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Savour Siem Reap — Book a Vayable Experience with Lara

Savour Siem Reap — Book a Vayable Experience with Lara

Along with my Inside Siem Reap itineraries crafted around your interests, I’m also offering food focused Savour Siem Reap itineraries, introductions and a city orientation aimed at foodies, food writers, chefs, and restaurant owners. My Savour Siem Reap experiences are specifically aimed at people who don’t...
Our Culinary Guide to Siem Reap

Our Culinary Guide to Siem Reap

Temples are at the top of every Siem Reap visitor’s to-do list and there are so many of the things that few travellers think of anything else. They are magic — we’ve lived here for over a year now and had visited Siem Reap a few...
Our Hanoi Bia Hoi Guide

Our Hanoi Bia Hoi Guide

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...
How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

Slurp soup from a street food stall, sample home-cooked food at a local’s house, savour creative cuisine at a secret supper club, or, eat American fast food at KFC or McDonalds… there’s an abundance of advice out there on how to eat like locals when...
Our Favourite Local Noodle Shop In Hoi An

Our Favourite Local Noodle Shop In Hoi An

“Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me…” blares at life-threatening volume from a people-carrier that has stopped outside the restaurant we’re in. It’s a rather incongruous aural assault in this quiet lane that is home to our favourite local noodle shop in Hoi An. This modern...
Monday Memories: Bangkok’s Junior MasterChef

Monday Memories: Bangkok’s Junior MasterChef

There are many in Thailand who believe that traditional home-cooked Thai food is becoming a thing of the past. This image of Bangkok’s junior MasterChef gave me some hope that wasn’t the case. Pre-packaged curry pastes and even entire Thai dishes that were historically the...
Footpath Feasting: From Pho to Thit Bo Kho in Saigon

Footpath Feasting: From Pho to Thit Bo Kho in Saigon

When Lara first suggested the idea of a side trip to Saigon from Bangkok, my thoughts immediately turned to food, to Vietnamese food, and specifically to pho bo (or more correctly, phở bò). Soon after arriving, I’d be salivating at the words thit bo kho (thịt...
Saigon After Dark – An Itinerary

Saigon After Dark – An Itinerary

Saigon’s leafy streets, art deco delights and elegant colonial-era villas mean the city is easy on the eyes. But after dark, when splendid old buildings such as the Opera House and City Hall are spectacularly illuminated, the city is stunning in parts and atmospheric everywhere...