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Dreaming of Dancing Boats, a Sunset Timelapse in Hoi An

Dreaming of Dancing Boats, a Sunset Timelapse in Hoi An

I know we’ve told you before, but we really love Hoi An on Vietnam‘s central coast. And now we’re dreaming of dancing boats after I put together this sunset timelapse in Hoi An that I shot when we were living there last year for three...
Weekend in Siem Reap

Weekend in Siem Reap

The weekend is upon us here in Cambodia and with it thousands of visitors who have arrived from around Asia. A weekend in Siem Reap is enough to get a taste of the town and nearby temples, but don’t try to cram in too much. Visit knowing...
An Authentic Khmer Prahok Ktis Recipe

An Authentic Khmer Prahok Ktis Recipe

The delicious, rich Cambodian dip called prahok ktis is served with fresh crispy vegetables and makes a great introduction to the use of the Cambodian fermented fish called prahok and the curry paste called kroeung in authentic Khmer cuisine. Made with prahok, yellow kroeung, minced...
Monday Memories: Shooting by Candlelight

Monday Memories: Shooting by Candlelight

During the recent full moon rituals held during the Siem Reap Water Festival or Bon Om Tuk, locals purchased elaborate floating candles from sellers on the waterfront, to offer to the river. While it was lovely to watch, it was a challenge to photograph. Here are some tips on shooting by candlelight....
Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine

Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine

Alongside the Cambodian curry paste called kroeung, prahok is the most distinctive ingredient in Khmer cooking. This grey, visually unappealing fermented fish ‘paste’ is used by every Khmer cook to add depth of flavour to just about every dish in their repertoire. Most visitors to Cambodia...
Sign Up to Win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour

Sign Up to Win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour

Sign up to win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour and receive our new monthly newsletter, along with the chance to win fabulous travel prizes throughout 2015. When we introduced the new Grantourismo design two months ago we hinted at big changes ahead for the site....
Eat Learn Love Cambodia — Culinary Travel Writing Tour

Eat Learn Love Cambodia — Culinary Travel Writing Tour

How would you like to come and eat, learn and travel with us, and fall in love with Cambodia, on a culinary travel writing tour in May? We’d love you to come visit! Over eight days and nights in May 2015, in partnership with Asia-based Backyard Travel,...
Monday Memories: A Face in the Crowd

Monday Memories: A Face in the Crowd

The crowds at the Siem Reap Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk, were massive. People from all over Cambodia had come to the city for the boat races and they all seemed to have gathered along the riverside to watch the event. The challenge was to capture...