juice cleanse – why, how and what to expect

Has this ever happened to any of you – your gut tells you that what you’re eating is a bit dodgy, but your mouth doesn’t seem to get the hint and just keeps opening and chewing and a few hours later, your gut decides to take revenge on you for not listening in the first… Continue reading juice cleanse – why, how and what to expect

Khao Soi – Northern Thailand’s Famous Noodles

If you were to ask us what to eat in Chiang Mai, our number one recommendation would be khao soi! You cannot visit Chiang Mai and miss having a bowl of Northern Thailand’s signature noodles.  What is khao soi you ask? Well, khao ข้าว means rice and soi ซอย means to cut.  It is believed to have been… Continue reading Khao Soi – Northern Thailand’s Famous Noodles

Passion fruit – facts, nutritional benefits and recipes

Passion fruit plant is believed to have originated from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina and Spanish explorers are credited for its name and for its spread around the world.  Usually, passion fruit is either yellow or purple.  The most common variety we find up here in Chiang Mai is the purple kind.  Passion fruit plant is… Continue reading Passion fruit – facts, nutritional benefits and recipes

How to Chiang Mai: Register your car and obtain a Thai driver’s license

When we were planning our move to Thailand, we both decided that we would brave it and use a motorbike to get around.  We were not excited or comfortable with the idea, but renting or buying a bike was a whole lot cheaper than a car so we thought we’d suck it up and do… Continue reading How to Chiang Mai: Register your car and obtain a Thai driver’s license

Things to do in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is the second biggest province in Thailand and generally the most well known province in Northern Thailand. But did you know that Chiang Rai is actually older than Chiang Mai? Both Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai were built by King Meng Rai, and Chiang Rai was first the capital of Lanna Kingdom. Later… Continue reading Things to do in Chiang Rai, Thailand

How to get around Chiang Mai as a tourist

Getting around Chiang Mai as a tourist is no big deal. Honestly. There are so many options here at different price points and comfort levels. You can rent a scooter, hire a car, rent a bicycle, ride a tuk tuk, share a red taxi or walk. The choice is up to your preference and budget.… Continue reading How to get around Chiang Mai as a tourist

Food from around the World at Heathrow Airport

Trekking across the globe, you’ll encounter so many unfamiliar customs and practices, but what unites us as a global community is our love and respect for food. As the founder and editor-in-chief of MultiCultural Cooking Network (MCCN) Crystal A. Johnson once said, “Food is the cross section for communication.” Food isn’t the only way to bridge… Continue reading Food from around the World at Heathrow Airport

Country Style Hungarian Restaurant, 450 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Winter’s coming! And you know that means, right? It’s time to unearth your elastic pants and put some meat on your bones. Indulging on comfort food is really the only way to deal with winter. For realsies. If you’re hankering for some good ol’ fashioned, rustic, just like grandma’s cooking kind of food, head on… Continue reading Country Style Hungarian Restaurant, 450 Bloor Street West, Toronto

How to find your new home in Chiang Mai, Thailand

There are endless options for accommodation here in Chiang Mai. If you’re staying here long-term, you can rent a condo, a house, a townhouse or a serviced apartment. Some of our friends here rent a townhouse for a lot cheaper than what we’re paying monthly, but they did have to furnish the house themselves. Some… Continue reading How to find your new home in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Goodbye Toronto, Hello Chiang Mai!

    A friend of ours asked us if we’re one of those adventurous couples when he heard we’re packing up and leaving for Asia.  Well, I’m not sure about us being adventurous, but this move definitely made us have to leave our comfort zone.  Ever since we got married, we always thought of maybe… Continue reading Goodbye Toronto, Hello Chiang Mai!