Ulike Ice Cream […]

A Short But Sweet Tour of Central Europe in Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary

After a long travel drought due to C19 restrictions, this late-autumn tour of Central Europe got my travel back on in fine style.  It’s always fun to explore new places in the big world and I had never been to Croatia or Slovenia.  I have been to Hungary before but always great to reconnect with […]

Flying Business Class From Canada to Thailand, Almost Free!

I  finally made it back to Asia for more adventures and I wanted to let you know how I got here, via my first major Business class booking. Best of all, I  made the booking on airline points, so almost free! I will get into the cost a little later but first I want to […]

Travel in the Time of Covid

This is my first blog in ages as I mainly write about my travels and sadly there has been very little lately. I will bring you up to date on my lockdown time, travel back to Canada including quarantine, and the prospects of taking my show on the road again. Malaysia During Lockdown I was […]

Koay Teow Th’ng, a noodle soup favourite in Penang

I am not much of breakfast guy, usually not hungry in the morning, however one breakfast I do crave in Penang, Malaysia is the koay teow th’ng soup. It is a fairly simple, mild dish with my favourite including   fish balls, slices of fish cake, small strips of chicken, crispy pork cracklings, koay teow noodles […]

Southern Laos Part 2 – The Bolaven Plateau

Following our Champasak adventures, we met friends in Pakse  and headed on up to the Bolaven Plateau. We passed Paksong town on the way to our destination, Montra Flower garden. It  is a flower/fruit/vegetable farm that has several bungalows for tourists to stay.  It was already dark out when we arrived and the  first thing […]

Southern Laos Part 1 – Around Champasak

I  have been traveling to Laos often over the past decade and have longed to visit the South for it’s many attractions such as the UNESCO heritage site Wat Phou, the Bolaven Plateau with it’s abundance of stunning waterfalls and superb coffee plantations and the 4000 Islands area of the Mekong River.  I finally made […]