United Arab Emirates (UAE) History

Are you intrigued about the Middle Eastern countries? Have you visited any yet? Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen are all considered to be part of the Middle East. This post is about the United Arab Emirates, and you should consider it as your next vacation destination. The UAE is itself comprised of seven states. More on that later. Let’s dive into some fun facts and history about this great country.

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) History

Thailand Restaurants

If you’ve made Thailand one of your vacation destinations, you’ll probably want to do some research on food.  We have you covered.

If you want to eat well in Thailand, you can go to plenty of night food market locations in many of the cities. The food is great, but you might want to bring along someone who can speak Thai with you. For this post, I’ll tell you about sit-down restaurants that we’ve enjoyed.

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Thailand Restaurants

Thailand Hotels

If you have made Thailand a vacation destination, you will need to know about hotels.
We’ve seen a lot of Thailand over the years. We’ve been back a few times already. Here are some very nice hotels in Bangkok, Phuket and Hua Hin.

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Thailand Hotels

Fun Facts About Thailand

Is it time to plan a destination vacation? How about Asia? We have fun facts about Thailand in this post. Thailand is a country located in Southeast Asia, known for its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and delicious cuisine. Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of rice, and rice is a staple food in Thai cuisine. Thai cuisine is known for its bold flavors and use of herbs and spices, including lemongrass, galangal, and chili peppers. Is it time to start planning your vacation? As a traveler, here are some fun facts to consider about Thailand. In this post I’ll give you a little history about the country and the top five destinations you should consider exploring.

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Fun Facts About Thailand

Singapore Fun Facts

Have you been to Singapore? You should add it as a destination vacation. Singapore is both a city and a country. It is a sovereign city-state located in Southeast Asia. It is unique in that it is a single city that functions as an independent country. The entire land area of Singapore is considered one urban area, and the city itself is the capital and the largest city of the country.

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Singapore Fun Facts

Sakura – Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

Is Japan on your list for destinations for vacations yet? I worked in Japan on three separate occasions. The first time I stayed in a hotel. It was nice but it was limiting when you are staying for months at a time. I remember when I ordered pizza to be delivered to the hotel and the hotel told the driver to go away. I guess I wasn’t supposed to have pizza delivered because it was a nice hotel.

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Sakura – Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

Osaka Bars and Nightlife

If you are coming to Osaka as a destination location, you might want to try a guided tour of the nightlife in the area. Osaka is very safe and you could definitely work your way around to places where your native language is understood. However, we wanted to experience it as a real local. We wanted a tour where the Japanese hang out.

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Osaka Bars and Nightlife

Attraction: Le Petit Chef

This post is all about a restaurant (and attraction) at our hotel. Madeline and I traveled to Bali and stayed at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Bali. Luckily for us, they added a new restaurant called Le Petit Chef. We had heard of this concept, but we really knew very little about it. If you look at the chef in the picture, he’s taller than Madeline but inside, he’s much smaller.

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Attraction: Le Petit Chef

Restaurants in Bali

If you are coming to Indonesia, you are in for a treat if you sample the local cuisine. Indonesian food is characterized by a combination of flavors, spices, and cooking techniques that are unique to the country. Here are some examples of the variety of Indonesian food

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Restaurants in Bali

Grand Hyatt Bali Resort

Imagine coming to a beautiful resort and you see these two lovely Balinese ladies greeting welcoming you to the resort. Pretty nice huh? If you are looking for a destination vacation – you’ll love this resort. I know for a USA traveler, it’s a long way from home but it is worth it. At this resort, you step into another culture, and we felt like there was almost a time warp. Things slowed down. People were always smiling. The staff were always looking out for us.

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Grand Hyatt Bali Resort