Tag Archive: things to do

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 25

Ho Chi Minh City, the City Still Known As Saigon

Perhaps for the same nostalgic reasons that Mumbai’s locals prefer to call their city Bombay, Ho Chi Minh City, as it was renamed in 1975 after the fall of Saigon, is, we quickly discovered, still fondly referred to as Saigon by the locals. We don’t care what it’s called – we loved it. Although I’m not …

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Aug 13

Kicking Back in Bangkok: Talad Rot Fai, Weekend Train Market

One of the best spots to spend a Saturday night in Bangkok at the moment is Talad Rot Fai – the Train Market – also known as Talad Dek Naew, after the vintage-wearing, retro-loving Thai hipsters who hang out here. We love this place and can happily while away a few hours here on a …

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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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