Posts tagged with ‘Restaurants’

  • Tourist vs Expat: Must Eat Dishes in Bangkok

    August 23, 2019

    Tourist: Pad Thai has to be one of Thailand’s most famous exports, and it’s no wonder once you take a look at the history – the dish was created in the late 1930s as part of then-Prime Minister Phibun’s project to modernize and westernize the nation, along with changing the country’s name from Siam to Thailand. Nevertheless, it is now

  • Vietnam Dining Experiences Reach New Heights

    March 6, 2017

    Don’s Bistro, Ha Noi Vietnam has seen remarkable development in the last decade, in part fueled by a tourism boom. Along with economic growth, popular western TV shows like Top Gear, Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown and President Obama’s 2016 visit have put Vietnam in the international media spotlight, with a particularly focus on its cuisine. The quality of Vietnam’s restaurants

  • The Lowdown on Food and Water in Southeast Asia

    June 10, 2015

    Some of the most common questions we hear are, “Is this water safe to drink?” and, “will this food make me sick?” They’re perfectly legitimate questions. In Southeast Asia, almost all drinking water and ice (and certainly all on a Smiling Albino trip) come from modern factories using treated water.  The main reason for this is no different from anywhere

  • How to spend 48 Hours in Chiang Mai

    June 14, 2014

    Thailand’s ‘Northern Capital’ Chiang Mai is a brilliant place and has a well-earned status as a tourist hub, offering visitors the chance to connect with ancient traditions, view amazing ruins, explore pristine rainforests, and get a truly unique, up-close cultural experience like few other places can offer. But not everyone has the luxury of a week in Chiang Mai to

  • Family Travel in Cambodia: Phnom Penh

    May 2, 2011

    by Scott Coates Most people have little or no mental picture of Phnom Penh (PP), Cambodia, a city enshrouded in a shadowy past of genocidal rule by the Khmer Rouge (KR) between 1975-1979. After a decades long civil war that lasted until the mid-1990s, Cambodia has returned to relative normalcy, and tourism has blossomed. Yet, Phnom Penh remains a relatively