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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,...
The Best Melbourne Markets

The Best Melbourne Markets

Melbourne is blessed with brilliant fresh produce markets and we toured three of the best Melbourne markets, the Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne Market, and Prahran Market, on our recent trip. Why do a tour of a market? Isn’t it enough just to shop the...
Melbourne, More Than Laneways, Cafes and Arcades

Melbourne, More Than Laneways, Cafes and Arcades

Forget about the travel stories you bookmarked and the ads on TV, Melbourne has more to offer than laneways, cafés and arcades. One of the world’s great eating cities, it’s the restaurants, gastro-pubs and food markets that you really need to know about. Melbourne has...
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, style, and something more. Things have changed, and...
Cooking with Poo – A Walking Tour of Klong Toey Markets

Cooking with Poo – A Walking Tour of Klong Toey Markets

“Isaan people eat everything!” Poo tells our small group as we negotiate the muddy paths of frenetic Klong Toey market on a walking tour to purchase ingredients for our Cooking with Poo experience and the Thai cooking lessons to follow at Saiyuud Diwong’s Helping Hands Thai...
The Best Phnom Penh Markets

The Best Phnom Penh Markets

Like all South East Asian cities, the Cambodian capital has a few standout markets that are worth a wander to soak up the atmosphere, snack at the food stalls, and, naturally, shop for souvenirs. Here’s our mini-guide to the best Phnom Penh markets for visitors...
Saigon After Dark – An Itinerary

Saigon After Dark – An Itinerary

Saigon’s leafy streets, art deco delights and elegant colonial-era villas mean the city is easy on the eyes. But after dark, when splendid old buildings such as the Opera House and City Hall are spectacularly illuminated, the city is stunning in parts and atmospheric everywhere...
Chef Ian Kittichai’s Guide to Eating and Drinking in Bangkok

Chef Ian Kittichai’s Guide to Eating and Drinking in Bangkok

Chef Pongtawat Chalermkittichai, better known as Ian Kittichai is considered to be Thailand’s first celebrity chef. He is Thailand’s Iron Chef, a global ambassador for Thai cuisine, has restaurants in Bangkok, Mumbai, Barcelona, and New York City (co-owned with Chef Todd English), and does a weekly television...
Kicking Back in Bangkok: Chatuchak Weekend Markets

Kicking Back in Bangkok: Chatuchak Weekend Markets

My favourite thing to do on a weekend in Bangkok is kick back at the sprawling Chatuchak Market or JJ Market, as it’s also known locally. Banjo-plucking cowboys, lipstick-wearing coffee pourers, puppy-hugging hipsters, Birkenstock-clad tourists, they’re all here. Along with plenty of simple eateries serving...
Exploring the Isaan: Cool Khon Kaen

Exploring the Isaan: Cool Khon Kaen

Cool Khon Kaen, at the centre of Thailand’s northeastern Isaan region, is a hip little city. Short on sights in comparison to the cities of the north, such as Chiang Mai, the appeal for us is the upbeat atmosphere of the place, the youthful vibe (it’s a...