All posts by Lara Dunston


Dispelling Cambodian Cuisine Myths — It’s Not ‘Mild Thai’!

Dispelling Cambodian Cuisine Myths — It’s Not ‘Mild Thai’!

Dispelling Cambodian cuisine myths seems to have become our part-time occupations. Not that we mind. No other Southeast Asian cuisine is so misunderstood and so under-appreciated — nor deserving of more attention. Let’s set a few things straight. Most visitors to Siem Reap that we meet...
Cambodia Creative Retreats and Culinary Tours 2017 Dates

Cambodia Creative Retreats and Culinary Tours 2017 Dates

Our Cambodia creative retreats and culinary tours are locked in for the first half of 2017 but we still have some spots to fill for our October 2016 Cambodia Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreat and our Cambodia Culinary Tour. Cambodia Creative Retreats and Culinary...
Siem Reap for Families – Fun Things to Do With Kids

Siem Reap for Families – Fun Things to Do With Kids

Siem Reap for families, beyond the temples. That was my brief from a client who wanted an itinerary because her kids weren’t interested in “piles of rocks”. Is Siem Reap a family friendly destination she asked? Absolutely. I have to admit that I don’t understand...
A Local Guide to Eating Out in Georgetown, Penang

A Local Guide to Eating Out in Georgetown, Penang

Our local guide to eating out in Georgetown Penang, came from the most unlikely of sources and in the most charming of forms – a good, old-fashioned, hand-written letter from Madeleine, the mother of the owner of our hotel. If you’re a regular Grantourismo reader...
Georgetown Festival Penang to Feast on Art, Culture and Food

Georgetown Festival Penang to Feast on Art, Culture and Food

Georgetown Festival Penang kicks off on the Malaysian island of Penang in two days and we’ll be there! The month-long arts festival is jam-packed with events, exhibitions, screenings, and installations. It’s our first trip in 15 years and we can’t wait to get back. Our...