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Bumming around Madrid

by John @ HeNeedsFood

The city of Madrid is one not to be avoided

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Expat Fair & Seoul – Free Seoul to LA Return Flights Giveaway!

by fatgirlkr @ A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea

Exciting news, Korea’s is having its very first fair just for expats! I have been an expat here for the past 9 years, and I am so thrilled to know…

Where to eat in Hoi An - Hoi An Travel Guide - Things To Do In Hoi An

Where to eat in Hoi An - Hoi An Travel Guide - Things To Do In Hoi An


Hoi An Travel

if you are looking for the answer for the question “ where to eat in Hoi An ”, some following addresses can be a hint for you

How to Eat in Vietnam - This American Girl

How to Eat in Vietnam - This American Girl


This American Girl

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Good Eats: A Food Walking Tour of Warsaw

by Robin @ Runnin' and Roamin'

Poland is one of the more random countries I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. It was never really on my wish list, my knowledge about what it has to offer was lacking — except, of course, that it produced the girlfriend of the guy my best friend was in love with and who I therefore had to hate. It […]

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Travel Advisors: A Behind The Scenes Look

Travel Advisors: A Behind The Scenes Look

by Sarah Attaway @ Sunkissed Suitcase

Hi everyone! I’m here to explain why I’ve been so MIA the last 3+ months and to fill you in on what’s been happening with me in Atlanta. As some of you may know, I moved to Atlanta last October without a job, and only a faint idea of what I wanted to do for my career: social media/marketing or something in the travel industry. I didn’t have a very clear idea of where my life was about to take me. Thankfully, after two months applying to every job I could find, I began researching what travel advisors do in today’s day and age. This is the vision I had in my head: travel advisors sitting in their respective cubicles staring at their computers all day, every day. The career didn’t appeal to me but I had hit a dead-end in my job search. I interviewed with two agencies and […]

Picturesque Lourensford

by Gokul Nair @ More Than Food

Lourensford is a huge wine farm located close to the magnificent Helderberg nature reserve and the Erinvale golf estate. But Lourensford is so much more than a wine farm. Lourensford is an experience, every aspect of Lourensford tells the historic story of art, wine, and the splendours of nature. A group of Instagrammers were invited […]

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Cape Town Chocolate Cafés

by Amilinda Wilkinson @ More Than Food Magazine

In the words of Michael Levine, “[c]hemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food.” So…how lucky are we to have some of the most awesomely indulgent chocolate café’s right here in Cape Town! If you’ve not been to Honest Chocolate Café or My Sugar – a visit to each should top your New Year’s […]

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My New Favorite Island: Harbour Island

My New Favorite Island: Harbour Island

by Sarah Attaway @ Sunkissed Suitcase

I discovered my new favorite destination this past April when I went on a long weekend away with my mom and sister: Harbour Island. This tiny little island only takes about 5 minutes to walk the width of at its center but there is surprisingly a lot of activity on this hidden gem. Plus the beaches aren’t hard on the eyes either…Harbour Island is dotted with colorful buildings covered in tropical blooms. We spent hours driving around our rental golf cart trying to decide which house we would live in if we moved here in our dreams.The crystal blue water is a sight to see in and of itself. If you look close enough, you can tell that the sand on the beach is pink! The pink of the sand doesn’t appear as vivid in photos but in person, especially at sunset, it’s a fun touch added to the island.  […]

Cherry blossom in Korea 2018 forecast — The best time & Top 9 best places to see Cherry blossoms in Korea

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

There’s only a short period of time during a year when you will be able to experience the marvelous scene of pastel pink blossoms in Korea. If you want to catch the cherry blossom season, it’s best to start planning your trip now! Let’s discover Korea cherry blossom 2018 forecast (Cherry blossom in Korea 2018 forecast) […]

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The Yummiest Nha Trang Street Food – Nha Trang What to Eat Tips

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Nha Trang Street Food Guide : Nha Trang is a leading beach city in Vietnam, being well-known for enthralling beaches, fantastic scuba diving, and yummy delicacies with the freshest seafood

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The Insider’s Hanoi

by Ton Bao @ Vespa Adventures » Products

The Insider’s Hanoi starts off sampling the local Café culture at our Italian style Café in the heart of the...

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Enjoy a Cultural Tet in Central Vietnam: Hue, Da Nang, & Hoi An.

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The North celebrates the Spring of 2018 with many unique festivals such as the Hai Ba Trung Festival, the beautiful pink peach-blossoms that line the streets, and a slight breeze that is both warming and reminiscent of home. The South, on the other hand, greets Tet with the charming yellow apricot-blossoms and joy in the […]

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Must Eat Food in Hoi An – Tips on Hoi An Cuisine

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Discover some of must eat food in Hoi An and know why the local cuisine is one of reasons for people travel to Hoi An
There is a saying that

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USA – Zion National Park day trip: The must see places and must do hikes

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Zion National Park is, after my visit, for sure amongst my favorite national parks in the United States. It’s located in southern Utah and just a short drive north of Las Vegas. I arrived late [...]

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Stay with the Locals in Nepal’s Community Homestays

by Elen @ Elen Turner: Writer, Editor, Traveller

One of my favourite accommodation experiences in Nepal is to stay at the Community Homestays. I’ve been hosted by the homestays in Barauli (Chitwan) and Panauti, as well as the community lodge network on the Annapurna Community Lodge Trek. Now there are several other homestays around the country. I’ve written about the homestays for Travel Age West, a US travel trade publication. Read an extract here, or the full article on the Travel Age West website. “I had spent the day walking and cycling around the dusty roads and lush green rice paddies of Barauli village with Jeevan Kumari, my hostess from the Barauli Community Homestay. Her English was excellent, even though she had grown up in the small town, and I enjoyed chatting and getting to know her throughout the day. In the evening, it was time for my cooking class. Tara, another woman from the village, ushered me into her mud-floored kitchen. I was invited to sit on the floor. Several other women followed us in, but not to help prepare the food — just to watch me “perform.” Apparently, the sight of a foreigner attempting to cook Nepali food in a traditional kitchen can easily turn comical.” Read the full article here.

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Soph’s travel diary: Hong Kong

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

Hong Kong is the true reason why you can’t judge a place by its cover or first impressions. I first went to Hong Kong when I was young and I mean reeeeal young. I was 7 years old and all I can remember was pretty much eating McDonalds for breakfast, lunch and dinner to avoid accidently picking a meal that had shark, dog or some unknown animal part in it. Okay, that’s a bit of an overkill, but being young, naïve and chucking unnecessary tantrums, Hong Kong did not leave a positive impression on me. I went back again in 2010 on a school dancing trip before heading to the Macau International Dance Festival and you guessed it…I was not a fan for very similar reasons. So it seems crazy that out of all the places that I want to see the in the world, that I decided to head back to Hong Kong to give it another crack, third time lucky right? Why did I go back? My high school best friend, Sophie moved to Hong Kong in 2016 so the main incentive behind the trip was to catch up and explore her new home together. Unfortunately, I fell […]

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Hội An Cheap Eats | LENSES & LOCALS

Hội An Cheap Eats | LENSES & LOCALS


LENSES & LOCALS

The Vietnamese cuisine is by far our favourite in Southeast Asia and there’s no shortage of dishes to try - and at a ridiculously low price.

Exploring Vietnam: The Colorful Food Culture of Hoi An - 13 Things to Eat - Hoi An Food Guide

Exploring Vietnam: The Colorful Food Culture of Hoi An - 13 Things to Eat - Hoi An Food Guide


Bites & Bourbon

I've been to Southern Vietnam with family as a kid and I hated it. I found myself bored to death and glued to my Gameboy Original playing Tetris. Back then, I wasn't at an age to understand or embrace my roots. Things change with age, of course, and now I'm curious about the culture more than ever.

Exploring Vietnam: The Colorful Food Culture of Hoi An - 13 Things to Eat - Hoi An Food Guide

Exploring Vietnam: The Colorful Food Culture of Hoi An - 13 Things to Eat - Hoi An Food Guide


Bites & Bourbon

I've been to Southern Vietnam with family as a kid and I hated it. I found myself bored to death and glued to my Gameboy Original playing Tetris. Back then, I wasn't at an age to understand or embrace my roots. Things change with age, of course, and now I'm curious about the culture more than ever.

Street eats: Bale Well, Hoi An

Street eats: Bale Well, Hoi An


Urban Adventures

You’ll smell it before you see it. That’s how you know you’ve found Bale Well, a tiny open-air restaurant in one o...

Visiting Sequoia National Park: Our California Road Trip

Visiting Sequoia National Park: Our California Road Trip

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Nothing says "summer in the USA" more than a road trip. So our recent trip to Sequoia National Park was a great excuse to explore the beauty of Southern California.

The Best Tapas In Barcelona + Tapas Map

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

As someone who often dreams of camembert rather than the Eiffel tower, when we decided to go to Barcelona it was tapas that I had on my mind. So after spending a week in Barcelona, here are what we think…

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Coffee in Vietnam

by Sam McColl @ Hoi An Travel

Coffee In Vietnam If there is one thing Vietnam is known for almost internationally, it’s its coffee. Coffee in Vietnam is strongly ingrained within the culture, especially in particular regions. […]

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Delicious Must-Try Dishes in Hoi An and Where to Find Them!

Delicious Must-Try Dishes in Hoi An and Where to Find Them!


The Christina's Blog

Hoi An is a magical lantern-lit town full of alleyways to explore. Equally amazing is the Central Vietnamese food. Here are our must-try dishes in Hoi An!

Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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When the Jungle Burned Me

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  (Read Part One: A Return to the Wild)   My first two days back in the jungle were blissfully easy.   While I felt trepidation as I left Seattle, uncertain how Puerto Viejo may have changed or how I might see it through my new eyes, it actually felt so much better than when […]

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Hue Imperial Adventures

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Hue Imperial Adventures To the Citadel… and beyond! The day begins with a coffee or juice, where you’ll meet your...

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Culture in the Mother City: Cape Town

by Camilla Reinhold @ More Than Food

Now those native Cape-Tonians out there may know about the monthly madness that is first Thursdays but for the rest of you, let me spell it out: on the first Thursday of every month the young, the old, the hip and the hungry take to the streets and spend all of last months earnings. Being […]

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Soufflé de bacalhau

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A delicious dish that's Portuguese through and through

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A Guide to Eating in Hoi An, Vietnam - Ravenous Travellers

A Guide to Eating in Hoi An, Vietnam - Ravenous Travellers


Ravenous Travellers

Famous for it's ancient beauty and authentic food, here's our five favourite local dishes and ultimate guide for eating in Hoi An, Vietnam.

3 Cretan Carnivals… and how to enjoy them like a local

by Stefanos Papaioannou @ Urban Adventures

The island of Crete may be best known for its summer sunshine and lively beaches, but there’s one very good reason to come in the off-season: the festival of Apokries, or Greek Carnival. Dionysus was the ancient god of wine, fun and fertility, and Dionysian festivals took place at the...

How to Celebrate Tet in Nha Trang (Comprehensive Guide)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Are you wondering at which place you will feel our special Vietnamese holiday, Tet Nguyen Dan, the most? Look no further than the Red River Delta of Vietnam. According to Professor Luong Duc Hien, the word “Tet” is a unit of weather in a year. Since 4,000 years ago, Vietnam has been developing the system, in which one […]

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Eating Your Way Through Hoi An

Eating Your Way Through Hoi An


My Guide Vietnam

Getting to know what cuisine to eat in the ancient town of Hoi An.......

Winter Lunch at La Colombe

by Camilla Reinhold @ More Than Food

On any regular day I would not be able to afford a meal at the esteemed restaurant, La Colombe but restaurants in Cape Town tend to get a little quiet in the off-season so they invented a little thing called the winter lunch special. Though they try to make this as inconvenient to your working […]

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A Guide to Vietnamese Spices and Their Usage You Should Know

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Vietnamese Spices are put into food to make it flavorful and fragrant which have been passed from generation to generation. Sometimes, the secrets of the delicious Vietnamese food lie on

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Elephant Nature Park: A True Animal Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

What drew me to Elephant Nature Park is it's "no elephant riding" policy. There are no bull hooks here, no elephants forced to kick soccer balls or paint for the entertainment of tourists. Instead, the park functions as a true rescue center and animal reserve.

Kiki Chanting

by fatgirlkr @ A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea

Of all the foods I love to eat, Chinese food has probably got to be my favourite. It being the most populous nation on earth it comes it many different…

Food Review: Majestic Restaurant at Downtown’s Marina One | Former New Majestic Hotel Cantonese Restaurant reopens

Food Review: Majestic Restaurant at Downtown’s Marina One | Former New Majestic Hotel Cantonese Restaurant reopens

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place Located at Marine One, Majestic Restaurant should be a familiar name to many, though most people would probably still associate it with the now defunct New Majestic Hotel at Bukit Pasoh Road. After a hiatus of six months, the contemporary Cantonese restaurant has reopened at the brand new Marine One mixed development at the East Tower. Located at level 4 in a unique dome structure, Majestic’s new location mirrors that of New Zealand steakhouse Wakanui at the West Tower as the two anchor restaurants in this development. The main dining area offers a view of the lush and luxe Marine One, with plenty of natural light in the day, Italian stucco walls and dark wood floors. A nostalgic touch within the restaurant is the historic signboard of the New Majestic Hotel hanged beside the kitchen. If you need a private space, the restaurant also have a few private dining rooms. I heard that the restaurant only accepts reservations at the moment, so do call ahead to reserve. The Food One main difference from the old Majestic Restaurant is that dim sum is finally served on the menu at Marine One. Some dim sum to start are the Spinach [...]

Mak Hong Kee (HK) Kitchen – New Cantonese Restaurant Along Keong Saik

by Justyn @ Miss Tam Chiak

Keong Saik Road is a well-known enclave for the chicest watering holes and the coolest restaurants. Mak Hong Kee (HK) Kitchen, which opened last December, is the newest addition to this popular food haven. Taking up two shop spaces, the restaurant serves up authentic Cantonese fare, with offerings such as roast duck, pork belly and...

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The Best Hoi An Restaurants We Discovered Over 3 Months

The Best Hoi An Restaurants We Discovered Over 3 Months


Almost Landing

Hoi An has some of our favourite food in Vietnam, so make sure to eat as much as you can! Here is what we think is the best Hoi An restaurants.

Hotel Life: COMO Hotels in Ubud, Bali

Hotel Life: COMO Hotels in Ubud, Bali

by Sarah Attaway @ Sunkissed Suitcase

Ubud, Bali is such a magical place. And as such, it’s a must on any Bali itinerary. I visited Ubud the very first time I was in Bali in July 2016 as one of my last Southeast Asian destinations before returning home from my year as an expat in Vietnam. When I had the opportunity to go back to explore Bali on a work trip, I jumped at the chance and was thrilled I’d be returning. Since it is a such a popular Balinese destination for travelers, it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of hotels to choose from. I have my favorites after my visit – of course every client is different, so one person may love hotel A, while another client loves hotel B. While I can count a handful of Ubud hotels I love for clients, two of my favorite hotels are the COMO […]

Food Review: The Chinese Kitchen (厨神私房菜) at Cavan Road | Private Kitchen Concept by Chef Austen Ong in Lavender

Food Review: The Chinese Kitchen (厨神私房菜) at Cavan Road | Private Kitchen Concept by Chef Austen Ong in Lavender

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place Located in Lavender along Cavan Road, The Chinese Kitchen is a relatively new dining concept to open in this enclave. I was expecting a traditional looking Chinese restaurant, to which I was surprised that the space is so modern. The interior is somewhat incongruent for a typical Chinese restaurant – high ceiling, industrial finishings like the raw brick walls and bulbs and cement lookalike floor. Helmed by Chef Austen Ong who is renowned in the Chinese culinary world in Singapore, the restaurant runs like a private kitchen with no corkage fees. The Food The dishes here are all curated by Chef Austen himself, with an emphasis on techniques and ingredients from the days of the 50s and 60s. Some starters to kickoff our meal were the Organic Orka, Pickle Chilli (S$8), Crosby Baby Squid & Pomelo Salad (S$10) and Pork Trotter Jelly, Passionfruit Infused Cucumber (S$10). The pork trotter jelly is a Teochew delicacy, where the pork is encased in soft gelatine cubes along with chilled cucumber slices, finished off with a drizzled of passion fruit sauce. The Charcoal Grilled Orange Sea Perch with Sea Salt & Spices (S$62) is delicious. The New Zealand fish was very fresh, [...]

my 10 best cake recipes

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

Today is my birthday and it’s highly likely I wont be eating cake. This is a little tragic but it is what it is. I’m rushing around like many other Capetonians trying to buy water-storing devices for the day we as a city run out of water. Horrific to contemplate I know. Although I have been [...]

The Stack Winter Special. Get there. Stat.

by Natasha Silva @ More Than Food

Summer in Cape Town is for beaching, gorging on fruit, and maybe nibbling on a coupl’a lettuce leaves – that heat! But the season for dining till your tummy aches is winter. Food specials abound, and if you’re not getting out and feasting for at least two months straight, you’re “Cape-Towning” wrong. Of all winter […]

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Through my eyes: Siena, Italy

Through my eyes: Siena, Italy

by Jess Carey @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

When we talk about Tuscany, everyone’s heard of Florence. But not quite as many people know Siena. And the few who do generally only know it for the horse race held there every year, the Palio – horses topped with bareback riders race around the Piazza del Campo in an ode to the times of … Continue reading Through my eyes: Siena, Italy

The Single Girl’s Guide to Sri Lanka

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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CHINA – Layover in Guangzhou: what to do in 4 -12 hours

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Guangzhou is a large city in southern China’s Guangdong province and has a huge airport hub connecting international flights to domestic or further international flights. Cheap business class flights connecting in Guangzhou were the reason [...]

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Hoi An Rural Villages & Luxury Spa Experience

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Hotel drop-off is not included in this package.

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Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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Residence Hilda: An Authentic Italian Guesthouse in Florence

Residence Hilda: An Authentic Italian Guesthouse in Florence

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

In the heart of Florence’s historic center, Residence Hilda offers tasteful self-contained apartments giving guests the chance to live like a local for a few days.

11 must-eats for a food tour in Hoi An (pt.1)

11 must-eats for a food tour in Hoi An (pt.1)


Thanh Nien Daily

Eating in Hoi An is cheap and easy

Hoi An: Home to Vietnam's Best Banh Mi and Other Special Eats

Hoi An: Home to Vietnam's Best Banh Mi and Other Special Eats


Not Quite Nigella

The UNESCO world heritage area of Hoi An's ancient town is a popular place for tourists. The 15-19th century buildings are well preserved and offer a glimpse into the former trading port. Although thick with people weaving in and out of the streets, selfie stick wielding tourists and pickpockets, it still retains a charm nevertheless and some fantastic food can be found in this picturesque area. It is easy to navigate and is laid out in a grid pattern. There are two sides of main area of Hoi An straddled by an 18th century Japanese wooden bridge that spans over Hoai River. And Hoi An is said to be the home of Vietnam's best banh mi as well as other specialty foods.

How to eat to your hearts content in Hoi An - Adventures of Soph

How to eat to your hearts content in Hoi An - Adventures of Soph


Adventures of Soph

Hoi An isn’t known for it’s culinary delights, but I sure want to put it on the food map for having some of the most scrumptious eats that I have had throughout my two weeks in Vietnam. I have listed my favourite places to dine and some whacky road stall snacks that deserve to be devoured in this blog and I know I shouldn’t have to tell you, but ENJOY!  The Hoi An Donut- You will be able to find these almost everywhere you go, just look out for a sweet little food cart on the side of the road- it’s almost given that they will sell these delightful treats. It’s exactly what you think, just a plain old donut coated in sugar. However… they deep fry the donut on the spot and I don’t know how, but it tastes so damn heavenly in your mouth. Simple done good.  Vi Café- Looks may be deceiving, but I can assure you this place serves up a good and big feed. Located on one of the busier roads in Hoi An, Vi Café is a double whammy – amazingly cheap and tasty food as well as the most welcoming and sweetest waitresses in Vietnam. We …

Reuniting With a Long Lost Lover

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  Going home is such a strange thing isn’t it?     I mean, I suppose it’s strange to call it strange since it’s something so familiar.     Familiar spaces and faces reminding you of who you’ve been and what you’ve survived. Echoes of your past that almost ache when your bones remember.   […]

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Tokyo

by noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Goldberg) @ A Lifeless Ordinary

Since we had begun both the hypothetical planning 5 years ago and actual planning earlier this year, there was one place that Hannah insisted we go. She didn't know why she wanted to go to Japan, she just knew that she did. There was something very different about the thought of Japan, something elusive and culturally intriguing. My response to her common pleas to visit Japan were usually "sure, if we can go to Tokyo Disneyland". The moment we touched down in Japan after our harrowing journey through the Gili Islands we were transported. Transported into a land of zen, a land where personal space is a virtue, where manners and politeness are expected and bidets are common even in the most obscure restrooms.

Our initial stay in Japan was planned for 10 days. Within 12 hours (8 of them sleeping in our windowless shoebox hotel in Shinjuku) we decided that we needed more time. We needed to immerse ourselves, travel, meet monks, buy beer from vending machines, see baseball games, and interact with as many locals as possible. We changed our plans to stay a full month at breakfast that first morning. Hannah had done a ton of research on what to eat, where to go, what to see, and we needed more time to do it all. While we had a plan, because of the language barrier we found ourselves wandering taking it all in without a clear direction, but loving it nonetheless. This was the first time in almost two months that we could fully let our guard down and feel 100% safe.
Our first meal was not the best meal we had in Japan but it was one of the most memorable. As we wandered around the Shinjuku train station looking for what to eat, we realized that finding English spoken or written was less common than anywhere we had traveled so far. The menus were all in Japanese and finding an English menu was not common aside from more touristy places. We stopped into a small restaurant with 5 tables and an open kitchen. In the kitchen was an older man and woman, and at the tables a bunch of Japanese businessman. Without even asking us what we wanted the woman brought us lunch. Lunch was our first tonkatsu, a delicious fried pork cutlet, with a miso soup and small salad. This was the specialty of the house, there was no other option, that was lunch and it was amazing.

We spent the next few days in Tokyo wandering around in pure amazement. The shopping malls towered overhead. The trains and subways were immaculate and never late. Most importantly, the people were different than any that we had encountered. There is a level of politeness and respect that comes with being in Japan. Looking bewildered at the signs in a subway station for more than 5 minutes would inevitably end up with a stranger stopping and asking if we needed help. They would then escort us, sometimes 10 minutes, out of their way to make sure we got where we needed to go. Communication was largely conducted with a series of hand gestures and pointing while they continued to speak in Japanese to us. Very few times did this communication need clarification. The message being communicated was almost always evident.

There was one area that Hannah really wanted to take me to, Akihabara, as it is known to be the "geek capital of the world." As we explored and roamed the streets, it turned out Hannah was in love with this neighborhood as much as I was. Whether it was the girls dressed as anime characters trying to lure all the techies into their store or the 8 story video game arcades, we were both hooked. We realized that Tokyo is a place where things come to life.

While we were loving figuring out Tokyo on our own, there is no better way to explore a city than going out with locals. Thankfully I had a great connection, Atsushi and Namino of the Ooyala Tokyo office. Atsushi and Namino planned a great night out local Tokyo style, and we had no idea what to expect. The evening started by meeting them at The Washington Hotel in Shunjuku for dinner. What we didn't realize is that we were expected to catch our own fish, swimming in a pond surrounding our tables. Hannah was the true fisherman of the family and caught our meal.


After dinner we raced to the main event of the evening, Robot Restaurant. The Robot Restaurant can't be explained in words, and really can't be explained in pictures or videos either. It just can't be explained. It was, however, one of the most entertaining experiences ever, I would describe it as Tron over Cabaret with a Blade Runner kicker.

The evening ended for Namino and Atsushi at a tiny bar in one of the piss alley areas of Shibuya where tons of tiny bars only capable of seating 10 people line the streets. Locals, expats, and tourists alike sit and chat, sip Japanese whiskey. We found a great spot run by Tsuyoshi, a great guy who had spent a few years in Colorado. His taste in music was spectacular. We spent the night in his bar drinking whiskey and playing tunes by Wilco on his bar's stereo. Aside from me leaving Hannah at the bar with Tsuyoshi and a french dude to look for an ATM without a cell phone and almost getting helplessly lost at 2am in the streets of Tokyo the night couldn't have been more perfect.
Our evening at the Tokyo Dome to see the Yomiuri Giants take on the Hiroshima Carp was one of the defining moments of our time in Tokyo. We learned that Japanese baseball is one the must do things while in Japan even for the least of baseball fans. Its like going to a soccer match in South America without the flag burning and stabbings. Every crowd member is so into the game its unlike anything you'd see at even a Red Sox and Yankees Game 7. Every player has a song and every fan knows every song. The crowd welcomed us with open arms and we made some great friends that night....aside from the drunk, knacker, Aussie who kept trying to steal food from the locals around us.

The rest of our time in Tokyo was a hodgepodge of eating the local food and shopping. We spent more time shopping in Japan than anywhere else on our trip. Things were just so cool, areas of town that were known for style and fashion were the hippest we had ever seen. The people carried themselves with a confidence and unassuming swagger....we loved every place we went in Tokyo and were happy that after a tour of the surrounding areas we'd be coming back for another week.



A Traveler’s Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam: Let's Eat - More Than Food

A Traveler’s Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam: Let's Eat - More Than Food


More Than Food

It's time to explore the food scene of Hoi An, Vietnam with our top picks for the backpacker or budget traveler with a bit of a splurge thrown in, too.

a delicious chimichurri recipe

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

Chimichurri is a condiment I simply cannot live without. I used to buy a fantastic green sauce from a local South American cook who sold her food at markets and then went on to own her own restaurant in Bree Street. The restaurant was called Orinoco and the sauce was called ‘guasacaca’ and I would [...]

The Not-So-Glamorous Side Of Travel

The Not-So-Glamorous Side Of Travel

by Jess Carey @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

Taking 4 months off work to travel the world. Four months of leaving behind the everyday mundane tasks of the real world. 17 weeks of excitement and adventure. 120 days of doing whatever we wanted, with no real obligations or forced commitments. Sounds so glamorous and carefree and magical… I thought I owed it to … Continue reading The Not-So-Glamorous Side Of Travel

oh florence

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

Florence has been one of my favourite cities since I first visited about two decades ago and I fell in love with it hard back then. The old streets, the buildings, the romance, the art, everything. It’s achingly beautiful and has a presence that sort of wraps itself around you. I have the fondest memories [...]

The Most Important Pose in Yoga

by Victoria Nhan @ More Than Food

At the end of every yoga class, the teacher cues you to breathe normally and asks you to relax your entire body. He or she is preparing you for the most important pose of a yoga practice, Savasana. This pose is an opportunity at the end of every yoga practice for our bodies to rest, […]

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Hanoi Street Food: Into Capital’s Cuisine with a food connoisseur

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Google Maps can easily show you top tier restaurants with a few strokes on a smartphone, but it still struggles to pinpoint the location of Hanoi street food vendors. Hanoi’s small stands rarely have a specific address or really, any desgination at all. They are located in unsuspecting alleys, hidden within unpopular parks, or spotted […]

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Where To Eat And Drink In Hoi An, Vietnam - Sunkissed Suitcase

Where To Eat And Drink In Hoi An, Vietnam - Sunkissed Suitcase


Sunkissed Suitcase

Hoi An's restaurant scene reigns supreme in Vietnam! After visiting on 3 separate occasions, here is my guide on where to eat and drink in Hoi An.

Top night markets in Taiwan — Top 11 best night markets in Taiwan

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

The simplest way to experience the local culture during your Taiwan trip is to visit the crowded night markets. Just walk around the night markets, you will be extremely interested in and forget the return road. Everywhere you come is full of the smell of food from grilled foods, seafood to the “scary” food made […]

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Where to Eat in Hoi An Vietnam - New Kid on the Wok

Where to Eat in Hoi An Vietnam - New Kid on the Wok


New Kid on the Wok

Where to Eat when traveling to Hoi An Vietnam

I watched the sunrise every day for a week and this is what happened…

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

It’s safe to say that there is a definitive divide between people who prefer sunrise over sunset and vice versa. You see, I’m considered one of those crazy people that enjoy waking up when everybody else is having a relationship with their pillow. Watching the sunrise gives me time to think about what I want to achieve and focus on for the day ahead and the added bonus is that I get to watch it over the ocean – the perks of being a Queenslander. As well as it being absolutely mind-blowing (and obviously the best part of the day), it’s almost always guaranteed that there will be less people watching the sunrise than people watching the sunset. It feels so special to be in the minority, let alone have a spot to yourself! Being a true sunrise fan, I decided two years ago that I would wake up every day for one week and watch the day begin. As I now live just a 3-minute drive to the beach and have access to a car, I figured that it would be a brilliant time to tick it off the bucket list. I will admit, doing this in the Australian […]

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20 recipes that dont use any water

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

Due to the extreme water crisis we are facing in cape Town, I thought I would compile a list of a recipes that don’t use any water (or very little – 1 cup or less). Most of my baking recipes are waterless so I have left them off the list. You can check them out [...]

Rooftop by Ryunique

by fatgirlkr @ A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea

I have been a fan of Chef Ryu ever since I was first invited to his signature restaurant Ryunique in Sinsa. Since then he has opened a second restaurant around…

Winter Packing Guide: Our Cold Weather Essentials

Winter Packing Guide: Our Cold Weather Essentials

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Planning a trip to cold destinations this winter? Are you unsure what you’ll need to pack in order to stay warm and comfortable? Well, read on for our essentials to pack for cold weather.

Tokyo

by noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Goldberg) @ A Lifeless Ordinary

Since we had begun both the hypothetical planning 5 years ago and actual planning earlier this year, there was one place that Hannah insisted we go. She didn't know why she wanted to go to Japan, she just knew that she did. There was something very different about the thought of Japan, something elusive and culturally intriguing. My response to her common pleas to visit Japan were usually "sure, if we can go to Tokyo Disneyland". The moment we touched down in Japan after our harrowing journey through the Gili Islands we were transported. Transported into a land of zen, a land where personal space is a virtue, where manners and politeness are expected and bidets are common even in the most obscure restrooms.

Our initial stay in Japan was planned for 10 days. Within 12 hours (8 of them sleeping in our windowless shoebox hotel in Shinjuku) we decided that we needed more time. We needed to immerse ourselves, travel, meet monks, buy beer from vending machines, see baseball games, and interact with as many locals as possible. We changed our plans to stay a full month at breakfast that first morning. Hannah had done a ton of research on what to eat, where to go, what to see, and we needed more time to do it all. While we had a plan, because of the language barrier we found ourselves wandering taking it all in without a clear direction, but loving it nonetheless. This was the first time in almost two months that we could fully let our guard down and feel 100% safe.
Our first meal was not the best meal we had in Japan but it was one of the most memorable. As we wandered around the Shinjuku train station looking for what to eat, we realized that finding English spoken or written was less common than anywhere we had traveled so far. The menus were all in Japanese and finding an English menu was not common aside from more touristy places. We stopped into a small restaurant with 5 tables and an open kitchen. In the kitchen was an older man and woman, and at the tables a bunch of Japanese businessman. Without even asking us what we wanted the woman brought us lunch. Lunch was our first tonkatsu, a delicious fried pork cutlet, with a miso soup and small salad. This was the specialty of the house, there was no other option, that was lunch and it was amazing.

We spent the next few days in Tokyo wandering around in pure amazement. The shopping malls towered overhead. The trains and subways were immaculate and never late. Most importantly, the people were different than any that we had encountered. There is a level of politeness and respect that comes with being in Japan. Looking bewildered at the signs in a subway station for more than 5 minutes would inevitably end up with a stranger stopping and asking if we needed help. They would then escort us, sometimes 10 minutes, out of their way to make sure we got where we needed to go. Communication was largely conducted with a series of hand gestures and pointing while they continued to speak in Japanese to us. Very few times did this communication need clarification. The message being communicated was almost always evident.

There was one area that Hannah really wanted to take me to, Akihabara, as it is known to be the "geek capital of the world." As we explored and roamed the streets, it turned out Hannah was in love with this neighborhood as much as I was. Whether it was the girls dressed as anime characters trying to lure all the techies into their store or the 8 story video game arcades, we were both hooked. We realized that Tokyo is a place where things come to life.

While we were loving figuring out Tokyo on our own, there is no better way to explore a city than going out with locals. Thankfully I had a great connection, Atsushi and Namino of the Ooyala Tokyo office. Atsushi and Namino planned a great night out local Tokyo style, and we had no idea what to expect. The evening started by meeting them at The Washington Hotel in Shunjuku for dinner. What we didn't realize is that we were expected to catch our own fish, swimming in a pond surrounding our tables. Hannah was the true fisherman of the family and caught our meal.


After dinner we raced to the main event of the evening, Robot Restaurant. The Robot Restaurant can't be explained in words, and really can't be explained in pictures or videos either. It just can't be explained. It was, however, one of the most entertaining experiences ever, I would describe it as Tron over Cabaret with a Blade Runner kicker.

The evening ended for Namino and Atsushi at a tiny bar in one of the piss alley areas of Shibuya where tons of tiny bars only capable of seating 10 people line the streets. Locals, expats, and tourists alike sit and chat, sip Japanese whiskey. We found a great spot run by Tsuyoshi, a great guy who had spent a few years in Colorado. His taste in music was spectacular. We spent the night in his bar drinking whiskey and playing tunes by Wilco on his bar's stereo. Aside from me leaving Hannah at the bar with Tsuyoshi and a french dude to look for an ATM without a cell phone and almost getting helplessly lost at 2am in the streets of Tokyo the night couldn't have been more perfect.
Our evening at the Tokyo Dome to see the Yomiuri Giants take on the Hiroshima Carp was one of the defining moments of our time in Tokyo. We learned that Japanese baseball is one the must do things while in Japan even for the least of baseball fans. Its like going to a soccer match in South America without the flag burning and stabbings. Every crowd member is so into the game its unlike anything you'd see at even a Red Sox and Yankees Game 7. Every player has a song and every fan knows every song. The crowd welcomed us with open arms and we made some great friends that night....aside from the drunk, knacker, Aussie who kept trying to steal food from the locals around us.

The rest of our time in Tokyo was a hodgepodge of eating the local food and shopping. We spent more time shopping in Japan than anywhere else on our trip. Things were just so cool, areas of town that were known for style and fashion were the hippest we had ever seen. The people carried themselves with a confidence and unassuming swagger....we loved every place we went in Tokyo and were happy that after a tour of the surrounding areas we'd be coming back for another week.



How to Travel From Hoian to Da Nang Airport

by Trinh Cherry @ I Love Hoi An Tour

Danang and Hoian tour are amazing tours in Vietnam. When you are in Hoian tour, you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes as well as the local food. Besides Hoian – ancient town, you should visit Danang to enjoy the fulfill of traveling in Vietnam. And when you want to travel from Hoian to Danang airport,

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Thailand, Three Years Later

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Just BLT

by fatgirlkr @ A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea

  A BLT is a classic sandwich back home, and not a sandwich shop in the land would leave it off the menu, but here in Korea they aren’t so…

Destination Bucket List: Cairns

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

It seems ironic that I absolutely love Far North Queensland now that I have moved away from there. You see, I grew up in Cairns and it’s definitely fair to say that I took it all for granted and I’m sure I’m not the only one. It wasn’t until I ventured back there at the end of 2017 to show my best friends from England my home town that I fell in complete awe of the place. I hadn’t been back in three years, so the combination of having ultimate freedom & a whole lot of nostalgia paired with my best friends, made it one memorable week. I have piled together some of my absolute must do’s for Cairns and the surrounds. Get yourself a car, put your adventure shoes on and get exploring. Cairns is such a beautiful place and by following this bucket list, you’ll definitely make the most of your time there! Fitzroy Island, Great Barrier Reef Fairy Falls, Redlynch Valley Thorntons Beach, Cape Tribulation Milla Milla Falls, Atherton Tablelands Walsh’s Pyramid, Gordonvale Ellinja Falls, Atherton Tablelands Trinity Bay Lookout, Port Douglas Stoney’s Creek Falls, Kamerunga Masons Waterhole, Cape Tribulation Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Cairns – Port […]

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Tips for travelling in Chau Doc

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Châu Đốc is a city in An Giang Province, bordering Cambodia, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The city has a population of 157,298, and covers an area of 105.29 km².

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Rooms: Perth

by Julia Buckley @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

New non-stop flights from London to Perth have made it easier than ever to explore the West Coast’s islands, beaches and most inventive places to spend the night

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Top 10 Things to Do in Philadelphia

Top 10 Things to Do in Philadelphia

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Philadelphia is packed full of history and culture. Here are 10 best things to do that provide first time visitors a glimpse of what this historic city has to offer.

FILM FEATURE: L&L COLORPLUS 200 IN GREECE

by lensesandlocals @ LENSES & LOCALS

CAMERA: Leica M7 + Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm f2.5 P II FILM: Kodak Colorplus 200 LOCATION: Greece Greece has been one of my favourite places to photograph and I certainly wasn’t disappointed when I got my film back. The light on the white-washed buildings, bright blue seas and architecture of Athens made for beautiful results on the Kodak Colorplus. […]

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Nevai Hotel: A Boutique Ski Lodge in Verbier, Switzerland

Nevai Hotel: A Boutique Ski Lodge in Verbier, Switzerland

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Nevai provides the classic alpine experience but takes it up a few notches. With its contemporary design and lovely spa, it is perfect for the discerning skier.

Hoi An Tailor Shop Experience: Kimmy Bespoke

by Caitlin Roxburgh @ More Than Food

During my time in Hoi An, I’ve been lucky enough to meet some wonderful people and to make some great friends. One of these lovely friends was kind enough to invite me to the Grand Opening and launch of ‘Kimmy Bespoke’ (in exchange, I was provided with a beautiful, tailor-made dress). Kimmy Bespoke is a […]

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Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao – Cheap & Glorious XLBs

by Victoria Cheung @ Miss Tam Chiak

Xiao Long Baos (or xlbs, as I affectionately call them) are addictive. Period. For those who do not know what a “xiao long bao” is, this wondrous morsel is a dumpling filled with pork and a rich porky broth. As far as I know, xlbs are the epitome of a complete sensory experience. When the...

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What to eat in Binh Dinh?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Bình Định was probably one of the places where the Cham first arrived in what is now Vietnam. Its favorable geography led to the rise of the Cham Port of Thị Nại where Quy Nhon is now located

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Coming Home to the Truth of Me

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Pancake Shop

by fatgirlkr @ A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea

Whenever I meet someone new, they always ask me how I find the restaurants that I review. There are a couple of different methods such as recommendations from friends, being…

Food Review: Kimme at Amoy Street | Modern Asian Cuisine by the Team behind One-Michelin Starred Meta

Food Review: Kimme at Amoy Street | Modern Asian Cuisine by the Team behind One-Michelin Starred Meta

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place If you have been a fan of the One-Michelin Starred Meta restaurant at Keong Saik, Kimme is your answer to a relatively more casual fine-dining concept even though this sounds oxymoronic. Located at 47 Amoy Street, the two weeks old Kimme restaurant is a modern, 48-seat Asian concept which takes up the entire 3-storey shophouse. The restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Sun Kim, the chef behind Meta and is helmed by Head Chef Louis Han who has worked with Chef Sun closely the past few years. The inspiration for the restaurant’s name comes from Chef Sun Kim, where his friends used to address him Kimme affectionately. My first impression of the space is the huge slab of white marble communal table with the open kitchen behind where you can watch the chefs perform magic to the plates. The space at level one is not huge yet it feels spacious, all thanks to the clever design of using ceiling mirrors to create a bigger sense of space. If you prefer a more private space, level two is a more intimate ambience for couples and some quiet moments, whereas level three is an attic space with only one table [...]

THAILAND – Koh Samui restaurant guide: best food & craft beer bars

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Koh Samui is one of the most touristic islands of Thailand and a great place to finish a 3.5-week Thailand road trip. I enjoyed Koh Samui with my family. I went diving with my kids; [...]

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How to Heal Sesamoiditis, the Peskiest Injury Known to Man

by Robin @ Runnin' and Roamin'

There is nothing, NOTHING, more demoralizing as a runner than having an injury that will not heal, regardless of how many hours you put into sitting at the doctor’s office, researching treatments, and implementing those treatments flawlessly. I was a math major in college, and the most frustrating thing in the world is when things cannot be […]

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How Travel Advisors Benefit The Traveler

How Travel Advisors Benefit The Traveler

by Sarah Attaway @ Sunkissed Suitcase

One of the biggest lesson I’ve learned about my job is that people have a common misconception about travel advisors and are unaware of the benefit to working with one to plan their travels. In this day and age, there is a wealth of information on the internet at our fingertips so a lot of people plan their own travels. Which begs the question: “Why pay someone to plan a trip when you can do it on your own?” Believe me, I was asking the same question less than two years ago so when I was looking for a job, the title of “Luxury Travel Advisor” didn’t appeal to me until I started doing my research. Not only did I find that it is an extremely fun and fulfilling career to have, but I also learned that Luxury Travel Advisors benefit the traveler in a number of unknown ways. First-hand […]

Mayan Ecotours to Celestun. No bueno!

Mayan Ecotours to Celestun. No bueno!

by Brian @ Everywhere Once

On the plus side, we got to see flamingos. It was a first for us, and we are delighted to have had the opportunity. Unfortunately, we got to spend a total of twelve minutes with them. I know it was only twelve minutes because that is the amount of time stamped between my first flamingo photo […]

Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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my top 10 recipes of 2017

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

At the end of each year, I look back on all the food I made on Drizzleanddip and make a list of the 10 most delicious recipes. It’s a tough thing to do because all the food is delicious otherwise it wouldn’t be here in the first place. I’m talking about the recipes that have [...]

We Finally Uncovered The Origins of Guabao (刈包) in Taiwan!

by Sean Ng @ Miss Tam Chiak

Singaporeans are all familiar with Braised Pork Buns (扣肉包). As simple as it is, there is a unique and rich cultural heritage behind this dish. Well, we are excited to reveal the origins of the braised pork bun! The name Guabao (刈包), or “tiger bites pig”, was first seen in 1927 in a diary of...

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Food Review: Cottontail Creamery at Serangoon | Taiwanese opens Gelato cafe minutes from Serangoon’s Nex

Food Review: Cottontail Creamery at Serangoon | Taiwanese opens Gelato cafe minutes from Serangoon’s Nex

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place Located minutes walk from Serangoon’s Nex, Cottontail Creamery opened late last year, helping to plug a gap for a credible after-meal dessert cafe in the northeast. I am surprised to find that the owners are in fact Taiwanese, although their usual exemplary service standards did not rub off on their staff as with the less-than encouraging comments we have heard of the staffs’ service attitude. It is a fairly large space for a neighbourhood cafe, taking up two units along the ground level of a HDB block. We noticed how the owners paid close attention to the decor, keeping to an extended-kitchen theme, with greenery all-round. There are also plenty of couple tables, with a large communal table at the end, catering to groups of varying sizes. The Food It is an affair with gelato for now, though brunch food will be introduced at a later date this year. Some of the interesting flavors we spotted during our visit include Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Blackcurrant, Mont Blanc Chestnut and Passion Fruit Meringue, with adolescent-unsuitable but grown-up-most-loved Craft Beer IPA gelato! Since it was our first visit, we went for our personal favourites (read: safe) including Uji Matcha with Honey and Russian [...]

50 PHOTOS TO FUEL YOUR WANDERLUST: THE FAROE ISLANDS

by lensesandlocals @ LENSES & LOCALS

Pin It! READ MORE The Essential Faroe Islands Travel Guide 30 Photos to Fuel Your Wanderlust: Italy 40 Photos to Fuel Your Wanderlust: Scotland 30 Photos to Fuel Your Wanderlust: Myanmar L&L’s Essential Guide to Travel Photography

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Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa 115 Phan Đăng Lưu Street, P.7 Phú Nhuận District DT: 0915 762 076 DT: 0121 547 3763 Facebook:Chuối Nếp Nướng Nam Bộ *************************************************** If you’re in Saigon, and can’t quite make it to the Mekong River Delta countryside, don’t despair. There’s still a way to find yourself inside a Mekong [Read on ...]

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep: My Favorite Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai may not be as unique as Chiang Rai's White Temple, or as grand as Wat Pho in Bangkok, but for me, it's the most beautiful. It's a striking temple and my favorite thus far in Thailand.

Where to Eat in Hoi An, Vietnam | The Slow Road Travel Blog

Where to Eat in Hoi An, Vietnam | The Slow Road Travel Blog


The Slow Road Travel Blog

Hoi An is a perfect little riverside town with a lot of eateries to choose from and tons of great food. Learn about the best places to eat here.

Go Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai Old City, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Many people who visit Chiang Mai do bucket-list-worthy activities like visiting an elephant sanctuary or attending the Yee Peng or Songkran festivals. But there's a lot you can do within the Old City as well, less epic but equally memorable things like cafe hopping or conversing with monks.

Tips for travelling in Long Hai

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Long Hai Beach is a beautiful beach that is exotic but still quite wild scenery. It is a perfect place for those who love the beach but dislike crowded and noisy places. Here are some of the experiences that we would like to share with you when travelling to Long Hai.

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2017 Round Up: Our Top Ten Travel Articles

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

Here we are (again) at the start of another year. Where did the time go? As we take stock of […]

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10 Best Hoi An Dishes - Must-Try Dishes in Hoi An

10 Best Hoi An Dishes - Must-Try Dishes in Hoi An


vietnam-guide.com

The best Hoi An dishes are exclusively available within the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is this remarkable city, utilising fresh greens, herbs, fish, meat, and even water from the neighbouring Tra Que Vegetable Village, Cham Island, Ba Le Well, and Cam Nam Village. Once a

THE TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN HOI AN

by thuyhien96 @ Hoi An Travel

Hoi An is a specially well-preserved South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century in Quang Nam, Viet Nam.  This Old Town’s buildings and streets are reflecting […]

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NCR Trail Half Marathon 2017

by Robin @ Runnin' and Roamin'

  Everyone has things to which they keep going back, out of comfort or convenience, even if a lot of time has passed since the last time. Maybe it’s an awful ex-boyfriend, or a restaurant down the street, or a drunken night out consisting of way too many shots of tequila and promises to never […]

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Case Studies – Multiple Images

by Janet ONG @ Banyan Tree Global Foundation » Banyan Tree Global Foundation |

Fabricated in collaboration with the inventors at the Global Coral Reef Alliance, these steel structures are provided a low voltage current which promotes the deposition of calcium carbonate through the process of electrolysis of sea water. Calcium carbonate is used by corals for their skeletons, with the idea corals will grow faster with this technology. These reefs are testing whether a low voltage electrical current encourages coral growth and sustained coral health, and so far the results seem promising. If such projects prove to be successful, the implications for marine conservation are huge. There are two structures on the house reef at Ihuru, and one on Vabbinfaru.

Toronto Fashion Week 2018 | Day Two

by Bri Humes @ More Than Food Magazine

With the conclusion of Day One of Toronto Fashion Week, we move on to Day Two! We have been introduced to some noteworthy up-and-coming designers. The industry has changed so much over the years, especially in regard to the environment. I really appreciate this type of evolution within the industry. It’s refreshing that we now […]

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How to Free Yourself From the Past

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hoi An to Hue

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Guests ride on the back with our experienced drivers on this tour to ensure safety. If you'd like to drive, please contact us directly!

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Weekender: Alpe D’Huez

by Charlotte Wigram-Evans @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

One of France’s premier skiing resorts feels fiercely alive in summer, with outdoor pursuits and spectacular mountain views that stir the soul

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Why we’re out of love with love locks

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

At first glance, it seems like the ultimate symbol of romance: carve your names on a padlock, lock it to a bridge, and throw the key into the water, leaving you and your partner “locked” together for eternity. Except it’s not so romantic when the bridge collapses under the weight...

Hoi An Food Tour - Discover the best local street food in Hoi An

Hoi An Food Tour - Discover the best local street food in Hoi An


Miss Tam Chiak

Hoi An is a living museum featuring a unique mixture of East & West with old-town architecture & was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999.

Winter Wonderland in Jackson Hole

Winter Wonderland in Jackson Hole

by Sarah Attaway @ Sunkissed Suitcase

You may remember from last fall that I spend time with family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming a few times a year. We always go for Christmas and so do my extended family. It’s such a fun week! Before Atlanta warms up too much {let’s be honest, warm up now please!}, I wanted to take the time to share photos from the week. Plus I saw that Wyoming got more snow over the last few days! Here’s photos from the winter wonderland in Jackson Hole over Christmas: Some of my family skis and some of my family snowboards but we always head down the hill together! We had multiple feet of snow within 24 hours so the fresh powder on the mountain was amazing. On a day off from skiing and snowboarding, my mom, sister and I walked around town. We popped into Persephone Bakery for hot chocolate and peppermint lattes. […]

Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hue to Hoi An

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Guests ride on the back with our experienced drivers on this tour to ensure safety. If you'd like to drive, please contact us directly!

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Soneva Jani: A Modern Luxury Maldives Resort

Soneva Jani: A Modern Luxury Maldives Resort

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

There are many luxury hotels in the Maldives, but Soneva Jani may just be the best. Everything about it is comfortable, laid-back, and sustainably run.

Mocking Tales – Be Amazed by Dungeons & Dragons, Fires & Potions

by Justyn @ Miss Tam Chiak

Ye olde ye olde! Step into a time long gone at Mocking Tales. Decked out in medieval décor, the café transports diners back to the middle ages. The dishes are all cheekily named to resonate with the theme of the café. Look forward to The Nest of Phoenix (320B), Dragon’s Fire Breath (420B) and Inferno...

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Fu Hang Soy Milk (阜杭豆漿) – How to Avoid Queuing 1 Hour for Yummy Soy Milk!

by Sean Ng @ Miss Tam Chiak

[Taipei, Taiwan] Singaporeans aren’t the only folks willing to queue for food. We would line up for hours just for that dish that’s awarded a Michelin-star. But Soya Bean? Only in Taiwan. Rumour has it that one might need to queue for as long as 2 hours at Fu Hang (阜杭豆漿). However, we arrived at...

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10 Stalls to Check Out at The New Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre!

by Justyn @ Miss Tam Chiak

Pasir Ris Hawker Centre finally opened on 25 January 2018. It features a “dual dining concept”, where both traditional hawker food and “hipster” dining options are available. On the first floor, you’d get your fix of hawker favourites, such as bak chor mee, ayam penyet and fish soup, but if you prefer a more eclectic...

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Things to do in Turin Italy in One Day: Pizza, Gelato & Must-See Sights

by Stephen @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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Here’s your guide to things to do in Turin Italy in one day, including the best pizza and gelato as recommended by our local friends! It includes a self-guided walking tour map, too. Though it’s not a huge city like Rome or a capital of fashion like Milan, Turin Italy (also known as Torino) is […]

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Family travel: Shoot, score, Sardinia

by Pól Ó Conghaile @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

A combination of football, dance and some of Italy’s best beaches sees an active week fly by for the Ó Conghaile family in southern Sardinia

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A Digital Nomad’s Guide to Koh Lanta

by Nicki Silvanus @ More Than Food

Koh Lanta. Our first destination on our digital nomad journey. We choose it for a number of reasons: 1) It is an incredibly beautiful island with a chilled out vibe in the South of Thailand. The jungle island is 26km North to South so it was just big enough without being too big. It is […]

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Tokyo to Kyoto — 4 fastest & cheapest ways on how to get to Kyoto from Tokyo

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Tokyo and Kyoto, as well as Osaka, are always rated as among the top famous tourist destinations when tourists come to Japan. Tokyo is a modern city while Kyoto is a historic city. The distance between these two places is not really short so how can you go from Tokyo to Kyoto? There are many […]

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HOI AN FOOD ON FOOT TOUR

by admin @ Hoi An Free Tour | Kim Bong | Tra Que | Cam Thanh Village

HOI AN FOOD ON FOOT TOUR If you’re a foodie, cuisine plays an important role in your vacation. Trying all local specialties is a must do activity. Hoi An food on foot tour is a combination food-tasting and walking tour … Continue reading

10 Things to Eat in Hoi An, Vietnam - CC Food Travel

10 Things to Eat in Hoi An, Vietnam - CC Food Travel


CC Food Travel

Someone just said to me recently, that there’s so much win, in Vietnamese street food. And I totally agree. a white rose by any...

Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

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VIETNAM – Must do day trip: Cu Chi tunnels and Cao Dai Temple from Ho Chi Min City

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Ho Chi Min City is a great city to stay several days but a day trip to the Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels is a must do too. The Cao Dai religion was [...]

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13 UNUSUAL FACTS ABOUT THE FAROE ISLANDS

by lensesandlocals @ LENSES & LOCALS

The Faroe Islands were full of surprises… 1 – A shed for drying meat, known as hjallur is a standard feature in many Faroese homes. We tried this dried meat – it’s not for the faint hearted! 2 – There are 20,000 more sheep than people that inhabit the islands!3 – Bubu is the national […]

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Kumquat Festival Hoi An & Tet 2018

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

The Kumquat festival in Hoi An was a feast of kumquat goodness and yes, it was worth going. Kumquats play a crucial role in the Tet celebrations and have particular significance here, our house in Hoi An is in the heart of Kumquat growing territory. There were various events over the festival weekend including kumquat […]

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INDONESIA – A wonderful 2-3 week Indonesia itinerary: Jakarta to Bali across Java

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Indonesia is a huge country consisting of over 18000 islands and 2 or 3 weeks are not enough to explore all. In this Indonesia itinerary I take you to the capital Jakarta and from there [...]

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Sapa, Vietnam: A Photo Diary

by Robin @ Runnin' and Roamin'

One of the best things about traveling through Southeast Asia on your own with a single pack strapped to your back is that you are allowed to go wherever the wind takes you. I knew for damn sure that the wind was going to take me to Halong Bay, because it was half the reason […]

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Da Nang A to Z – Why should we visit Da Nang?

by Duyen My @ I Love Hoi An Tour

Da Nang is the third largest city of Viet Nam in terms of urbanization and economy and one of the major port cities. In addition, this city is the commercial and educational center of Central Viet Nam. It also plays an important role in tourism of Viet Nam. Being a modern and busy city, Da Nang brings

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The Best Eco Yoga Mat to Energize Your Practice in 2018

by Stephen @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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If you’re looking for an eco yoga mat that is durable, comfortable, and non slip, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve tried all of these yoga mats and my reviews will help you choose the right mat for you body and your practice. Students are always asking me what yoga mat I use. Because […]

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A Introduction to Mardi Gras – and a visit to Mardi Gras World, New Orleans

A Introduction to Mardi Gras – and a visit to Mardi Gras World, New Orleans

by Jess Carey @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

Happy Mardi Gras!!! Ok, so I’m a day early, but it’s Monday morning and thought we could all do with starting the week on a high! Other than flashy parades and copious amounts of drinking, those of us who don’t hail from New Orleans really don’t know a hell of a lot about the big … Continue reading A Introduction to Mardi Gras – and a visit to Mardi Gras World, New Orleans

The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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Tonight, I Only Want a Glass of Wine

by Christina Wiese @ More Than Food

It has been a long day, and I arrive home to a warm evening.  Time to unwind by taking in a deep breath and savouring a glass of wine.  Red wine is normally my first choice, but the dusk allures for a taste of white wine. What do I choose? Up until recently, making this […]

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Five Places you MUST Eat in Hoi An, Vietnam — The Kitchen Paper

Five Places you MUST Eat in Hoi An, Vietnam — The Kitchen Paper


The Kitchen Paper

After spending six weeks in the wonderful town of Hoi An, Vietnam, here are my top recommendations on where to find delicious Vietnamese food!

Porto – what’s not to love?

by John @ HeNeedsFood

Explore this stunning UNESCO listed city

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New Generation Fried Hokkien Mee – Familiar Wok-Fried Dishes

by Fabian @ Miss Tam Chiak

Even with a name like New Generation Fried Hokkien Mee, the menu here is a classic hawker favourite. Woks and pans are used to create oily treats perfect for days when you feel like indulging. Located in a quiet coffeeshop along Bedok North Ave 3, the strong wok hei came through in their fried Hokkien...

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USA – 5 must-see Museums in Denver worth a visit: history, science and art

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Denver is the capital of Colorado state and called the Mile High City as it’s located on an altitude of a mile. Denver is growing fast from a cowboy and mining town into a modern [...]

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Celebrating Vietnamese Lunar New Year In Hanoi – A Comprehensive Tet Guide

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

You might have heard that most businesses close during Tet in Hanoi, and that you won’t find a place to enjoy a slow dinner over the grill, let alone the charms of the city. But take it from a local, don’t worry! This thousand-year-old capital can show you a traditional Tet in Vietnam if you […]

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FILM FEATURE: L&L PORTRA IN SPAIN

by lensesandlocals @ LENSES & LOCALS

CAMERA: Leica M7 + Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm f2.5 P II FILM: Kodak Portra 400 LOCATION: Spain It was our first time in Spain, travelling Alicante, Granada, Rhonda, Toledo and Madrid, and even during winter, the warm tones of Kodak Portra were perfect for this beautiful country. READ MORE How to Shoot Film 9 Reasons You Should Shoot Film Film Feature: L&L […]

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JAPAN – Day trip to Himeji Castle from Osaka (or Kobe / Kyoto)

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Himeji Castle is Japans largest castle and one of the three most important ones. An Himeji Castle day trip is a must do if you’re in Osaka, Kobe or Kyoto. With almost a million visitors [...]

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Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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The 2018 travel hotspot revealed

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

Backpackers, nature lovers and foodies rejoice – because I have a hot new contender for the best travel destination for not only 2018, but of all time. You’ll want to keep on reading but if I was you, I’d pop open a Skyscanner tab now and start searching for your flights because this is one country you do not want to miss. Sri Lanka is the new ‘Jenny on the block’ and I can list so many reasons why it should be on everyone’s 2018 travel bucket list. So fuel your wanderlust and book that first flight of the year to the land of endless tea plantations and palm tree dotted beaches. I am certain that you’ll be as hooked as I was. Sri Lankan food is healthy, fresh and so DAMN TASTY. I find myself rating each destination that I travel to based on how much I enjoy the food. Alike most people, I usually get to the two-week mark when I start to crave a home cooked meal and a gigantic green smoothie. Although this was not the case with Sri Lankan food. In fact, I have been searching long and far for a decent Sri Lankan restaurant […]

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Hong Kong unique experiences — Top 10 unusual places & unique things to do in Hong Kong

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

When it comes to Hong Kong, you will probably think of shopping, the bright light from neon lights and urban lifestyle in Central Hong Kong Island. However, some of Hong Kong’s most secret places are not on this island. Have you want to do something different in Hong Kong? Let’s discover some unique Hong Kong experiences […]

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Albus Hotel, Amsterdam: Quirky, Comfortable and Well Located

Albus Hotel, Amsterdam: Quirky, Comfortable and Well Located

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Located in the city center of Amsterdam, Albus Hotel is stylish, welcoming and has a world class restaurant, perfect for visiting as a tourist, or if you’re in need of a staycation!

DISCOVER THE CAM THANH COCONUT  VILLAGE

by thuyhien96 @ Hoi An Travel

Cam Thanh Coconut Village is located about 5km from the southeast of the Hoi An Old Town, Quang Nam, Viet Nam. The existence of the craft of making coconut paintings […]

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FILM FEATURE: L&L SUPERIA IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

by lensesandlocals @ LENSES & LOCALS

CAMERA: Rollei AFM 35 FILM: Fujifilm Superia 200 LOCATION: Greece & Italy This is only the third roll I’ve put through my Rollei and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. Incredibly sharp and with the metering spot-on it made for the perfect companion travelling through Greece and Italy. READ MORE How to Shoot Film 9 Reasons […]

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Food Review: Matcha One at Taipei, Taiwan | One of the Best Matcha Cafes in Zhongxiao Fuxing Taipei!

Food Review: Matcha One at Taipei, Taiwan | One of the Best Matcha Cafes in Zhongxiao Fuxing Taipei!

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place If you only have space for one Matcha cafe to check out in Taipei, Matcha One is our top pick. With two outlets in 16Taipei, we checked out their newest branch near Zhongxiao Fuxing station, a contemporary zen-like space which instantly transports us to Japan. There is also another branch along Yong Kang Street. The Food The range of matcha desserts are wide, from Mille crepe cake to matcha waffles and matcha roll. Using mainly Uji matcha, the Matcha mille crepe (NT$195) has a rich dose of matcha yet not overly sweet for our low tolerance sugar levels. If you love Matcha, the desserts are Matcha One are delicious. Using mainly premium Uji Matcha with a Japanese zen-like space, the ex-financial sector owner sticks to the strong principle of serving high quality and authentic Japanese matcha desserts. We enjoyed this Matcha mille crepe which has a rich dose of matcha yet not overly sweet for our low tolerance sugar levels. Likewise, you can’t go very wrong with a serving of the Matcha soft ice cream (NT$90). Rants Prices are on the high side by cafe standards in Taipei. Will I Return Again? We really love the zen space [...]

Food Review: Beauty in the Pot opens Third and Largest outlet in Singapore | Pretty Pink Interior Theme at OneKM Mall (again)!

Food Review: Beauty in the Pot opens Third and Largest outlet in Singapore | Pretty Pink Interior Theme at OneKM Mall (again)!

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place After opening two outlets at OneKM Mall and The Centrepoint, one of the most popular hotpot restaurants in Singapore Beauty in the Pot opened its third and largest outlet just a week ago. Coincidentally, the newest outlet of the perpetually packed steamboat restaurant is also located at OneKM Mall, on Level 3 with a very spacious size of over 7,600 square feet and 288 seats. The first thing I notice about the newest outlet is the predominantly pink interior. The interior such as the walls and ceiling take reference from cherry blossoms during spring season, while the restaurant’s flooring features white marble stippled with pink quartz. This feels like a new outlet specially designed for the ladies! In addition, there are also private rooms available with individual pots, which reminds me of the concept at Paradise Hotpot in Compass One. The other ambitious plan in the pipeline is a children’s playground at the outdoor area. The Food The main difference for this outlet (other than its ridiculously pink interior) as opposed to the one on level 2 in the same mall is that it will serve six soup bases, similar to The Centrepoint’s outlet, including the Beauty Collagen Broth (Shark’s Cartilage [...]

Chilean Patagonia Destination Highlight

Chilean Patagonia Destination Highlight

by Sarah Attaway @ Sunkissed Suitcase

Patagonia. It’s a major bucket list item for some but to be honest, it really never crossed my mind to add Patagonia to my list of destinations I really wanted to travel. When my company received an invite to go to Chilean Patagonia (Patagonia also extends into Argentina!) in the spring, I accepted the invitation hesitantly really only because I was already going to be in Santiago, where the trip began, two days before the start of the Patagonia trip. Time-wise, it made sense for me to go so I said “yes” to the invitation. And I’m soooo glad I did. Patagonia is unique because the landscapes are so varied. During my time in Chilean Patagonia, I saw countryside extending as far as the eye could so, enormous mountains, crystal blue glaciers, waterfalls, etc. There was a new delight around every corner. Patagonia is an adventurer’s paradise – I loved […]

Cambodia Itinerary: How to Get the Most from 2 Weeks in Cambodia

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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These 2-week itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate adventurous Cambodia itinerary. This is an amazingly diverse country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! There are so many ways to experience Cambodia that two weeks is not nearly enough! If time is not an issue, […]

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Exploring Lisbon and its surrounds

by John @ HeNeedsFood

The secret about Lisbon is out, and it's no wonder why everyone wants a piece of it

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4 Hoi an Villages in Countryside You Should Try

by Duyen My @ I Love Hoi An Tour

If you want to escape from busy life, the countryside is always what you shouldn’t miss when you travel to Vietnam. The peaceful countryside in Vietnam is always the unforgettable thing in tourists’ eyes. Therefore, if you consider Hoi An as one of your destinations, you should spend time visiting Hoi An villages including Thanh

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Streets & Eats of Hoi An - Vietnam

Streets & Eats of Hoi An - Vietnam


Vespa Adventures

Taste the flavours of Hoi An on this foodie adventure. Zoom through alleyways and lantern-lit streets on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter while stopping at 5 local restaurants & street food destinations.

My Son Sunrise Bus Boat Tour

by admin @ Hoi An Free Tour | Kim Bong | Tra Que | Cam Thanh Village

Information: Price: 12 USD/ 1 pax (exclude entrance fee 7 USD) Pick up  time: 4.45 AM – 5.15 AM Drop-off time: 12.30PM Duration: 4- 5 hours Tour type: Join Tour Departure: Daily Pick-up/drop-off location: Your hotel in Hoi An What … Continue reading

Banyan Tree Supports Maldives Biosphere Efforts

by Steve @ Banyan Tree Global Foundation » Banyan Tree Global Foundation |

The Maldives have the seventh largest coral reef system on the planet, and our efforts to help conserve it extend across the nation through supporting the national initiative to make the entire country a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Phnom Penh travel blog — The fullest guide for a budget trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

There are no golden sand beaches and shimmering suns, no hills and vast primitive forests, the capital of Phnom Penh is a noisy and crowded city with scars of peace in the past. Not a probable tourist city, but it is a great place for you to start exploring the Cambodian country. Referring Living Nomads […]

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Ultimate Gifts for Travelers

Ultimate Gifts for Travelers

by Danika Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Looking for that perfect gift, for the world traveler who has it all? Here are plenty of great ideas ranging from ultra luxe to practical, that will fit any budget! 

Food Review: The Summerhouse at Seletar Aerospace Park | The Most Dreamy and Beautiful Garden Dome Dining in Singapore

Food Review: The Summerhouse at Seletar Aerospace Park | The Most Dreamy and Beautiful Garden Dome Dining in Singapore

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place There is a serious lack of good restaurants in the North-East of Singapore, and the best thing which happened in terms of dining scene over the past one year is Seletar Aerospace Park. The Summerhouse is one of the most prominent dining destination in this JTC development, which I re-visited recently again after my visit to Wildseed Cafe last year. The most notable change is the newly introduced The Summerhouse Garden Domes, with 3 distinct interior themes of Bohemian, Scandinavian and Lounge, all fully air-conditioned, complete with own music sound system set amidst the lush garden. I must say that the whole garden dome concept feels so dreamy and unique that it is probably one of its kind in Singapore. The domes can accommodate up to 8 diners, though there is a minimum spend of S$300++ per dome booking. Well, fairy tale dining does come at a price.   Other than the 3 new garden domes, The Summerhouse Dining Room now features an air-conditioned veranda overlooking the trees, which definitely makes the dining experience more comfortable on a warm day. Guests can choose from the dinner menu from The Summerhouse Dining Room at S$300++ per couple, and S$150++ per [...]

Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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Eat in Hoi An. In depth guide to the best restaurants in Hoi An

Eat in Hoi An. In depth guide to the best restaurants in Hoi An


Hoi An Now

Eat in Hoi An. Restaurants provide a wide array of dining experiences, including Vietnamese, Vegetarian, International, Fusion and Cooking Class options.

Hoi An food guide — 10 Hoi An dishes you must-try & best places to find them - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Hoi An food guide — 10 Hoi An dishes you must-try & best places to find them - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!


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Despite being a small town but the food culture of Hoi An is extremely rich. Therefore, you can hardly enjoy all specialties if you don’t spend much time in this fantastic city. Hoi An cafe — 6 new and quirky cafés in Hoi An Banh Mi Phuong Hoi An — The world famous ‘banh mi’ …

THAILAND – Restaurant hotspots in Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai; my personal list

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are two cities in northern Thailand which are probably, if you are doing a 3-week Thailand itinerary, cities you’ll visit too. Several weeks ago, I did a Thailand road trip [...]

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#MTFgiveaway: Tixs to Bubbles, Beer, and Burgers

by Debra Hughes @ More Than Food

The Fresh Approach When you think of champagne it immediately conjures up images of oysters, tuxedos, polo, and the well-to-do. The organisers of the inaugural Bubbles, Beer, and Burgers festival are looking to take some of the “snooty” out of that perception and provide festival goers with a more relaxed and fun-loving approach to champagne […]

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Food Review: The Tastemaker Store at Havelock Road | Cosy Cafe at Beo Crescent Market

Food Review: The Tastemaker Store at Havelock Road | Cosy Cafe at Beo Crescent Market

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place Cafes at the void decks of old neighbourhoods have been trending the past years, which is definitely a good sign as it injects more vibrancy in these estates. I finally found the chance to visit The Tastemaker Store at Havelock Road, a modern café with a clean vibe at the void deck of an old estate. My first impression of the café was: Did I just enter a Muji store? The wooden tables and neat setting of the café coupled with some retro elements such as the beige tiles at the counter create a rather comfy and chill-lax ambience, totally a perfect spot to enjoy some good food and drink. The Food The offerings here are a mix of Asian and Western, from the likes of Kaya Toast to Ham and Cheese Sandwich and Pizza. New additions are added periodically, as we spotted Curry Chicken on our last visit. I ditched the usual cafe latte by going for the Matcha Latte ($5) instead, which had a nice matcha aroma and taste. The sweetness was just right as well even though there was not much latte art to speak of. The Lemoncurd Toast with clotted cream ($3) on the menu [...]

Top 10 Special Hoian Tours You Shouldn’t Miss While Traveling to Hoian

by Trinh Cherry @ I Love Hoi An Tour

Hoian is a special place in Vietnam that you shouldn’t miss. Hoian is famous for the friendly local people, the delicious Hoian local food and the beautiful landscapes. THere are a lot of special Hoian tours here. Therefore, while traveling to Hoian, you should not miss 10 below special Hoian tours. They will give you

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What to eat in Hoi An?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Hoi An was used to be one of the most busiest seaport of the Inner Region during the Vietnam Civil War of 1700-1800s, and because of that, the culinary is like a mixing pot of so many cultures. You can easily find a delicious dish here without stepping foot into a restaurant.

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Top 6 reasons to love Hoian at the first sight while coming to Hoian

by Trinh Cherry @ I Love Hoi An Tour

Traveling is always a wonderful experience for you to discover new things and open your minds. Nowadays, Vietnam is more and more attractive to tourists from other countries. People choose traveling to different cities in Vietnam because of different reasons. And one of the most wonderful cities attracts a lot of people is Hoian. So

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What to eat in Bac Lieu?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

First look, the sesarmid looks very similar to the paddy field crabs. However, the sesarmid is much smaller and lives in salty water area. Used to be a bucolic, daily lives meal, the sesarmid is now listed as one of the most famous cuisines in Bac Lieu.

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PLAY AGAIN!

by Sophie Afriat @ More Than Food

I had just come back from travelling for over two months, and I walked into an ice cream shop to splurge. They were taking too long to get to my order and I didn’t know what to do with myself, so I put a quarter in the orientalist fortune machine–you know the ones, the kind […]

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Famous Hoi An Food To Eat For First Time Visitors

Famous Hoi An Food To Eat For First Time Visitors


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Many travelers not only vote Hoi An as their favorite city in the world but also the tastiest city in Vietnam. Hoi An keeps people tuned to its cuisine ranging from mouth-watering street food to 5 star fabulous feast. So if you are looking for an authentic food in Viet Nam, Hoi An is surely an ideal stop it is a heaven for all foodies. Here are top 10 local food that you must try when visiting Hoi An

Plan B Dessertery

by Emma Smith @ More Than Food Magazine

I love waffles and ice-cream, and I love ice-cream cones, so whoever came up with the concept of a waffle cone is an absolute genius. Furthermore, whoever came up with making that waffle a bubble waffle, is an even bigger genius. As you can probably tell, I’m really passionate about this product. Plan B Dessertery […]

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6 Tips for Flying with Baby

by Pristine @ New Kid on the Wok

Pate has had a lot of travels in his short life. He’s one lucky baby. From Malaysia to Rwanda, and a few trips to the US, it’s been fun watching him play in new places around the world. What isn’t...

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Amen to The Color Purple SA!

by Darren Meltz @ More Than Food Magazine

It’s taken me a few days to put my thoughts together about this wonderful production and the best way to sum it up is to echo Oprah Winfrey, “It makes me so very proud to know that The Color Purple has finally arrived on stage in South Africa.” This local re-imagining is everything it promised […]

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Hoi An Eats: Chiang Mai Mountain

Hoi An Eats: Chiang Mai Mountain


More Than Food Magazine

When I was invited to visit Hoi An’s Chiang Mai Mountain Restaurant, I jumped at the chance to sample some Thai food. Although Vietnamese cuisine is probably my favourite, I’m a firm believer in va…

Salt House

by fatgirlkr @ A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea

Back in the spring of 2016 I shared with you the wondrous meaty delights of Salt House , a Korean deli that specialize in handcrafted smoked and cured goods.  Since my…

10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

THAILAND – Four Seasons Chiang Mai: A luxury treasure in the Mae Rim Valley

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Four Seasons Chiang Mai is a hotel that’s something different than your usual hotel stay and a unique place. They offer ultimate luxury in a magnificent setting between rice fields in the Mae Rim Valley. [...]

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Soph’s Travel Diary: Roadtrip to Byron Bay

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

Ah Byron Bay, one of the most picturesque & trendiest spots along the East Coast of Australia. Actually, I take that back. Probably in the whole of Australia! It’s really hit the tourist radar in the last few years and I can totally see why. It’s got a whole lot on offer and there really is something for everyone – solo travellers in particular. I’ve only been to Byron Bay once before and that was for a day trip in 2015. So when I found out that my favourite travel blogger ‘Wheres’ Mollie’ was going to be holding a travellers meet up, I jumped on the opportunity to explore the area in more depth. I rostered three days off work and hit the road with Johannes – a German guy that I met on the Sunshine Coast, who also doubled as my photographer.  I had the most incredible 3 days in Northern NSW and am so excited to share with you some of the photographs I took. Day One: Brisbane to Byron Bay (2.5 hours driving) Day Two : Exploring Byron Bay & the surrounds Day Three: Byron Bay – Sunshine Coast (3.5 hours driving) I could have gone with […]

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Places to Visit in Singapore-Christmas Blog Special!

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

We spent almost 2 weeks in Singapore at Christmas and split our time between a budget hostel near the Singapore River, a short walk from the marina, quays and Marina Bay Sands, and a more luxury Resorts World Hotel on Sentosa Island. We also took the opportunity to take a 3 day break to an […]

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creamy chicken with sun-dried tomatoes & mushrooms

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

This recipe for creamy chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms is so easy to whip together for a quick week night supper. The sun-dried tomatoes in a vinaigrette add a huge spike of flavour. I developed this recipe for Backsberg to showcase their delicious Chenin Blanc. It’s such a versatile food wine that pairs well [...]

Salon and Delamotte Champagne Tasting Dinner @ St Regis KL

by Mei @ CC Food Travel

“A great champagne is first and foremost a great wine..” agree? And I am definitely not one to turn down an exquisite, finely paired...

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Cuyana: The Perfect Bag and Wallet for Traveling

Cuyana: The Perfect Bag and Wallet for Traveling

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

From the Maldives to Amsterdam, through China and Peru and everywhere in between, the tote and wallet that have been with me all around the world! 

Nasi Coco – Indulge in a Unique Menu Inspired by Nasi Lemak

by Fabian @ Miss Tam Chiak

The makings of tendon is fairly simple: gloriously fried tempura pieces (tempura) served atop a bowl of rice (donburi). It’s not hard to fall in love with this dish, and supply for these bowls are growing as well. And to stand out from the rest, some restaurants in Singapore have reimagined their tendon to create...

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Academic Collaborations for the Environment

by Steve @ Banyan Tree Global Foundation » Banyan Tree Global Foundation |

Cross sector partnerships are essential to achieve measurable benefits for our sustainability efforts. Facilitating and collaborating on research in sensitive locations worldwide enhances our understanding of how to best manage, conserve and enhance the environment for a sustainable future.

Fried choko with bacon jam

by John @ HeNeedsFood

Keeping a old classic alive, with a little twist

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The Ultimate Dining Guide to Hoi An

The Ultimate Dining Guide to Hoi An


Laugh Travel Eat

Hoi An is the place where I found my love with Vietnamese cuisine again. Hoi An, however, was like a heaven with Spring rolls, noodles

Acoustic Blues for the Month of Love

by Darren Meltz @ More Than Food Magazine

If you’re wondering what to do with your loved one this Valentine’s week, we’ve got just the treat you’re looking for. A celebration of Love and Blues on Saturday 17 Feb, as the NIROX Foundation hosts a stellar line-up of acoustic musicians, gourmet food traders & restauranteurs, a full bar, and a selection of sumptuous […]

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THAILAND – Amari Koh Samui is THE luxury family resort on the island!

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Amari Koh Samui is a luxury hotel located in Chaweng beach area on the island of Koh Samui. Chaweng beach is the area of the island where all the action is taking place. There are [...]

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Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery – The Mystery Charm in Hue

by thuyhien96 @ Hoi An Travel

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery is about 30 kilometers away from the Hue city center. It is one of the spiritual tourist attractions in Hue alluring the large number […]

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Private Island Paradise in Belize

Private Island Paradise in Belize

by Sarah Attaway @ Sunkissed Suitcase

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine myself on a private island paradise in Belize. The Central American country had been on my travel list for years since I’m a certified scuba diver – did you know that the second largest barrier reef in the world (after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia) is just off the coast of Belize? My company (I’m a travel advisor!) was lucky enough to receive an invite for 3 nights on Royal Belize Private Island…I’m still in disbelief that I got to go! Royal Belize is a private island buyout which means that only one party can use it at a time, whether it’s one couple (hello unbelizeable honeymoon!) or a multi-generational family or group of friends. The island can easily accommodate 10 adults and varies when kids are thrown into the mix. There are various ways to get to the island depending […]

A Rainforest by the Beach

by Allister Esguerra @ More Than Food Magazine

For decades, Nha Trang has been regarded as the number one summer beach destination in Vietnam because of its bright blue waters, white sand beaches, and 300 days of summer. With an increasing number of both foreign and local tourists that stream the beach city over the years, this once peaceful summertime escape during the […]

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Moving from the United States to Europe with UPakWeShip

Moving from the United States to Europe with UPakWeShip

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Moving from the United States to Europe can be a logistical nightmare, and an expensive one at that. Here’s how we shipped our stuff overseas, thanks to UPakWeShip

BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

BonBon Residence 2C8 Trường Sa Street P. 19, Bình Thạnh District **************************************** Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I hate the name BonBon Residence.  Sounds like an assisted-living home for expired frozen treats. And, I want to be clear that Eating Saigon! is not in the business of reviewing the Saigon hotel/housing [Read on ...]

What to eat in Ben Tre?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

For miles the coconut trees cover the land, the gardens with fruits ripe on the trees, the people are friendly, simple, and adorable. And last but not least, the foods are just incredibly amazing.

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Things to do in: Valencia

by Lenny Chen @ Urban Adventures

We’ve got it all covered here in Valencia. If you want history, yup we’ve got it. If you want a bit of fun, we have that too. Heck, we even have the best of Spanish modern-day architecture right in our own backyard. So come pay us a visit (or stay awhile)...

Keating Hotel, San Diego: A Boutique Hotel in the Gaslamp

Keating Hotel, San Diego: A Boutique Hotel in the Gaslamp

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Located in a historic building in the heart of downtown San Diego's famed Gaslamp Quarter, The Keating Hotel seamlessly blends California history with Italian style.

Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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Soph’s Travel Diary: Climbing Mt. Ngungun

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

I am starting to get into more of a routine on the coast now that I am hitting the two month mark since moving. Monday’s have now become my time for adventures and thankfully enough, so has it for my new roomie – Tess. This Monday took us out to the Glasshouse mountains to go climb Mt. Ngungun for the sunset. We were inspired by the beautiful sunset we witnessed driving home on the Sunday and had a good feeling that it was going to be just as incredible (spoiler alert: it was). I’ve only done the climb once before and that was for sunrise so I was super keen to see how it compared. The walk up through the bushes was absolutely stunning – the light was so bright and golden. The first half almost looked too good to be true. By the time we got to the top, we had about 30 minutes until the sun went down. We utilised this time to snap some photographs and take it all in. The view from the top is remarkable and it really hit home that this is now where I live. I have to keep pinching myself everyday that […]

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What to eat in Hoi An, Vietnam

What to eat in Hoi An, Vietnam


Drizzle and Dip

Last year I went on an amazing adventure to Vietnam with a strong focus on eating as much amazing Vietnamese food as was physically possible. Exploring the world via my stomach is always going&nbsp…

VIETNAM - Eat like a local! Do a Hoi An food tour in the evening! – Chris Travel Blog

VIETNAM - Eat like a local! Do a Hoi An food tour in the evening! – Chris Travel Blog


Chris Travel Blog

A Hoi An food tour is a must do in this charming city in Vietnam. Taste the local Hoi An street food. The best dishes? Read about my experience! Delicious!

January in Breb. Life in the Freezer

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

We’ve been waiting for this. When we first had the idea of basing ourselves in Romania, locals told us winter temperatures can easily drop to -25C. We checked online, we couldn’t find any records of temperatures that low, so we kind of didn’t believe it but wanted to find out what it was like. With […]

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Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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This is Where to Stay in Kampot for Comfort, Free Bikes, and a Peaceful Pool

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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If you’re wondering where to stay in Kampot, this modern hotel is right in the city centre. You’ll be a short walk from the best local cafes, bars, and restaurants, or a simple stroll along the river. Many Kampot hotels are a few kilometres outside the city, with gorgeous river views, but it’s a bit […]

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One night in Évora, Portugal

by John @ HeNeedsFood

The perfect day trip from Lisbon

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Saigon’s Parks & Open Spaces

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Saigon used to be famous for its lush street vegetation and abundant greenery. Visitors during French colonial times would comment on the towering tropical trees that graced the city’s parks, the shaded boulevards that fanned out from the banks of the Saigon River, and the rich and varied botanical gardens

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First National Science Symposium

by Steve @ Banyan Tree Global Foundation » Banyan Tree Global Foundation |

The first national science symposium in the Maldives brought together the many marine biologists, academic researchers, public and private organisations working to help the environment in the Maldives to share experience and knowledge.

Top 5 that Hit the Spot for Sarawak Noodles

by Mei @ CC Food Travel

Low cost domestic airlines have increased travel and trade the last 10 years between East Malaysians and West Malaysians. Prior to this, the independent...

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Bottelary Hills Scottish Braai: 27 August

by More Than Food @ More Than Food

On 27 August join Stellenbosch wine route of Bottelary Hills and celebrated Chef George Jardine for a special pop up lunch! This fire-side lunch at Kaapzicht Wine Estate will feature a special Scottish Braai as Scottish-born Chef Jardine (of Restaurant Jardine in Stellenbosch) whips up a delicious meal for guests, pairing it with unique Bottelary […]

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ISRAEL – Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa: My favorite restaurant hotspots for lunch & dinner

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Recently I did a 10-day Israel road trip with my daughter. Although she’s just 11 she likes fine dining as I do. Of course, a burger and a pizza were on the menu too but [...]

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Celebrating Tet in Saigon (Including What to Do & A List of Places That Are Open)

by Eleanor Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Tet is just around the corner! To the Vietnamese, Tet (A.K.A Lunar New Year) is as important as Christmas is to Westerners. However, because Tet is a family holiday, many people will leave the big city like Saigon to return to their hometown for a reunion. As a result, many restaurants, shopping malls, and attractions […]

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FILM FEATURE: #20 SEIGFRED CAñETE

by lensesandlocals @ LENSES & LOCALS

PHOTOGRAPHER: Seigfred Geil Gregory Cañete CAMERA: Minolta Hi-Matic F FILM: Fujifilm YKL 100 (Expired) DEVELOPED & SCANNED: Seven Arts Foto Centre, Cebu City LOCATION: Cebu City, Philippines Introducing Seigfred Canete. Seigfred’s advice to those looking to begin in photographer: “Start photography with film, it helps you discipline your work.”. “When I got my first roll, I was excited […]

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The complete guide to: Kuala Lumpur travel

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur (KL to locals), is a beautiful blend of old and new. The city’s skyline may be made up of sparkling skyscrapers and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, but closer to the ground you’ll find bustling street food stalls alongside world-renowned restaurants, and multi-floor megamalls within...

VISIT TO KIM BONG CARPENTRY VILLAGE

by thuyhien96 @ Hoi An Travel

Kim Bong Carpentry Village is located on Cam Kim Commune, Hoi An, Quang Nam. The people originated from the north of Vietnam and village was formed in the late 15th […]

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LifeProof: A Phone Case for your Travel Adventures

LifeProof: A Phone Case for your Travel Adventures

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Almost 4 years of traveling has left us with countless memories and priceless experiences, and LifeProof cases help us keep our phone safe while traveling

Aperol: Sweet Dreams are Made of This

by Camilla Reinhold @ More Than Food

I had the privilege of tasting newly released Aperol recently and I was quite pleasantly surprised. It being winter in Cape Town and deathly chilly up to our standards, I don’t usually go for cocktails. My knee-jerk reaction is to go for some bold red wine or a hot toddy but I was excited to test […]

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Tran Quoc Pagoda: How to explore the cultural symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Known as the Buddhist center of Thang Long citadel during the Ly and Tran dynasties with historical and architectural values, Tran Quoc Pagoda attracts many Buddhists, visitors, and both domestic and international tourists. In 2016, the Daily Mail (UK) listed Tran Quoc, the oldest temple in Hanoi at over 1,500 years old, in Top 16 […]

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WHERE TO STAY IN HOI AN

by thuyhien96 @ Hoi An Travel

Hoi An Ancient Town is very small town but it has more 700 hotels from homestay to luxury resort. When you visit Hoi An, deciding on Where to stay in Hoi […]

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TOP 10 STREET FOOD YOU MUST EAT IN HOI AN

by thuyhien96 @ Hoi An Travel

Hoi An’s attractiveness lies in it’s vast cuisine that is undeniably delicious and surprisingly affordable. If you plan to make a food tour in Hoi An, you must be remember […]

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Exploring amazing Hoian countryside tour with Hoian lady bikers

by Trinh Cherry @ I Love Hoi An Tour

With the development of tourism, there are various types of tours for you to choose. Want to escape the busy life in the big city so let’s take one of the most amazing Hoian tours: Hoian countryside tour. Here, you can enjoy the fulfillment of the wonderful local people’s life with Hoian lady bikers. So where

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Why are Coral Reefs Important?

by Steve @ Banyan Tree Global Foundation » Banyan Tree Global Foundation |

The Maldives are intrinsically dependent on coral reefs for tourism, fisheries and the very creation of the islands! It is our responsibility to protect and enhance the environment and everyone can help.

What I’ve Learned From Four Years Without Sex

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

When people discover that I’ve been celibate for the past four years they always ask me if it’s by choice.   They must be trying to figure out if I’m a) totally repressed (by choice) or b) totally undesirable (not by choice)   And I don’t exactly know how to answer, because I’m neither… and […]

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17 Highlights of 2017

by Robin @ Runnin' and Roamin'

Another year has come to a close. Another year to look back on with disgust, blame the steady stream of bad luck that was 2017 for not sticking to our resolutions, for not reaching our goals, for not being happy with ourselves. The stroke of midnight announcing the new year represents a clean slate, a […]

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What to eat in Cao Bang?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Come to Cao Bang an try out the amazing cuisines of the North like Roasted duck pie, Trùng Khánh Chestnut, tofu or some other peculiar dishes like ant’s eggs cake or Sour Phở. Regardless of what you choose, these experiences will stick to the mind and the tongues of and travellers and food lovers.

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Hoi An Street Food Tour by Night – Special Hoi An Tour You Should Join

by Hương Lan @ I Love Hoi An Tour

Not only famous for its ancient beauty with centuries-old Buddhist pagodas, colonial shop houses, Hoi An street food and authentic specialties also attract tourists around the world. Hoi An is voted one of the 25 most great destinations for foodies, what a big shame if you visit Hoi An without trying local cuisines here. So,

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Food Review: Curry Times at Changi Airport | Singapore Local Delights Cafe by Old Chang Kee

Food Review: Curry Times at Changi Airport | Singapore Local Delights Cafe by Old Chang Kee

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place Located at the basement of Changi Airport Terminal 3, the Curry Times is amongst one of the many branches which the long-time local snacks chain Old Chang Kee has opened in recent years. Focusing on delivering local delights in a casual dining concept, we were always caught by surprised with the packed restaurant, and even spotting a queue during the peak dining hours. Taking on the brand colours, you will find Curry Times in simple yellow and wooden walls, with the traditional marble tables. And while awaiting for your orders, you can also munch on free flow Iced Gem Biscuits! The Food Expect local Singapore delights, with much focus on curry on their menu selection as the restaurant name suggest. From Curry Chicken, to Curry Fish, or Assam Fish, you can also pick from either of the popular mains from their menu, including Chicken Rice, Nasi Lemak and local noodle options. Basically, this is a coffee-shop, just all condensed into one central kitchen. How did they fare though? First up, we ordered their signature Curry Chicken with Prata (S$8.50) and paired it with an additional order of an Egg Prata (S$2). More lemak than spicy, the curry is [...]

Toronto Fashion Week 2018 | Day One

by Bri Humes @ More Than Food Magazine

Toronto Fashion Week 2018 is well underway! Like so many other lovers of fashion, I’m sat behind the screen of my mobile devices waiting to see what trends are ahead of us. For top designers, there isn’t a better way to kick off a Monday than to hit the runway with new and innovative looks. […]

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The Mind Behind Jimmy the Greek

by Solana Cain @ More Than Food

Thirty Years of Good Greek Food – Done Quickly!   Odds are, if you have been to a food court in Canada, you have come across Jimmy the Greek. The restaurant chain is celebrating over 30 years of being a favourite among Canadians but unbeknownst to many, there really is a Jimmy and he’s from Greece and he’s […]

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Nature Therapy: Rocky Mountain National Park

by Julie July @ More Than Food

I have always enjoyed hiking and exploring the great outdoors, but since moving to Colorado I can safely say my love for the natural world has morphed into an obsession. Every weekend I just about explode through my front door and drive straight to the mountains, my lungs desperately craving the fresh air. I can […]

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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tuna gravadlax with juniper & dill on butternut rosti

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

Gravadlax is something that spells Christmas to me. Maybe because my grandmother was Scottish or the English traditions surrounding my Christmas’s growing up, but its the kind of thing that is perfect to eat around the festive season or serve as a starter with your feast. I’ve made a delicious salmon gravadlax cured with beetroot and dill [...]

You Must Travel the World… and This is Why

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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My Son Sanctuary – Half day trip from Hoi An

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Situated in a small valley in the mountainous district of Quang Nam Province, about 45 km from Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary is the best choice for tourists to get a half day getaway to uncover the fascinating history of the Champa...

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The complete guide to: Zanzibar travel

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

Come to Zanzibar and you’ll be greeted by some of the loveliest beaches in the world, with stunning reefs for snorkelling and crystal-clear blue waters for swimming. But there’s more to Zanzibar than just hitting the sand. Within the city and its historic centre of Stone Town are great restaurants,...

What Best Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam – The Best of Saigon

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

The collection of the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam promises to call you to this ideal city. Formerly called Saigon and famed as “The Pearl

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Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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Expat Exposed: Raksha In Sydney, Australia

Expat Exposed: Raksha In Sydney, Australia

by Sarah Attaway @ Sunkissed Suitcase

Meet Raksha, an Indian girl who loves traveling! She mostly travels solo and loves to meet new people and explore new cultures. Traveling is her first love and photography is her second. She mostly photographs landscapes and skyscapes. What inspired you to become an expat? Traveling was the main reason. I wanted to explore the World and I wanted to experience staying away from home. Why did you choose Sydney? I had three options based on my job opportunities – Denmark, Canada and Australia. This was the first time I was moving away from family and I knew it was hard for my mother to accept this change. Because of which I decided on a place that was closest to home (India), which was Australia. Did you go alone or did you have a friend/significant other with you? Yes, alone. I had a job before I arrived in Australia, so […]

Tackling my Bucket List: Halong Bay, Vietnam

by Robin @ Runnin' and Roamin'

Halong Bay: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of that natural wonders of the world, a 300 million year old geological phenomenon, the “bay of descending dragons.” It is all these things. Mostly, though, it was just the object of my deepest wanderlust, having scrolled past hundreds of photos on Instagram, each one depicting a […]

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Mi Quang - Hoi An Street Food in Vietnam

Mi Quang - Hoi An Street Food in Vietnam


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Hoi An street food surprised us with our first (but not last) lunch. Check out our video to see more of Hoi An and its famous rice noodle dish, Mi Quang.

Uxmal, Our Favorite Mayan Site Anywhere

Uxmal, Our Favorite Mayan Site Anywhere

by Brian @ Everywhere Once

We’ve visited ancient Mayan cities from Mexico’s Chichen Itza to Guatemala’s Tikal along with a slew of others in between. And while some of those sites are larger, more historically important, or were more fun to get to, none impressed us as much as Uxmal. Located in Yucatan, Mexico, about an hour’s drive south of […]

Eat Your Way Around Hoi An, Vietnam - Elen Turner: Writer, Editor, Traveller

Eat Your Way Around Hoi An, Vietnam - Elen Turner: Writer, Editor, Traveller


Elen Turner: Writer, Editor, Traveller

The pretty and historic Vietnamese town of Hoi An is a culinary powerhouse, and in this article I highlight the key food experiences you should have there.

Hoi An Cheap Walking Food Tour

by admin @ Hoi An Free Tour | Kim Bong | Tra Que | Cam Thanh Village

Viet Nam is all about street food and Hoi An is no exception. Street food is easy to find everywhere but where and how to enjoy them the best is the question. What if you have someone guiding you around to enjoy … Continue reading

Nepali Dishes You Need to Try

by Elen @ Elen Turner: Writer, Editor, Traveller

Obviously, while in Nepal, you should try dal bhat. Obviously. But there are many other traditional foods that are good for a snack or a meal. Check out my latest article on Culture Trip (extract below). 10 Traditional Nepali Dishes You Need to Try at Least Once Ask any Nepali what their favourite food is and you’re likely to get a laugh and a ‘dal bhat, of course!’ While it’s imperative that you get used to eating dal and rice several times a week (if not, twice a day), there are plenty of other delicious traditional Nepali dishes that you should try while in Nepal. Here are our favourites. Sel Roti Sometimes called Nepal’s answer to the donut (because they’re deep-fried and round), sel roti are in fact much less sweet than the familiar donut, though they do have a hint of sweetness. They’re commonly found at road-side snack stalls and made in Nepali homes during celebrations and certain festivals (especially Maghe Sankranti and Tihar). Read the rest of the article here. Top image: Magar woman cooking sel roti for a wedding, in the Annapurna region. Taken by me in April 2016, while on the Annapurna Community Eco-Lodge trek.

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Hotel Review: Novotel Singapore on Stevens | Accor’s latest hotel in Singapore, its fifteenth!

Hotel Review: Novotel Singapore on Stevens | Accor’s latest hotel in Singapore, its fifteenth!

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place Located just minutes drive away from Orchard Road, the brand new complex consisting of both Mercure Singapore and Novotel Singapore on Stevens opened late in 2017, and it features some of latest restaurants concepts in Singapore too – including one of our current favourite restaurants, Fisk Seafoodbar & Market. Despite not being near to any MRT stations, you will be happy to know that the hotel provides twice hourly shuttle services between the hotel and Orchard Road. With 250 rooms at Novotel Singapore, and more than 500 rooms at Mercure Singapore, the hotel caters for both business and travellers who are looking to stay in a centralised location. The Room We checked ourselves into the Premier Room at Novotel Singapore, with Premier Lounge access. Our room, at the highest floor of the hotel, gives us a nice view of the Stevens Road and Newton estate, and the infinity swimming pool no less. The spacious room spots a contemporary decor and soothing colours and at 23sqm, you get all the essentials you could expect from a four-star hotel, and more. The Premier Room comes with the Premier Lounge access, which is opened from 6.30am to 10.30pm, where you can [...]

Hoi An Motorbike Food Tour

Hoi An Motorbike Food Tour


Emily Luxton Travels

Keep calm and eat like a local - with the awesome guides at Hoi An Street Food Motorbike Tour...

The Healthy Guide to Chiang Mai

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Soneva Fushi: A Barefoot Luxury Maldives Resort

Soneva Fushi: A Barefoot Luxury Maldives Resort

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

A sustainable paradise surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Soneva Fushi is one of the few resorts in the Maldives that has it all - service, laid-back luxury, and a slow life attitude. 

TOUR SCHEDULE

by admin @ Hoi An Free Tour | Kim Bong | Tra Que | Cam Thanh Village

Our bicycle tours are not only a fantastic way to explore and discover Hoi An, but they are also a great way to travel and help local community. We aim to show you the real world of daily life and … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to a Weekend in Asheville, NC

by Robin @ Runnin' and Roamin'

I am a woman of tradition. At every opportunity, I am trying to fabricate a new annual tradition and force my friends and family to adhere to it. In 2016 I took my siblings on a camping trip in Western Maryland and, after a disastrous long weekend of bickering and hot dogs and grunge, insisted […]

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Hàn Phố – Mì Quảng at its Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Hàn Phố 14/40d Kỳ Đồng Street P.9, Q.3 08.22470550 0913106700 ******************************** SETTING: It’s a new year (2018 Western calendar). It’s Hai’s birthday (he won’t let me give you his exact age, but he’s not in his 30’s anymore). It’s just 24 hours into our return to Saigon after many months away.  And now, it’s time [Read on ...]

Ocean Warming and Coral Bleaching

by Steve @ Banyan Tree Global Foundation » Banyan Tree Global Foundation |

Coral bleaching, when corals turn white or "bleach" during periods of exceptionally warm weather, is the greatest threat to corals worldwide. Our dedicated marine lab team monitor the impacts of these events, and direct restoration efforts with which everyone can participate and assist.

10 Things to Do In Mauritius

by Mei @ CC Food Travel

Before we landed in Mauritius, we did not know what to expect. After a week in Mauritius we didn’t want to leave. And after...

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Where To Stay In Penang Malaysia: Our Penang Accommodation Guide

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

Penang is an island in Malaysia full of delicious food, intriguing architecture and culture. Boutique hotels, in particular, are spreading through Penang. So where are the best areas to stay in Penang and what are the best hotels to stay…

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This Phnom Penh Boutique Hotel is a Unique Retreat in the City Centre

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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This Phnom Penh boutique hotel is perfect for couples or families who want comfort, style, and a peaceful place to retreat after exploring the bustling city. There’s a special magic that happens when a hotel finds the right balance between comfort, design, and a welcoming atmosphere. TeaHouse Asian Urban Hotel, a welcoming boutique hotel in […]

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What to eat in Hoi An?

What to eat in Hoi An?


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Hoi An was used to be one of the most busiest seaport of the Inner Region during the Vietnam Civil War of 1700-1800s, and because of that, the culinary is like a mixing pot of so many cultures. You can easily find a delicious dish here without stepping foot into a restaurant.

Gwangjang Market: South Korea’s Oldest Market is Filled with Incredible Food

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

I’ll admit, I’m a little confused about Korea’s market scene. Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is located in what I believe is the oldest market building in Korea. It opened in 1905, when it was called Dongdaemun Market, which was the name of an older market that was destroyed in the Korean War and rebuilt in 1959. [...]

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J’S GATE DINING IN LOT 10

by Mei @ CC Food Travel

If there was ever, a hidden gateway into Japan’s culinary culture, this might be it. Enter through the pearly white doors of Japanese dining....

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TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE HOI AN LANTERN FESTIVAL

by thuyhien96 @ Hoi An Travel

In the Hoi An Old Town, you just don’t want to miss the Hoi An Lantern Festival. Lantern Festival is a unique attraction of Hoi An, enough reason for both domestic and […]

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Peak District: Hostel to hostel

by Ben Lerwill @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

As Britain's oldest national park, the Peak District has its fair share of human history as well as physical beauty which can be explored on a three-day hike from hostel to hostel

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Letting Go of Puerto Viejo

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Streets & Eats of Hue

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

This is an all you can eat & free flow drink tour, so come with an appetite!

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Ask the experts: Family summer breaks

by National Geographic Traveller (UK) @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

This month, a panel of experts discuss what to do for an adventurous summer break on a budget

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Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in February 2018

Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in February 2018

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

New Restaurants Kimme If you have been a fan of the One-Michelin Starred Meta restaurant at Keong Saik, Kimme is your answer to a relatively more casual fine-dining concept even though this sounds oxymoronic. Located at 47 Amoy Street, the two weeks old Kimme restaurant is a modern, 48-seat Asian concept which takes up the entire 3-storey shophouse. The restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Sun Kim, the chef behind Meta and is helmed by Head Chef Louis Han who has worked with Chef Sun closely the past few years. The inspiration for the restaurant’s name comes from Chef Sun Kim, where his friends used to address him Kimme affectionately. [Read more here…] Address: 47 Amoy Street, Singapore 069873 The Meat Market There is finally a hip dining spot in Hougang, or even in the North-East of Singapore. Meet Meat Market located at Hougang One, a casual meat concept which serves grilled meats over different types of wood on different months. The concept reminds me of Red Eye Smokehouse at Lavender, except that the space at Meat Market is more cluttered with more dining tables, with an open kitchen concept where you can actually watch all the action behind the kitchen. The interior is quite cosy and simple, decorated [...]

Best of Hanoi

by Robin @ Runnin' and Roamin'

I have to admit, I was skeptical about Hanoi. I was not expecting to like it at all. After a couple of days in Ho Chi Minh City, which was certainly not my favorite place, and hearing other travelers’ opinions of this northern city, I wasn’t even particularly excited about the few days I had […]

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Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory – New Flavours Rule!

by Mei @ CC Food Travel

What a cute name you say. Well.. Chir Chir is actually pronounced Chi-Re Chi-Re,  and you have to imagine the sound of boiling oil when...

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2017: The year of courage & learning to love myself again

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

It’s crazy to even think that 2017 has come and gone already. Every year that passes seems to fly by quicker than the last. I have spent a lot of time over the last few days reflecting on the year that’s been and to say that it’s tugged on the heart strings is a huge understatement. The year started off with a typical Sophie moment – quitting my job to channel my happiness and longing for adventure. I jetted off to South East Asia for a month just a week after leaving my job at Flight Centre. It was definitely a top way to start the year off. But when I got back from my travels, everything settled back in and came crashing down before I could even try to fix things. Up until July, I was fighting my own battle with depression. When I was packing up my stuff to move, I read through my journal that I had kept from the first few months. It was so scary to read through and see how unwell I was. I’m so happy to say that I found the light at the end of the tunnel and it was a damn […]

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The Coffee House

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

The Coffee House 14B1 Ngô Tất Tố, Phường 19 Bình Thạnh District 02871 087 088 www.thecoffeehouse.com ********************** OK, so I was ready to strangle someone at my apartment house. Today’s plan was to relax, enjoy my jet-lag in the quiet air-conditioned comfort of our new apartment here in Saigon; update some Eating Saigon! posts; and [Read on ...]

BRAZIL – Belo Horizonte restaurant guide: my favorite hotspots

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Recently I did a 5-day Minas Gerais trip before a business conference in Sao Paulo. I had dinner at the following five Belo Horizonte restaurants. Although you can wake me any time for churrascaria I [...]

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Quang An Flower Market Hanoi Vietnam: A Beautiful Early Morning Adventure

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

Our early morning adventure to Quang An Flower Market in Hanoi was about so much more than just flowers, although the flowers are magnificent. It’s one of the most unique and memorable things to do in Hanoi Vietnam. Being a…

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My 2017 in 97 flights, 172 hotel nights in 34 countries: I love bleisure travel!

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

It’s that time of the year to look back and make a summary of all the places I visited but first I would like to thank you for following CTB Global and wish you a [...]

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Singapore budget travel tips — Top 7 tips on how to save money travelling in Singapore?

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Singapore is known as one of the wealthiest countries in Southeast Asia. The country is famous for its high standard of living and the cost of travel on this island is also not cheap. In fact, these things depend on many factors such as what are you going to do, where to go, what to […]

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10 places you must eat in Hoi An

10 places you must eat in Hoi An


Hoi An Food Tour

10 places you must eat in Hoi An - There are many restaurants in town offering the typical food but you should stick to local ones to have the best...

Escape iQ (and why my iQ is clearly lacking)

by Kitty Ireland @ More Than Food

Are you a bit of a Sherlock buff who enjoys a good mystery?  A gamer who knows their way around puzzles, dungeons, and adventure?  That one person in the movie theater who shouts commands at the on-screen characters even though you know that poor little blonde girl is going to go up the stairs and […]

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tea at the belmond mount nelson

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

I’ve always loved having tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson, it’s a real treat. The hotel is iconic and beautiful and quite frankly spending a few hours lazing around in their newly refurbished lounge sipping exquisite tea and nibbling on sweet and savoury snacks is kind of my perfect way to spend a few hours. [...]

THAILAND – Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa offers natural luxury north of Chiang Rai

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Northern Thailand north of Chiang Rai is a beautiful mountainous area. I included three nights at Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa in my Thailand itinerary to explore the nature, tea plantations and the Golden Triangle. Katiliya [...]

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I Reached the End of the Road

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Where to stay in Hoi An when travelling on a budget

by Duyen My @ I Love Hoi An Tour

Hoi An is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam as well as in Asia. That is why Hoi An accommodation is always a hot topic on this issue. A good accommodation will make the trip more completed, especially when we don’t have to pay much for it.  If you are looking for cheap

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Tra Que Village Tour

by admin @ Hoi An Free Tour | Kim Bong | Tra Que | Cam Thanh Village

Escape from the bustling city just about 15 minutes by cycling from Hoi An old quarter, you will enjoy a farming area with nice weather and lovely people, a green area called Tra Que vegetable village. It’s an easy bicycle ride and … Continue reading

A Day of Caves in Phong Nha, Vietnam

by Robin @ Runnin' and Roamin'

Prior to traveling to Vietnam, my only experience with caves was the hours spent wandering Rock Tunnel and Mt. Moon in Pokémon Fire Red on my Gameboy (to which I referred as my Gamegirl, since Gameboy seemed overly sexist and exclusive to me). Nothing made my heart pound like these damn caves, Pokémon jumping out at […]

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Interview: Levison Wood

by National Geographic Traveller (UK) @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Levison Wood was just 22 when he hitchhiked 10,000 miles from England to India via Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He recalls how this trip cemented his life as an overland traveller

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The spiritual story of Thailand’s spirit houses

by Cati Vanden Breul @ Urban Adventures

There is something in the air in Thailand. There must be. I have lived on and off — mostly on — in this beautiful country for more than four years now. From the moment I first got off the plane in Chiang Mai, a town nestled in the mountains of...

Don't miss Banh Xeo - a special Hoi An savory pancake in Vietnam

Don't miss Banh Xeo - a special Hoi An savory pancake in Vietnam


I Love Hoi An Tour

Hoi An (Vietnam) is famous for FOOD PARADISE. You might become addicted to Hoi An dishes "at the first bite":Banh Xeo - a special Hoi An savory pancake.

Best Danang Seafood Restaurants – Where to eat in Da Nang

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Best Danang seafood restaurants is one of the most wanted information since 5 years. With the rapid development, Danang becomes not only the most-worth living city but also a very

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Hội An Cheap Eats

by lensesandlocals @ LENSES & LOCALS

We’ve now been living in the charming little town of Hội An on the central coast of Vietnam for two months (where has the time gone?!), and we’ve certainly tried our fair share of restaurants and street stalls. The Vietnamese cuisine is by far our favourite in Southeast Asia and there’s no shortage of dishes […]

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Where to Eat in and Drink at the the Best Turku Restaurants

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering where to eat and drink when you visit Southwest Finland? Start with these top Turku restaurants and then go to the Finnish Archipelago for more great food.  Turku Finland is a city that takes its food seriously.  From super fresh salmon at the city’s historic market to chef-driven dishes at the best Turku restaurants, the food in Turku impressed us with every bite during our recent visit. This shouldn’t be a shock since Turku, Finland’s oldest city and original capital, was named a European Capital of Culture in 2011. As ...

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How to Heal Your Relationship With Money

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Local Capacity Development

by Steve @ Banyan Tree Global Foundation » Banyan Tree Global Foundation |

Sharing our knowledge and experience helps develop local capacity and build cross-sector bridges to increase the effectiveness of our environmental efforts.

Patriot’s First Christmas

by Pristine @ New Kid on the Wok

Ever since my generation in our family started entering young adulthood, Christmas just wasn’t the same. Luckily, that changed once my sister started having children. Children have so much joy and new excitement during the holiday season! And this year,...

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The ultimate 3 week Sri Lankan travel itinerary

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

In July 2017 I spent a month exploring the beaches, temples and mountains in Sri Lanka– I had the best time and saw some absolutely amazing places. I feel as though I had an amazing itinerary and would love to share it with you! Before October, the best way to get to Sri Lanka took us three flights, 20 hours and an unexpected stopover in Bali, which we only found out about when we were actually descending into Bali. I don’t mind all too much about long distance travel and going the longer route to save money but now thanks to Sri Lankan airlines, you can fly DIRECT from Melbourne to Colombo. I know that my itinerary is pretty top notch so I am here to share my 3 week Sri Lanka itinerary so you can best utilise your time and get the most out of your travels. Colombo (2 nights) The capital city of Sri Lanka and understandably so. This is one busy city with markets packed into unimaginable tiny spaces and a local to westerner ratio that’ll have you straight out of your comfort zone. A great spot to dive head first into Sri Lankan cuisine with the […]

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What to eat in An Giang?

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

Coming to An Giang, not only that you will discover the beautiful terra with countless of sightseeing destinations such as Châu Đốc Lady Pagoda (Bà Châu Đốc), Sam Mt, Cấm (Forbidden) Mt, the magnificent Mt, but also the amazing cuisines of the Chăm, Khmer, Chinese, and Vietnamese people. Countless wonderful dishes are awaiting you to come and enjoy in An Giang.

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Grub Food Van: the grooviest dining precinct in Melbourne

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

I’m a bit of a brunch enthusiast & have a very expensive addiction to eating out at groovy health focused cafes, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Melbourne is one of my favourite places. After all, it has got to be the foodie capital of Australia – everything is just so damn tasty. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s almost impossible to have a bad dining experience in Melbourne. This is a huge win for all those people that aren’t willing to do hours of research and wandering to find the perfect spot. For me, it’s just given me the incentive to find the foodie hotspots that are extraordinary and are truly stand outs from the rest. The grooviest dining precinct in Melbourne This leads me to Grub Food Van – an eclectic permanent coffee and food van in the hip suburb of Fitzroy. The guys at Grub Food Van have created an incredible dining precinct with outdoor picnic tables for those sunnier days and a larger seating area inside…inside being in a greenhouse. Yup, A CAFÉ IN A GREENHOUSE! How groovy is that?!? Oh how I love you Melbourne. Not only is it a cool place […]

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A Budget Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam

A Budget Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If you're like me and hate very touristy towns, you're going to have to take some precautions if you're going to enjoy Hoi An, Vietnam.

Snippets: Best Steamboat Restaurants in Singapore | Our favourite Beauty in the Pot, and other Hot Pots we fancy

Snippets: Best Steamboat Restaurants in Singapore | Our favourite Beauty in the Pot, and other Hot Pots we fancy

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

We love our steamboats. From the days of enjoy the steaming hot soups along Bugis Street, to the increasingly commercialisation of this traditional hot pots into today’s restaurant chains, we are ever ready to head out for a steamboat dinner any time. We decided to collate a list of all our favourites and major steamboat restaurants in Singapore. Let’s get started! ****** Beauty in the Pot This is our favourite steamboat restaurant in Singapore. There’s not a close second in our opinion. Since 2015, we have been returning to Beauty in the Pot frequently, and some of the must orders include the Fried Beancurd Skin (炸响铃) and enjoying the Beauty Collagen Broth here. With 3 branches now, with 2 branches at OneKM and the more well located branch at Orchard’s The Centrepoint, the reservation hotline remains unreachable most times during the day, and if you are lucky to get through their phone, make sure you grab their next available table. [Read more here…] Address: 3 branches at OneKm (2 branches on Level 2 and 3, 11 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 436950) and The Centrepoint (176 Orchard Road, #05-15, Singapore 238843) ****** Shang Pin Hot Pot Located at the Rendezvous Hotel, we heard [...]

A Love Letter From a Woman to Her Jungle

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  When I touched you today it felt like the first time like the first time I touched you. And when I saw you I saw you more beautiful than I forgot to remember you.     No mildew of old stories no residues of past pains no expectations or plans. Just you and I […]

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Visiting Dalat – Vietnam’s City of Eternal Spring

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Founded in 1907 as a French hill station, Dalat is still a popular destination both for local and international visitors. The city quickly grew, with new hotels, resorts, golf courses, and even boarding schools. Located in the highlands and surrounded by pine forests, the city enjoys a temperate climate quite unlike the rest of Vietnam. […]

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Tips for travelling in Vung Tau

by vietnamflavor @ vietnamflavor

During 14th and 15th centuries, the cape that would become Vũng Tàu was a swamp which European trading ships visited regularly. The ships' activities inspired the name Vũng Tàu, which means "anchorage". The French Indochinese government named it Cap Saint-Jacques ("Cap Xanh Giắc", in Vietnamese). The cliff of Vũng Tàu is now called Mũi Nghinh Phong (literally meaning "Cape of breeze welcome") or ("Cape of greeting the wind").

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Good Eats: A Food Walking Tour of Hoi An - Runnin' and Roamin'

Good Eats: A Food Walking Tour of Hoi An - Runnin' and Roamin'


Runnin' and Roamin'

I cannot stress quite enough how much I adore Vietnamese food. The spices, the intense plethora of flavor, and the low calorie count all make for some of the most perfect meals of my life, which sounds dramatically unlikely perhaps, but which is absolutely true nonetheless. And Hoi An was the pinnacle of flavorful, unforgettable, …

USA: Julian, Your Ticket to World-Class Apple Pie

by Shu Yi Ho @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

In California, some things are a given. There’s always traffic on Interstate-5. Sunsets along Route 101 are sensational. And like Disneyland, In N Out Burger, and the DMV, there’s always going to be a line outside of every Julian apple pie location.

Pink Sands Club: The Height of Luxury

Pink Sands Club: The Height of Luxury

by Sarah Attaway @ Sunkissed Suitcase

The Pinks Sands Club on Canouan Island was such a surprise to me! This was my second work trip (my first was to Uruguay, Chile and Chilean Patagonia) and it still hasn’t quite sunk in yet that I get to travel to some pretty fantastic places, The Pink Sands Club included. Snuggled on a private beach on an island in St. Vincent and The Grenadines in the Caribbean, the hotel is white with splashes of bright pink and blue – a favorite combo of mine. Each room is slightly different but all in the same style. Each room in the hotel has a large terrace overlooking the ocean – my sister came with me on this trip and we liked to sleep with the door open to the terrace so we could hear the ocean as we went to sleep. Canouan Island has a population of roughly 2,500 people. The […]

Christmas Dinner Guide 2017

by fatgirlkr @ A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea

Thanksgiving is yesterdays news, and there are only a few more weeks until Christmas!!!!. Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year, I just adore getting gussied up, filling my…

The Best Cafes In Paris: From Coffee To Croques

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

I’m not really sure if it’s possible to do a definitive list of the best cafes in Paris. New cafes are opening all the time and the standard and competition of cafes are high. Basically, Paris is full of incredible…

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Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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Patriot at 6 Months

by Pristine @ New Kid on the Wok

All photos in this post by Gabby Malcuit Photography Read Patriot’s birth story, one month, two month, three month,  four month, and five month recaps. Oops. We are nearly approaching Pate’s 7 Months Birthday, but better late than never!! Get ready to be photo spammed by...

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One Day In Colmar France: Colmar Itinerary + Printable Map

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

Is it possible that every area of France is absolutely beautiful? I think so. I am absolutely in love with France. The Alsace region was an area I hadn’t explored until recently. After visiting Strasbourg and Colmar, it’s yet another…

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Augustine Hotel: A Luxurious Escape in the Heart of Prague

Augustine Hotel: A Luxurious Escape in the Heart of Prague

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Housed in a former monastery (and brewery), the Augustine Hotel has been transformed into a 5 star luxury property... Combining modern touches, with authentic elements from the buildings past

Bus Hoi An to Hue via Hai Van Pass

by admin @ Hoi An Free Tour | Kim Bong | Tra Que | Cam Thanh Village

We offer you an ideal way to get to Hoi An from Hue, inclusive of sightseeing at some spots along the road with reasonable price. The drive south along Highway 1 is fairly scenic and the road is surprisingly good, though very twisty. … Continue reading

9 Da Nang Street Food Must Eat  - Hoi An Food Tour

9 Da Nang Street Food Must Eat - Hoi An Food Tour


Hoi An Food Tour

Da Nang street food plays certain part in reflecting the rhythm of life as well as special gastronomy of people in there.

5 quirky sites in Barcelona that most tourists never see

by James Getgood @ Urban Adventures

Around the world, Barcelona is famous for tourist attractions like the Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou. But the Catalan capital is also home to a variety of unique attractions that few visitors — and even locals — have ever heard of. From supercomputers hidden in churches...

Warung Nyai Rose – Rare Kacang Pool Hidden in The East!

by Sean Ng @ Miss Tam Chiak

If anything can bring me to this part of Singapore, it has to be great food. News about the rare kacang pool, that was allegedly one of the best, buzzed and got us pretty psyched about visiting this ulu part of Bedok.The afternoon crowd was sparse, yet a line was forming at Warung Nyai Rose....

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5 best ways to travel from Hoi An to Hue

by Sam McColl @ Hoi An Travel

Which is the best way to travel from Hoi An to Hue?   Hoi an and Hue are two tourist destinations located along the coast of Central Vietnam. Located roughly […]

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How to Plan for the Yee (Yi) Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

After experiencing Yee Peng in 2017, I wanted to write an article describing the ins and outs of the festival, something that could answer important questions about the event in a single post. If you're looking to attend the 2018 Yee Peng Festival, then I hope you find this guide useful.

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and its biggest city by far. It's a top tourist destination which is consistently ranked among the world's most visited cities. In fact, so popular and beloved is Bangkok that it was voted the "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine readers for four consecutive years. Spend a few days there and you'll get its appeal.

Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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Skiing in Romania. Cavnic Maramures

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

We’ve had a fantastic time skiing here in Romania, the kids took a few private 1 on 1 lessons while Chef and I were free to head up the mountain. Being child-free is a pretty new experience for us, as full time child-wranglers and educators, it kinda rocked! After a short time the kids were […]

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Things to do in: Denver

by J.C. Lightcap @ Urban Adventures

Not everyone has a week to spend in Denver; in fact, many visitors hurry off to the mountains for skiing, mountain biking, climbing and hiking. For those of you fortunate enough to have a free day in Denver, or better still, are attending a week-long conference in the Mile High...

Food Review: Kenny’s Krabbi at Tai Thong Crescent | Casual Crab-centric restaurant in Potong Pasir

Food Review: Kenny’s Krabbi at Tai Thong Crescent | Casual Crab-centric restaurant in Potong Pasir

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place Located the The Venue Shoppes along Tai Thong Crescent in Potong Pasir, the few weeks old Kenny’s Krabbi is a casual restaurant with a focus on crab dishes. The restaurant is just a few doors away from one of our favourite beef noodles, the Original Orchard Emerald Beef Noodle. The casual and small space is able to accommodate less than 50 people. The Food The price range is huge, and goes from S$6.90 for Sliced Fish Soup all the way to S$68 for the Braised Crab Bee Hoon (800g). Other than a series of crabby dishes like the Rich Broth Crab Bee Hoon and Singapore Chilli Crab, there are also options like Seafood Crispy Noodles (S$8.90) and Seafood Hor Fun (S$8.90). We started with some sides like the Homemade Crabmeat Roll (S$6.90) and Signature Braised Pork Belly with Leaf Bun (S$3). The crabmeat roll is akin to Ngo Hiang, which is quite delicious. For mains, we had the Rich Broth Crab Bee Hoon 600g Crab (S$20/half portion). While the crab is quite fresh, I find the broth to be a tad diluted as I was expecting a much richer flavour. Similarly, the broth of the Sliced Fish Soup [...]

FILM FEATURE: L&L PORTRA IN THE FAROE ISLANDS

by lensesandlocals @ LENSES & LOCALS

CAMERA: Leica M7 + Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm f2.5 P II FILM: Kodak Portra 400 LOCATION: Faroe Islands Visiting the Faroe Islands in November was never going to be easy weather-wise but we embraced the unpredictability of it and ended up with some epic roads, insane views and interesting colours. READ MORE How to Shoot Film 9 Reasons You Should […]

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Snippets: 5 types of local Vietnamese food to try in Hoi An | The Must-Eats in Central Vietnam

Snippets: 5 types of local Vietnamese food to try in Hoi An | The Must-Eats in Central Vietnam


The Ranting Panda

Hoi An, Vietnam – The charming city in Central Vietnam is not all about its UNESCO World Heritage Old Town. Don’t leave without trying some of the local Vietnamese cuisine, including on…

baked camembert dip with sundried tomatoes, garlic & thyme

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

I took this baked Camembert dip with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and thyme to a dinner party around the middle of December and it was a big hit. I served it as an appetizer at our family Christmas day lunch and my sister fell so in love with it she asked if it could be her [...]

A-Z guide to Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet)

by Yourlocalbooking.com @

Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Tet is not only extremely significant to every single Vietnamese in the country but also somehow deeply impressive to foreign tourists who have a chance to experience the most special and important holiday in Vietnam. Tet in Hoi An has...

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Our favourite things: February 2018

by National Geographic Traveller (UK) @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

We’ve been here and we’ve been there, and our team have found a few things we thought we’d share

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FILM FEATURE: L&L PORTRA IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

by lensesandlocals @ LENSES & LOCALS

CAMERA: Leica M7 + Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm f2.5 P II FILM: Kodak Portra 400 LOCATION: Western Australia We took some time out to explore our home state and we discovered that there’s good reason we’re famous for our beaches… READ MORE How to Shoot Film 9 Reasons You Should Shoot Film Film Feature: L&L Ultramax 400 in New York Film […]

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Da Nang/Hoi An

Da Nang/Hoi An


AFAR Media

Vietnam lends itself well to epics. Snaking down from the Chinese border to the Gulf of Thailand, its towering peaks, emerald-green paddies, and endless white-sand beaches offer enough natural beauty to inspire even the most jaded traveler. One of the highlights is the central coast. Da Nang, the country’s fifth-largest city, is the area's chief hub. While the city is fast developing as a destination in its own right, neighbour Hoi An is long established as one of Vietnam’s premier tourist towns. Together, the two cities act as a launch pad for visitors to explore world-class heritage attractions and leisure options that range from golf courses and casinos to cooking classes and bicycle rides around bucolic countryside—plus, of course, some of Vietnam’s best stretches of sand.

Three days in Hoi An, Vietnam - HeNeedsFood

Three days in Hoi An, Vietnam - HeNeedsFood


HeNeedsFood

Three days in Hoi An, one of the world's most enchanting cities.

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Chiang Rai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Chiang Rai is regarded as the northernmost "large city" in Thailand, though it isn't actually that big. It's much smaller and less developed as a tourist destination than neighboring Chiang Mai. It's perhaps best known for Wat Rong Khun, a striking all-white structure that serves as both a Buddhist temple and an art exhibition.

Eat here: Bale Well, Hoi An, Vietnam

Eat here: Bale Well, Hoi An, Vietnam


Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

Bale Well 45 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An So, we were sitting in our beds after a long day of travelling, and Sib (I call my baby sister Sib or Sibba – she’s my sibling) whipped out her…

Cam Kim Bike Tour

by admin @ Hoi An Free Tour | Kim Bong | Tra Que | Cam Thanh Village

Cam Kim is a scenic rural island which is almost entirely free of tourists. Cam Kim village tour – this pleasant ride gives cyclists a fantastic sampling of the countryside of Vietnam meandering through stunning rural scenes, rice paddies with … Continue reading

Emblem Hotel:  A Design Focused Hotel Right in Prague’s Old Town

Emblem Hotel: A Design Focused Hotel Right in Prague’s Old Town

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Thanks to Emblem Hotel's comfortable style, it's easy to forget that you’re not at home. That is until you step outside, right into Prague's magical old town

From my travel journal: Returning home, January 2018

From my travel journal: Returning home, January 2018

by Jess Carey @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

I’m home. I have been for a few days, and I’ve been meaning to sit down and write a little something now that the big adventure has come to an end, but that was harder than I expected. So, I thought I’d share a part of the last entry in my RTW travel journal… We’ve … Continue reading From my travel journal: Returning home, January 2018

Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hostels are the way to go for budget-oriented travelers. Visitors can enjoy full of services with small angles, affordable rates. the suggestions below will give you the perfect choice. The Common Room Project Bizarre in concept yet strangely nice in the way it brings it all together, The Common Room Project is where hotel meets […]

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What to eat in Vietnam - Travel Hysteria

What to eat in Vietnam - Travel Hysteria


Travel Hysteria

Would you like to know what to eat in Vietnam? Follow us in our culinary trip! Discover the best dishes, our favourites restaurant and what to do not miss!

Balmoral Beach: A Beautiful Sydney Day Trip

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

Balmoral Beach is definitely one of my favourite beaches in Sydney. It’s a beautiful colour, it’s great for swimming as it’s pretty calm, and the surrounding area is beautiful with plenty of options for a great lunch. So although it’s…

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Places to eat in Hoi An, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Hoi An, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

An opinionated restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide for Hoi An, Vietnam.

Top ski resorts in Hokkaido — Top 5 places & best ski resorts in Hokkaido

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Hokkaido is known as a heaven for skiing in Japan like the Hawaiian North Shore is to surfing. The northernmost island of Japan is a Mecca for those who love the snow powder. Its reputation emerges thanks to the amount of snow falling every winter. However, it’s not all about quantity. Snowstorms in the north […]

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Hoi An Mama Home Cooking Class

by admin @ Hoi An Free Tour | Kim Bong | Tra Que | Cam Thanh Village

If you don’t like to do a very touristic but a hand on cooking class with authentic food- try Hoian Mama Home Cooking Class. This is a great opportunity to learn about Vietnamese cuisine and local culture. During your time … Continue reading

ARGENTINA – The northwest; best 7-day Salta itinerary including Jujuy

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

A 7-day road trip in northwest Argentina will give a good impression of the area. I did this 1-week northwestern Argentina itinerary recently by car and enjoyed it a lot. I decided to start in [...]

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How To Get To Park Guell Barcelona + Printable Map

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

Visiting Park Guell and other Antoni Gaudi buildings is one of the most popular things to do in Barcelona. Their unique, quirky and detailed designs are fascinating to discover. Park Guell has the best of both worlds, combining beautiful nature…

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GHANA – The perfect one-week Ghana itinerary: exploring the Gold Coast

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Ghana is a perfect country for a first time visit to Africa. It’s safe, easy to reach and has a huge variety of sights and activities which are all included in this Ghana itinerary. The [...]

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The Fish Sauce Diaries: David Tanis Eats His Way Through Hoi An, Vietnam

The Fish Sauce Diaries: David Tanis Eats His Way Through Hoi An, Vietnam


Bon Appetit

Chef David Tanis eats his way through the noodles, crêpes, and banana-blossom salads of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Roast pumpkin, manchego & honey paprika dressing

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A simple, yet delicious way to serve your pumpkin

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Top Hanoi Street Food You Must Know the Taste

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Hanoi travel often treats you well with happy and full stomach thanks to a wide range of delicious street food in almost every corner. As Hanoi cuisine is diverse and

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H20 presents FAITHLESS DJ SET

by Darren Meltz @ More Than Food Magazine

For one night only Joburg, we’ll be getting no sleep! Legendary electronic music sensation Sister Bliss of FAITHLESS will be lighting up H2O – Africa’s largest daytime dance megafest. Every H2O event is a top-class production showcasing more than 70 of South Africa’s finest DJ’s across no less than 8 separate dance arenas and March […]

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24 hours in: Melbourne

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

Headed to Melbourne, but with a time-strapped schedule? Of course, we recommend you spend your vacay hanging out with us, but if you’re still looking for something to do after your food tour or cocktail adventure, we also have a few suggestions to make the most of a little time...

Embarking On A Hoi An Food Tour With Vespa Adventures

Embarking On A Hoi An Food Tour With Vespa Adventures


Departful

The Hoi An food scene is incredible, and touring the streets of this small town with Vespa Adventures you'll discover the many delicious local dishes.

Mexican Food Surprises, Disappointments, and Discoveries

Mexican Food Surprises, Disappointments, and Discoveries

by Brian @ Everywhere Once

After nearly three weeks in Mexico we’ve still only just scratched the surface of the country’s cuisine. And having only traveled in the Yucatan we haven’t yet had the opportunity to explore its regional nuances. But first impressions still matter. So here are some of ours about this foreign cuisine that we Americans know so […]

Panama – It’s A Jungle Out There!

Panama – It’s A Jungle Out There!

by Sarah Attaway @ Sunkissed Suitcase

I recently made my first trip to Panama on a work trip with 12 other travel advisors from around the United States. It such a fun way to travel because I get to meet new interesting people who also have a passion for travel, and because I can learn from other travel advisors in the industry that may have more experience in a certain destination or have a different way of approaching a trip. My absolute favorite day exploring Panama was our jungle boat adventure (we also hiked, did a Panama Canal Transit, enjoyed the beach and explored Panama City’s Old City – Casco Antiguo). Our jungle day was my favorite day in country because jungle’s excite me – the landscape is gorgeous, I always find it interesting that you are surrounded by wildlife – much of which you probably can’t see at any given moment. Panama – it’s a […]

Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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ARGENTINA – In Salta, Kkala Boutique Hotel is the place to stay

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Salta was the starting point if my 7-day northwestern Argentina road trip. I stayed three nights at Kkala Boutique Hotel which is a small-scale luxury hotel. The perfect base to explore Salta city and make [...]

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Maeklong Railway Market from Bangkok

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

Maeklong railway market is really no distance at all from Bangkok, is easy to get to and well worth the trip. The Maeklong market itself is a fascinating warren of stalls many selling local seafood, but it’s the trains passing through that most want to see. We’ve tried getting to Maeklong by local bus ( […]

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Traditional Food for Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Delicacies for Tet Celebrations

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

In the event of Tet holiday, what traditional food for Vietnamese lunar new year? To celebrate the most important holiday in the country, generations of the Vietnamese have been following

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Exciting activities you should not miss to add in your Hanoi city tour

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

At over 1,000 years old, Hanoi is not only home to precious historical and spiritual relics, but also remained deeply connected to its culture and unique characteristics. The old quarters feature ancient architecture across dozens of city streets, historic monuments throughout the city will help paint the picture of Vietnam’s history, and sprinkled throughout the […]

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CHINA – Jiuzhaigou Nature Park guide: all must-see spots in a day

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Jiuzhaigou is a fairy tale scenic sight in the north-western part of the Sichuan province in China. It’s a must-see together with Huanglong national park and thus a perfect short get-away before or after a [...]

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Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is home to around eight million people, which is over 8 percent of Vietnam’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather in Summer but it is completely different in Winter, the temperature sometimes goes down to 8°C. The best weather […]

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How I Make Money as a Travel Writer

by Elen @ Elen Turner: Writer, Editor, Traveller

This business of freelance writing and editing is tough. Not the writing per se (if you have the skills), but knowing how to be a freelance writer of any sort or specialisation. It’s something I’m still figuring out, and I certainly don’t have all the answers. But I’m having fun along the way. I recently published a piece on the ‘Freedom with Writing’ website/newsletter titled ‘How I Earn $1 a Word as a Travel Writer’. I’m not rich. I’m not always jet-setting around (OK, 2016 was quite a year!) But this article outlines how I actually got to a point where I’m making reasonable money from my freelance travel writing and editing. These tips, of course, are just a reflection of my own experiences. There is no single right or wrong way to become a travel writer/editor. That’s the fun of it. You can take your passions and quirks and idiosyncracies and make them into a job. Read an extract here, or the full article on Freedom with Writing. How I Earn $1 Per Word as a Travel Writer While I’ve been traveling my whole life and writing almost as long, it has only been in the last few years that I have started to make money as a ‘travel writer’. Copywriting for tour companies and hotels, writing itineraries, branded content for travel-related companies, literary travel essays, memoir-style pieces, listicles, travel advice… if it’s travel-related, I’ve written it. I’m not exactly what you’d call a ‘seasoned pro’ of the travel...

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The Best Food to Eat in Vietnam

The Best Food to Eat in Vietnam


No Destinations

From eating in random living rooms to five star meals, here are some of the best Vietnamese street food and snacks we tried while traveling through Vietnam. 

Where and What to eat in Hoi An

Where and What to eat in Hoi An


BeMyGuest

Hoi An Food, Wine & Nightlife: Check out BeMyGuest’s reviews and photos of where to eat in Hoi An, Vietnam.

Snippets: Where and What to eat this Chinese New Year 2018 | Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Yu Sheng, Suckling Pig & Pen Cai

Snippets: Where and What to eat this Chinese New Year 2018 | Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Yu Sheng, Suckling Pig & Pen Cai

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

Singapore – It’s the time of the year for Yu Sheng and more Yu Sheng. If you are planning to head out for a good Chinese New Year meal with your family or arrange business lunches to impress your clients, here are some of the highlights this year from some of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore. ******* Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore Highlights: The Chef’s Recommendation of Wealth and Health Yu Sheng with Imperial Swiftlet’s Nest, Boston Lobster and Baby Abalone (S$128++ serves four to six / S$188++ serves 7-10 pax), or the all-time favourite Fortune Yu Sheng with Crab Meat, BBQ Chicken Roll and Scallops (S$68++ serves four to six / S$98++ serves seven to ten). Alternatively, Hai Tien Lo’s Yu Sheng platters are priced between S$38++ and S$188++ per platter, available in both small and large portions for dine-in and takeaway. For Poon Choy (or Pen Cai), the Classic Fortune Treasure Pot (S$328++, serves six / S$478++, serves ten) with decadent ingredients such as Traditional Stewed Chicken and Whole Abalone, or the signature Premium Wealth Treasure Pot (S$398++, serves six / S$598++, serves ten) with Whole Abalone, Pork Knuckle, Roast Duck and Dried Oysters. When: 22 [...]

The Best Restaurants in Hoi An, Vietnam

The Best Restaurants in Hoi An, Vietnam


Mum on the Move

Our pick of the best restaurants in Hoi An. From traditional dishes in Morning Glory Hoi An, to fine dining cuisine, these Hoi An restaurants have it all.

Riding the Hai Van Pass with Hue Riders

by Robin @ Runnin' and Roamin'

In the most bizarre, out-of-character turn of events, I decided to go on a trip to Asia by myself and with very little planning. Normally this kind of approach would give me sweaty palms and fits of hyperventilation, but I was overcome by a surprising level of calmness as my plane descended upon Ho Chi Minh […]

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Zhongxiao Dunhua blog — Top 5 best places to visit & top things to do from eating to shopping

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

When it comes to Taipei, we can not miss Zhongxiao Dunhua area (Taipei Zhongxiao Dunhua area). Why? Please continue viewing our article below. Let’s discover this vibrant neighborhood of Taipei through our Zhongxiao Dunhua blog — Top 5 best places to visit in Zhongxiao Dunhua area and top things to do Zhongxiao Dunhua from eating to […]

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10 Best Luxury Hotels in Nepal

by Elen @ Elen Turner: Writer, Editor, Traveller

From luxurious boutique hotels in Nepal’s capital to jungle lodges in Chitwan and Bardia National Parks, here are my picks for the best luxury hotels in Nepal. Read an extract below, or the full article on Culture Trip. “While Nepal is known as a budget backpacker destination, there are many gorgeous hotels that cater to the ‘luxury’ end of the market. Plus, many of them have the added benefit of being more affordable than luxury hotels elsewhere in the world. From boutique hotels in the city that are full of antiques to safari lodges in national parks, here are our picks of the best luxury hotels in Nepal. The Dwarika’s Hotel Kathmandu Dwarika’s is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful hotels in Nepal. It’s not in a fancy location, just on a busy road a short walk from the Pashupatinath Temple, but behind its walls lie an oasis of architectural charm and traditional luxury. It was founded by Dwarika Das Shrestha in the 1960s, partly as a project to rescue and revitalise the traditional Newari crafts of the Kathmandu Valley, which he saw as being under threat. Now, the brick and carved timber hotel is practically a museum, done in the style of traditional Newari palaces (such as those you’ll find in the Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares). The 83 spacious rooms and suites are absolutely chock-full of antiques, paintings, locally made bed linens and other fixtures. Each room is different and totally luxurious. There’s also a lovely...

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The foodies guide to the Sunshine Coast

by sophie.m.spencer@gmail.com @ Adventures of Soph

I am starting to feel like I can call myself a local to the Sunshine Coast and I love that. It’s a really cool, chilled out region that has got so much to offer – the cafe culture, health & fitness and just the general lifestyle rocks. I’ve created this little foodie guide to the coast to share my favourite spots with you so you too can have an incredible experience, whether you are holidaying here or are lucky to call yourself a local. This blog post will grow over the next few months as I will add in cafes, restaurants and bars as I go. If you have any recommendations, hit me up! I love checking out new places, trying new food and sharing it all with you guys. Mooloolaba CK Wholefoods: Cafe & Grocer A cafe and whole food grocer on Brisbane Rd. just as you come into Mooloolaba. If you are looking for a health fix this is the best spot on the coast for it. The menu is creative with something for everyone – even if you aren’t looking for something healthy. One thing I do love is that the sugar on the tables for coffee […]

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One night in Aveiro, Portugal

by John @ HeNeedsFood

One day in Aveiro, Portugal

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Explore Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Baan Dam Museum (Black House), and Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Wat Rong Khun may the most popular but it isn't Chiang Rai's only draw. There are two other attractions close to the city that are worthy of your itinerary – Baan Dam Museum, aka Black House, and Wat Rong Suea Ten, otherwise known as the Blue Temple. You can visit all three in half a day.

Phnom Penh Tours: A Revealing Exploration of Cambodia’s Most Famous Buildings

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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Architecture fans won’t want to miss the Phnom Penh tours run by the team at Khmer Architecture Tours. This post will show you exactly what you can expect from the 1960s New Khmer Architecture Tour. For me, half the pleasure in visiting a city comes from looking up at buildings that make up its landscape. […]

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13 shopping malls in Hanoi giving best value for your money

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

When it comes to shopping in Hanoi, visitors generally imagine the traditional shops of the old town. But the capital has so many other attractive aspects, one of which is the emerging modernism of a quickly developing city. Experiencing this city, definitely, should include a visit to the lively shopping malls. Aeon Mall Long Bien […]

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What Makes I Love Hoian Tour Different?

by Trinh Cherry @ I Love Hoi An Tour

Traveling to Hoian in a tour has a lot of benefits but you should select the suitable tourism company while traveling to Hoian. With the development of tourism companies nowadays, each of them has to make them different from other. As a part of society, I LOVE HOIAN TOUR always makes the difference and do

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BOLIVIA – Back to the Tiwanaku Empire; a day trip from La Paz

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

The Tiwanaku site near La Paz in western Bolivia was the capital of the Tiwanaku Empire and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recently I did a 10-day road trip through Bolivia and in the [...]

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Food Review: Newly Revamped Hua Ting Restaurant reopens at Orchard Hotel Singapore | Tea-Pairing Degustation Menu worthy of a Michelin Star?

Food Review: Newly Revamped Hua Ting Restaurant reopens at Orchard Hotel Singapore | Tea-Pairing Degustation Menu worthy of a Michelin Star?

by theRantingPanda @ The Ranting Panda

The Place If you are a traditionalist at heart when it comes to Cantonese cuisine, you should have heard of Hua Ting Restaurant at Orchard Hotel Singapore. Opened since 1992, the Cantonese restaurant reopened recently after a three months hiatus as the restaurant went through a major revamp. I visited Hua Ting few years back and was pleasantly surprised by the restaurant’s transformation. The corridors are more spacious, and I love the wooden wall panels which add modern touches to complement other oriental aspects of the interior. There are 3 semi-private areas, 7 Private Rooms, a main dining room and an ultra luxe private Chairman’s room which can fit 20 pax. The Food Hua Ting is still helmed by Masterchef Lap Fai, who has been with the restaurant for over a decade. With the reopening of the restaurant, it has also introduced a unique tea pairing experience with its Hua Ting Tea Degustation Menu (S$98++ per person). We started with a trio of appetiser of Chilled Crab with Long Jing, Prawn with Oolong and Smoked Duck with Pu Erh. My favourite here is the Smoked Duck, infused with the right dose of Pu Erh tea to set the tone for [...]

Where to Eat in Hoi An, Vietnam

Where to Eat in Hoi An, Vietnam


Everywhere Once

Hoi An, as I mentioned earlier, was somewhat unkind to us. But it wasn’t just the rain. In addition to dodging drops we also had a terrible time finding good places to eat, let alone great on…

The Ultimate Post-Travel Detox

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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An African Love Story: Gondwana Game Reserve

by Jared Ruttenberg @ More Than Food

While the story of Gondwanaland may have centered around the dramatic movements of tectonic plates, the story of Gondwana Game Reserve is a lot more intimate and enchanting. Owner, Mark, met his American wife, Wendy, whilst she was a guest on one of his game drives. At that stage he was the head ranger of […]

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Exploring Chiang Rai, Thailand: On Temples, a Golden Clock Tower, and Dancing Shrimp at the Night Bazaar

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Major attractions like Wat Rong Khun and Baan Dam Museum are located outside of the city, but there are a few lesser known temples you can visit within the city's limits. They aren't as spectacular as the White Temple but they do make for a pleasant few hours of temple hopping without the distraction of crowds.

Hoi An Food Tour (Part 1)

Hoi An Food Tour (Part 1)


Eating Saigon!

Hoi An Food Tour (Part 1) Ancient Town in Hoi An is stunning.  It is easy to appreciate why UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site, as one of Southeast Asia’s premier historical trading por…

Lucky Peaches Eating Hall & Bar @ Arkadia, Desa Park City

by Mei @ CC Food Travel

Where on earth is this place, @tummyleejones muttered to me. If not for GPS, we would have gone in circles, looking for Lucky Peaches....

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Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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The Lokal Hotel, Philadelphia: Modern Design & High Tech Service

The Lokal Hotel, Philadelphia: Modern Design & High Tech Service

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

By replacing the staff with technology, the Lokal provides an interesting and private experience. It works seamlessly and makes for a special getaway

Cherry blossom in Taiwan 2018 forecast — The best time & top 6 best places to see cherry blossoms in Taiwan

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Unlike South Korea, the weather in Taiwan is a bit warmer. Thus, the spring here is coming sooner, which results in the cherry blossoms hatching earlier and lasting longer than other places. If you can not wait for the wonderful cherry blossom seasons in Korea or in Japan, you can plan your trip to Taiwan […]

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HOW TO HAVE A GREAT EXPERIENCE IN HOI AN

by thuyhien96 @ Hoi An Travel

Hoi An Ancient Town (Quang Nam) is a popular destination in Viet Nam, considered a haven for shopping with great souvenirs, antiques, handicrafts, art and silk. It is recognized since […]

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The Myths and Legends of Vegetarian Food in Hoi An, Vietnam

The Myths and Legends of Vegetarian Food in Hoi An, Vietnam


My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

Come along on a tour of vegetarian food in Hoi An and learn some of the myths and legends that make Hoi An, Vietnam a perfect culinary destination.

Ancient Egypt: The King Tut Tour

by Connor McGovern @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

From the world’s largest archaeological museum to a showcase of artifacts from King Tut’s tomb, ancient Egypt has been given a new lease of life

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Top 5 best places to visit in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

by Q Chan @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Master these 5 locations before Kaohsiung travel! If you skip it, you surely will regret it! Kaohsiung is a globally famous city with many famous tourist attractions. Kaohsiung is located in southern Taiwan and is the second largest city in the country (after Taipei). If this is your first time to travel to Kaohsiung and […]

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Top 10 foods to eat in Hoian

Top 10 foods to eat in Hoian


Hoi An Fun Bike Tour

Top 10 foods to eat in Hoian is one of the biggest interest of each foody when they visit this lovely city. Not only famous for its heritage values recognized by UNESCO, Hoi An is known as a heaven for food lovers to enjoy Vietnamese traditional dishes and discover its sophisticated culinary art. A trip to the ancient town is not perfect without sitting side by side on little chairs with local people and other tourists and enjoys its street food.

Vietnamese Spices and Herbs to Know While Cooking The Local Food

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Vietnamese spices and herbs are important things when you want to cook the real Vietnamese food. Come to Vietnam, foreign tourists are not only impressed by a small country with

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City life: Quito

by Connor McGovern @ National Geographic Traveller (UK)

With a UNESCO-listed city centre, gilded churches and vibrant cuisine, the high-altitude Ecuadorian capital is breathtaking in more ways than one

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Hoi An Foodie Adventure

by admin @ Hoi An Free Tour | Kim Bong | Tra Que | Cam Thanh Village

Hoi An Foodie Adventure Are you a passionate foodie? Are you a very adventurous person? Do you fancy trying hidden gem restaurants where locals usually hang out? If yes, join us. The only thing you need is a brave heart … Continue reading

Groundsweep Swing Women’s Day – Durban

by Debra Hughes @ More Than Food

On the 9th of August in 1956  Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams led a 20,000 strong multi-racial collection of women carrying a petition with 100,000 signatures to the Union buildings in protest of the proposed Urban Areas Act. This women’s day Groundsweep Productions will be paying homage to these women with a celebration and concert […]

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What to Eat in Hoi An And Where

What to Eat in Hoi An And Where


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What to eat in Hoi An and where. The best food in Hoi An and where to find it. Local Vietnamese Hoi An Specialities, street food, restaurants and more.

STREET FOOD TOUR BY MOTORBIKE

by admin @ Hoi An Free Tour | Kim Bong | Tra Que | Cam Thanh Village

STREET FOOD TOUR BY MOTORBIKE If you’re really feeling adventurous why not try our unique Hoi An Food Tour while you sit on the back of a motorcycle with our expert guides/drivers and eat at the best local street food … Continue reading

A Guide To Milan Italy: Eat, See, Do, Stay + Essentials

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

We had been to Italy twice before finally making it to Milan, not because we didn’t want to explore it, but more because there are so many amazing places in Italy it’s hard to see them all, even on multiple…

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11 of the Most Romantic Cities in Europe to Inspire Your Wandering Heart

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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We love all the continents equally, but when it comes to romance, Europe always wins. Our picks of the most romantic cities in Europe are guaranteed to make your heart pound, whether you’re looking for love or want to treat your sweetie to an intimate city break. We write a lot about the ways that […]

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BRAZIL – A 5-day Minas Gerais itinerary: Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto & Diamantina

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

In the past years I visited Brazil six times, but I never really explored the country. I do have a annual conference in Sao Paulo but in the past, I always went to a neighboring [...]

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Capella, Singapore: A Luxury Hotel Escape on Sentosa Island

Capella, Singapore: A Luxury Hotel Escape on Sentosa Island

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

We love the hustle and bustle of city life, but we also crave peace and quiet. That's why Capella on Sentosa island is our new favorite destination in Singapore.

Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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From Africa to Asia

by Leigh-Ann Luckett @ More Than Food

A Small Change of Place, a Big Change of Pace Long story short, I’ve recently moved to Hong Kong from the cosy, comfortable shores of Cape Town. The fact that I am only now, nearly 6 months later, writing this down is due to a number of factors – it’s busy here, sometimes you think […]

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7 of the Best Yoga Travel Destinations for Your 2018 Adventures

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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If you think India is the ultimate yoga travel destination, think again! These 7 places (plus 7 great alternatives) are our picks for the very best yoga adventures in 2018! A couple of years ago, we made our first trip to India. Having heard from all our yogi friends what a mind-blowing spiritual experience it […]

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Eating the city: Paris, France

Eating the city: Paris, France

by Jess Carey @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

The food in Paris is good enough to require no preamble, but the city is a labyrinth when it comes to actually finding the best spots. This is by no means an exhaustive list of what to eat there (so if you’ve been to Paris, please add your recommendations, too!), but I think it’s a … Continue reading Eating the city: Paris, France

Where To Stay In Barcelona: Our Barcelona Accommodation Guide

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

Barcelona is such a vibrant and beautiful city. We loved our time there, from exploring the little historic streets, the amazing architecture and the delicious food. So where to stay in Barcelona to make the most of your trip? Here are…

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A Guide To Korcula Croatia: Eat, See, Do, Stay + Essentials

by Mandy @ Almost Landing

Korcula is one of my favourite Dalmatian Islands in Croatia. I don’t want to say I was surprised by how much I loved Korcula, but it certainly left a mark. Korcula is beautiful, full of history and the colour of…

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A Return to the Wild

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  I think I’ve been scared to write this. Afraid that by putting the words on the page I might bring it all back to life. And yet that’s the very reason why I need to write this.   So that I remember to never forget.     I guess you could say the story […]

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The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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Coral Nurseries Established to Promote Reef Recovery

by Steve @ Banyan Tree Global Foundation » Banyan Tree Global Foundation |

Creation of coral nurseries at each of our properties in the Maldives, where small fragments of coral are grown at a depth to avoid bleaching and transplanted on to the reef when reaching a larger size, support our long term coral reef restoration and preservation efforts.

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

Hanoi After Dark

by Ton Bao @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Hanoi After dark start at our stylish local Café with a cocktail and a delicious snack from one of the...

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Vietnam: Hoi An Eat List

Vietnam: Hoi An Eat List


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Dream like Hoi An is also foodie heaven. Print this easy list before you head out exploring!

THAILAND – Akyra Manor Hotel Chiang Mai: intimate luxury for families & couples

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Akyra Manor Hotel Chiang Mai was my home for 4 nights when I was in Chiang Mai during my 3-week Thailand road trip. My wife and kids travelled with me. Akyra Manor Hotel is a 5-star [...]

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Indulge in Guilt-Free Luxury at 7 of the World’s Best Green Retreats

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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These luxury green retreats may not be totally affordable but they are FABULOUS and guilt-free. Even if you travel on the cheap, these 7 eco retreats are all you need to fire up your 2018 travel dreams. Who doesn’t love to look at pictures of exotic retreats around the world? It’s even better when they […]

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The Beauty of Slowing Down

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Hoian wonton – one of the simple but fancy Hoian food you should try

by Trinh Cherry @ I Love Hoi An Tour

Hoian is one of the most famous paradises about street food in Vietnam. With a lot of amazing Hoian food like Quang noodle, Cao lau, Hoian chicken rice or Hoian Banh Mi, while traveling to Vietnam, you should not miss this wonderful place. There are many kinds of Hoian food you can try but Hoian

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What Da Lat Street Food to Eat for Your Vietnam Food Discovery

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Da Lat Street Food is one of the most wanted things for people traveling to this beautiful city on a Vietnam food vacation. Da Lat is one of the ideal

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grilled soy and lime hake with charred greens, fresh tomato & a chili dressing + ways to save water in the kitchen

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

For anyone that doesn’t know, Cape Town is experiencing the most excruciating drought in like forever and due to a whole cluster of circumstances that are all quite controversial we are facing having our water cut off in April. We could become the first major city in the world to literally run out of water [...]

BOLIVIA – Amazing 10-day Bolivia itinerary to Sucre & the Altiplano

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Bolivia has been on my radar ever since I visited South America for the first time. The problem I faced every single time is that 10 days in Bolivia is the minimum required and I [...]

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Empress Place Teochew Beef Kway Tiao – Brilliant Alternative To Hock Lam

by Fabian @ Miss Tam Chiak

Our country might seem peaceful, but our food scene is in a constant state of flurry. Novel dining concepts come and go, and rivalry run fierce among legacy hawker stalls – all in a bid to win over our tummies (and wallet). Think chicken rice (Tian Tian v.s. Ah Tai), Rochor Beancurd, Katong Laksa, and...

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Where to Eat in Merida, Mexico

Where to Eat in Merida, Mexico

by Brian @ Everywhere Once

Pretty much everyone will give you the same restaurant recommendation for Merida, Mexico. It didn’t matter whether we consulted independent blogs, Tripadvisor, or our hotel staff. Almost everyone told us to eat at La Chaya Maya. Everyone but one guy, who we’ll get to in a minute. But we’re not going to tell you to […]

Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Shangli Ancient Village in Sichuan Province Shangli has been through a lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the peaceful feeling you get while walking its lanes. It’s one of 10 Chinese ancient villages in Sichuan province, but unlike its counterparts the village has been able to keep its authentic charm. How to get [...]

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Eat Like a Local in Da Nang with 4 Places You'll Never Find on Your Own

Eat Like a Local in Da Nang with 4 Places You'll Never Find on Your Own


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We've got tips from locals of foodie spots and things to do in and around Da Nang for the adventurous food nomad

Hoi An Local Food Tour

Hoi An Local Food Tour


A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea

You may have noticed from the change in logo that I am once again enjoying a relaxing vacation. This time I have traveled to the beautiful city of Hoi An in Vietnam. I was very excited to try as mu…

Sherloft: An Instagrammable Hostel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

When looking for accommodations, the most important things for us are value, cleanliness, and location. When we find a place like Sherloft that's stylish on top of all that, it's a major plus. Highly recommended in Chiang Mai.

Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chiều Cháo Lòng 26 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt Bình Thạnh District 0934 324557 ******************************* One of my favorite memories from my years living in Hanoi (already 10 years ago now), is a small cháo lòng eatery just a few blocks from my apartment there. On a chilly Hanoi winter morning, there was nothing better for breakfast than [Read on ...]

Vietnam Itinerary: How to Get the Most from 1–4 Weeks in Vietnam

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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These one-week itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate adventurous Vietnam itinerary. This is an amazing country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! Unless you’ve got months and months to explore Vietnam, I suggest you plan your Vietnam travel route for a specific region. There’s […]

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An Oasis in Southern Drakensberg: Lake Naverone

by Emma Smith @ More Than Food Magazine

In an area about three hours away from the bustling city of Durban lies an oasis tucked away in the Southern Drakensberg. Lake Naverone is a collection of self-catering cottages perfect for escaping the constantly-connected rush of modern living. As one travels on the winding roads towards Underberg, they can feel their troubles floating away […]

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The Top Things to See and Do in Nepal

by Elen @ Elen Turner: Writer, Editor, Traveller

I’ve been working at Culture Trip for several months as a copyeditor, and now I’m pleased to join the ranks as the Nepal contributor. I’ve kicked things off with this fun article on the best things to see and do in Nepal. It includes some tried-and-true favourites (climb a mountain, go trekking) and many others. Read an extract below, or the full article on Culture Trip. The Best Things to See and Do in Nepal “Yes, you could climb Mount Everest while in Nepal. But, there are actually so many other exciting, interesting and adventurous things to see and do in the little country that forking out the multiple-thousand-dollar fee to scale the highest mountain in the world isn’t necessary. From visiting Buddha’s birthplace to spotting enormous rhinos, here are our picks for the best things to see and do in Nepal. Climb a mountain Okay, we’re going to get this one out of the way quickly so we can move on. Nepal is home to eight of the world’s highest mountains: Everest (8848 m.), Kanchenjunga (8586 m.), Lhotse (8516 m.), Makalu (8481 m.), Cho Oyu (8201 m.), Dhaulagiri (8167 m.), Manaslu (8156 m.) and Annapurna I (8091 m.). There are also many, many more mountains in the 6,000 and 7,000-metre range that would be major attractions anywhere else in the world, but because they’re in Nepal, they tend to be outshone by their taller brothers and sisters. Many of these mountains are climbable and many don’t require a prohibitively expensive...

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Things to do in Nazaré, Portugal

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A quick stop in this beautiful fishing village

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How I Got My Pre-Travel Body Back

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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An affair with Donostia-San Sebastián

by John @ HeNeedsFood

A magical place in Basque country

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The Olympic Visitor’s Guide to Seoul

by fatgirlkr @ A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea

As you may know if you have been following me on Instagram, I am at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics working very hard indeed. In my new milieu I have been…

Must-try Sapa Street Food for Memorable Vietnam Food Tours

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Sapa Street Food is on the list of discovery things for adventurers traveling to the North of Vietnam. Sapa is so lovely and scenic that enchants photographers, nature lovers, adventurers,

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Surrender is What Will Save You

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  “Ultimate freedom has nothing to do with your life circumstances –it is the freedom of allowing the self to dissolve into the waves of the ocean. It is the freedom that is born through one’s absolute trust in life.” – The 55th Gene Key   (This post is part three in a series, you […]

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Maikatsu

by fatgirlkr @ A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea

Its not often I got to Hongdae, its far too cool for the likes of me and a bit of a trek. However several times a year I will find…

Travel in Thailand: Top 5 Destinations You Must See

Travel in Thailand: Top 5 Destinations You Must See

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

From the beaches of Koh Phi Phi, to the chaos of Bangkok, alongside the culture, jungles and history, there is just so much to see in Thailand

Camping at Sai Yuen Farm

by Pristine @ New Kid on the Wok

With the weather starting to finally cool down, we joined some friends who also have an infant for a camping trip at Sai Yuen Farm on Cheng Chau Island. Camping at Sai Yuen Farm Sai Yuen Farm is located on...

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How to Love Yourself Like You’ve Never Been Loved

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Beautiful Da Lat during Tet (How to Celebrate Vietnamese New Year Like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Discovered and architecturally planned by the French more than a century ago, the temperate climate of Da Lat found up here makes it one of the most romantic cities in Vietnam. I’m planning a trip to Da Lat again this Tet and I want to share with you, not only my previous experiences but also […]

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Kyoto

by noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Goldberg) @ A Lifeless Ordinary

After almost a week of urban Japanese pleasure seeking it was time to hop on the Shinkansen Japanese bullet train to Kyoto. The bullet train was built up in my head as being one of the highlights of visiting Japan and Hannah heard my endless fascination with the train...how fast does it go, where does it go, can any ticket get us on it, do they serve food, blah blah blah. It didn't disapoint. On our trip up to Kyoto I turned on MapMyWalk and watched intently as the speed reached 170mph.

Planning our stay in Kyoto was something we did off the cuff and without much forethought. This meant that there were no hotels available for a reasonable rate. Things in Japan tend to cost twice as much as anywhere else in the world anyway, and booking a hotel the day before at one of the busiest times of the year isn't advised. This lack of planning meant that we ended up at the amazing Granvia Hotel located right in the amazing Kyoto Central Station.

Even though Kyoto is one of Japan's largest cities it maintains a beautiful, traditional feel. Wandering through the Gion neighborhood we got lost in the streets of quaint wooden homes and restaurants. We didn't see any Geisha but heard this was the area that a Geisha encounter could happen. We were surprised that many restaurants and bars in Kyoto were unmarked. The local establishments didn't seem to want the tourists to visit, they were reserved for locals. At times restaurants would actually politely turn away tourists telling us that they were full.

Dinner the first night was a bust. For some reason I thought that Shabuzen would be the best Shabu Shabu we had ever had. It turns our that Shabuzen is The Olive Garden of Shabu Shabu. It was, however, entertaining when the waiter thought I was Adam Sandler and had to have a picture taken with me.
The next few days in Kyoto we spent wandering the shopping areas of Shijo Dori and introducing ourselves to our new love...ramen. Hannah and I had both never had Ramen, and especially not the ramen of Japan. Finding the best ramen noodles in Japan became an obsession and by the end of our time in Japan we think we had a large enough sample size to make an informed decision. We had many favorites in Osaka and Kyoto but the winner was called Gogyo. We ate lunch here 2 days in a row and would have gone more if we had more lunches to spend.

Kyoto was much more touristy than Tokyo. We definitely felt the crowds much more than the busy metropolis we had left behind and it was hard to not feel like we were surrounded by others like us. Japan being Japan, it still felt unique and culturally more interesting that any other places we had seen. The simple, wooden, Japanese architecture, gardens, temples, and homes were beautiful and had an amazing understated simplicity.

We had a few more things to do and see in Kyoto but first we had to hit the road again bound for Kobe, the home of the famous beef, and Osaka, the urban home to Japan's street food culture. Both of those distinctions were awarded by Hannah and I and you probably won't find them being a claim to fame in any tour books. We were headed off for a week, planning a return to Kyoto after exploring more of Japan.


Top 5 Food to Eat in Hoi An

Top 5 Food to Eat in Hoi An


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Two delicious dishes you can only find in Hoi An Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

Two delicious dishes you can only find in Hoi An Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


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  Do you believe me when I tell you, that putting coffee up your butt just might change your life? Well, at the very least, I can tell you, that it changed mine. Not to say that the thought didn’t horrify me once upon a time.     Frankly I probably would have never even […]

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