Where to eat in Bangkok, Thailand: Issaya Siamese Club

During spring break I visited Thailand with my family, and we got the opportunity to go to Phuket and Bangkok. As you may know from reading my previous blog posts, I love reading other blogs, magazines, and reviews to find the hidden gems of any place I’m planning to visit. My trip to Bangkok was no different, I did my research before the break and I had a list of places I wanted to visit while I was there. One of these places on my list was the Issaya Siamese Club, which impressed my family and me so much so that I decided that I should share it with you guys!

My family and I were on a mission to find authentic Thai food, and I had read some reviews about the Issaya Siamese Club, so we decided to try it. Often times I’ll research a restaurant and persuade my family to try it, and it ends up being terrible. This was NOT one of those experiences. The Issaya Siamese Club is set in a beautiful garden in an old-style villa and the decor inside is fun and colorful. Some of the dishes on the menu even feature herbs grown in the garden! The food was really great, and it was presented in fun and artistic ways. I would definitely go back if I were in Bangkok again! Have you tried this restaurant? What are your recommendations for Bangkok?


15 Ways to Escape the Summer Heat in Dubai

It’s no secret that Dubai gets extremely hot in the summer! A lot of people think of Dubai because of the beaches and waterparks, and when summer rolls around they think the only indoor option is going to the mall. But whether you’re taking a trip to Dubai or you’re staying here over summer, there are loads of really fun indoor activities to do around Dubai to keep you entertained. Here are some of my favorites!

  1. IMG Worlds of Adventure: take a day trip to the worlds largest indoor theme park!
  2. Ice Skating or Skiing: grab a pair of skates at Dubai Mall, or skis at Mall of the Emirates and pretend like it’s still winter.
  3. Museum of Illusions: if you want to see something cool, head over here for a fun day out with friends.
  4. Bowling: enjoy a fun game of bowling at Dubai Bowling Center, I’m terrible at this… but it’s always a good time.
  5. Book an Escape Room: have fun with family and friends using your skills to crack the code and get out the room.
  6. Bounce: if you want to have an active day, take a trip to the trampoline park, bounce.
  7. Visit the Dubai Aquarium: bored of spending time in the mall? Take a quick break to see the sea creatures in the Dubai Aquarium (located inside Dubai Mall).
  8. KidZania: I used to look forward to going to KidZania every time I visited Dubai for a holiday. Kids can try out different jobs including working in McDonald’s or in a hospital and earn KidZania money to spend at the store.
  9. Adventure Zone: try out the suspended obstacle course at Adventure HQ at either Galleria Mall or Times Square Center.
  10. Green Planet: Dubai is pretty awesome… we have our own indoor rainforest to visit where you can see different plants and animals!
  11. Theatre by Rhodes: go watch a movie at Mall of the Emirates, but in a cinema where you get a gourmet meal during your movie.
  12. La Perle: like watching shows? Take a trip to watch Dubai’s very own La Perle in Al Habtoor City.
  13. Workout Class: want to get active? There is a huge selection of workout classes to pick from in Dubai. Some that I really want to try, include Barry’s Boot Camp, Dryp Yoga, and Orange Theory Fitness.
  14. Have a Spa Day: Dubai has an endless array of different spas and resorts to take your pick from. Book an appointment, grab a robe, and relax!
  15. Indoor Kartdrome: enjoy testing your driving skills racing your friends.

Do you have any other indoor recommendations in Dubai? Have you tried any of these activities?

Have a great summer!

Litte Miss Expat


The Australian Cafe Experience

Some of my most favorite posts to write on this blog are my travel posts. I love being able to share the interesting places I’m able to visit and give my recommendations to you guys. In return, I also enjoy hearing your recommendations for any new place I’m visiting! In this post, I wanted to share one of my favorite breakfast cafes from my trip to Australia.

Before visiting Australia, I spent months pouring over blogs and magazines looking for the best places to visit. I noticed that most people wrote about breakfast cafes and brunch spots, as that seemed to be part of the ‘Australian way of life.’ I wasn’t complaining about this, because breakfast is the best meal of the day in my opinion and I was super excited to try all these cafes! On our first morning in Melbourne we headed over to The Kettle Black, and after a long flight and some serious jet lag, the breakfast there was just what we needed. We had it all from iced chocolate, chia pudding, and chili scrambled eggs, to some of the best ricotta hotcakes I’ve ever had. The cafe was very bright and cheerful, and the food was delicious, I would 10/10 recommend it to anyone visiting Melbourne.


Where’s your favorite place to eat breakfast? Let me know in the comments!

Little Miss Expat