Thursday, January 30, 2014

Food Diary: Vietnamese Cuisine

Living in Vietnam for 3 and a half years, I must admit I'm quite bad at trying out the local cuisine. My husband and I only go to Vietnamese restaurants when we have guests coming over to visit us in the lovely city of Saigon. My favorite Vietnamese dishes are made of seafood and vegetables like Vietnamese spring rolls and seafood noodles. Our favorite Vietnamese restaurants here in HCMC serves good and authentic Vietnamese food. So when you travel to Ho Chi Minh City, here are some of the restaurants that serves appetizing Vietnamese favorites.

Barbeque Garden
135A Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Bến Thành, HCMC

Vietnam House
93 Đồng Khởi, Bến Nghé, District 1, HCMC

Tau Ben Nghe
Bến Du Lịch Bạch Đằng, Tôn Đức Thắng, District 1, HCMC

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Outdoor Hot Tub

Going out for an outdoor spa during winter time will surely relax your mind and body.

After a long and tiring day of showing my parents Skåne, where my husband is from. My amazing husband surprised me and my parents with a trip to an outdoor spa hot tub when we were on a holiday in Sweden last month.

It was a big jacuzzi with cozy hydro massage and luxurious led lights, the temperature outside was 3°C but the water was very warm and relaxing. The moment I knew about the outdoor spa, I was thrilled! It was my first ever hot tub experience and believe me, we had a blast.

Relaxing Spa Holidays in Skåne.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

As a dedication to the Filipino and American soldiers who lost their lives during World War II, Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is an exceptional place to visit. A tranquil place where we can pay respect to the people who sacrificed their lives to save our country.

The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Fort Bonifacio (formerly known as Fort William Mckinley) in Taguig City, Metro Manila in the Philippines. With a land area of 615,000 square meters, it has a total of 17,206 graves. A place of interment for heroes and martyrs who fought during the Battle of the Philippines (1941- 1942) and also soldiers who were killed in New Guinea.

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Address: Taguig City, Manila, Philippines
Coordinates: 14° 32′ 27.6″ N, 121° 3′ 0″ E
Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 0900H- 1700H except Dec 25 and  Jan 1


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Winter in Paris

Some weeks ago, I was in Paris with my parents and husband. It was a lovely sunny day, just perfect to go around and see Paris. Since I knew we'll be walking the whole day, I wore my most comfortable yet ''modish'' winter outfit. After all, I am in the city dubbed as the fashion-capital of the world.

''Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.'' -Yves Saint Laurent

Jacket: Guess by Maricano
Jeans: Levi's
Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo
Shoes: Geox
Scarf: Burberry
Gloves: Primark