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Dear Sam and Joe…

(or a non-exhaustive guide on where to take 8 year-olds in Paris….) When I was in Melbourne recently, I had the fortune to meet my best friend from childhood’s twin 8 year-old boys, Joe and Sam. After commenting on their little hoodies and penchant for wearing them even though it was relatively warm, I made […]

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The Plain of Jars Site 3, Laos

The Plain of Jars Site 3, Laos

Our favourite site of Jars was Site 3, about 10km south of Site 2, again on a hill-top. To get to the site, you have to hike about 1.5kn through rice paddies… Andup a steep hill past some friendly water buffaloes: At the top of the hill you see this: Yes, it was pretty hot […]

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The Plain of Jars Site 2, Laos

The Plain of Jars Site 2, Laos

After visiting The Plain of Jars Site 1, we headed on over to Site 2. It’s about 25km south of Phonsavan and features about 90 jars spread out across two hillsides. We drove to the base of the hills and walked up the steep (but short) path to reach the site. (yup, those are bullet […]

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The Plain of Jars Site 1, Laos

The Plain of Jars Site 1, Laos

When Neil read that the Plain of Jars remains one of the most dangerous archaeological sites in the world on Wikipedia, he was thrilled (this is the person who took a vacation in Iraq in the 1990s, you have to understand this..) The Lonely Planet states that: The Plain of Jars is a large area […]

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 – A culinary "laap" of Laos

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 – A culinary "laap" of Laos

Our Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 event was inspired by our recent trip to Laos. We had the idea of sharing our culinary adventures at Tamarind Restaurant‘s cooking school with some friends by recreating the experience in our tiny Toronto kitchen and/ or backyard, weather cooperating. If you have been following the blog, you will have […]

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