Author: John Michael

Heavenly Bankoks McDonalds Fried Pie Heaven

“Should I go over to that McDonalds and see what they got?” “I know you’re going to go over there regardless of what I say.” Bangkok’s McDonalds Fried Pie Heaven TL;DR 4 Different Fried Flavor Goodness So Much Better Than Baked Pie Did I Mention the 4 Flavors? One thing I love while traveling other than taking in the local culture, the local flavors, and the local sights is looking for the local spin on McDonald’s. I know that’s kind of weird but it’s not that I’m looking for what I can find back in the USA. I’m looking...

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F8T Weekend Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

“What’s on the schedule for Bandung?” “Thought we’d do a tour to the countryside, and do some outlet shopping!” Trip to Bandung TL;DR Currency 1 USD = 13,450 Indonesian Rupiah Weather Typically Cooler For Southeast Asia Lots of Tourists From Neighboring Cities and Countries 1st Day | Thursday 5:00 pm: Changed some currency for the trip 7:20 pm: Leave Singapore for Bandung, Indonesia More About Singapore’s Changi New Terminal 4 Later 8:15 pm: Arrive in Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara International Airport 8:20 pm: Grab a ride to the hotel Uber and Grab aren’t allowed to pickup at the airport There’s ways...

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Mysterious Kauai McDonalds Fried Haupia Pie Flavor?

“What flavor is McDonalds fried Haupia pie?” “I don’t know what haupia means here, but hopia in the Philippines is a moon cake.” “Let’s find out!” McDonalds Fried Haupia Pie TL;DR Haupia, in Hawaii, is Cconut There Are Many Different Kinds of McDonalds Fried Pie Flavors Who doesn’t like McDonald’s? I know I Love McDonald’s Fried Pies! And McDonalds Fried Haupia Pie is no different. I don’t know what it is, but something about it reminds me of my childhood, which is ever more tragic since most US branches no longer sell the fried version, opting for the healthier...

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Finding the McDonalds Fried Apple Pie Again in Tokyo

“Should I get an apple pie?” “It is a fried pie and you haven’t had one in a really long time.” Tokyo McDonalds Fried Apple Pie TL;DR Just Like the Legendary American Fried Apple Pie So Much Better Than Baked Pies I Need to Find More End of a Fried Pie Era All good things come to an end… I guess; and in 1992 the legendary crispy American McDonalds fried apple pie is not immune to such travesties of culinary injustice. I mean, that’s what they say and tell us about accepting things that you just don’t want to...

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You Never Have to Leave the Intercontinental Da Nang

“What are we doing today?” “A whole lot of nothing…” InterContinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort TL;DR Nothing Else Out That Way Great WiFi, Amenities, and Staff Everywhere Amazing Status Privileges It’s that time of the year again where we fulfill one of Nadia’s many life goals and celebrate her birthday! Yay! Just as important, there was a great deal on a flight to Da Nang which prompted this destination choice. And this time we went to a little out of the way spot called InterContinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort. As apart of our exploration of South East Asia,...

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Looking for That Cat Moc Spa Massage

“Is it massage time?” “Hell yeah it’s massage Time!” Cat Moc Spa TL;DR Great Price Great Service Might Be Hard to Find, at least it was for me One of the nice things of visiting Southeast Asia other than the food, people, and warmer climate are the spa bargains that are to be had. Grant it, these are bargains thanks to the favorable exchange rate, and thanks to that it is something Nadia looks for. Here in Saigon, like our times in Taipei, Penang, and elsewhere, is no different; another opportunity for us to be squeezed, pressed, oiled and...

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Feasting in Back Alley Seafood at Quan Oc Co Sang

“Where are we going?” “To the best back alley seafood place you’ve ever been!” Quan Oc Co Sang TL;DR Found in the Alley You’ll Probably Want to Go With Someone Speak Vietnamese Get Everything! Unless you have a peanut allergy As a part of our stay in Ho Chi Minh City, otherwise known as Saigon, Nadia had booked us a tour. And the wonderful Van from Saigon Hotpot Tours came out and showed all around town, the places she likes to visit, the places she likes to eat and everything in between. Essentially she showed us her Saigon and...

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Food and Scooters Through Saigon with XO Tours

“Are you ready to ride with XO Tours?” “I don’t think anyone is ever ready to be picked up by a girl on a scooter to eat…” XO Tours TL;DR Ao Dai Clad Girls on Scooters Learn a lot about both Vietnamese food and culture EAT and DRINK as Much as You Want Nadia is always on the lookout for something new, something different, and something tasty. And here in Saigon, it is another new place, another opportunity to learn about Vietnam, and eat another bowl of bun bo hue. When looking for something different to do, Nadia found...

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