Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Food Trippin' in Con Dao

If you're a seafood lover, Con Dao is definitely a place to go for food tripping. An exotic island with only 5,000 inhabitants, most of the restaurants in the island prepares the best seafood with a Vietnamese twist and offers a tantalizing menu that surely excite your taste buds.

About 40 minutes away from Ho Chi Minh City by plane, Con Dao is definitely a seafood paradise not to be missed if you're travelling to Vietnam.

Below are the must-try restaurants in the island.

1) Thu Ba Restaurant
Address: 7 Vo Thi Sau, Con Dao, Vietnam
Locals recommend Thu Ba as the best seafood restaurant in Con Dao. When we went to try, YES, it's absolutely the best seafood restaurant!!! They serve a wide variety of the yummiest seafood that we actually had dinner there thrice during our week stay in the island. Price-wise: reasonable!

Deep-Fried Calamari- Must Try!

Stri-Fried Squid with Paprika
Garlic Prawns- Highly Recommended!
Stir-Fried Squid with Vegetables
Garlic Rice- Must Try!
Seafood Glass Noodles Wrapped in Banana Leaves

2) Con Dao Sea Travel Resort (Beach Club Restaurant)
Address: 6 Nguyen Duc Thuan, Con Dao, Vietnam
If you want to have a cozy dinner, this is the perfect place to go. The restaurant menu offers a balance of tasty unique Western dishes and old Asian favorites at affordable prices. With breezy outdoor dinning area facing the ocean, you will surely enjoy the delicious food as well as the view!

Vegetable Spring Rolls- Must Try!
Seafood Fried Rice
Grilled Squid with French Fries

3) Tri Ky Restaurant
Address: Nguyen Duc Thuan, Con Dao, Vietnam
Also known for it's fresh and tasty seafood menu at affordable prices. Tri Ky restaurant is also a locals' favorite.

Buttered Squid- Highly Recommended!

4) Infiniti Cafe and Lounge
Address: Pham Van Dong Street, Con Dao, Vietnam
Had enough seafood? Craving for hamburgers, pasta or ice cream at reasonable prices? Then this is the only place in the island that mainly serves Western food. Also a very cool place to enjoy your cocktails!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Day Trip to Maadhoo Island, Maldives

Maadhoo is one of the 1,192 coral islands of Maldives. With soft white powdery sand and calm turquoise waters full of marine wildlife, it is a perfect place to celebrate parties or simply join the ''picnic tours'' offered by the island resorts and hotels in South Male Atoll.

With less than a hundred dollars, a day trip to Maadhoo island will surely be worth it if you want to enjoy the beach, partake a delicious barbecue lunch prepared by your resort and see the Maldivian marine wildlife like reef sharks, dolphins, moray eels, Manta rays, stingrays and even turtles.

Tour Cost: 40-60 USD per person (depends on the resort)
Tour Includes: Speed boat transfer + Barbecue lunch
Maadhoo Island Entrance: 11 USD per person

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mini Perfume Pendants

Since I have a few those of mini perfumes as freebies from cosmetic shops and duty-free, I decided to make something out of the cute little bottles. Some of the mini perfumes can actually be made as pendants.

All you need:
* a string of any color/design you like!
* glue
* scissors

Here are some of the mini perfumes I made into cute necklaces.