Foodie guide to Vietnam

Foodie guide to Vietnam

Vietnam is a country that has plenty to offer regarding tourism. Beautiful beaches, scenic mountains, bustling cities, very rich history and culture. And on top of that – a phenomenal cuisine. Due to minimal amounts of oil and fats, as well as massive amounts of vegetables and herbs, Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the […]

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Kawah Ijen – the infernal beauty

Kawah Ijen – the infernal beauty

1:30 am – middle of the night. In a simple wooden, mountain shelter we are getting ready for an expedition to the crater of Ijen volcano. A petite, swarthy guide dressed in a windbreaker and rubber boots hands us masks with air filters. The post-nuclear world accessories cause mild heart palpitations. An expedition leader is […]

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The Lion Dance – dancing into the Lunar New Year

The Lion Dance – dancing into the Lunar New Year

“Where are the oranges?! Faster, faster! I can already hear them! They entered the office!” a nervous commotion is going on between desks filled with laptops. “You got them? OK, great. Put them here, high on the partition. Otherwise, he won’t see it and won’t peel.” the last instructions on the strategic location of the […]

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Chinese New Year in Singapore’s Chinatown

Chinese New Year in Singapore’s Chinatown

“Two! Two dollars for a box of biscuits! Ten lollipops for fifty cents!”, a peddler from the stand at the alleys intersection outshouts dozens of others around him. “Dried squids! Smoked fish! Half price!”, booms a loud voice from the other end of the street. Tight groups of potential buyers, dressed in various shades of […]

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Traditions of the Chinese New Year – the Reunion Dinner

Traditions of the Chinese New Year – the Reunion Dinner

7 pm sharp. Holding a basket overflowing with oranges – symbols of prosperity and good luck – we knock at the doors of an HDB flat. Wearing a red dress Kasey, with a warm smile invites us inside. The moving carpet, called by the household ‘a dog’, frantically runs around. “This is my dad, my […]

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