The Sticky Rice Club

The Sticky Rice Club

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 18 Comments

My name is Gabriella and I’m a sticky-rice-aholic. In fact since leaving Laos, I think I am suffering from a serious case of withdrawal.  It is a relationship that is pure. No fancy contraption is needed, no spoon, fork or chopstick, just you and your ball of sticky rice. Some people prefer the simple bowl […]

Nobody Goes to…Savannakhet

Nobody Goes to…Savannakhet

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Nobody Goes to ..., Travelogue | 14 Comments

How does a place capture your heart and memory? Is it the splendid setting, the luscious landscape, the opulent architecture, the smiling people, that memorable plate of food or the sun that set at just the right angle while you were walking by? Because Savannakhet has all that and something more. What other destinations on […]

Laos Jungle Papaya Salad

Laos Jungle Papaya Salad

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 2 Comments

Leeches are not in my OK list. I know they are technically harmless, but the idea of a tiny worm turning into a giant blood-filled slug at my expense is not convincing. There is no rationality to this of course, which is how I ended up trekking in dense 35 degrees jungle heat wrapped from […]