Sukhothai – An Exploration of Thailand’s First Capital

Originating during the 13th century, Sukhothai was the first capital of the Kingdom of Siam. Much has certainly changed over 800 years. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site this once magnificent city left a large collection of ruins that are absolutely worth exploring today, as well as recipes passed down through the ages for unique noodle soups and pad Thai dishes that are both delightful and delicious! Continue reading “Sukhothai – An Exploration of Thailand’s First Capital”

Istanbul, Turkey – A Foodie’s Delight!

Between the years of 1999 and 2002 I lived in the small Aegean city of Izmir, Turkey. I will never forget the warm and enduring friendships I made during my time there, the amazing food I was introduced to, or the kindheartedness and hospitality of its people. The country where I rang in the new millennium has always had a special place in my heart; and though I was fortunate enough to travel throughout the country but I never had the opportunity to visit its crown jewel Istanbul except by passing through its airport. It took 13 years for me to get my chance to visit… Continue reading “Istanbul, Turkey – A Foodie’s Delight!”

Marrakech, Morocco – Where Three Cultures Collide

While I was living in Niamey, Niger my gal, Anna, came to visit me over the Christmas holidays. One nice thing about Niamey is that they have regular flights to Casablanca via Royal Air Moroc airlines. Anna and I shared the dream of visiting Marrakech, with it’s labyrinth of souk passageways, exotic cuisine and spices, and cultural mishmash of Africa, Europe, and Arabic influence. Why not ring in the New Year there? Continue reading “Marrakech, Morocco – Where Three Cultures Collide”