Christmas is my family and my favourite time of the year! And this year, this ‘Santarina’ decided to spend some time in the kitchen testing out some new cookies for Christmas. Recently discovered this wonderful recipe Chocolate Mint Kiss Cookies where I adapted the recipe a little and also replacing the Chocolate Mint Kisses with the Candy … More Christmas Baking : Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookiesi
Our exploration in Sapa ended with our overnight train back to Hanoi. Our train actually arrived in Hanoi at 430 am. Oh no… what are we going to do? To our surprised, we were met at the station by the friendly associate of Hanoi Boutique Hotel and added to the surprised, we arrived at the hotel only … More UNESCO Heritage Site of Vietnam : 2 Days 1 Night Cruise along Halong Bay
Crossing over the wooden bridge through the Muong Hoa Valley water stream, you will reach Ta Van Village, where two major minorities groups: the Giay and the Dao resides. Ta Van Village is a picturesque valley of Muong Hoa Valley where one has the advantage to stay in the cosy home-stay for a close-up experience of the life-style and culture of … More Beautiful Sapa : Ta Van Village
Day 2 in Sapa ended with a little disappointment when the weather was unpromising in Fransipan which was unfortunate for us. Never the less, we still had fun as we refuse to allow the weather to dampen our spirit.
After getting enough rest after our exciting adventure of Lao Cai Province, we started our Day 2 exploration in Sapa with Cat Cat Village. We were a little disappointed that the day started with a moody weather as it was drizzling and foggy. Our exploration started with trekking into Cat Cat Village which is located only … More Beautiful Sapa : Cat Cat Village
Our memorable day 1 exploration of Northern Vietnam ended with train ride to Lao Cai where we start our Day 2. We arrived into Lao Cai train station at 530 am. And we were met at the station by our friendly guide, whom is a local here in the area.
Completing the exploration of The Old Quarter, it is time to learn about the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. So off we head for an educational afternoon at The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Vietnamese: Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Việt Nam) is build in an effort to preserve the cultural heritage while … More Ancient Hanoi : The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Việt Nam)
Ending our adventurous and educational visit to The Temple of Literature we are off next for a memorable lunch. Lunch was in a fantastic restaurant located in The Old Quarter, named Maison D’Yen. The food were fantastic and it is a great location. Cosy as well. After lunch, our friendly tour guide arranged for us … More Beautiful Hanoi : The Old Quarter
Our next stop after our memorable exploration of Trấn Quốc Pagda, we head off to our next destination. We originally wanted to explore the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Unfortunately, being a Saturday, the crowd was overwhelming. So we made a pit stop for coffee (who could resist coffee in Vietnam especially for coffee lover like us) … More Beautiful Hanoi : The Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu)
Hanoi, one of the ancient capitals in the world, is the capital of Vietnam. The largest city in Vietnam, Hanoi is a fascinating blend of East and West with the combination of the traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Nội), Hà means City while Nội means river. To be Vietnamese, this symbolise the meaning of City in the … More Ancient Hanoi : Exploration of Trấn Quốc Pagoda