Tag: Asia

Manila

Manila

Because we stayed in Makati and were only in Manila for one full day, all our suggestions are oriented around this neighborhood! IRVINS Salted Egg (★★) Technically this is a Singaporean treat, but we love their fish crisps so much, we recommend it to anyone…

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

KL is so much cooler than we anticipated. It’s a vibrant city that feels like a mix between HK and Singapore, with lots of culture, good food, and fun sights. We hope to be back soon! Jalan Alor Night Food Court Super fun (and crowded…

Kandy

Kandy

RECOMMENDED // STAY Feel Home Kandy (★★) The host Fazly is a gem of a man. He and his young family live downstairs from their homestay, and he is genuine, helpful, and responsive. Fazly is building his homestay business and we enjoyed chatting with him…

Mamallapuram

Mamallapuram

Y was just recovering from a bout of food poisoning, so we spent the day resting and planning until we left for this historic site around 3pm. Normally, we would’ve gone first thing in the AM to Mamallapuram (or what is now officially Mahabalipuram). Either…

Colombo

Colombo

Hello Sri Lanka, we’re here! We are so excited to be in a new country after 3 weeks in India. We loved our experiences there, but it is not for the faint of heart and we were ready for a change. The flight to Colombo…

Chennai

Chennai

Chennai isn’t known as a tourist destination. Rather it’s a place people use as a launching pad to explore the south of India. However we think spending at least a day here is worth it as an introduction to Tamil-Nadu. The city is quite sprawling…

Pondicherry + Auroville

Pondicherry + Auroville

When we decided to expand our India trip, many who heard we were visiting Tamil Nadu recommended a stop in Pondy, as the locals like to call it.  Although it is officially named Puducherry, no one ever calls it that. Pondy is the perfect place…

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

I first visited Chiang Mai in 2008 and it quickly became my favorite city in Thailand. It’s just the right size – big enough that you’re never bored but small enough where you can get around quickly and the traffic never becomes insufferable. It’s a city…