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Rain and flooding – summer brings headaches for Thais

The Thai meteorological department has reported increased rains from the early morning to night which is caused by the La Nina weather system. Southern Thailand particularly will be affected by the rain, often causing flooding of towns, downpours of floods and landslides.

When to take precautions?

Experts tell it is better to take precautions around the rainy season from now until October. This period of time starts from January until October 2018 and will continue until at least the month of November.

Hence, it is advisable to pack a raincoat or scarf, as well as appropriate umbrella covering and even to pack some water for your home.

Recommended items for your home should include items such as lanterns, umbrellas, incense and loose papers and books. These items should not be taken out when coming into contact with water, as debris will be washed away in heavy rains and they could become damaged or destroyed.

To minimise damage, it is advisable to remove items such as stone art and construction material from the yard or structure.

Always clear any debris from gutters and downpours can only happen because of a strong downpour or monsoon.

When to leave your home?

It is best to leave your home, regardless of the weather conditions, when there is light downpour.

A loud rain sprinkle can be very irritating and unpleasant, so to avoid exposure to stress, it is best to leave your home when a faint downpour is carried with light swatches.

For example, if you have your window blinds in, it is better to leave them or move them to the far side of the room.

Generally, it is better to leave your home immediately after a light downpour.

Also, if you are a light sleeper or have problems sleeping, it is best to leave immediately to give your body time to recover from the downpour.

However, if you are normally outdoors, it is best to wait for the rain to dry off as it would be better to stay outside and re-apply the appropriate clothing to protect yourself.

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Beautiful Thai Adventure with Sukhothai Hotel Thailand

An underground fish and fruit farm, a cemetery, a waterfall – but can their adventure deter you from travelling to Sukhothai Hotel Thailand?

On a recent trip to Thailand, we took a short drive from Chiang Mai, to Don Muang where we stayed in the 5 dollar Sukhothai Hotel. With dark roadways and narrow streets, Sukhothai perfectly portrayed the thriving Thai culture. Far from the tourist traps and frills of the North, Sukhothai is almost hidden away.

The Sukhothai Hotel Sukhothai.

The Sukhothai Hotel Sukhothai.

The Sukhothai Hotel Sukhothai.

Sukhothai in Don Muang

We stopped in the city of Sukhothai. A sleepy fishing village, the architecture is beautiful and the town is small with one main road. We headed to the Sukhothai Hotel Sukhothai.

Above, the Sukhothai Hotel Sukhothai.

Going Down – Sukhothai Resort.

The Sukhothai Hotel Sukhothai.

Going Up – Tribute to Thai culture.

We checked in at the Sukhothai Hotels and everything was in order. We got a room with a balcony in the near neighborhood, for the little ones. Some people stayed here for 30 – 40$ a night (with one king size bed) and the over 30’s you were digging a deep pit in your pockets.

This is a, “Northern Building Style. Old restored to present. Due to climate, they can’t afford new construction.

This is a Mahout style. Some people made stories about the Mahouts. Before the change they were all wearing plastic materials. Now, they are all wearing traditional textile materials. The newer rooms show the roof has almost no watery area. We can see the roof shining in the summer months.

Sukhothai Resort

Tribute to Thai culture

We hopped in the jeep, and got to see more of the area, including checking out a green pond, two jungle bridges and the Bangkok River, which we felt was almost a small lake.

We learned the Sukhothai Grand Resort, is from the days of the Thai royal family. Thailand is very diverse and the values are different from the North.

Now, we were in the old part of town, and just trying to get off the road. We parked at the Ruang Ngong Cemetery and immediately went inside.

We found grave after grave, many over 100 years old. The graves that belonged to people who had been famous in the villages of Chiang Mai, I had forgotten about.

The multitude of dead people was mind-blowing. I had no idea there was that many graves here. The graves of dignitaries, famous entertainers and other residents of Chiang Mai.

When we left the cemetery, we noticed the Bangkok River bubbling up. Our coffee at Starbucks wasn’t bad.

When we were driving by the river, we saw a lot of bicycles. They were everywhere. Thailand and the North are environmentally friendly.

Sukhothai Hotels and Sukhothai Sukhothai Resort

Going up, we made the stop at Tribute to Thai Culture Museum. There was a display of many beautiful artifacts to enjoy.

Finally, the best part. On our second day in town, we drove on the Bangkok River, which is right next to Bangkok. We were advised to go slow, because the barge was very visible and very noisy.

We circled the city looking at the countless landmarks. It was a cultural journey and an amazing experience.

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Taking in all that Sukhothai has to offer

Thailand is a lovely destination with its charm and traditions

Thailand is blessed with beautiful landscapes, endless waterfalls, and fantastic resorts and beaches to be discovered and enjoyed.

The daily commute to Sukhothai was exhilarating; it felt like you were entering into a tropical rainforest under a canopy of trees, with exotic, sweet, sweet tropical blooms petering out and giving way to eerie, forbidding caves where your dogs could escape you.

The daily commute was unbeatable. It was as if I never left home, never left the air conditioned comfort of Sukhothai, and had set off on an adventure across the country with family friends or late night adventuring with my dogs to the tranquil parts of Thailand.

My vehicles were a reliable old Toyota 4×4 K.A.000 on the highway and a 2005 Nissan Navara I built myself from a salvaged Toyota K.A.000 piece, the latter that was stolen before being rebuilt in Rockhampton.

There was no doubt that coming from the chilly east side of Australia, to my comfortable, cushy and warm Sukhothai was a glorious reversal of fortune and an excellent recipe for adventure and fun.

The driving experience and the untouched scenery created a calming feeling; drivers couldn’t help but feel at ease as they paddled along in their cars on the natural waterways that criss-cross Thailand.

The brutal weather of Bangkok turned out to be as pleasant and a joy to drive as their counterparts, Samui and Phuket. It was one of those moments when you couldn’t wipe the smile off your face, and you couldn’t think of a better place to take your summer holiday for sure.

As the kilometres rolled by we were still bumping along and the miles and miles of countryside came alive with the continuous laughter of all those below. My friends have a photobooth built into the back of their vehicles, just in case you need a smooch or some self-justification for a long drive. It was an ideal setting to get your photo taken with your buddy driving and snuggle your nose right up into his chest as he films his friends. It’s pretty brilliant, I hear it’s quite popular.

Bubbles and wine served all along the highway brought us a sense of relaxation. In the lunch food line, I spotted some Thai laksa, a favourite from my home state, Western Australia. There were lots of other small eateries dotted throughout the area that I made several pit stops at to grab lunch. The same type of fare was available at many of the cafés and hotel restaurants throughout, consisting of salads, thai pork, panang curry, and cute cardamom pastry filled sandwiches that should have been sent to McDonald’s or KFC.

And as I left Sukhothai to return to Rockhampton, the grand total kilometres covered was only 5,863 kilometres, it seems like we had travelled all around every corner in Thailand!

For my next trip, I would consider a trip to the luxury resorts at Phuket and Phang Nga or Manado and the East Malaysian island of Batu Pahat.

Sukhothai Thailand

Sukhothai is a little known jewel in the Thai archipelago, a resort island near the Kyatchelling village. The last major invasion of the islands surrounding the main islands of Phuket and Phang Nga was in 1929, when the French and the British had a military base at Cattiname. Cattiname was still in France, but a large contingent of British troops from the other major town on these islands, Chiang Mai, evacuated the military base. They were permitted to stay in each other’s temporary bases for two years, but the residents in the south of the islands rebelled against the British and forced them to leave in 1933. Sukhothai was never under the control of British rule but so popular with tourists and the military forces at Phuket, much of the area was sold to the United States for protection until 2000, when Sukhothai became Thai territory.

The road to Sukhothai, a 10-hour drive (plus) from Phuket and Phang Nga was built in 1953 and still stands to this day, six miles long and with continuous stretches of paved and unpaved roads, there is a blend of long and short drives to offer. Sukhothai is not in the remotest area of Thailand but the area is located in the South, close to the vast undulating landscape that feels as though the Indian Ocean is receding into the distance.

Sukhothai’s main draws are the constant beach traffic and its most famous

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Top Tips for a Trip to Thailand

Many travel bloggers have been recommending Thailand as a great destination for its amazing beaches, even in the shadow of the uncertainty about travel changes in Thailand. These trips need not be a last-minute trip in a flurry and should be planned far in advance to enjoy the best Thai beach life.

Travellers who enjoy the Thailand scenery will enjoy living there, which is why it is appropriate to plan that beautiful trip. Some bloggers recommend the foreign tourist sites and culture, which is why there are also Thai tourist attractions in Thailand which one needs to visit to experience the authentic Thai culture.

Meet the Top Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) “Thailand Country Guide” for 2019. This famous travel blogger recommends Thailand ahead of the other destinations. She covers useful tips for the holiday in Thailand as well as the new resort communities and updated destination attractions. And she also includes reviews of tourist attractions and resorts. These are the top tips and tricks, which make your Thailand trip better.

Tip 1: Protect you money in Thailand

Thailand offers many things to tourists and is considered the “Money-making Place of the World”. However, you need to make sure that you use proper practices for safe international traveling. This means that you need to protect your money.

You need to adhere to several practices for safe international travel. For instance, you need to choose low-cost currency exchanges to carry your hard-earned money. You can go by using the best airports for bank branches and helping the bank to provide you with good services. You need to be well informed regarding international financial movements, by checking which countries provide you with the security of your money. You also need to talk to the financial authorities for their advice regarding international banking transactions.

The TAT does not provide for the safety of your money on international trips. In Thailand, you should compare all potential exchange methods at your destination for best possible results. You can make the most of the authenticity in Thailand to avoid risks abroad.

Tip 2: Take good photos at the Thai beaches

The real attraction of Thailand is its great beaches and other destinations. The place is also famous for its amazing variety of places to visit. Generally, you should start your Thailand vacation by going to the most beautiful places for some relaxing time. You need to follow these basic advice for making the Thai beach places most appealing for tourists.

Thailand has many great destinations where you can take photos to have some fun at the beach. You need to respect the culture of the place you are visiting and you need to walk around to take any photographs for the safety of yourself. You may feel more comfortable going to places with a low fan culture and where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the place. Sometimes, you may find others using dangerous methods to get their photos taken. Therefore, it is essential to preserve your personal safety and start with the right set of techniques when you arrive at the destination to have some more fun and experience the Thai culture.

Tip 3: Improve your Thai food skills

With numerous Thai food options, you need to know the way to taste the rice, meat, seafood and vegetables. Thailand has many delicious street food offerings. You should choose the proper place to order the foods from. Also, you need to know when the food is ready before eating it.

As the cultures change, so do the popular tastes of Thai food. Since Thailand is not the only place to have perfect foods to enjoy, it’s important to research on various tourist attractions and places for getting good food. Avoid areas with poor cooking techniques and poor eating culture. When you get ready to eat food, you need to observe a little knowledge of the culinary practices. You can learn about the different fruits by taking a recipe book. Then you can research Thai recipes and spread these tips to other visitors.

Tip 4: Visit the tourist attraction houses of TAT

A lot of people visiting Thailand during the holidays would want to see the various souvenir centers in Bangkok and other tourism attractions. However, you need to visit the tourist attraction houses of the TAT to identify the newest visitor attractions in Thailand. It may be expensive, but you are sure to find some great treasures for your holidays.

Thailand is the best place to experience amazing beaches and resorts for travellers who enjoy visiting the country. At the same time, it is one of the safest countries to travel. So you need to really know how to prepare and respect the locals. You also need to understand what safe traveling means for you, so that you can have a good tour.

On the surface, you might think that Thailand is not safe to visit. But, you need to understand that Thailand is a safe place where safety is the prime goal. And the information for the visitors has been updated by the TAT very often. You will find amazing Thailand at the best at no cost

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Ayutthaya: Thailand’s Grand Tourist Destination

You may not know the name of Ayutthaya, but it’s probably safe to say that you’ve seen it on television or have heard the names of its popular cultural icons: the Wat Maha Nakhon, Sommany Bridge, and the Wat Diacleit. One of the hottest places to visit in Thailand today, Ayutthaya looks like a sleepy village in Eastern North Thailand. It has a booming nightlife, as well as over 250 boutiques, over 30 restaurants, and tour operators for everyone. Check out these 8 destinations and get your tour planner on to this quaint little Thai place in Chonburi!

Soera Temple

Soera Temple (Chantag Phra) holds history in its heart. It was the largest religious temple in Thailand, and the largest one in Asia, in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is now one of the most important Buddhist temples in Chonburi.

No. 1 Basang Kayun

Ura Sang can be discovered at the end of the sandy beach of Kow Kwan. Located on the way to Dambaung, the number 1 Basang Kayun means sanctified kings. It can host up to 3000 pilgrims (shin you). The venue also has some much loved Bidde Priests and the full heritage mosque, the Bidde Muslim Mosque.

Nong San Temple

The gleaming steel temple of Nong San, located at the temple wall at Khao Samborow, can be found in the country’s main western cultural center – Ayutthaya. And this magnificent temple, designed by Dusit Thani (Thailand’s oldest and highest property developer) and architect Praarn Lamul Khunkit Wannokot is one of Thailand’s most modern architectural monuments.

Byon Jor Mosque

Built in 1927, the Byon Jor Mosque in Ayutthaya is one of Thailand’s very first mosques. The mosque consists of 35 minarets, mostly adorned with silver, gold and silver leaf. The basic Mārān’ah wa Sharī’ah of the visitors is the domes and the round Urssi wal Ghyār-e-Taiban, where Khuraisan are taken to be purified and cleanse their bodies. Its steeple is equally decorated, and the minarets are illuminated with white light. This mosque has been declared both a world heritage site and an important place of Islamic heritage by UNESCO. It is a very significant religious architecture, and it can comfortably accommodate up to 3000 people.

The Seven Pagodas

One of the most famous achievements in architectural design in modern Thailand was brought by British-Thai architect Surinder Singh Jethwa – whose son Noorie is the current Director of the Chonburi Tourist Association. Its remarkable and amazing experience ranges from a complete airport of replica pagodas built and operated by the visitors, a maze of 117 steps to top of a pagoda, a replica of the Palace of the Eight Winds, a deep canal of water, as well as 1,300 statues of warrior monks and others. Its attraction is its in-depth observation of the nature of the complex, and a work in progress. It is certainly a great piece of archaeological curiosities.

Nong Mui Dar Pêt

Pêt í Mui Dar Pêt is situated in the middle of the chaotic border border area of the Laos and Thailand. This nature-resort tourism destination is close to the south of the Deep South of Thailand, and the combined advantage of wildlife and nature is apparent here. The Chonburi province of Ayutthaya is surrounded by 11 really cool mountain ranges. The eco-friendly nature resort here is mainly located along the chars like Bhotthafat Puang, Tom-ibthon Puang and Phan Bikevara. This place is designed for travellers who take the national green trail and are into green nomads lifestyle. The temperature can even drop to 10 degrees for them to bask in the chilly temperatures and enjoy the fantastic hiking trails and countryside scenery.

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Wake Up to a Wake-Up Call: The Phang Nga Bay Tour

The Phang Nga Bay Tour is another great way to fully explore the world’s most famous paradise and explore it while on the go. However, the best way to be sure you’re seeing just how great the Bay is is to check out the Discover Phang Nga Bay website.

The site will guide you in embarking on a walking tour for a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the Bay’s famed beaches and scenery. Arrive on the Bay at a hotel or in a restaurant, and see where the Phang Nga Bay tour leaves off. Usually the entire tour takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete, so schedule a soak-in time in the morning of your tour time, and select a place for your wake-up. Booking online will help you get a more accurate description of the Bay that you can incorporate into your own tour.

You’ll see where sea turtles lay their eggs, many of which can be found in surrounding villages and on beachfronts. You’ll also see an Albatross colony on the nearby Korib Pran Bridge that attracts in the tens of thousands of seabirds each year. And there’s not a cloud in the sky either – every day, residents wake up to sunrise on the Bay, sometimes even seeing rainbows.

Since the Bay is an underdeveloped area, planning your excursion can help you and your entire party get the most out of your stay. The Bay is also easy to drive in – a good 30 minutes from Phuket’s Samui Region. Some bikes are also available for hire from one of the harborfront hotels along the Bay. While these bikes aren’t for the faint of heart – they’re for those looking to see some pretty amazing scenery and get some exercise at the same time.

After you’ve taken your tour through the bay’s beaches and barracudas, you can take a boat to Thai Nanglong for dinner. Thai Nanglong is the popular pub for Mango Beach’s day drinkers. Start your evening with a libation, and savor a traditional Thai dish of Phang Massa Co. – spicy sweet curry with seafood and chicken.

But all these restaurants and activity ideas aren’t for the faint of heart. The Phang Nga Bay Tour is a great excuse to take a break from your day in Phuket and enjoy some stellar food, drinks, and fascinating views – for a fraction of the price of a trip to Phuket itself.

Asia Travel Tips

Travellers with travel allergies, for example, should be prepared for potential cross-contamination during food preparation. Take certain precautions (like using the on-board counter to cook your meal), and use these food precautions to avoid chemical contamination.

For the most part, tourists are safe from infection during the Phang Nga Bay tour, unless you contact the beach known for its Galapagos tortoises, and try to contact the Baiwon barracudas, which can be found throughout the Bay. Be sure to contact the Home For Care International Office for other illness-causing advice.

About James Bond Island

As a Caribbean nation, Thailand provides the perfect opportunity to commune with nature. The Phang Nga Bay Tour is a chance to experience some of that same climate in an exclusive area of Phuket. The best way to get there is to take a day trip from Samui, about 30 minutes from Phuket. This includes stops at popular beach bars and eateries along Phang Nga Bay, but more importantly, it offers an immersion in the country’s history and culture.

This excerpt of James Bond Island was part of a press release from Discover Phang Nga Bay, Phuket’s official travel and tourism publication.

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Hotel Rates Are Up in Chiang Mai. One Contenders And Your Tip Will Fly for Food!

Hotel rates are up in Chiang Mai. The number of registered operators in the city has increased by an unbelievable 20%+ over last year. Conventions and meetings have also gone up by a 10% +% over last year! Chiang Mai International Airport reports that half of all international travelers checking in there are coming for a business trip.

Hotel rates in Chiang Mai are pretty good but come with a catch. The city has no central transport system, it’s very difficult to find a taxi in the city and property prices will never be quite as low as in Hua Hin.

But what I discovered when I moved to Chiang Mai in mid-July this year was that the city’s restaurants have managed to raise the ante in terms of service and availability. It’s amazing how fast I’ve become accustomed to. One of the great events in Chiang Mai is the exchange of chadacha restaurants. Each one offers a different cuisine but many have an appearance to them that makes them slightly similar, so when you’re on holiday in the Kingdom of Thailand there’s nothing to choose between these.

And they’re not just chadacha that’s available in Chiang Mai… You can find crepes, Tex-Mex, Mexican, Korean, Filipino, Thai, African (plenty of restaurants that take both Thai and English as official languages), all with some variation…

This is all thanks to the fabulous Asian restaurant in the Chiang Mai city center known as Vespa on Hartipok. The restaurant takes its name from the Vespa, a sleek leather motorcycle, but there are more important things to the restaurant. It’s a place you want to eat at: it has good, high quality dishes cooked with love.

And it’s a place you go to, regularly and heavily tipped to increase the energy and bring in the tourists. Any more than a 30% gratuity is better than no gratuity. Let me tell you how popular it is. Most nights, I see queues of people waiting for their turn. And yet there’s often no seating. You have to stand.

But wait, this isn’t the usual kind of Thai bar or restaurant with the usual kind of waiters and waitresses. Vespa at Hartipok is run and run very professionally. It’s a bit like a small, slick restaurant in Australia or Singapore. The Thai woman at the front of the restaurant will allow you to order right away but get the food ready as soon as it arrives so you don’t have to stand in the hallway. You’re often sat down before you even realize you’re there.

And at the end of your meal, you’re left to pick up all the plates and serve the next group. Don’t you find this lovely? The food is fantastic and is prepared and cooked very perfectly. At times you can order a whole fish in chadacha and then be charged an extra 20% or 30% on top of your basic bill…

And the service is – yes – first class. And you don’t even feel it. You don’t feel as if the staff are bothering you to get you to order. On the contrary, you feel good about yourself for having the confidence to make the extra payment.

But what really gets me is at the end of the evening, I’m offered a drink with hot brown spirits in a mayan curry bowl. Yes, the staff get round the new budget by charging a little extra for the liquor. I’m like, “What on earth is that?” So when I ask, they say: “These are for the good customers…” And then they wait for me to sign up for it before they give me a glass to drink. You can’t ask for anything else and the server is there to collect your hard-earned tip!

And it’s only during the evening that you’ll find a table outside. There’s not enough room in the restaurant for you to sit and eat and sit, on the tables outside. This is as cheap as food can be in the rain and a lovely way to wind down the night.

Until next time…

Will Fly for Food

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The Best Thai Beaches In Southeast Asia

Thailand’s beaches are unquestionably one of the best in the world, as the country has become one of the most preferred tourist destinations not only in Asia but globally as well. In order to see them, you can jet to Thai beaches within minutes if you’re fancy, but if you are not, here are our guide on where to go, so that you’ll see Thailand’s best beaches with either distance or time in between.

Which Thai Beaches Should You Visit?

If you’re obsessed with Thailand’s beaches, I wouldn’t fault you if you say that you want to see all of them. Any tourist that wants to know what to go and where to go when they go to Thailand should go and check out the country’s best beaches. And if you want to dive a little deeper into Thailand’s best beaches, let’s have a look at Bangkok and beyond.

Which Thai Beaches Are Worth Going To?

Vattikuti is a beach in Rayong Province with a dramatic landscape. There’s a monument in the waters there. Source: Gizmodo

There are many islands like Samui, Phuket, Koh Samui, Pattaya, and Patong that are included in that list. But, the choice is impossible because no matter where you go, you’ll surely find Thailand’s best beaches. It is the country’s most well-known playground that attracts millions of tourists from around the world every year.

Or, if you are ready to spend the most amount of money, head to Surin Island to Chaweng Island. With hotels and tourist destinations in every corner of the island, it’s the place to visit on a budget, if you really want to save money on Thailand’s beaches.

Which Thai Beaches Are Worth Seeing With A Family?

Koh Tao. Source: Kihwan Magazine

Located on the Andaman Sea, Koh Tao has a huge selection of hotels. Along with it, there’s a beach that’s known for being full of naked tourists. This one is full of swimming pools and areas for group activities. Or if you want to create your own adventure, head to Somsanga Beach, which is a great place to surf the water for free. And with 4 resorts on each island, there are also plenty of convenient places to find the best restaurants.

Which Thai Beaches Are Worth Visiting With Travelers?

Chaweng Island

Source: Gizmodo

Since Chaweng Island is located on a small island, it can be seen from the third island that a bit farther away from Chaweng Island. This island is also one of the best ones for fishing, which is an important trade for this area. You can also spend some time kayaking, sailing, or sailing in the water from here.

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Will Fly for Food – Andalucia’s Dos Pebrots

If you’re not familiar with the wines of Andalucía, a region within the northeast corner of the Spanish nation, then it might be time to brush up on your Spanish wine knowledge. That’s why we’re proud to introduce you to Dos Pebrots – an Andalucian classic.

Dos Pebrots

When you walk into Dos Pebrots, you’ll be greeted by a simple yet elegant interior. The dark wood table seating complements the white table cloth, making for a lively atmosphere. Inside the bar and main room, there’s an unexpected moment in time – the beautiful floral lining of the booth seats perfectly matching the bottles perched on top.

Blast from the Past – La Parrilla

A few doors down is the bar and room dedicated to La Parrilla (The Bottle). While this whole place feels rustic and intimate, it’s not exactly an intimate space. However, it is certainly a page out of time, like many classic Spanish small plates bars. Why book a spot in here when you can just walk around the back, walk in to the door and order from the door? The main menu focuses on sharing, but there are also a few standouts.

Bellota de Fideos – 20€

Ahi Tartare – 15€

The Bellota de Fideos is perfect for the ravenous finisher. This dish has a chicken stew infused with herbs and spices and served over a bed of fine gnocchi. Another must-try is the ahi tartare. This dish has been made almost locally since its inception a few decades ago and is still a crowd favorite – like all of their dishes! The addition of masa croutons rounds out this tasty dish.

Dos Pebrots

Aromatic Recuerdos

After a few rounds of ordering, you’ll find yourself hooked on all the dishes on the menu – you simply can’t miss them. Also, when you spot a dish that you know, you can’t miss ordering it. Yes, you would think all the dishes would be served in a prominent spot on the menu, but that’s not always the case. Thankfully, they place all of their tasty dish on the rear side of the menu, so you have time to decide.

Sunsets from the Kitchen

Thanks to the lively background music, the beautiful décor, and some nifty flights of tastes, you have a view of the kitchen throughout the night. The house speciality is always Sunday 11:00PM – after sunsets, you can taste the starlight exploding against the north San Agustín hilltop terrace.

Salad Game – Saladful of soups

Another of our favorite things to do here is look for a tray set out on the front bar table, filled with salad soups. If you’re adventurous, you can go for the La Cumparsita – a traditional Andalucian soup. If you’re too timid, you can still get some flavor from the other soups and cold ones.

The most expensive dish on the menu is the Pork Tequila – a dish comprised of slow cooked pork ribs infused with bonito from Japan, jalapeno, and tequila. At 8€, this is the dish that gets the nod for being one of the more pricey items. To make it even more exciting, you can pick a flavor or two from the many cúrate options and add it to your plate.

Other Dishes

Here’s what you can order!

Snacks

Bulla de Soda

Savoury jalapeno crisps

Cup of soup

Burrata with Warm Coriander Nut Bread

Assorted plates of charcuterie

Pork butt with Asado Pork

Sophisticated Sandwiches

Oscar de Melos de Octa (Oscar of the Porker)

Avocado toast

Supper plates

Bar Pecan

White Potato Pie

Carrot and Whole-Spice Ice Cream

Cedar Bun

Spinach Salad

Coffee and spiciness

Cake

Photo of The Porter by DumpstheCopper Cutter

About Will Fly for Food

Will Fly for Food is a food blog run by three friends. Their goal is to take epicures, local chefs, beer lovers, food activists, and anyone else in the worlds of food and culture and combine the wisdom gained from such a community.

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These Singapore-Jakarta Big Trip Trips Start at $1800

If you are looking for a taste of Bali in the same vein as how New Yorkers enjoy everything at restauranteurs who live upstate in the Hudson Valley, we would suggest you visit Ubud and Muna in Seminyak. Bali being considered the Indonesian Christmas because it’s declared on December 26, most holiday restaurants will be still around in these small, yet happy, villages.

It’s hard to choose just 14 restaurants because of the sheer number of cuisines on offer in these villages. A few can be found in West Java. One such restaurant is Muna, a New World restaurant. Unlike many of its peers that would sell six spoons at $3 each, Muna has only seven. Four of these are half spoons, the other four are full spoons and a spoon for every item on the menu. Owner Saly Sarjo says they decided to go with an old-school restaurant pricing scheme because they wanted to appeal to the local market and not to tourists who might be ordering the six spoons at $3 each.

Unlike many of the restaurants described in Bali Food Guide, Muna is on the ground floor of a cheap and cheerful, small two-story house with brightly lit glass walkways with red lights. Everything in Muna is beyond reasonable compared to the prices at a Big Box.

In fact, even though $10 Bali Food Guide suggested you double your meal by ordering drinks and snacks, we don’t think this approach is necessary. Standard snacks are just $2 and most drinks are 30 cents. The samples of mak (pork) and crickets (boiled to be sent to hospitals for diseases such as tuberculosis) are extremely yummy. Also, back in the 1980s the area was not as well known, and the restaurant served seafood.

There are also lots of restaurants in Ubud and Seminyak that serve the same dishes over and over again. If the dish has already been served in Ubud and Seminyak, you don’t have to pay twice. Besides the usual seafood, this type of restaurant brings you crab, chicken, beef, scallops, and various fried foods (because why not try some fried prawn?).

The town of Jalan Sulawesi, one of Bali’s main drag, is the busy one for all types of restaurants, starting with cafes and cafes serving coffee, such as Banke. For a relaxed evening, nearby is a park where people go to eat lunch. Such places have no rooftop.

To start and to end your Bali journey with the two best restaurants in Ubud and Seminyak, try the following three restaurants, known by their “Kang”, “Ran” and “Warisan” plates.

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