Search, Search and Research
There’s a reason we’re always heading back to the countries we love: Research. We do a lot of it, and its probably just about the best part of our jobs. Finding new things, meeting new people and visiting new places helps us grow, both as a company and on a personal level. It’s a bit of a challenge to dig up new finds when we travel, but a chore we relish.
Here are a few new digs from the last year in Southeast Asia:
Vintage Vespa Touring – Imagine yourself cruising through the chaotic streets of Saigon (don’t worry, you’re not driving). The wind in your hair, pungent exhaust mixed with delicious street food and fresh coffee, all from the back of a classic, beautifully restored Vespa.
Lunch at the Navy Club, Bangkok – Want to eat with the locals? How about with the local Navy? This great riverside spot offers up cheap, authentic and delicious Thai food, and you get to rub elbows with the local brass.
Hanoi Cooking Centre – Ever wanted to learn how to make your own phở or bánh xèo? This cooking class in Hanoi will show you traditional food from market to table. Learn to cook some of your favourite dishes, taught by graduates of the KOTO hospitality program, which trains disadvantaged youth in the food and service industries. They can design custom classes to accommodate any diet, including vegan and kosher.
These are just a few of our new finds, but we’re always on the lookout for more.
Mike’s favorite research always includes Thai food, whether he’s in Bangkok or Toronto. Call him up to chat Pho or to book yourself on the back of a Vespa.