Category Archive: Taking a Tour

These posts will be about the tours we do.

Apr 29

Discovering Melbourne’s Hidden Secrets on a Lanes and Arcades Tour

Discovering Melbourne’s ‘hidden secrets’ on a Lane and Arcades tour wasn’t high on our list of priorities, I have to admit. But Paris has its boulevards, Venice has its canals, Barcelona has its ramblas, Sydney has its harbour, and, well, Melbourne has its lanes. We half-suspected all the chatter about Melbourne’s famous laneways was simply the result of a successful tourism campaign. And by …

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Apr 28

Meandering the Masala Trail in Dandenong in Melbourne

Today we’re meandering the Masala Trail in Dandenong in Melbourne, to get a taste of ‘Little India’ in Australia, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan countries. Nowhere is Australia’s ethnic diversity felt more than in multicultural Melbourne, the capital of its southern state Victoria, and Melbourne’s outer-suburb Dandenong, where 55% of residents are foreign-born, from 156 different countries. The …

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Apr 27

The Best Melbourne Markets

Melbourne is blessed with brilliant fresh produce markets and we toured three of the best Melbourne markets, the Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne Market, and Prahran Market, on our recent trip. Why do a tour of a market? Isn’t it enough just to shop the market and soak up the atmosphere? To take in the …

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Feb 08

Learning About Lao Cuisine on a Market Walk in Luang Prabang

It’s safe to say that Lao cuisine is not known very well outside South East Asia – unlike Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. Lao food hasn’t reached the level of popularity – and ubiquity – that other South East Asian cuisines have in the West. The cuisine of Laos has stayed as mysterious as the country itself – which …

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Feb 03

Touring the Temples of Luang Prabang, Laos

Marvelling at the mural and mosaic covered temples of Luang Prabang is the next must-do activity after the early morning alms giving. There are 33 glittering temples or wats (also called ‘vats’) in the ancient Lao royal capital so we decide to start by focusing on a few and seeing them with a guide. Our …

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