Monthly Archives: March 2015

Hanoi Happenings

Meeting new friends is a great way to get to know the local culture….so while in Hanoi, we reached out to a lovely Couchsurfing family and made arrangements to meet up with each other. Hong lives in the “suburbs” of Hanoi with her husband Huy, mother Minh

A Beautiful Vietnamese Performance!

What do you get when you mix poetry, instruments, and Vietnamese singers? The result is a beautiful traditional art form called Ca tru. The word “Ca” means sing.  When the ladies at our performance sang, I really enjoyed it.  It was interesting because it was

The Streets of Hanoi

After a short 2 hour flight from Bangkok, we arrived in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam which is located in the north of the country.  With a population of 6.3 million people, it is the second largest city in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh City in

The Best Thai Foods!

For the final recipes of our Thai cooking experience, we made two very delicious dishes.  They are deep fried spring rolls and mango with sticky rice!  These are popular in Thailand and we really enjoyed making them almost as much as we loved eating them.

Thai Chicken Curry

After some yummy Pad Thai and papaya salad – it was time to prepare the main meal. We were all full, but were still game to make a Thai chicken curry that was delicious and very fragrant with spices. To prepare the dish, we had

My Favourite Thai Dish!

As part of our Thai cooking class in Bangkok, we made my absolute favourite Thai dish… Pad Thai! After you read this recipe, you will be eager to start cooking so you can enjoy a delicious meal…  You can eat it at every meal, in fact, we

Thai it – you’ll love it!

We have enjoyed our time is Bangkok despite the sweltering heat. Our condo is awesome with a pool, lots of space and access to everything we need just a short walk or skytrain away. Once the city tours were finished and the fittings for new

Buddhism in Bangkok!

Moving into South East Asia, the first religion we encountered was Buddhism in Bangkok. Even though it originated in India, it is much more popular here. Buddha was a human who achieved enlightenment and his teachings are used to help others achieve this state as well.  Achieving enlightenment,

A Brand New Holiday

You have probably never heard of the holiday called Dan Day… Because Mikhaila and I just invented it yesterday!  After celebrating many holidays and hearing about who invented them and why, it made us want to invent a holiday for everyone to celebrate. Here are

Bangkok Oriental city…

Bangkok, oriental city but the city don’t know what the city is getting the creme de la creme of the chess world in a show with everything but Yul Brynner One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster… Ah yes, doesn’t that Murray Head

Our Second “Thirdly” Report

Can you believe it? We have now been travelling around the world for 8 months and thought it was time to share our second “thirdly” report on our experiences between Nov. 14-March 14th, 2015. Here’s what the last 4 months look like on a map… The

A Fond Farewell to India

A virtual assault on the senses, India has been an interesting, incredible, and incomparable experience for all of us. From the moment we landed in New Delhi, we had the stark realization that we were in a land like no other. For the past 46

Happy Holi-Day!

Guess how this happened! Bring out your gulal and water guns and get ready to soak and colour people.  We are going to celebrate a holiday that I just learned about upon arrival in India….. Holi! Holi is a Hindu holiday celebrated all over India. During

Holi Bonfire!

Imagine a big fire on the street, but nobody is calling the fire department.  Instead, people are smiling and rubbing colours on your face.  This is how you celebrate Holikah Dahan, Holi Eve. Holika Dahan celebrates the victory of good over evil. But why a

Sari Shopping!

Our time in this wonderful country is quickly coming to a close as we start planning on moving towards South East Asia. Originally, we had only intended to be in India for a month, but we were so amazed and overwhelmed by the diversity of