Indonesia
Accidental Funnies - Country Flags Made From Iconic National Foods

Accidental Funnies – Country Flags Made From Iconic National Foods

The interwebs is indeed limitless in its ability to entertain, but it is not always kittens and puppies that are amusing. Check out these country flags made up of iconic and traditional ingredients from each nation. For example, Italy as seen above is basil, tomatoes and pasta. Click...
Accidental Epicurean named in Viator's Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

Accidental Epicurean named in Viator’s Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2014

It is always wonderful to be recognized. After all, this is a hobby for me. It’s out of the pure love I have for travel, new experiences and my passion for food. I truly believe any culture – it’s history, tradition and future – can be understood through...
Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More...

Rules for Tipping in US, China, Thailand, Europe, UK, Brazil and More…

If you are like me, one of the things I always look up before I go to a new country is the rules of tipping or tipping etiquette. Being American, I come from a country where we tip for everything. If someone raises a hand to help you...
Luxury Hotels in Asia are Tops on the Conde Nast Traveler's Best 100 Hotel & Resorts in the World

Luxury Hotels in Asia are Tops on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Best 100 Hotel & Resorts in the World

Every year Conde Nast Traveler publishes a list of the 100 best hotel and resorts in the world. This year there are 15 of the 100 from Asia, and 1 in the top 10 here in Shanghai. I have had the good fortune to be able to stay...
The Great Berry Debate – Funny Things About Life in Asia

The Great Berry Debate – Funny Things About Life in Asia

It’s always an adventure ordering food in Asia, even in 5-star hotels I am in Jakarta at the moment, staying at the posh Ritz Carlton hotel and I just couldn’t resist sharing with you an admittedly mundane but seriously amusing experience I had this morning when ordering room...
A Weekend Trip from Singapore - Banyan Tree Bintan, Indonesia

A Weekend Trip from Singapore – Banyan Tree Bintan, Indonesia

A luxe weekend getaway just a couple of hours from Singapore (pictures from Banyan Tree Website) Singapore is a convenient hub – parts of Indonesia and Malaysia are next door neighbors and as such provide great options for short weekend trips vs. the slighty longer destinations of Thailand,...
Stunning Luxury Resort in Nusa Dua, the St Regis Bali

Stunning Luxury Resort in Nusa Dua, the St Regis Bali

Be pampered within an inch of your life at the St Regis Bali Resort With its opening in early 2009, this all suite hotel on the secluded barrier island of Nusa Dua changed the face of luxury in Bali. Typically I prefer a more modern design hotel…something spare...