All posts by Lara Dunston


Halloween in Siem Reap

Halloween in Siem Reap

As it’s Halloween tomorrow night we thought we’d share some images from Halloween in Siem Reap last year. Whether you like Halloween or not, participating in festivals and events or celebrating holidays when you travel is a fantastic way to meet locals. First, a confession:...
Our Bite Sized Barcelona and Catalunya Culinary Guide

Our Bite Sized Barcelona and Catalunya Culinary Guide

Beautiful Barcelona broke our hearts and tantalized our taste buds on our first trip back in four years. These are some of the most delectable experiences from our ten days in Catalunya. Consider it our bite sized Barcelona and Catalunya culinary guide. Our recent Barcelona sojourn was so enjoyable,...
Social Travel and the Deregulation of the Travel Industry

Social Travel and the Deregulation of the Travel Industry

On our recent trip to Barcelona, local protests over tourism, illegal holiday rentals and anti-social behavior had us pondering the rise in social travel, the sharing economy, the deregulation of the travel industry, and the impact on people and places as much as travellers. Some random reflections. “Tourists,...
Mobile Travel Tools and a New Cambodia Travel App

Mobile Travel Tools and a New Cambodia Travel App

Most visitors to Cambodia appear to prefer the trusty old printed guidebook as their main source of information, yet a new Cambodia travel app and mobile travel tools including Twitter and Google might prove handier here than you think. There’s been much talk over the...
We Are Barcelona Bound!

We Are Barcelona Bound!

This time tomorrow I’ll be starting to think about packing and a few hours later we’ll be heading to the airport for our flight to Barcelona via Guangzhou and Paris. We’re Barcelona bound! It’s been a few years since we were in Europe – our...
Meet the Local Behind The Hunt Singapore Guide

Meet the Local Behind The Hunt Singapore Guide

If we’re going to use a guidebook when we travel, our preference will always be themed, quirky little guidebooks written by locals or expats like The Hunt Singapore guidebook. As you know, we used to write guidebooks. We worked for all the big publishers: Lonely...
Welcome to the new Grantourismo!

Welcome to the new Grantourismo!

Welcome to the new Grantourismo! The re-design has been a long time coming, but we really sweated the details. We’ve given more prominence to our photography, introduced a cleaner, contemporary look, and reorganized our stories and guides so they’re easier to find. We’d love to...
Cycling Around Siem Reap

Cycling Around Siem Reap

Surrounded by pancake-flat plains, lush green rice paddies, and laidback villages with leafy lanes, cycling around Siem Reap can be an absolute delight – once you get out of the busy little city. Most travellers to Siem Reap visit Angkor Wat and the Angkor Archaeological...
Our Guide to the Arts and Architecture in Battambang in Cambodia

Our Guide to the Arts and Architecture in Battambang in Cambodia

There’s much to experience in the way of arts and architecture in Battambang in Cambodia. In recent years the charming colonial city has blossomed into an arts hub as graduates from its excellent arts school have collaborated to set up art galleries and collectives and organize...