Influences from all corners of the globe make up the Balinese culinary dishes. Out of all the countries we had visited, I gained weight in Bali. Singapore was the 2nd runner up, but we were there for only 3 days. Balinese food is abundant in spices and can be overpowering if you are not comfortable with eating spicy foods. Most of the best Balinese foods we’ve tried were around Ubud. But if you’re feeling homesick, Kuta and Seminyak has many chain restaurants such as Bubba Gump, McDonalds, and Starbucks. Continue reading
Elephant Safari Park – Located in Taro, Bali. A fantastic Elephant experience you can ever have and probably in the world.
You get to interact, feed, ride, observe, learn, play and stay with 29 beautiful Sumatran elephants, one of the most rare and endangered species of elephants left in the world today. The owner is an Australian man who married a Balinese wife and they live close to the park. We chose this place because the treatment of animals here are awesome. The trainers treat the Elephants very well and all of their commands are in Indonesian without the use of a whip. Continue reading
Family Hospitality, Okay Rooms
As soon as we walked into the courtyard of our place the Teba House in Ubud it was gorgeous. Cobblestone pathways surrounded by vines of light purple flowers, lotus, fish ponds, and a few friendly chickens, lizards, and a toy poodle.
Every morning we woke up to yummy breakfast of Pandan crepes with fresh banana and coconut, banana pies, or vegetable omeletes. Hot tea and coffee was also served throughout the day and before bed. We were living a quiet and peaceful life for the next 5 days. I booked only 3 nights in the Teba House in Ubud, so we could figure out how we liked it there or to travel somewhere else in Bali, perhaps to see the beaches or to another nearby island. Continue reading
The Best Food Spot in Metro Manila!
After dining in various places of fancy restaurants, small carts, or buying food at the palengke (outdoor markets) the Salcedo and Legaspi Markets started by many ex-pat’s offers the tastiest food in Manila.
Saturday Salcedo Market and Sunday Legazpi Market
The weekend markets started about 5 years ago and with help from Barangay (neighborhood) Bel-Air, the vision became a Continue reading
The truth is Asian women do age well, yet why do older generations of Asian women who have migrated to America look very old, almost 100-150 years old? I am asked this question by many Americans who don’t quite understand the history of Asians who migrate to the US. Most Asians who are now living in the US have worked very hard to bring their children and to raise their families away from the hardships of living in the 3rd World Country. Continue reading