Living like Locals

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When it’s Okay to Blow Your Travel Budget

When it’s Okay to Blow Your Travel Budget

Writing our Gold Coast on a Budget post got me thinking about when it’s okay to blow your travel budget. While you might be intent to stretch your funds to stay on the road for as long as possible, sometimes that splurge can result in one of...
Our Local Guide to Rio de Janeiro

Our Local Guide to Rio de Janeiro

Our local guide to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s sexy seaside city, covers the things that locals love to do, from sipping sucos to samba dancing. As the 2016 Olympic Games is kicking off on 6 August, we thought we’d share some of our favourite things to do in Rio. Our...
How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

How to eat like locals when you travel? There’s an abundance of advice out there: slurp soup from a street food stall, sample home-cooked food at a local home, savour creative cuisine at a secret supper club, or… eat fast food at KFC or McDonalds....
Renting an Apartment in Siem Reap, an Insider Guide

Renting an Apartment in Siem Reap, an Insider Guide

Renting an apartment in Siem Reap can be challenging. While the rise of holiday rental websites such as HomeAway and VBRO and rent-a-room sites like Airbnb and Roomorama have made it easier to rent short term properties and rooms in private homes, there are still some...
The Pups of Hoi An

The Pups of Hoi An

The pups of Hoi An were a joy to photograph on my daily photography walks. Every second house seems to have a small dog as a pet. No, not to eat. And yet that’s a question that foreigners frequently ask. The Pups of Hoi An “Do...