What Wat? Inside Chiang Mai Old City Square

Our plan in visiting Chiang Mai this year was to have a relaxing holiday. We had set aside a day to see elephants and wanted the other two full days we had to be as slow as possible. Nonetheless, we managed to walk 21,000 steps on our first day exploring the Old City of Chiang…

Bon Appétit Chiang Mai

As I keep on mentioning on my previous post, I had no expectation whatsoever for Chiang Mai, all I wanted was just a place to chill and moseying around after a very busy year that we had. To my surprise, not only Chiang Mai Old Square is charming but the food was without fail, one…

Chiang Mai: Meet the Elephants

We booked our flights to Chiang Mai very last minute, and to be honest I knew nothing about the place except that mba Aggy likes it there. After a failed attempt to see the elephants in Luang Prabang, I told the husband that while in Chiang Mai… let’s go find elephants. From our hotel in…

Chiang Mai: First Impression

The Old City of Chiang Mai is a gem. Before I could even picture a perfect holiday of mine, Chiang Mai has presented itself and be the one. I was a little confused at first as I kept on comparing this little square to Luang Prabang or even Seminyak, Bali. But in its true colors,…

The Mighty Kuang Si Falls, Laos

Now that 2018 almost come to an end (seriously?), I’d better tell you  more about my summer trip to the beautiful and quaint Luang Prabang (LP). We stayed at the Old Quarter area and spend most of our days chillin’ at the coffee shop or taking little strolls around the city. At night we’d go…

Bon Appétit Laos: Where to Eat

One thing that is close to my heart from Laos is their food. The mixture of French, Vietnamese, and Thai influence resulted in the fresh, astringent, and sometimes spicy taste of Lao dishes. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to a few Southeast Asian countries (three to go!) and I’d dare say Laos has one…

Luang Prabang: Cooking Class with Sofitel

When the husband learned about cooking class in Luang Prabang, he was determined to take one. There are a few restaurants offer cooking classes here (see Tripadvisor’s list here), but my heart went for the one by Sofitel Luang Prabang. Not only Sofitel is a renowned hotelier, but with our short stays, Sofitel offers cooking…

Cheap way to get to Luang Prabang (from Jakarta)

Three days after our second wedding anniversary, we looked at our bank account and decided to just book a return ticket to Laos for no reason. It was a now or never decision, so… in the most impulsive way possible, we got ourselves a return ticket from Jakarta to Lao PDR’s capital, Vientiane. It was…

Obat-obatan Selama Travel

Berhubung aku anaknya gampang sakit, tapi pada akhirnya selalu (SELALU) lupa bawa obat-obatan ketika traveling yang ujung-ujungnya nyusahin diri sendiri dan orang lain (apalagi kalau di luar negeri), jadi mending ditulis aja deh di blog biar inget terus sebagai panduan ke depannya, obat-obatan/ suplemen apa aja yang mesti ada di perlengkapan perjalanan aku. Sejauh ini…

Semasa Cafe, Kota Tua

Close your eyes. Picture yourself in your most peaceful place. Got one? I just found my hygge café in town: Semasa Cafe. Great coffee, big windows and a lot of sun, with a couple of Lauv’s tracks playing in the background (seriously they played 3 Lauv-songs on my first 10-minutes). When you’re happened to find…