Batik Painting Demo at Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Exploring the artsy roots of Malaysia…  A staycation is always a wise choice when you have a short weekend with no travels lined up. You spend enough time exploring what’s in your own city rather than travelling outside. Last month, we spent a good deal of time checking out the art-laden roots of Malaysia. Yes, we are talking about the traditional form of painting, namely … Continue reading Batik Painting Demo at Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Malioboro Street in Indonesia: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Exploring the busy street on an alarm clock…    Malioboro Street or Jalan Malioboro, as it is commonly called, is one of the busiest streets of Yogyakarta (Jogja), Indonesia. In its 1-kilometre stretch, you can see old colonial-style as well as modern buildings and numerous hotels in the vicinity. It remains open 24 hours. Yes, the street doesn’t sleep, only gets dull by about 11.30 … Continue reading Malioboro Street in Indonesia: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Southeast Asia’s 7 Most Bizarre Foods: How Far Can You Go?

Of weird food and a hidden message…   From honey bees and frogs to blood cubes and eyes, I’ve had them all. Well, not yet. The best is yet to come. Here’s a run-down of some of the most bizarre foods in Southeast Asia. Would you dare to try?… Although it may not sound bizarre to the people residing in SE Asia, it could make … Continue reading Southeast Asia’s 7 Most Bizarre Foods: How Far Can You Go?

Why We Love Travelling for Food (and You Should Too!): About Travel&Spice

Travel, spice and everything nice… Reminder: You are at Lyf&Spice. This is a space for Travel and Food alike. We love eating as much as we love travelling. We bet you do too! Night markets and food streets are our favourite places Born to eat: I was born to eat! Folks often tell me that I used to screech if I wouldn’t get round-2 of … Continue reading Why We Love Travelling for Food (and You Should Too!): About Travel&Spice

Food and Cultural Extravaganza at Kota Bharu: Kelantan Festival

Calling all festival-lovers… Malaysia really knows how to celebrate festivals and stir some magic with traditional performances. We hear of food fests, cultural festivals and creative competitions every now and then. Although it has been raining for the past few days, it hasn’t dampened the spirit of the people out here. Presenting one such beautiful festival connected deeply to the roots of the State -> … Continue reading Food and Cultural Extravaganza at Kota Bharu: Kelantan Festival

Blogtober Challenge: Why I Signed Up For The Blogathon

Pushing the limits of blogging… (100th post)             What does October signify: Oktoberfest, Halloween, Diwali or something else? The month of October had always been a pretty regular one for me all these years – no birthdays or anniversaries to celebrate, no special blog posts to line up. Just like any other month in the month of blogging, this too … Continue reading Blogtober Challenge: Why I Signed Up For The Blogathon