Luwak Coffee Tasting at Indonesia – Coffee or Poop?

Would you try a cuppa? Lyf&Spice went coffee-tasting. Yes, we had coffee, not poop! Coffee means different things to different people. For some, it’s their dose of morning freshness, for the others it’s a concoction of inspiration. For us, Kopi Luwak was an experience! What is it? We had always wanted to try Kopi Luwak. In simple terms, it is the coffee obtained from the poop … Continue reading Luwak Coffee Tasting at Indonesia – Coffee or Poop?

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Halong Bay Cruise: 24 Hours amidst Limestone Rocks

Cruising our way through paradise… Halong Bay, known as one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature, happens to be a World Heritage Site since 1994. This Bay of Descending Dragons (Ha Long) in the Quang Ninh Province of Vietnam is full of limestone rock formations of different shapes and sizes, small islands and a few caves. Based on our 24-hour experience at Halong Bay, … Continue reading Halong Bay Cruise: 24 Hours amidst Limestone Rocks

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

Vietnam Guide: 20 Travel Tips to Plan Your Vacation

Handy tips and tricks… [+visa discount] Planning a trip to Vietnam? Here are some handy tips and tricks, and all that you need to know to keep your travel woes at bay. Documents: Having the required documentation in place is a necessity. Besides a valid passport, you need to get your pre-approved letter before-hand, from an agency, and carry its print-out, in order to get … Continue reading Vietnam Guide: 20 Travel Tips to Plan Your Vacation

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 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

A Guide to Jungle Hiking in Cameron Highlands

Lost in the jungle trails…   The best way of exploring the woods or deep jungles is by hiking your way through. I am not a hard-core hiker, choosing the toughest trails and climbing ledges as I scale up. However, I enjoy an easy to moderate level of hike that makes me happy and exposes the untapped, virgin woods of the city. Keeping the concept … Continue reading A Guide to Jungle Hiking in Cameron Highlands

Strawberry Picking at Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

To do or not to do? Surfing Cameron Highlands online: Utter the words ‘Cameron Highlands’ and people will ask you to visit the strawberry fields, TripAdvisor will list it in its top few activities and  Google will bombard you with bucket loads of these red berries. Whether you should head to the strawberry farms or not, I’d say… read on and figure out for yourselves… … Continue reading Strawberry Picking at Cameron Highlands, Malaysia