All posts by Lara Dunston


Christmas Tips from Food Writers and Editors

Christmas Tips from Food Writers and Editors

As the Christmas tips from some of the best chefs in Asia are proving to be as popular as the last minute Christmas tips from Australia’s finest chefs that we shared a few years ago, we thought we’d seek some Christmas tips from food writers and editors from...
Christmas Tips from the Best Chefs in Asia

Christmas Tips from the Best Chefs in Asia

Christmas is almost here and once again we’ve left it late to think about what to cook and eat on Christmas Day. As you seemed to love the last minute Christmas tips from Australia’s finest chefs, this year, as we’re now based in Cambodia, we sought...
Safeguarding Your Travel Memories On the Road

Safeguarding Your Travel Memories On the Road

Two recent incidents were reminders that I need to get new travel insurance organized, but one event also reminded me of the importance of safeguarding your travel memories on the road. One half of an adventurous travel blogging couple who have climbed mountains and trekked...
Weekend in Siem Reap

Weekend in Siem Reap

The weekend is upon us here in Cambodia and with it thousands of visitors who have arrived from around Asia. A weekend in Siem Reap is enough to get a taste of the town and nearby temples, but don’t try to cram in too much. Visit knowing...
Sign Up to Win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour

Sign Up to Win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour

Sign up to win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour and receive our new monthly newsletter, along with the chance to win fabulous travel prizes throughout 2015. When we introduced the new Grantourismo design two months ago we hinted at big changes ahead for the site....
Eat Learn Love Cambodia — Culinary Travel Writing Tour

Eat Learn Love Cambodia — Culinary Travel Writing Tour

How would you like to come and eat, learn and travel with us, and fall in love with Cambodia, on a culinary travel writing tour in April? We’d love you to come visit! Over a week in April 2015, in partnership with Asia-based Backyard Travel, we’re...
Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia

Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia

You don’t have to be religious to undertake spiritual travel and seek out transcendental experiences. Here are some ideas for travellers seeking enlightenment in Cambodia, the predominantly Buddhist country that is home to stupendous Angkor Wat. There is something uplifting about savouring the sunrise at spectacular Angkor...
Scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival

Scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival

We thought we’d share some more scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk in Khmer, which took place here in Siem Reap in Cambodia last week. Click on the arrows to scroll through the gallery above for more of Terence’s colourful...
Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll

Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll

Cambodia has a long, rich musical heritage that spans the genres of indigenous, spiritual and folk music, but it was Cambodian rock and roll that really captivated the nation. Thanks to the Cambodian Space Project more people are listening to the sounds of Cambodia’s ‘golden...