Admittedly, I'm too preoccupied by the scenery to pay attention to specific spots, but here are a few that I remember and have to share.


In between coffee shops stops, there are fantastic restaurants, activities and cultural spots to enjoy.

Kantjil & de Tijger

It's a surreal experience to have ethnic food while in a foreign country and I'm not familiar with either culture. Dinner at Kantjil & de Tijger.

The joy of eating Indonesian food is incandescent in the Rijsttafel, rice accompanied by a variety of small dishes. A Rijsttafel is great for diners like me who like to have a little bit of everything, or like in this experience, have no idea what to get.


St. John


Mad'In Viet

Some of the best Vietnamese food I've ever had. This little gem is conveniently located just 2 blocks from the train station, so whenever I'm in the South of France and even if I'm not staying in the big city of Nice, I can easily come by for a quick bite.


La Musardiere (Giverny)

A great little find next to Monet's Gardens, this quaint hotel and restaurant offers a great introduction to the beauty and deliciousness of Normandy. 

MongolKiri (159-161 Ave. de choisy, 13th)

While far south in the 13th Arrondissement, this place is worth the trek for truly INCREDIBLE Cambodian food. Granted, it was the only Cambodian food I'd ever had so far, but if I can find another place as good as this, it won't be for long. No English is spoken here and not designed for tourists, definitely a destination for Parisians who know and love good food. Bring a good dictionary, or just get the set menus distinguished by meat or fish. Unless you're vegetarian, you will not be disappointed.