Chiva-Som, in Hua Hin, Thailand is one of the most beautiful holistic spa destinations.
Nara is one of the few remaining full-fledged Thai restaurants at the massive Central World Mall in Bangkok.
Pad Thai is probably one of the best known dishes in Thai cuisine worldwide. So ofcourse the burning question would be – Where does one get the best Pad Thai in Bangkok?
If there is one thing I think of almost every day since I left Bangkok – it is the meal I had at Jay Fai’s!
Din Tai Fung is an extremely popular dim sum house at the Central World Plaza shopping mall. This Taiwanese based dumpling house has other outlets in parts of South East Asia with the one in Hong Kong having earned a Michelin star.
Centara Grand at Central World is really a tacky hotel with a great location. Attached to the mammoth Central World Mall, this hotel is a really subpar spot at a high price point. It has no service, grace or charm that one believes Thailand to have.
The Erawan Tea room sits in all of its elegance overlooking the famous Erawan Shrine right by the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Thailand might be one of the best food destinations in the world (for me at least)!
Bangkok is a bustling city, teeming with beautiful sights, wonderful people and the most amazing food.
Inle Lake is a stunning experience in so many ways. The natural beauty of the lake set amidst the mountains makes for unbelievable sights.
One of the best meals I had whilst visiting Inle was at Ann’s Intha House. This traditional Intha home that has been in Tin Tin Ye (Ann’s) family for over a century now.
Inle Lake is the second largest, freshwater lake in Myanmar. The lake is 13.5 miles long and about 7 miles wide but when one is on it, it appears to be seamless.
The market place in Inle lake is just as vibrant and buzzing as any other in Myanmar. Most of the sellers and buyers come by boat, early in the morning to trade and buy their wares.
The Moon restaurant is an extremely popular vegetarian food spot which was started by the current owner’s uncle. Located just North of the Ananda temple, this spot offers a nice respite from the hot daytime sun.
Golden Myanmar is a “local as it gets” restaurant. Serving food “buffet-style” which in Myanmar is not self serve but rather dishes that are prepared for the day are brought to your table and replaced as requested.
The Aureum Palace in Bagan is a gorgeous hotel located with a view of the beautiful monuments of Bagan.
Bagan is the most beautiful spot I visited in Myanmar. There is something so incredible about the raw simplicity yet complex beauty of Bagan. It’s the kind of place that touches you forever.
Bagan might have been my favorite place to visit in Myanmar. This ancient city is replete with over 2200 remaining temples, pagodas and monasteries (out of a possible 4,400).
The sights and sounds of Bagan are so glorious that one truly has to experience it to understand it. There is a sacred energy that’s runs through the core of this place that is unbelievable.
The Strand Hotel in Yangon is one of Myanmar’s best known hotels. Reminiscent of the country’s Colonial past, this Victorian style building offers the promise of old world luxury and charm.
In my opinion, the hotel is teetering, tacky and is heavily reliant on a grand past.
Monsoon is a superb Southeast Asian restaurant in Yangon, which has an emphasis on seafood. Housed in a gorgeous colonial building, this cheerful and airy restaurant offers refuge to local residents, expats and tourist alike.
Yangon is Myanmar’s former capital and still the hub of most activity in the country. The city though crowded with about four million, is teeming with personality.
Myanmar (formerly Burma) might be one of the most charming countries that I have travelled to in recent times.
Completely unspoiled in landscape and culture – it’s people are this country’s greatest gift. Deeply rooted in their Buddhist beliefs, this culture has preserved an honesty, purity and integrity that is rarely found in today’s day.
Chao is a relative newcomer on the Chennai dining scene. Located on North Boag road in T Nagar, this food spot offers a rather extensive menu from South East Asia focusing on Thai, Singaporean & Vietnamese cuisine.
I’ve heard so much about the biryani at Dindigul Thalappakatti that I figured it was time to go and try it.
Nair Mess is not easy to find. Located down a narrow winding street, diagonally opposite the Madras Chepauk Cricket Stadium, this Mess feeds everyone from local residents to rabid sports fans.