I love Thai food. Their signature combination of sweet, salty, sour with a touch of heat gets me salivating every single time.
This find was recommended by our villa hostess in Koh Samui when we told her we wanted to eat where the locals ate. She baulked and said flatly that we wouldn’t like it. There’s no air-conditioning, no English speaking people to explain to us what they served. We persisted and she reluctantly told us to eat at Kroek Mai.
AMAZING. To date, the best Thai food we’ve ever had. (And we’ve had a lot). I would travel back just to be able to eat it again.
MUST TRY all their whole fish dishes and their pork collar.
*Apologies for the lack of photographs, our dinners tend to be rather late. The lighting didn’t make for good photos.
We stumbled upon this find as we were driving in the area looking for dinner.
Imagine our astonishment when we pulled up to ask for directions, looked beyond the pedestrian and saw a 300 foot deep canyon.
Looking at a canyon 1300 foot in diameter with houses perched on all sides was mind boggling. Why would anyone build their house on the very edge of a cliff??
One thing’s for sure, no one there suffers from acrophobia.
All thoughts of dinner disappeared and a short trek fitted in immediately.
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Tagged architecture, bozouls, canyon, church, dourdou, faustus, France, geological, sight-seeing, Travel, vacation
rather very fastidious people. Even though extensive research was done on all the accommodation, my motto has always been to plan for the best and prepare for the worst.
We were greeted at the door by a neighbour’s dog and he brought us on a short tour of the neighbouring grounds.
Les Brunes was architecturally beautiful on the inside and on the outside, beautifully designed and immaculately maintained.
Monique (the owner) was amazing. She single-handedly prepared our breakfast spread which included home-made bread, a traditional french pastry, cow’s and goat’s yogurt, fresh juice, and a spread jams. ALL made with her two hands. I’m ashamed to think of my daily struggle for toast and coffee in the mornings. Unbelievable breakfast.
I’ll be back.
12340 Bozouls, France
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Tagged architecture, B&B, bozouls, breakfast, castle, chateau, France, holiday, Hotel, les brunes, Travel, vacation, warm greeting
a warm greeting
There are moments and places that immortalize themselves in one’s mind. Alila Uluwatu is one of them. A year after my visit I can still clearly picture that gorgeous resort perched on the edge of the cliff overlooking a little cove. Do not even consider having breakfast in your villa, the view from the restaurant is breathtaking and makes a wonderful start to your day.
a great view awaits the tenacious
This is a place for absolute serenity and rest. Warning: If you are looking to hit the town on a regular basis, this is not the place for you.
Alila Uluwatu Villas
Jl Belimbing Sari,
Desa Pecatu 80364
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There are times when one enjoys the hustle and bustle about town and then there are others. Always on the hunt for new coffee haunts and I got really excited when I was brought to an old building set in the crook of the Kallang river.
Loysel’s Toy is the spawn of Papapalheta, an independent coffee specialist with a heart. Not only are their beans certified by the Rainforest Alliance underscoring their commitment to sustainability, they give 10% of every sale to charity as well.
I often come here to curl up with a good book and a coffee in hand. Another boon, this place has one of the best lemon tarts I’ve ever tasted! Go on have a cup of coffee and a lemon tart, and a croissant, and maybe yet another coffee while you’re at it.
66 Kampong Bugis, Ture #01-02 Singapore 338987
+65 6292 2306