Finally in Bali, Indonesia and what most people call, the “Honeymooners Getaway.”
After our wait in the Indonesian Airport for our Tourist Visas, we were picked up promptly by Nick our driver, Nick for the trip. Out of the entire crowd, we saw him instantly jumping up and down from the back with a huge sign saying “Jeffrey and Stacey.” I laughed seeing my name look so big. He brought us to his nice air-conditioned car and asked, “Do you guys want to have dinner on the beach?” Continue reading
Ibu Oka’s Babi Guling (Mama Oka’s Suckling Pig)
Location: just across from the Ubud Tourist Information Center.
Hours: 11am – 3pm-ish (They sell out fast and may close early)
Cost: $3 US Dollars with a drink of Frestea Continue reading
It sounds cheesy, but the village of Ubud in the island of Bali in Indonesia was very colorful and vibrant. The Balinese are very warm, welcoming, and happy to explain more about their culture and how they live anytime you ask.
Ubud is a small quiet village in the mountains that attracts many tourists each year who seek a quiet and quaint getaway. It is rich with rice paddies, fields, and terraces, so almost everywhere you turn you will see beautiful landscapes of rice paddies. A lot of the goods in the market cater to foreigners such as cultural and ethnic dresses, fabrics, paintings, masks, specifically made for foreigners to take home. The island uses their culture and religion to sell and cater to tourists for money. Continue reading
This is not an understatement, it is a hard fact.
Singapore is a beautiful modern city. Being a part of Asia and so close to its neighboring counterparts of Indonesia, China, Thailand, Philippines, India, Japan, Korean, and so on everything was authentic Asian food. It’s huge Asian melting pot has created bursting flavors and creative desserts and snacks. Locals of Singapore are also very detailed when it comes to their food. They know they have the best and they will tell you how to eat it, where to go, and what exactly to get. Since we only had a day and a half to experience Singapore, we went straight to it’s major monuments and favorite food plazas. Our favorites were Golden Mile Food Centre and Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre. In America, you can find delicious foods from all over the world, but you can never tell if it’s authentic because we lack the same resources as the country of the foods origin. Singapore has most similar resources as the rest of Asia, so everything was very, very good. If you’re ever planning to visit a country in Asia, I would suggest spending 2 or 3 days in Singapore as a stop over to experience it’s wonders in the culinary department. Continue reading
Everything in the Singapore Metropolitan area is within a good walking distance and so it made it nice to get some exercise in between the various eateries.
After a 30 minute walk, we finally reached the Golden Mile Food Center, an amazing food plaza with stalls of restaurants that serve up a variety of foods ranging from Indian, Malaysian, Chinese, and Fusion meals. We made a plan to order one dish from each vendor so that we could sample more of a variety of the foods that were offered. The first we tried was Sup Tulang, a dish from India consisting of bone marrow soaked in a curry-like soup that you ate with your bread. Afterwards, we sampled a view pastries here and there before taking a stroll to another part of town. We passed through Bassorah Street, a beautiful strip headed in the direction of a Mosque that is lined with quaint little cafes and shops – it deserves a post of its own since it was probably my favorite scenes of Singapore. Continue reading