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The Best Cooking Classes in the World

The Best Cooking Classes in the World

Learning to cook a dish from one of Asia’s best restaurants, mastering the art of making macarons in Paris, and cooking with a Countess in Venice are just a few of our picks of the best cooking classes in the world. We think we’re in...
A Grantourismo Guide to Love, Romance and Local Travel

A Grantourismo Guide to Love, Romance and Local Travel

I was asked to craft a Grantourismo-style romantic city escape or luxury honeymoon holiday, a break focused firmly on love and romance but one involving a slow, local and experiential travel, and a lot of food and wine. Grantourismo’s romantic city escapes and luxury honeymoon holidays Barcelona,...
12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

We spent a lot of time in 2011 in South East Asia. Based out of Bangkok for four months while researching a book and working on stories, we bounced across the region on assignments, around Thailand, along the Mekong, and to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia....
Where to Stay in Luang Prabang

Where to Stay in Luang Prabang

Where to stay in Luang Prabang? A decade ago your options would have been limited to guesthouses, because for many years the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town was predominantly a backpacker destination with few choices for travellers looking for comfort and style. Things have changed in Luang...
Local Knowledge: Hack from Luang Prabang

Local Knowledge: Hack from Luang Prabang

The waiter who looked after us during the Amantaka cooking course we did on the organic farm in the Luang Prabang countryside was brilliant. His service was impeccable. He was so good at his job that when we asked him what his future plans were,...
Tamarind Lao Cooking Course in Luang Prabang, Laos

Tamarind Lao Cooking Course in Luang Prabang, Laos

After our Phousi Market walk with Joy Ngeuamboupha, the owner and chef of Luang Prabang restaurant Tamarind, we drive to Joy’s cooking school in the countryside to begin our Lao Cooking Course. The Tamarind Cooking School is in a fantastic, airy, open-sided bamboo and palm frond pavilion...
East Meets West at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre in Luang Prabang

East Meets West at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre in Luang Prabang

Ock Pop Tok means ‘East meets West’ in Lao and the beautiful fabrics produced on the looms at the Ock Pop Tok weaving centre in Luang Prabang, Laos, are the result of a collaboration between Laotian weaver Veomanee Duangdala and English photographer Joanna Smith. Click clack....
Touring the Temples of Luang Prabang, Laos

Touring the Temples of Luang Prabang, Laos

Marvelling at the mural and mosaic covered temples of Luang Prabang is the next must-do activity after the early morning alms giving. There are 33 glittering temples — known as both wats and vats in Laos — in the ancient Lao royal capital so we decided...