Saturday, 2 May 2009

Chinchulancha!...going to the land of the rice...

Sawasdee krab! already finish my first investigation about my next adventure... this time...Compass of the North is going to Asia
In my nexts chapters, I will try to explain my trips and steps in Asia using Google Earth maps and rutes designed for me in photoshop...at the same time I´ll try to show you and learn a bit of geography and valious information for this next journey
first trip: Wednesday 6 of may Sydney, 6:00 pm , Australia - Bangkok, Thailand, (arriving in Bangkok near to 2 am after flight in emirates airlines)... In this trip, I´ll hope discover new places, old buddhist temples, elephants rides, jungles trips and a lot of exotic flavors from thailand...If I´m lucky...shark fin soup, fried bugs, scorpions and spiders will be my next dinner
this will be my first time in Asia, I have a lot of expectations and a lot of places, traditions and food for try...
Ladies and gentlemen, please adjust your seabelts, prepare your stomachs and see you in my nexts chapters!
No se lo pierdan! God bless the Queen!....over.-

27 comments:

Crazy Drile™ said...

Compass Links:

http://www.amazing-thailand.com/


http://www.amazing-thailand.com/PicGall.html



http://www.emirates.com/

Susanne said...

fantastic trip to asia!
amazing!

I was checking your maps and internet information as well, this is a real crazy adventure crazy drile!

I hope you can take a lot of pictures and enjoy your trip

good luck from Germany crazy drile

Kiss

Susanne___________________________

Susanne said...

enjoy the food!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

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★ Crazy Drile™ said...

No comments...


I will!

greetings back in Germany Susanne...keep in touch


c-u soon!

Crazy Drile______________________

Suruyevsky. said...

Good luck!!!
Cheers!!!
Awesome trip!!!
Best wishes from Mandrilland.-

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Cheers Suruyevsky...Let's Go! Hong Kong!!...

I'll be waiting for your comments from Mandriland...

回頭見...看到你在我的下一個章節

祝您好運!...and greetings in your family as well

Crazy Drile

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Compass tips:

Thailand's cuisine is regarded by many people as one of the best in the world. And, if variety is the spice of life, you can literally have a different meal every day of the year.


Some of the more popular dishes are listed below:

★Gaengmus-sa-man Rich spicy curry with beef or chicken.

★Gaeng kari gai Mild yellow curry with chicken.

★Gaeng khiaw waan Sweet green curry with coconut milk and shrimp, chicken, or beef.

★Tom yam kung Spicy soup with lime juice, lemon grass, mushroom and shrimp.

★Tom khaa gai Soup with galangal root, chicken feet and coconut milk.

★Gaeng jeud Chilly free soup with vegetables and minced pork.

★Khao phat Fried rice with shrimp, beef, pork or chicken.

★Khao man gai Sliced boiled chicken over marinated rice.

★Khao na phet Roast duck over rice.
Kuay-tiaw nam Soup with rice noodles, meat and vegetables.

★Laat naa Rice noodles, meat and vegetables in a thick gravy.

★Phad siyu Fried rice noodles with meat and vegetables
Sang kha-yaa maphraow Coconut custard.

★Kluay khaek Fried banana.

★Mamuang khao niaw Ripe mango with sticky rice in coconut cream.

~*JJ*~ said...

hm, i'm not too good. but most malaysian food are wonderful.

some are spicy and greasy but thats how we like it!

are u planning to visit the historical places?

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

yep, I hope visit historical places and visit your amazing architecture

Im going to visit and try food as much as I can!

So, people from Asia...advices are welcoe anytime here!

Greetings in Malaysia JJ

Cheers!

Crazy Drile

Cathy said...

Hola Crazy Drile,

I got the message you wrote on my blog. You really found the right person to ask, quite experienced to take foreigners around:p

I guess you know some famous sightseeing spots on guide book and i am not going to repeat it. here's some extras:

1) you should go to the MongKok district, walk out from the metro station and you will find a street with lots of snacks. Be sure to try the "Stinky tofu" in HK style.

2) Try the herbal tea, there're shops everywhere around the corner.

3) Enjoy your dinner at "Dai Paai Dong" (restaurant which is on the street)

Feel free to ask for details by emails, where & when are you staying? Let's see if I can welcome you some days later. =]

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

thanks a lot Cathy Tsui for your information about Hong Kong...

is exactly the type of information that im looking... is a fact that I'm going to try Stinky tofu, I hope is not so strong flavor, your tea but I'm not very clear about the dinner at "Dai Paai Dong"...what's that??? is just one or more restaurants?, I mean Dai Paai Dong is the name of the restaurant or the style in the street??

thanks a lot one more time and keep in touch, I'm not very clear yet where I'm going to stay...we have 2 or 3 hotel choices...will see

Thanks so much for offer your accomodation Cathy Tsui! amazing...don't worry because yes or yes Im going to one hotel in Hong Kong, but keep in touch cause maybe we can go for some H.K food

Catcha later!

Crazy Drile

Kiwi said...

hello crazy friend
your next trip looks amazing in your maps

all the best in asia

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

thanks Kiwi... I'll need better maps...was something quick this time

best wishes as well
greetings in New Zealand

Drile

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Thanks Cathy Tsui for your information in PDF...amazing!

wen yu said...

enjoy! ^_^

Foquinha! said...

Hi, Craze Drileee...
Regards and respect to Australia, you are an awesome people... I wanna travel with youuu (always)! Thank you very much, my friend... I miss you (anywhere of planet),rs!!!
Love sushiiii, sashimi, sunomono, hmmm, mian-mian...Good luck!
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em português, chinês, tailandês, australianês... I loved it! ;)

gabriela said...

Crazy Drile and Amy:

Beautiful and wonderful travel. Enjoy it.
Those are magic lands with a lot of energy and traditions with great Temples and too much history.

I sent you a message in your gmail.
Please cheak it. (the address)

Cheers and be happy!!!
Greetings from Chillán, Chile.

I will be waiting for the pics.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!

Siukwan said...

Hi Crazy Drile,

I found your message in my blog, I have an advice about traditional chinese food to you.

You should try the glutinuous rice dumpling as the period you visit to HK in May, it is around Dragon Boat Festival which is a traditional chinese festival. People eat rice-and-meat dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves, you can try this and dip in white sugar or soy sauce (I like white sugar), it is great!

Have a nice trip!

Siukwan

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

thanks Wen Yu...I will

greetings in China

Crazy Drile

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Obrigado Foquinha!!! hahahha ... I'll try sushi, sashimi, sunomono, mian-mian...everything!

just wait...

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Crazy Drile

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

hey!, greetings in Galapagos and Brasil!!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

thanks Gabriela...in a few hours I'll go to catch my flyght...
just finishing to pack everything and trying don't forget anything...(hope so)...

I hope visit some temples and awesome architecture as well...

greetings back in chillan,
and catcha later!!

God Bless the Queen!

Crazy Drile

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

thanks a lot Siukwan!

excelent!! I wanna try traditional chinese food...

the rice and meat dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves sounds amazing...but sounds more amazing your tip about the Dragon Boat Festival...awesome!

I'm going A.S.A.P to check more information about it

Xie xie!

keep in touch
and greetings in Hong Kong

Crazy Drile

Siukwan said...

Hi Crazy Drile,

You're welcome! And here you are, for your information about Dragon Boat Festival:
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/events/festival-dragon-boat-racing.html

Besides, you can search more tourism info about HK in this site!

Enjoy!!!

Siukwan (*^______^*)

Cynthia Tse said...

For Hong Kong, I really like the street food because they are pretty unique. Challenge yourself with curry fish balls, go to Mong Kok (a district), there are plenty of street food. Just point- universally helpful. A sweet desert in the shape of eggs, or like a waffle, are nice and taste like coconut and fresh eggs.

Get a local breakfast, rice roll (from the convenient store 7-11), they are EVERYWHERE, you can't miss them, or noodles, or chinese style english breakfast in any local, slightly dirty looking restaurants. Even McDonald have slightly different breakfast, and they even do a taro pie.

Yum Char are little snacky food often for brunch.
Detail description of different types of Dim Sums (literally mean small snacks). Yum Char in Yung Kee 镛记 in Central is very nice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim_sum

http://eatinout.blogspot.com/2007/02/soho-one-utama.html

Photos and review of street food, interesting stuff
http://www.travelbyfood.com/streetfoodhongkong1.php

http://www.chinesefood-recipes.com/food_articles/hongkong_street_food.php

If you go to SoHo in Central district, there's lots of fine dining. I really like The Press Room. A review of it below. It's expensive though.
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/city/56/restaurant/Far-East-Asia/Hong-Kong.html

The Pomelo Mango Cream dessert is very nice, you can get it in a chain store called, Hui Lau Shan. (you can find them in Mong Kok or Causeway Bay) Yes and egg tart (a custard like tart made from , EGGS!)

A lovely person have already blog about this so you can check out the photos and the review.
http://epicurious.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/hui-lau-shan-egg-tarts-etc-in-hong-kong/

And if you are into seafood, you can go to those small islands, I like going to Cheung Chau island (you need to take a ferry to go there). You can pick your own seafood from fish tanks.

More local food here.
http://www.12hk.com/food/hk_food.shtml

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/dining/seafood.html

Man, I am getting pretty hungry myself just to list out some of my favorites.

Remember 10% service charge at most places. And don't drink the tap water in Hong Kong, you would get pretty sick if you do. Drink bottled water.

Enjoy!

LA MEXICANA said...

hi Crazy Drile!

mucha suerte!!!! y espero pronto ver fotos de ese asombroso viaje!!!!