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Best Cooking Classes in the World, Tried and Tested

Best Cooking Classes in the World, Tried and Tested

Learning to cook a dish from one of Asia’s best restaurants, mastering the art of making macarons in Paris, and cooking with a Countess in Venice are just a few of our picks of the best cooking classes in the world. I’ve long said that discovering...
The Best Melbourne Museums

The Best Melbourne Museums

A priority for us on trips back to Australia is soaking up as much culture as we can. After we’ve caught up on the newest restaurants, we can be found in museums and galleries catching up on the latest exhibitions. Melbournians like to think that...
Sacred Dancers of Angkor, the Original Apsara Dance Show

Sacred Dancers of Angkor, the Original Apsara Dance Show

An apsara dance show is a priority for most visitors to Cambodia’s Siem Reap. The Sacred Dancers of Angkor, the original apsara dance performance, offers a more authentic experience and a chance to support the preservation of this ancient art form. A precursor to the entertaining spectacle that is...
Join Me On An Online Language Learning Journey

Join Me On An Online Language Learning Journey

Learning some of the local language when you travel can make an amazing difference to your experience of a place, but language learning is not easy for everyone. I’ve been struggling even though I’m living in Asia, which is why I’ve decided to embark on...
Transformational Travel and Kakadu Tourism

Transformational Travel and Kakadu Tourism

What is transformational travel and what does it take to have a transformative travel experience? Some people climb a mountain, cross a desert or sail solo around the world. Others seek spiritual solitude, do a retreat or volunteer abroad. After a decade living overseas, I returned...
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 May? We’d love you to come visit! Over eight days and nights in May 2015, in partnership with Asia-based Backyard Travel,...
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. Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia Sunrise at 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...
Learning About Places By Observing Public Rituals

Learning About Places By Observing Public Rituals

Over the years there have been times during our travels when we’ve found ourselves caught up in momentous events and unexpectedly learning about places by observing public rituals, rites and ceremonies and the outpourings of emotion — whether at a national demonstration, celebration, commemoration, or the mourning...