The Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Palace The Grand Palace in Bangkok was once the official residence of the Kings of Siam and is an impressive walled compound nearby the temples of Wat Pho and Wat Arun on the banks of the Chao Phraya river. The Palace is made up of numerous buildings, pavilions, gardens and courtyards and can take […]

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[…] spent two days in Bangkok, mainly exploring it’s beautiful Buddhist temples and the historic Royal Palace. Thailand’s capital is a fast paced Asian metropolis and in a way, almost like every other large […]

[…] as I thought the temples would have knee and shoulder covering requirements like in Bangkok (the King’s Palace is especially strict and also Ayutthaya and Sukhothai temples) but they did not. I’m sure if you […]

[…] as I thought the temples would have knee and shoulder covering requirements like in Bangkok (the King’s Palace is especially strict and also Ayutthaya and Sukhothai temples) but they did not. I’m sure if you […]

The Temple of Dawn

  Wat Arun – ‘the Temple of Dawn’ First stop, Bangkok and the Temple of Dawn. It sounds a bit like an Indiana Jones movie title, no? After leaving some big changes back home in New York, we arrived in Thailand (two days later, two missed flights connections and sans two lost bags) and set out to […]

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[…] of the Kings of Siam and is an impressive walled compound nearby the temples of Wat Pho and Wat Arun on the banks of the Chao Phraya river. The Palace is made up of numerous buildings, pavilions, […]

[…] Pho was the second temple we visited after Wat Arun and this one was my favorite. It’s much larger than Wat Arun and features the Temple of the […]

[…] is home to some of the most impressive wats (temples) and palaces in the country. Most are conveniently located in Ko Ratanakosin, Thonburi and […]

[…] intricacies. It was really magnificent making it my favorite temple of all. It’s much larger than Wat Traimit and features the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, a massive 160 ft golden buddha statue lying on its […]

[…] Pho was the second temple we visited after Wat Arun and this one was my favorite. It’s much larger than Wat Arun and features the Temple of the […]

The River Cafe in Brooklyn, NYC | Dinner Review

The River Cafe in Brooklyn, New York City After surprise reservations at The River Cafe, we had a beautiful dinner overlooking Manhattan. The River Cafe does a set 3-course menu for $115 and a 6-course tasting menu for $145. Surprisingly, the tasting menu isn’t even mentioned by the servers nor did we see anyone ordering […]

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Cafe Beignet in New Orleans

Because I couldn’t get enough of the dessert while in New Orleans, I went to Cafe Beignet for breakfast to get a morning cup of coffee and test out this shop’s version of beignets. The million dollar question: how did it compare compared to Cafe du Monde? Well for one, the beignets here are much larger! […]

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KatieJuly 1, 2014 - 7:38 pm

I can’t believe three of them come to an order!! They’re huge (but I’m sure I could mange… haha). I love pastries. I haven’t been to NOLA in years, I need to make it back soon.

EstherJuly 1, 2014 - 10:38 pm

Wow, those beignets look amazing! I definitely need to visit there if i’m ever in New Orleans! :)

SherJuly 3, 2014 - 10:02 am

They were delish! Definitely make it out there if you can :) I haven’t found any beignet places in NYC yet unfortunately!

JennDecember 4, 2018 - 11:43 am

Beignets and Coffee are my favorite part of NOLA. I’m think I’ll have to have Cave Beignet on standby if the lines are too long at Cave Du Monde. Thanks for the recommendation!

Dinner in New Orleans @ SoBou

  Dinner at SoBou New Orleans Restaurant Review   We stepped into Sobou while in New Orleans looking for something different and boy, is this restaurant unique! There are illuminated glass bottles and glowing walls as part of the decor, cozy booths and a large bar in Sobou, an eatery that bills itself as a “spirited […]

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