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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 [...]

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

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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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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…

Siem Reap Hospitality Training Restaurants – Meals that Make a Difference

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These Siem Reap hospitality training restaurants serve up some of the most tantalising meals in the city – and they’re meals that make a difference. The money you spend contributes to training young Cambodians, helping to lift locals out of poverty. Located in Cambodia’s northern...

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

Chili Con Carne and Cheese Quesadillas Recipe

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This chili con carne and cheese quesadillas recipe could not be simpler. You’ve done all the hard work making the chili con carne and, hopefully, our red tomato salsa recipe. This is a great lunchtime recipe that is perfect for using that leftover chili con...

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A taste of Hoi An

by Nanda @ We love it Wild

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Hoi An Street Food Tour – Our Self-Guided Itinerary for Street Food Lovers

Hoi An Street Food Tour – Our Self-Guided Itinerary for Street Food Lovers


Grantourismo Travels

Hoi An Street Food Tour – our self-guided itinerary for a street food walking tour of the Central Vietnam city enables you to sample Hoi An's specialties.

Russian Recipes, Holiday Memories, Homesickness, and Nostalgia

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

My family Russian recipes make an appearance every January when Terence and I can often be found in the kitchen rolling out dough for Russian dumplings and making baboushka’s pink beetroot potato, while I recollect the summer holiday family feasts of my childhood, and miss...

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Food tours in Hoi An

Food tours in Hoi An


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Food tours are a way to explore Hoi An through the lens of all things delicious. Here are some of the offerings.

The Fast (5:2) Diet

by noreply@blogger.com (Jenny Singleton) @ Culinary Wanderlust

I'm not one for fad diets. I just don't believe in them, because they just seem doomed to fail. I'm a firm believer that most people who lose weight do so through lifestyle changes in terms of diet and exercise, and not from subsisting solely on shakes or cabbage soup or grapefruit. And even if they do lose weight that way, (and I'm sure some do), they gain it back because who could keep eating nothing but cabbage soup and grapefruit for the rest of their lives? Who would want to?

Even though I firmly believe this to be true, it also doesn't work for me. I'm not saying that if I could stick to a reasonable amount of calories each day and exercise regularly that I wouldn't lose weight; I know I would. The thing is that I don't have the discipline or the willpower. I'm ridiculously good at finding excuses not to exercise, with anything from a bit of rain or it being the wrong time of day (traffic-wise) to fatigue or a scratchy throat preventing me from exercising. I once didn't go to the gym because I didn't have my headphones with me. I'm the queen of excuses. And it's discouraging, because when I do get motivated and find the time to exercise regularly for a few weeks, something always happens to stop me just as I'm getting into it, like a sprained ankle or illness or simply a busy week, and I have a lot of trouble getting started again. This time of year it's simply too hot to exercise outside, and I don't have a gym membership. It's that simple.

I have similar problems when it comes to food. I know full well what I should and shouldn't eat, but you may have noticed that I like food a lot and have a bit of a sweet tooth (understatement of the year!). I try to eat well, and I actually think I do ok at it compared to what I see some other people eating, but I definitely have my weaknesses and it's virtually impossible to say no when something delicious is right in front of me.

And yet I know that I have it in me. I've had a Snickers bar in my fridge for months. I know it's there, and now and then I see it and I leave it there. For what, I don't know, but the same thing happens with the can of coke on my counter that's been there since Christmas and the chocolate chips in my fridge that only very occasionally do I dip into when I'm having an intense chocolate craving and there's nothing else around. So how is it possible that these things can just stay there without me touching them, but I think I have no willpower?

I don't have an answer for this, except that possibly my sweet cravings attack more when I'm at work than at home, and when I do get them at home I know I'll be happy enough with something smaller than an entire Snickers bar or a whole can of Coke. Hence the chocolate chips very slowly disappearing!

The solution for all of this may be the Fast Diet. A few weeks ago when I got back from my vacation at home, my friend Christine mentioned that she was on a diet. The thing is, Christine is not at all what anyone would call fat, so I was a bit surprised. When she explained it, I confess that my first thought was that it would be impossible or unhealthy, which is my reaction to most fad diets. However, after giving it some thought and looking at the web page for it, I decided to look into it further. Christine gave me a copy of the BBC program that started it all, called Eat, Fast and Live Longer, which I dutifully watched, and I downloaded the book and gave it a quick read. It turns out that this diet isn't just about weight loss, but there are other possible health benefits too, such as lowered cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and some people report more energy and even higher mental acuity! I'm not going into the science of it here; if you're interested just check out the website and/or the book.

The diet is based on Intermittent Fasting, which in this case means severely restricting your calorie intake for two days a week (which can be non-consecutive) and eating normally for the other five days. In this sense it's not even truly fasting, because on the "fast" days women are allowed 500 calories, and men 600. However, if you've ever tried restricting yourself to 500 calories in a day, you'll know that it's really not very much!

The beauty is that while those two days suck a bit, the other five days are ok! They are what make the two fast days bearable. Telling myself that no, I can't have that chocolate or cheese or go to chicken street on a fast day is much easier when I know that I can have it the next day. Obviously, I can't completely overindulge on the regular days, or that would completely defeat the purpose, but I actually haven't found that I've wanted to. I do find, however, that while previously I might have hesitated to make those cookies I'm craving, now I just do it, so maybe that's not so good!

The thing is, the lack of sweets on a fast day doesn't bother me much. I'm having a different sort of problem. Obviously, the best thing to do is to choose food on your fast day that is going to stick with you (low GI) which means lots of oats, beans and other legumes, and tons of veggies. I'm struggling with this. I usually start my day with a breakfast of some oats, plain yogurt, and strawberries, (which isn't far off a normal day's breakfast for me) then take a lunch to work which usually consists of a little bit of prawn, tuna, or chicken breast, along with some couscous, quinoa, beans, or lentils and a ton of veggies. I realized pretty quickly that these meals were going to have to not always taste the same, and I made a pretty successful chili-type mixture last week, but this week's meals have not been so great. My curry I made for Tuesday didn't go down too well, and today I only ate half of my chickpea, quinoa, and tomato salad. Not because I wasn't hungry, I just didn't want to eat it. The thing is, both of those meals should have been delicious.

This actually concerns me a little. Have I unwittingly made my body so accustomed to fat and sugar and salt that when my meals are lacking that, I can't even eat them? How do I change this?

So after today's meal didn't even get completely eaten, I've realized that I'm going about this all wrong. I'm trying to make myself eat things twice a week that I don't normally consume all that often, and my stomach and tastebuds are rebelling. I'm thinking I'm going to have to stick to things I'm used to eating (but obviously in much smaller quantities than normal) if I'm going to keep this up. I'm not saying I'll be eating chocolate cake on fast days or that the quinoa and couscous will completely disappear, but I'm going to have to find ways to adapt my usual meals to somthing fast diet-friendly.

I know full well there are recipe books for this diet out there, and I guess it's time I buy one. I've been resisting because I suspect that most of the recipes in them are meant to be freshly cooked, rather than heated up in a microwave at work. However, I'm also thinking that I should change my eating schedule to a lunch-dinner or breakfast-dinner, rather than the breakfast-lunch I was doing, and that will allow me to actually cook myself an evening meal of things I like! It might also help with the fact that on fast days I seem to have trouble sleeping (although it's probably too soon to say if it's that for sure).

I've been doing this for four weeks, and I'm not entirely sure it's doing anything, but I'm going to stick with it because what I typically do with any kind of exercise or diet routine is expect amazing results too soon and thus get discouraged and give up. And although on the fast days I get hungry, by the time it reaches 7 or 8 o'clock in the evening, there's no way I'm going to give in and eat then, because the entire day of food restriction will have been a waste, and I really don't want to have to do it AGAIN to make up for it! And maybe if I switch my eating schedule around, I'll find a way to make this work better for me. People seem to be getting results no matter what time of day they consume their calorie quota, so it's just a matter of figuring out how to make it work for me.

So, if you're still reading this, watch this space, and you might see recipes of things I make for my fast days, and actually want to eat. I'll also update every so often, so you'll know if it's actually having any effect!

  

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 ...]

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 ...]

The Best Yangon Hotels – from Grand Colonial Gems to Boutique Loft Hotels

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

The best Yangon hotels range from grand colonial-era gems such as The Strand, which has had a recent renovation, and Belmond Governor’s Residence, in a 1920s teak mansion, to a boutique hotel with loft-style duplex suites and a Thai-style luxury hotel with a palm-fringed pool....

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The Best Tours in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

The Best Tours in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

We have compiled a list of the best and most unique ways to experience Vietnam's landscape, environment and culture.

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

Things to do in Fiji

by Hannah Gregorio @ TravelersPress

If you are looking for the perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life, you may want to consider flying to Fiji. Fiji is one of the most preferred tropical destinations around the world. In fact, many travelers bought a property and settled down permanently in Fiji due to the luxurious yet relaxing lifestyle. It also has the perfect climate, best beaches and breathtaking surroundings. There is also a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities you can try. Here are some island activities you can do:

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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 [...]

The unspoiled island

by Nanda @ We love it Wild

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Top 5 Things to Do in Amsterdam

by Kelly Edwards @ TravelersPress

Few countries around the world are as exciting and fascinating as the Netherlands. The most obvious display of this excitement is Amsterdam. As the country's capital, Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It attracts nearly five million visitors per year and is home many interesting attractions.

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Viroths Hotel Siem Reap Named Best Hotel in the World

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Viroths Hotel Siem Reap was named best hotel in the world this week by Trip Advisor users in the travel site’s annual Traveller’s Choice awards. Curious as to what makes it so special? Here’s the lowdown on Siem Reap’s most stylish boutique hotel. Viroths Hotel...

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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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Guide to Berlin, Germany

by Faye Bamber @ TravelersPress

Berlin: Germany’s capital city, steeped in history and a popular destination for tourists from around the globe. Whatever your interest, you can guarantee that Berlin offers something to whet your appetite. Perhaps you’re already a history buff, or maybe you’d like to visit some of the heritage sites from WWII? If that’s the case, then […]

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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 [...]

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

Where are the Best Restaurants in London?

by Fernando Silveria @ TravelersPress

A lot of people do not realize how big London actually is. Thus, it can quite often be easy to be at a loss regarding where to go on a night out.

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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 [...]

Driving from Perth to Margaret River – Where to Stop Along the Way

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Driving from Perth to Margaret River in Southwest Western Australia is an easy drive of around three and a half hours, which is nothing in a state where road trips can take weeks. What also makes it satisfying are the stops on the way for...

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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Lunar New Year, or more commonly known as Tet, is a wondrous and prosperous time in Vietnam, and is an event that is anticipated throughout the year!  It marks the arrival of spring, a brand new start for many of life’s endeavours, and is a time to appreciate and spend time with family.  If you…

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 [...]

5 Superb Sights of an Alaska Cruisetour

by Karolina Shenton @ TravelersPress

Alaska is a location filled with incredible natural beauty and wildlife and has been a very popular cruise destination for many years. Alaska Cruisetours are an amazing vacation option that allows travelers to extend their trip for a few days before or after their cruise and delve deep into the fantastic region, whether it be by sled, train, or foot. Here are 5 superb sights you may encounter during an Alaska Cruisetour:

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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 ...]

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 ...]

Celebrating Bastille Day in Paris

by Rob James @ TravelersPress

One of the most elaborate national holidays and celebrations in the world, Bastille Day in Paris is one that celebrates France’s history as a republic, and focuses attention on the country.

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Ultimate Nachos Recipe – How to Make the Most Delicious Nachos You’ll Ever Eat

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Our ultimate nachos recipe makes the most delicious nachos you’ll ever eat while making use of leftover chili con carne. This is so much better than the melted cheese over tortilla chips that some pass off as nachos. This is our super nachos with the...

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Watermelon Mint Cooler Recipe – A Refreshing Cocktail For a Warm Day

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This watermelon mint cooler recipe is super easy to mix and makes for a refreshing light cocktail to drink on a stifling summer afternoon or a sticky day in the tropics. If you’re in the chilly northern hemisphere turn up your heating and pretend you’re...

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Bangkok Riverside Renaissance – From the Village of Wild Plums to Venice of the East

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

A Bangkok riverside renaissance in the last six years has seen an abundance of new boutique hotels, restaurants, cafés, and bars sprouting along the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, luring locals and expats as much as tourists to Thailand’s ‘River of Kings’. A Bangkok...

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Hoi An Food Tour by Motorbike in Hoi An - Activity in Hoi An, Vietnam - Justgola

Hoi An Food Tour by Motorbike in Hoi An - Activity in Hoi An, Vietnam - Justgola


Justgola

If you’re really feeling adventurous, Hoi An Food Tour is your right choice. Eat at the best local street food stalls and discover hard-to-find gems that most tourists would miss

Top 5 Snorkeling Sites in the Cayman Islands

by Jeff Hirz @ TravelersPress

Spring is approaching. And while that means a whole lot more for those of us locked in the cold embrace of winter farther to the north, it also likely means vacation season for everyone in the U.S. And when it’s time to begin thinking about that summer vacation, look no further than the Cayman Islands, tropical havens surrounded by beautiful beaches, reefs and shipwrecks to explore.

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Packing Pro: Tips for Simplified Travel

by Lyndsi Decker @ TravelersPress

Even if you don’t travel by air every week, you can look like you do if you take care with your packing. As any seasoned traveler will tell you, the ease of the journey has a great deal to do with how you pack, so consider some of these tips for keeping things in good order.

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Thank you

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Our very first post and we start by thanking you for checking us out...

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

Best Western Australian Beaches – A-Z Guide of Australia’s Finest Stretches of Sand

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

The best Western Australian beaches are the best Australian beaches. No argument. Western Australia is skirted by the country’s finest stretches of sand – pristine, squeaky soft, lapped by crystal clear water, and often empty. As far as we’re concerned the best Western Australian beaches...

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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 ...]

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 ...]

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

Chili Con Carne Recipe – For Those Who Like Their Chili Hot and Smoky

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Our chili con carne recipe is a good old bowl of chili for those who like their chili hot and smoky. This recipe is not one of those quick weeknight one pot recipes. It’s a hearty chilli that takes a few hours – but not a...

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The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

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 [...]

Classic Pina Colada Recipe – A Cocktail that is the Tropics in a Glass

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This classic pina colada recipe with a Cambodian twist is based on the original piña colada recipe of Ramón ‘Monchito’ Marrero who claimed to have concocted the pineapple and coconut cocktail at the Hilton Caribe Hotel in Puerto Rico. That means this classic pina colada...

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Best Bangkok Riverside Hotels on the Chao Phraya River

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

The best Bangkok riverside hotels range from one of Bangkok’s oldest hotels, the opulent Mandarin Oriental, to the city’s most luxurious retreat, The Siam, and everything in between, from waterfront resorts with swimming pools to sleek boutique hotels offering spectacular temple views. A stay at...

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Learn From Twitter About Travel Fun

by Paul Stretton @ TravelersPress

Several people throughout the world live for traveling. It is these people that other people look to when they are deciding on where to go and what to do. Those who travel frequently and want to get their message out to the world will find there are several ways in which they can do this. […]

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A review of our “Foodie” tour by a renown New York Chef

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Here is an excerpt from the food diary of Mario Tolentino, a New York Chef and winner of The Food Network’s “Chopped” in 2010.  Mr. Tolentino, a street food fanatic, decided to take part in our “Foodie” tour on August 6th, 2011.  He was kind enough to send his review of “The Lunch Lady” and…

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…

Custom made? Yes Please! A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

If you haven’t already heard, Vietnam is a superstar manufacturing country.  In the last several years, many multinational companies have created manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, solidifying the country’s superstar status.  The direct consequence of this is a huge reservoir of skilled and knowledgeable workers who can do everything from shoemaking, jewelry making, dress tailoring, suit…

Photo essay: One road and a tale of cultures

by Max Haensel @ We love it Wild

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Back already

by noreply@blogger.com (JJD) @ A More Gentlemanlike Manner

Well, we're back. Took off from Delhi at 9:50pm on Sunday and landed in Seattle at 6:55am on Monday. That's only about 9 hours by the clock, but about 20 hours of real-time travel. 


We had a great time, and I wish we could have stayed longer. I also wish we'd had more reliable internet so I could have blogged as we went. As it is, I'll just work on catching up as I go back through pictures over the next several days. 

For now, I'm calling it a night. More soon!

How to Spend a Weekend in Hoi An, Vietnam

How to Spend a Weekend in Hoi An, Vietnam


TravelersPress

A few months ago I went on a whirlwind tour of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Without a doubt, the highlight of my trip came during the two days I spent in the coastal town of Hoi An. By the time I rolled into Hoi An, I was pretty wiped from traveling. I decided to take it easy and only hit up a few local attractions. My laid-back weekend turned out to be one incredible experience.

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 [...]

Ohn No Khao Swe Recipe – Burmese Chicken Coconut Noodle Soup

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This ohn no khao swe recipe for Myanmar’s beloved Burmese chicken coconut noodle soup, the parent of Chiang Mai’s khao soi, is one that Terence has been making since we first became enamoured with the dish in Yangon on our first trip to the country....

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When in Rome, Forgo Your Car and Explore on Foot

by Jennie Reedy @ TravelersPress

Whether visiting Rome for a few short days or taking an extended vacation, the best way to get around Rome is on foot. The Eternal City was built around the idea of foot traffic and driving can be a very stressful experience in a bustling city designed long before automobiles ever existed.

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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 [...]

Changing homes

by noreply@blogger.com (JJD) @ A More Gentlemanlike Manner

Dear readers, after seven great years on Blogger, I've decided to give Wordpress a try.  Check me out over there.

Easy Red Tomato Salsa Recipe – How to Make Homemade Spicy Tomato Salsa

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This easy red tomato salsa recipe is one I’ve been perfecting since we returned from our first big trip to Mexico and the USA way back when we first began travelling. It’s kicking off a series of our favourite Mexican comfort food recipes. We may...

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