Hanoi: The Food

Robin Boyle International Travel & Photos, South East Asian, Travel

  This post is a continuation from Hanoi: The Sights. We name certain restaurants and establishments in some blog posts simply because we enjoyed them, not for promotional reasons. While the traffic is one dominating feature of Vietnam, food is another: there seem to be food outlets and street-sellers everywhere. And there are markets, of course. You can eat pho …

Hanoi: The Sights

Robin Boyle International Travel & Photos, South East Asian, Travel

This post is a continuation of our Twelve Day Food Tour Of Vietnam. When you arrive in Hanoi you are more likely to experience bedlam – heaps of it – before you find peacefulness. Friends who have visited Vietnam will have warned you about the traffic, the extraordinary number of motor scooters and the wave of “panophobia” that will overcome …

Twelve Day Food Tour Of Vietnam

Robin Boyle International Travel & Photos, South East Asian, Travel

In late October 2017 we embarked on a food explorer tour of Vietnam organised by Peregrine Travel. There would be eight of us in the group. We started the trip in Hanoi in the north and then travelled south, finishing in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and the Mekong Delta. For the type of trip we were after, the Peregrine …

Anyone for Tennis – Or Pork Ribs?

Robin Boyle Australian, Barbecue, Miscellaneous, Recipe, Traditions-Feasts

This time of the year, it is generally hot in Melbourne. After all, the Australian Tennis Open is on! Today,¬†January 26, is Australia Day and tonight the tennis will be interrupted while the fireworks happen. It is a contentious date because it celebrates white settlement in Australia. We will happily celebrate on a new day, when the country decides to …

Grilled and Fried Capsicums!

Robin Boyle Barbecue, Italian, Vegetables

Here we use the word capsicums to mean the large, squat, mild peppers that come in red, green, yellow, orange and sometimes black. Sometimes they are called bell peppers or sweet peppers. For the recipes or methods included here you could also consider the elongated banana peppers as they also tend to be mild and sweet; they too come in …

Nature, History … And Clafoutis!

Robin Boyle Dessert, General Interest, Travel

New Norfolk is an historical town 35 kilometres and 35 minutes’ drive north-west of Hobart. It is there that the sea water of the Derwent estuary ends and the fresh water of the Derwent River takes over, with the river taking on a totally different character and appearance. The fresh water section of the river snakes through glorious countryside to …