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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards as Insider Advice

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards as Insider Advice

There appears to have been a lot of sour grapes about the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards from people who really don’t know how the awards work, are disgruntled because they’ll never be on the list or run the risk of slipping off the list, or...
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and Why It Matters

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and Why It Matters

Industry awards, annual polls and best lists are often controversial. Few more so than the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list announced in London earlier this month*. Conversations on social media and in the comments of mainstream media sites in the days and weeks following have...
Natural Light Food Photography

Natural Light Food Photography

On our upcoming EAT LEARN LOVE CAMBODIA culinary travel writing and photography tour I’ll be providing support to participants and running photography workshops on subjects like natural light food photography. In preparation, I thought I’d share some pre-trip advice on how to use available light and a...
Khmer New Year in Siem Reap

Khmer New Year in Siem Reap

Homes are being scrubbed clean and sand castles are being built at pagodas around Cambodia, including our own Temple Town, in preparation for the Khmer New Year in Siem Reap. Choul Chnam Thmey or Happy New Year! Khmer New Year in Siem Reap and around...
Hip Hup Guan and Cool Kandal Village, Siem Reap

Hip Hup Guan and Cool Kandal Village, Siem Reap

Hip Hup Guan and cool Kandal Village are where Siem Reap’s savvy expats are sipping coffee, shopping and eating. Not much to look at, yet home to some of Siem Reap’s most fashionable spots, these gritty backstreets have emerged as one of the Cambodian city’s most interesting destinations. Hip...
Weekend in Barcelona

Weekend in Barcelona

A weekend in Barcelona? Yes, please. It has to be our favourite European city for a weekend getaway. When we lived in the Middle East we used to make a beeline for the Catalan capital the first chance we had. Now with the proliferation of low cost airlines, it’s...
Last Minute Travel Tips

Last Minute Travel Tips

You didn’t know it was high season and now you can’t find a hotel room. You arrived at the airport without a visa and they won’t let you board. You didn’t realise only crisp dollar notes were accepted and credit cards aren’t used… don’t worry,...
The Buzzy Silom Sathorn District of Bangkok

The Buzzy Silom Sathorn District of Bangkok

Home to sunny cafés, seductive speakeasies and two of Asia’s best restaurants, the buzzy new Silom Sathorn district of Bangkok has evolved into the Thai capital’s hottest new drinking and dining neighbourhood. Thailand’s military coup d’état of May 2014 may have kept tourists away for a time but...