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Happy 4th Birthday Grantourismo!

Happy 4th Birthday Grantourismo!

Happy 4th birthday Grantourismo! It’s hard to believe it was way back on New Years Eve in 2009 that we uploaded our first post. That post was about the 12-month grand tour we were about to embark upon, aimed at inspiring you to travel more slowly,...
10 Ways to Know You’re Finally at Home

10 Ways to Know You’re Finally at Home

After obtaining our one-year Cambodia visa, we spent months searching for somewhere to live in Siem Reap before finally finding a place. We’ve signed a lease and have somewhere we can really call home. It’s been a huge year of travel for us here in Southeast Asia....
Reflections From a Warm Climate on the Notion of Sunny Escapes

Reflections From a Warm Climate on the Notion of Sunny Escapes

About this time every year, people who live in the coldest parts of the northern hemisphere, who are already getting weary of the chilly weather, are starting to consider sunny escapes and retreating to warmer climates for some winter sun – if they haven’t escaped already....
An Update from the Road, Ruins and Rice Paddies

An Update from the Road, Ruins and Rice Paddies

We’ve been quiet here on Grantourismo these last few months while we’ve been bouncing around Cambodia working on stories. An update from the road, ruins and rice paddies is long overdue, so here goes… From Siem Reap to Battambang and Bangkok and Back Again One...
At Home in Hoi An

At Home in Hoi An

“Boat ride, one hour!” “Motorbike!” “Taxi!” “You buy lantern!” “You buy something from me!” “You take picture of me!” “Happy hour!” While these were the phrases shouted at me daily as I wandered the streets for the first few weeks of our stay in charming,...
Accidental Hiatus in Hoi An

Accidental Hiatus in Hoi An

We’ve been asked by readers whether we’ve taken time out from blogging and we know it looks that way. It’s been something of an accidental hiatus in Hoi An, where we unexpectedly found ourselves settling in for a while to get through some writing, and...