Food & Wine

Thai Gastronomy at the Blue Elephant Cooking School in Phuket, Part 3

April 20, 2014

Recently, we took Thai cooking lessons at the Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School in Phuket, Thailand. This was a shore excursion offered on the Seabourn Sojourn during a cruise from Singapore to Mumbai, India, First, we visited the local market to learn about key Thai ingredients with one of the Blue Elephant chefs. Next, we returned to the Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion […]

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Thai Gastronomy at the Blue Elephant Cooking School in Phuket, Part 2

April 19, 2014

While sailing on the Seabourn Sojourn cruise from Singapore to Mumbai, India, we took Thai cooking lessons at the Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School in Phuket, Thailand. After visiting the local market to learn about key Thai ingredients with one of the Blue Elephant chefs, we returned to the Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion to begin the cooking instruction. The school’s […]

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Thai Gastronomy at the Blue Elephant Cooking School in Phuket, Part 1

April 18, 2014

We recently sailed on an 11-day segment of the 2014 Seabourn World Cruise from Singapore to Mumbai, India.  Phuket, Thailand was our first port call. Since there were six cruise ships in Phuket on the same day, our Seabourn Sojourn delivered us to Kalim Bay north of Patong Beach on the west side of Phuket. While we originally plan […]

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Visiting the Long Bar at Singapore’s Historic Raffles Hotel

April 9, 2014

The historic Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Photo by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen. When we visited Singapore in 2010, one of my favorite stops was spending an hour or so in the Raffles Hotel Museum on the third floor of the Raffles Hotel. The museum was filled with postcards, letters, photos and other memorabilia collected from prior guests immortalizing their stay at […]

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