Travelling the McWorld

Travelling the McWorld

Last month, I suggested to Mr. Chuckles that he consider starting a blog entitled 'Travelling the McWorld' in order to document his habit of eating at McDonald's in every international destination we visit. He scoffed at the idea of joining the blogging world, so I've decided to write this post in his stead. In doing [...]

Mom’s Bún Riêu Cua: Vietnamese crab and tomato soup vermicelli

Mom’s Bún Riêu Cua: Vietnamese crab and tomato soup vermicelli

We are finding ourselves progressively grounded these days with all these evolving restrictions being put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Here in Toronto, school is out, all major league sports are on hold, public facilities are closed, large gatherings are cancelled, and we are basically being told to stay at home as much [...]

Bánh xèo: Vietnamese fried pancakes

Bánh xèo: Vietnamese fried pancakes

If you have been following the travel section of this blog recently, you'll know that Mr. Chuckles and I spent the last month obsessing over the amazing food of Vietnam. While we were in Hoi An, we attended a cooking class with Coconut Fragrance Restaurant and learned how to prepare several traditional Vietnamese dishes. One [...]

Trip roundup: More thoughts on Cambodia & Vietnam

Trip roundup: More thoughts on Cambodia & Vietnam

We are now safely back in Toronto, getting reacclimated to the brisk temperatures and snowstorms. I'm still trying to rework my circadian rhythm to get over this terrible jet lag, so am forcing myself to stay awake by writing this blog post, with a few more random thoughts on my recent journey through Cambodia and [...]

Last look at Vietnam in Ninh Binh

Last look at Vietnam in Ninh Binh

I thought that I had seen the most beautiful place in Vietnam when we visited Bai Tu Long Bay. That is, until I saw Ninh Binh. On our final full day in Vietnam, we went on a day trip to this province in the Red River Delta of North Vietnam. Ninh Binh is known as [...]

A day at cooking school in Hoi An

A day at cooking school in Hoi An

For our final day in Hoi An, we signed up for a cooking class with Coconut Fragrance, a home cooking school run by a young woman named Huynh and her chef husband Tuan. There are numerous options for cooking classes in town, but I was very happy with our selection and would wholeheartedly recommend it [...]