Travel to Pittsburgh: Things I Dreamt To Do

The missed flight saga…  It was my first trip to the United States. I’d made plans, chalked out the itinerary, and exchanged U.S. dollars. As excited as I was about the solo trip, however, the world had other plans for me. Welcome to the saga of my missed flight. All About Pittsburgh (Image via Flickr by Always Shooting) Planning a vacation is the best thing … Continue reading Travel to Pittsburgh: Things I Dreamt To Do

Exploring Food in Thailand: Top 5 Restaurants in Hat Yai

Bird’s nest, chicken feet and more… My previous post was all about street food in Hat Yai. While you get literally everything to eat off the streets, there are some dishes and corresponding restaurants worth a mention. The food mentioned might not appeal to everyone. It’s an attempt to bring forth the ‘lesser loved’ food to the readers. It’s just a means of giving you … Continue reading Exploring Food in Thailand: Top 5 Restaurants in Hat Yai

Liebster Award: More travel tales your way

A feather in the cap Lyf&Spice has been nominated for the Liebster Award – and happily accepts the award. Yayyy… With this, we continue to provide you with exciting travel tales and food journeys along the way. Many more to come… The rest of the story… Credits: I woke up to a message from a wonderful fellow traveller and foodie, Nastja from Brownie on the … Continue reading Liebster Award: More travel tales your way

Vietnam Travel Guide: Exploring the Ancient Town of Hoi An

Of lanterns, old houses and ‘visa discount’ Hoi An is a sweet little town known for its traditional flavour of Vietnam. It houses the famous old port of the glorious Cham Kingdom, where most of the spice trading took place. International trading and exchange around the 15-19th centuries accounted for the concoction of influences derived from various countries and cultures. Once a lively port and … Continue reading Vietnam Travel Guide: Exploring the Ancient Town of Hoi An

Laos: Top 10 Things to Do in Luang Prabang

Of waterfalls, night market and more…  “Why Luang Prabang”, I asked my friend; “we can go somewhere else”, but then I realized that this is a place that was never on my bucket list. It would be fun exploring a destination I have been ignorant about. The first impression, I must admit, wasn’t very good. Nevertheless, I began exploring the city on foot. As the first … Continue reading Laos: Top 10 Things to Do in Luang Prabang

The Aromas of Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs)

Comfort in a bowl… From now on Lyf&Spice will document more stories from the local food scene and happenings of the warm and lovely city of Kota Bharu, Kelantan. It’s time to eat like a local. Ready for the journey? Follow us… All about Bak Kut Teh: Restaurant hopping in quest for some of the best street and local food led us from one cuisine … Continue reading The Aromas of Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs)

Hiking at Bukit Keluang

Of hops, jumps and scenic views Hiking in my beautiful city What is the best park of a hike? To me, it’s the unpredictability. I love the uncertainty associated with every hiking trail. You never know what’s in store for you. The kind of scenery, beautiful scapes, changing valour of the breeze and rhythmically drifting aromas of nature, the splash of the ocean… all work … Continue reading Hiking at Bukit Keluang

Spill the Beans with Chefkraft

 In Conversation with ‘Mohit Mital’ Life gives you a sea of choices when it comes to food. With various innovations in the food industry and consumer-friendly food start-ups, convenience is the motto. Chefkraft is one such innovation in the food industry bringing recipe kits, gourmet food and exotic good-eats to its consumers. Presenting Mohit Mital, the man behind ‘Chefkraft’, Bangalore. Let’s spill the beans: L&S: … Continue reading Spill the Beans with Chefkraft

10 Tips to Satisfy Food Cravings

Of tasty snacks and local eats Tummy growling, mind howling… Grr… Groan… Grrrrrr… Doesn’t your tummy growling really upset you at times? Is it just hunger or something beyond that? When your mind plays tricks and you see the food you most desire everywhere, you start drooling and continue thinking about it all the time… till you get it. Are food cravings driving you to … Continue reading 10 Tips to Satisfy Food Cravings

Taming the Waters of Rishikesh

Of river rafting and kayaking   Turning dreams into reality… This time, exactly a year ago, we dreamt of a paradise full of beautiful things close to nature, a sky full of stars and the endless river alongside our camps. We woke up the next morning to preserve the bubble, blow some possibilities into it and geared up to fulfil those dreams. Our friends at … Continue reading Taming the Waters of Rishikesh

The temples of Cambodia – Part I: The Small Circuit

Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and more… Cambodia, the renowned Kingdom in South East Asia is known for its temples, architectural history, culture and food. Travelling to Cambodia would mean planning your itinerary well in advance. The country is so huge and so is the list of things to do, that planning a trip to the Indochina peninsula could get really overwhelming. Fret not, … Continue reading The temples of Cambodia – Part I: The Small Circuit

Top 10 Food Items at Siem Reap, Cambodia

Of coconuts and curries… Cambodian or Khmer cuisine is a perfect blend of flavours, textures, seasoning, sauces, herbs and edible flowers. Dine at the restaurants of Cambodia and you will know that rice is clearly their staple food. It is available at every meal, accompanied by tasty curries and sides. No wonder it houses nearly 2,000 varieties of rice cultivated over generations. The oldest living … Continue reading Top 10 Food Items at Siem Reap, Cambodia