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Traditional Roasted Spicy Peanuts Recipe

Traditional Roasted Spicy Peanuts Recipe

These traditional roasted spicy peanuts are the addictive snack that typically accompanies a bia hoi drinking session in Hanoi and I’ve been obsessed with making them since we lived in the Northern Vietnam city four years ago. I’ve been obsessed with making my own variations of...
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Siem Reap Water Festival – Bon Om Tuk

Siem Reap Water Festival – Bon Om Tuk

If you’re planning a trip to Cambodia, time your travel to coincide with the Siem Reap Water Festival or Bon Om Tuk– a traditional holiday that, like Khmer New Year and Pchum Ben Ancestors Festival, gives a great insight into local life. The atmosphere is electric. And it’s on again soon,...
Meet the Local Behind The Hunt Singapore Guide

Meet the Local Behind The Hunt Singapore Guide

If we’re going to use a guidebook when we travel, our preference will always be themed, quirky little guidebooks written by locals or expats like The Hunt Singapore guidebook. As you know, we used to write guidebooks. We worked for all the big publishers: Lonely...
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 orphanage visits in Cambodia. I don’t...