Tag Archive: activities

Dec 31

Local Knowledge: Janet from Siem Reap

Our Local Knowledge interviews – and the other expert interviews we do for our local guides and Playlist series – are with locals we’ve befriended who have helped us get beneath the skin of a place, by sharing insider advice, hidden gems, local secrets, and their most favourite things to do. They’re generally people unconnected to tourism. …

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Oct 29

Phnom Penh, the Pulsating Capital of Cambodia

I had few expectations about Phnom Penh before we went to Cambodia’s capital to do a story for a travel magazine. I think that’s why I liked the city so much. The images in my mind – of wide boulevards and ramshackle, French colonial-style buildings, dappled with mildew, and skirted by big verandas – were …

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Aug 20

Our Home Away from Home in Dan Sai, Isaan, Thailand

Just outside of Dan Sai, a diminutive town in the northwest of Thailand’s Isaan region, we stayed at PhuNaCome, a beautiful boutique resort set amid lush rolling hills typical of the countryside of the Loie province. From the balcony of the main sandstone building, where there’s a cosy sitting room and functional restaurant, there are …

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Feb 14

Tips from a Grand Tour: Getting In the Mood for Romance

As it’s Valentines Day, we thought we’d offer some tips from our grand tour for getting in the mood for romance. It may be too late to get on a flight to Marrakech or book a beach house in Costa Rica, but there’s nothing stopping you from cooking your special someone a special meal or taking …

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Jan 09

Vienna’s Coffeehouse Culture: Going Local vs Playing Tourist

There can be few activities more ‘local’ than spending time lingering over a book or leisurely drinking coffee in a café. Yet too few travellers seem to allow themselves that luxury – the luxury of spending time doing nothing or very little in a café. There are always too many ‘proper’ things to see and do, …

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