As the next step in the launch of The Global Kitchen I am going to SE Asia to create my first videos for the website. I will be visiting Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand in January and February.
Although I have traveled a lot in Southeast Asia, I have never been to Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos, so I’m really excited to explore these countries. Of course I love Thailand (and the food!) so I wanted to include it as well. Although 2 months sounds like a long time, it will be a tight schedule to cover all of these areas, and accomplish all I need to. I plan on blogging and posting photos on my trip so you can see what I’m up to, follow along, and write to me.
So far my itinerary looks like this:
January: I will start in northern Vietnam (Hanoi and Halong Bay) and then go to Hoi An in the central area, and the Saigon/Mekong Delta area in the south.
February: I will be in the Siem Reap area of Cambodia. After that I will go to Northern Thailand (Chiang Mai area – not on map) and Luang Prabang in Laos.
Right now I am in the process of researching non-profits that operate in these areas to partner with. I am also learning about the cuisines, ingredients and specialties of these regions and what makes them unique.
How YOU can help
If you know any contacts in these countries – individuals or non-profits, it would be great if you would pass them on. One of the most interesting things about traveling is meeting people who live there. And it’s even better if there is a connection from someone I know.
Or if you have suggestions of where to go or what to do, or what you would like to see, that would be great, too. Do you have a favorite dish you would like to see prepared? Or a specific women’s issue you would like me to research and support?
Follow my adventures on my blog posts. They will be on my new website, which will up before I leave. http://www.theglobalkitchen.org
I can't wait to start this next step of launching The Global Kitchen!