Christmas Baking : Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookiesi

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

UNESCO Heritage Site of Vietnam : 2 Days 1 Night Cruise along Halong Bay

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

Ancient Hanoi : The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Việt Nam)

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)

Beautiful Hanoi : The Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu)

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)

Ancient Hanoi : Exploration of Trấn Quốc Pagoda

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