Hot Chocolate at The Blue Pumpkin, Siem Reap, Cambodia

After two days of visiting temples I was ready for another hot chocolate. Today my tuk tuk driver, Chanthy brought me out of Siem Reap along a bumpy bright red dirt road to the stunning Bang Mea temple. One cannot escape the buses of Korean tourists which have even made it here (1.5 hours away from the city) but other than that one bus load there was no one else around and the place was very quiet. The temple hasn’t been restored yet so you can walk right into the buildings, climb over the rocks and feel like you have [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:47+00:00 August 22nd, 2012|ASIA, Cambodia, Siem Reap|

Hot Chocolate Le Tigre de Papier, Siem Reap, Cambodia

While on a recent trip to Vietnam, I was lucky enough to be able to make a side trip over to Cambodia to visit Siem Reap. After a day visiting the stunning temples of Ankor Wat I decided to make my way to Le Tigre de Papier at 5pm for their cooking class. The class lasts 3 hours, starting with a  1 hour visit to the local market to buy some vegetables and fruits for our meal and then 2 hours of cooking. This is a very different kind of cooking class. First of all each of the 6 participants [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:47+00:00 August 20th, 2012|ASIA, Cambodia, Siem Reap|

Hot Chocolate at Legend Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Today is my first day in Vietnam and what better way to start the trip than with a hot chocolate. Because of the French influence in this beautiful country, I am expecting some interesting hot chocolates on this trip and this first one certainly did not disappoint. After a breakfast of wonton soup and fresh fruit, we sat at the bar/café in the Lobby of the Legend Hotel in District I. It is Sunday and the place is quite busy. Many locals have come to the hotel to eat brunch and use the pool.  The bar/café is pretty quiet, but [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:48+00:00 August 3rd, 2012|ASIA, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
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