Sunday, May 8, 2016

Loui Loui Seafood Boil in the suburbs of Boston



The Mo and I haven't really been venturing out to try new restaurants much but we kept seeing Facebook friends pics and updates about this new seafood boil restaurant in Stoneham.

The restaurant opened back earlier this year and is located in a strip plaza. Parking is plentiful.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Good Happy Hour Specials at Lui Lui


One of the cons of living in Massachusetts is the restriction of booze related Happy Hour Specials.  Restaurants and bars can offer half off appetizer specials but they cannot discount anything alcohol related as a "special". Pricing has to be consistent throughout the day/week.

Luckily for us, we live 13 minutes from the New Hampshire border and Nashua has some great Happy Hour specials. Pizzico and the Billards has some great specials where you can imbibe without feeling broke.

The Mo and I were Nashua on a random Tuesday night and wanted to grab some food. We saw a sign by Lui Lui that read "All Day Happy Hour" on Tuesdays so we turned into the parking lot.  I haven't been to this place since HIGH SCHOOL! 

Since it was a week night, the place was pretty empty.

We were seated in a booth and the server brought over some menus.

Monday, April 18, 2016

I ran my FIRST 5K in the Good Times Running Series in Lowell


Last week, I bit the bullet and signed up for the Good Times Running Spring Series. I've never done a 5K before nor have I ever run outside before. I'm not sure why I signed up, I just did it.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sok San Beach Resort in Koh Rong Cambodia


The Mo was adamant that we spend a few nights on the remote island of Koh Rong in Cambodia. At first, I was a bit apprehensive. I read that there was limited electricity, no AC and expensive food and drinks. What would we do all day?

After some research, I found Sok San Beach Resort, a Khmer style beach resort on Koh Rong Island with its own restaurant, beach bar and most importantly, AC!  Coincidentally, the crew of Survivor stayed in this resort while filming the popular reality TV show on the island.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Phnom Penh - Off the Beaten Path


If you've already done the Royal Palace, Wat Phnom, Tuol Sleng museum etc. (or aren't interested), here are 10 fun ways to pass time in the busy capital of Cambodia.

1.  Dinner & a Movie - VIP Style 
Deadpool was released in the states while we were in transit to Cambodia.  The Mo couldn't wait to come back to the states to watch the R-rated comic book film starring Ryan Reynolds.  We headed to Major Cineplex the new Aeon Mall by the Russian embassy in Phnom Penh

VIP tickets are $15.00 each and includes an alcoholic beverage and snack. There is a separate waiting area for VIP guests with plush couches and a bartender to serve the complimentary drink and snack for each guest.


Friday, February 19, 2016

Otres Beach 2 - the best beach in mainland Cambodia

Otres Beach 2
One can argue that Sokha Resort has the best beachfront location in Sihanoukville, but I beg to differ. Although the beach is nice, its limited to guests staying at the resort.  Therefore, it lacks the character of a Southeast Asian beach.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Infinity pool at Queenco Victory Beach Sihanoukville


To get from Siem Reap to Sihanoukvile, it was a short 45 minute flight.  The flight costs a little over $100.00 after all the taxes and fees but the Mo paid a little bit more and upgraded us to business class.

There are no jet way in Sihanoukville and everyone has to deplane using the stairs provided and walk into the airport whether you were an economy ticket holder or greater.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Best boutique hotel in Siem Reap with private plunge pool


Finding accommodation for our vacations can be overwhelming.  For each trip, I browse many websites such as Tripadvisor.com,  Booking.com, Agoda.com, Airbnb.com for international travel and sometimes Expedia.com and Orbitz.com for domestic travel. I read a good amount of reviews and view hundreds of photos before making a selection.  Even after I make a selection, I often cancel the reservation and make new ones before the trip if a better opportunity is available.  Luckily most websites have free cancellations up to a few days before the actual trip.  Some even have a "Pay Later" option so my credit card doesn't even get charged.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Best Loc Lac at Mahob Khmer Restaurant in Siem Reap


Mahob Khmer was conveniently located a short walk from our stay at De Sarann Villa in Siem Reap Cambodia. After a long morning of temples and waterfalls, the Mo and I walked to Mahob Khmer for a late lunch.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Khmer Cocktail Class at Asana


Sure, most people go to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat but the resort town has much more to offer in addition to ancient temples and ruins.  Most itineraries revolve around early morning sunsets at Angkor complex, afternoons in the markets or by the hotel pool (or for some, even more temples!) When the sun sets, there's lively Pub Street.