Timbuktu. Bora-Bora. Darjeeling. Balikpapan. Kathmandu. Zanzibar. I've been intrigued by these places my whole life, even though I didn't know anything about them beyond their melodious and exotic-sounding names.
On our girls’ trip to Thailand, my friend Samantha and I took a cooking class to learn how to prepare green curry chicken, Tom Yum Goong soup, Pad Thai, and mango sticky rice.
Learning how to make dishes like Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong soup, and mango sticky rice from scratch is a very satisfying process, particularly when you're using fresh, local ingredients that you've sourced yourself.