If you’ve followed the blog for any period of time, you should know that Chris and I are foodies. Not in a pretentious way, i.e. eating at all the fine dining, fancy restaurants. We just like good food, and like finding it for a good price, especially when we travel and spend time in other cultures. We love finding the best flavors that a place has to offer, with a fun atmosphere, all while keeping it affordable!
Tokyo is a HUGE city and is super overwhelming when you’re trying to decide what to do with a 12-hour layover. The more research we did, the less interested I became in the Tokyo Tower, animal-themed cafes, Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town, and all other typical touristy Tokyo things. I found myself wanting a small taste of a more authentic Tokyo, to get beneath the skin of what this huge city seemed to offer.
Of all things that Cambodia is known for, Angkor Wat is probably what comes to mind when you think of this beautiful country. It’s the icon that is on the Cambodian flag, a huge tourist attraction, the name of their traditional lager beer, not to mention the largest religious monument in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site. The temple complex measures about 402 acres, with a number of temple sites to visit
Half cafe half architecture firm, The Barn Eatery and Design was started by a few students from Chiang Mai University – who, instead of handing in a final portfolio, decided to design a cafe and present a real functioning place as their final project! This cafe is located near the beautiful Wat Suan Dok Temple, in a super cute neighborhood. It’s full of antique decor, with mismatching chairs and tables, fun decorations, and a beautiful garden and patio area with more seating and lots of greenery.
Chiang Mai, Thailand has been on our bucket list for a long time. One of our closest friends lived there for a few years, and we’ve heard great things from others who’ve traveled there and thus wanted to check it out for ourselves. Since we were in Thailands neighboring country of Cambodia for work this fall and had a long weekend off for Thanksgiving, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to go.