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Why You Should Avoid Orphanage Visits in Cambodia

Why You Should Avoid Orphanage Visits in Cambodia

As we waited at Siem Reap airport for our flight to Bangkok a few days ago, I overheard American tourists on their phones telling friends back home about their Asian adventures. A highlight of their trip, they said, had been visits to orphanages in Cambodia. I...
Things To Do In Battambang

Things To Do In Battambang

We’ve spent a lot of time in Battambang in northwest Cambodia over the last year, so we know its attractions aren’t immediately apparent and it can take time and a little effort to appreciate its allure. Here’s our guide to things to do in Battambang....
Behind the Scenes at Jaan Bai Restaurant in Battambang

Behind the Scenes at Jaan Bai Restaurant in Battambang

In October 2013, we went behind the scenes at Jaan Bai restaurant in Battambang to cover the opening of the Cambodian Children’s Trust‘s new social enterprise hospitality training restaurant, which has been supported by Australians Chef David Thompson of Nahm Bangkok and restaurateur John Fink...
City, Sun and Sand — European Summer Escapes

City, Sun and Sand — European Summer Escapes

Summer is upon us in the northern hemisphere — the time to start thinking about European summer escapes. If you structure your seasons by calendar months, as Australia does, summer would have begun on the weekend on the first day of June. If you follow the...
Breakfast in Singapore — Kaya Toast and Kopi

Breakfast in Singapore — Kaya Toast and Kopi

The most quintessential breakfast in Singapore, kaya toast and kopi, did not initially excite us. However, it’s hard to resist an opportunity to participate in a local morning ritual that involves sipping, dunking and crunching. We’ve long loved a good strong kopi — since we first...
Delicious Food and Wine Road Trips in Australia

Delicious Food and Wine Road Trips in Australia

With a ridiculously diverse range of jaw-dropping landscapes, a good connection of highways and impossibly scenic back roads, Australia is a country that is just made for road trips. Add fabulous produce sold from farmers’ gates, fantastic seafood served up sand-side, wonderful wineries with welcoming...
Underrated Cities in Europe That We Love

Underrated Cities in Europe That We Love

I have a love-hate relationship with travel lists. When they’re inane, generic, lack perspective, and are researched from a desk, I loathe them. When they’re useful, subjective, personal, and written from experience, I find them inspiring. A good list reminds me of passionate conversations over glasses...
Our Local Guide to Rio de Janeiro

Our Local Guide to Rio de Janeiro

As the FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro is kicking off in less than a month, we thought we’d share some of our favourite things to do in Brazil’s sexy seaside city, the things that locals love to do, from sipping sucos to samba dancing. Here’s our...
The Cambodian Curry Paste Called Kroeung

The Cambodian Curry Paste Called Kroeung

Along with prahok (fermented fish paste), the Cambodian curry paste called kroeung is one of the distinctive signature ingredients in the Khmer kitchen. Flavouring everything from soups to stir-fries, its characteristics are a source of immense pride for a good Cambodian cook. With a base of lemongrass,...
Best Bangkok Floating Markets for Foodies

Best Bangkok Floating Markets for Foodies

Skip the touristy floating markets such as Damnoen Saduak if you’re a fan of street food. Instead, make a beeline for these comparatively off-the-tourist-radar spots which we believe are the best Bangkok floating markets for foodies. A birds-eye-view of a canal crammed with narrow wooden boats,...