Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Dining in the Dark

I’d heard of the concept of dining in the dark before, but had never experienced it. So when we found one in Phnom Penh, discovered that the menu was designed … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · 2 Comments

Best cheap eats in Cambodia

Cambodia is relatively cheap – you can get a really good meal for a few dollars. Pay more than $10 a meal and you’re starting to treat yourself; if you’re … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

A foodie’s guide to Cambodia (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of my previous post, A foodie’s guide to Cambodia. Before going to Cambodia, I asked my family where to get the best food in Cambodia. … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · 8 Comments

A foodie’s guide to Cambodia

The Happy Gwailo usually has to work over the Christmas / New Year period so we are typically stuck at home for the holidays. However, this year, he managed to … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · 4 Comments

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Last year, inspired by countless photos of beautiful sunrises at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Happy Gwailo and I decided to spend our year end break in Cambodia, with Angkor … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · 12 Comments

Exploring the roads of Bagan

It’s Valentine’s’ Day and I’m clinging on to my boyfriend. Not in a particularly amorous way, mind you – I was just trying to stay on my perch on the … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 5 Comments

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet. At least that was Shakespeare’s logic, but I would beg to differ. … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · 16 Comments

Joo Hooi Cafe: Best one stop shop for foodies in Penang

Ah Penang, Malaysia’s tourism jewel. It’s certainly been widely recognised as a great place to visit, featuring in the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 list, the Huffington Post‘s list of … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 9 Comments

Organised chaos at Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing

A not so #busy time at #shibuya crossing in #tokyo – best views from #starbucks 🙂 A post shared by Penne Cole (@colepenne) on Nov 7, 2016 at 12:17pm PST … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Savouring the sunset in Bagan, Myanmar

Located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, Bagan was my favourite place in Myanmar. It is the spiritual centre of the country – once home to more than 13,000 … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 10 Comments

Celebrating Hozuki-ichi in Asakusa, Tokyo

Asakusa is home to the Sensoji temple, Tokyo’s oldest. The pathway to the temple is marked by two gates – the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), and the Hozomon (Treasure Gate). The … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Things I love about home: Mangosteens

It was mangosteen season here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently. Known as the queen of fruits, mangosteens are tangy and sweet, and delicious to eat. I saw a whole pile … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 5 Comments
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