Good food in Thailand was very easy to find. Just go out to the street and find Patai or Banana Loti or any of your favorite curry dishes.
For our older child we ordered some pasta or pizza.
At noon you can find very nice places on the beach were you can find fried rice, Patai, shakes etc.
We love Thai food so we got along very well in Thailand. On the west side of the beach, there are about 4 restaurants, they aren't all as cheap as Thailand's restaurants price level.
We heard that there are plenty of restaurants and bars on the east side, however, we didn't do the walk in the evening. Our daughter got fixated on schnitzel so we ate twice in our hotel restaurant which wasn't bad at all, Pad-Thai was nice but the green mango salad was amazing.
Restaurants are almost non-heard of in Murghab. Food supplies are pretty much basic in Murghab but sufficient. Head for the marketplace (bazaar), a collection of shipping containers and small shops that pretty much all sell the same things: rice, chickpeas and some expired candy bars. The edge of the bazaar is also the place where you can haggle your way out of Murghab towards Khorog or Osh.
On our way to Grecia, the first thing we noticed was how clear the air is. The view was amazing; a beautiful sunset which looked spectacular even from the highway. Grecia turned out to be a small city with almost no tourists at all, a fact that made it very easy for us to find local restaurants - which are called Soda - and sit down with some of the local people.
So, 3 hours after we landed we found ourselves sitting near a table and ordering chicken soup, ceviche and casados – a local dish made of rice, black beans, fried green bananas, chicken and salad. Well fed and happy we went back to our hotel in the center of the city, and were surprised when we woke up the next morning to the sound of some cheerful birds (a sound that became a soundtrack for the trip).
We went outside to the hotel garden, ate a fun breakfast with lots of fruits, and enjoyed the unexpected piece of nature in the middle of an urban area. Afterward, we set out to our first real destination – the volcano Arenal.
A local fruit truck. if it was up to me alone, we would have stopped in each and everyone of them...