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When you travel a lot, little extras in places you rest your weary head start to make a difference. Like a luscious exotic fruit plate.
What is even nicer is when there is a little help to navigate the delicacies offered… like this hotel from a stay in Bangkok in 2013 that had a menu card with explanation, how to eat and what you could expect trying the fruit.
Me? I sooooo knew what I was diving into! From that tempting bowl, I went straight for the mangosteens.
Mangosteens have been a favourite since I first strolled with a friend in Singapore through a market in China Town. She made me buy a full bag – warning me that I would never be able to stop with just one.
She was completely right!
That sweet, tangy, juicy oh so yummy fruit… I’m craving it right now just looking at these photos, imagining that plump white pulp bursting into flavour in my mouth.
Do you have a place where you have never quite managed to spend more than a couple of days?
In fairness to Thailand, I’ve yet to do justice to this remarkable country in even one trip! Without a doubt, food is fabulous, folks I’ve met terribly considerate and I’ve only had positive experiences. It is my fault I have yet to truly explore… (more…)
One of the delightful things about living in Asia is access to a great variety of vegetables the easy way one can fuse flavours just by combining a little of this with a little of that!
While home, I had a hankering for pumpkin soup… but decided to give it a Thai twist! (more…)
A funny thing happened this week. A friend of a friend passed on an urgent request for stories of American women between 40 – 60 years of age who relocated to Asia around 5 years ago to set up a business.
About the blog:
Over the years, I’ve had the great fortune to travel, interact with fascinating people, and have a few adventures that seem to be of interest to others. What is normal and part of everyday life for me, gains a different hue when viewed through the eyes of folks from different walks of life. After much prompting and encouragement, this blog is the result.
About the blogger:
Carissa Hickling is from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Early on the travel bug hit her – first with an exchange program to Quebec, then another to Germany, a Rotary program in France, further University studies in France, former Yugoslavia and India. Since 2003, India has become her adopted home, working in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, travelling to Dubai, Vietnam and more!
See Everyday Asia – Time to change! for an update.