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Hello from the sunny island of Singapore! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my two blogs. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy! :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

SUR: Fly Allways 8W602 (Economy)

No typical orange juice or apple juice onboard, but instead...

My journey to South America began with an uneventful flight with Fly Allways, a Surinamese airline that began operations in January 2016. Today's post is a short one featuring the snack and beverages offered for the short-haul flight of 2 hours and 30 minutes from Willemstad, Curaçao to Paramaribo, Suriname.

Monday, August 27, 2018

CUR: Ronde Markt

Delightfully thick, slimy ladyfinger soup with salted beef!

Before leaving for the airport, my BFF and I made it a point to go to a traditional indoor market called Ronde Markt to savour humble local cuisine. There are many food stalls to choose from on the second floor of the building, so we randomly chose to order from one of them.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

CUR: Gouverneur de Rouville

Delectably sweet and savoury Cuban banana soup!

Named after Abraham Mathieu de Rouville, a respectable ex-governor of Curaçao, Gouverneur de Rouville is a bar-cum-restaurant with a beautiful architecture. Sitting at the balcony area allows you to enjoy your meal and/or drink with a magnificent view of the colourful Handelskade across the river.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

CUR: Zambezi Restaurant

A slice of Africa in Curaçao~

My BFF and I had the opportunity to visit Curaçao Ostrich Farm, which is one of the biggest of such farms outside of Africa. At the end of the tour, we had lunch at the on-site restaurant named after one of the longest river in Africa. Have you ever had ostrich meat before?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CUR: Curaçao Suites Hotel [Breakfast]

Simple breakfast with a nice view of Willemstad!

Curaçao Suites Hotel (3*) is located in Otrobanda, one of the quarters of Willemstad, the capital city of Curaçao. My BFF and I chose to book a room at this particular hotel as we found the price of the room, inclusive of simple buffet breakfast, to be truly affordable.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

CUR: Rozendaels

Caribbean main courses with colourful side dishes!

It's my pleasure to share with you the very first post on Curaçao, one of the Dutch overseas territories in the Caribbean. This is also a virgin post on Caribbean dishes, which were prepared by Rozendaels, a popular restaurant that's quite a distance away from the centre of Willemstad.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

NLD: KLM KL735 (Economy)

Creamy vegetarian pasta for lunch!

Given that I've previously written a post on KLM's long-haul meal service onboard KL836 from Singapore to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, I was wondering whether to write another one, though on a different route. I guess I should. Let's take a look at the offerings enroute from Amsterdam to Willemstad, Curaçao in the Caribbean.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NLD: Moeders

Bring birthday mums to this restaurant for a surprise!

Literally meaning 'mothers', Moeders is a restaurant that's well-loved by locals and tourists alike. For more than 25 years, it's been serving local dishes based on what they claim to be tried-and-tested mothers' and grandmothers' recipes. The menu isn't particularly big though.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

NLD: Frens Haringhandel

Enjoying delicious pickled herring near the canal~

Are you a fan of pickled herring? I definitely am, which many of you would've probably guessed from my previous posts. At Frens Haringhandel, a kiosk not far from Bloemenmarkt (lit. Flower Market), you can enjoy more than just that. The family-owned business has been around for more than 25 years.

Monday, August 6, 2018

NLD: Pancakes Amsterdam

Sweet or savoury Dutch pancakes for you?

Pancakes Amsterdam serves not only traditional Dutch pancakes with a little twist, but also American pancakes for those who prefer something thicker. Founded in 2007, the brand has grown into four branches in the capital city. My BFF and I visited the branch at Amsterdam Centraal.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

NLD: Original Stroopwafels

Do you like your 'stroopwafel' with or without chocolate?

There's one thing I absolutely can't afford to miss whenever in the Netherlands. I recall how I was over the moon when I tried stroopwafel (Dutch thin waffle filled with caramel syrup) for the first time in my life. When you're in Amsterdam, simply head to Albert Cuyp Market for a taste of freshly baked ones.