Destination Guide: Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka is home to important historic sights, with landmarks from Portugese, Dutch and British colonial times. Throw in ever-present Chinese and Arab traders and you get an early melting pot, resulting in a unique mix you won’t find anywhere else in Asia. You’ll also find those ethnic roots in the food scene, with the vibrant night market on Jonkers Street … Continue reading

Olivia – authentic Italian food in Nha Trang, Vietnam

The streets of Nha Trang are lined with restaurants offering local Vietnamese and international food. Many restaurants offer a little bit of everything, including the most popular international dishes like pizza or pasta. So, I was delighted to find a restaurant that offers authentic tasting Italian food. Olivia offers very good food with friendly service at reasonable prices – check … Continue reading

Provocative art at Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Taipei is one of the most modern and open cities in Asia and, to my surprise, has a vibrant art scene that is rare to find in the region! The Museum of Contemporary Art is housed in a historic building from the Japanese Colonial era and houses an interesting exhibit of modern art that’s surprising, innovative, challenging, unusual and provocative … Continue reading

Fun space, great food: The Commons, Bangkok Thong Lo

Bangkok loves food courts and the latest, most upscale interpretation of social dining is The Commons in the hip & trendy Thong Lo neighborhood. It offers food from the market stands of great restaurants like Soulfood, casual indoor seating as well as terraced outdoor seating in the atrium. Great food and great vibes make this a great new addition to … Continue reading