Category Archive: Bars and Entertainment

Posts related to bars and entertainment.

Mar 01

Our Hanoi Bia Hoi Guide

Bia Hoi, Hanoi, Vietnam. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter.

Wine bars and gastro pubs have been popping up in cities right across Asia in recent years. But while microbrewery craft beers and obscure French organic biodynamic wines have been taking the region by storm, in Hanoi the bia hoi joint has never been so popular. Here’s our Hanoi bia hoi guide to help you. …

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Jan 25

Shaken Not Stirred: a Martini 101 or How To Order A Martini

Cocktails at Ms Wong, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

It’s Saturday evening here in Siem Reap and Lara and I are starting to think about cocktails. It’s too early for a martini so we’ll probably start with a negroni. This time last Saturday night we were heading out to a fancy hotel bar for cocktails with friends from Bangkok. I delayed my martini there …

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Dec 23

Christmas Cocktail Recipes and Tips From Sydney’s Best Bars

As we spent Christmas in Australia last year, we shared some Christmas cooking and foodie shopping tips from Australia’s finest chefs. This year, as we recently left Sydney, where we’d been writing about Sydney’s small bar scene among other things, we thought we’d ask some of the bar managers we met for Christmas cocktail recipes …

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Dec 12

A Local Guide to the Sydney Small Bar Scene

One of the things we love about Sydney is the abundance of small bars that have flourished since new liquor licensing laws in 2008 revitalized the city’s drinking scene. With their owners often found behind the bar, each has its own distinct character, atmosphere and style, and an intimacy the old pub bars didn’t have. The …

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Jul 22

A Grantourismo Guide to Love, Romance and Local Travel

I was recently asked how I would craft a Grantourismo-style romantic city escape or luxury honeymoon holiday, a break still focused firmly on love and romance but one that involves a little local travel, experiential travel, slow and sustainable travel, and a lot of food and wine. I chose a handful of our favourite destinations …

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