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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 Shouldn’t Travel Without Travel Insurance

Why You Shouldn’t Travel Without Travel Insurance

Let me tell you a little story about a scene we recently witnessed in Thailand that will hopefully convince you why you shouldn’t travel without travel insurance. I’ve noticed some really bad advice on the web recently about travel insurance — mostly on Twitter and usually...
Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

We’ve had some emails from friends and readers asking: is it safe to travel to Turkey now? Terence and I have been travelling to Turkey for 13 years, since we first went for a summer with a friend. That initial trip we travelled by bus...
Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

We shared many delicious alfresco meals around that table above at a Bali villa rental a couple of years ago. My mother visited us from Australia for a week and our villa cook joined us for a meal on our final day. It was all...
Local Knowledge: Richard from Sydney

Local Knowledge: Richard from Sydney

Richard Graham is the kind of traveller we identify with. Since the age of five, Richard has travelled to at least one new country every year. Every year. Before starting his tour company, My Sydney Detour, Richard did a 14-month overland trip from Mexico down...
Staying Connected in Australia

Staying Connected in Australia

One of the biggest challenges for travellers is staying connected in Australia. Surprisingly for a developed nation, Australia has abysmally slow Internet speeds and some archaic telecommunications practices still in place – especially in hotels, where it’s not unusual to find excruciatingly slow Internet, complex...
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,...
Local Knowledge: Janet from Siem Reap

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...
Local Knowledge: Vibol from Phnom Penh

Local Knowledge: Vibol from Phnom Penh

We met 18 year-old Cambodian waiter, Pheng Vibol, or ‘Vibol’ as he’s called, at the wonderful Romdeng restaurant in Phnom Penh. Romdeng had been recommended to us by several locals as Phnom Penh’s best restaurant with fine Cambodian cuisine and a lively atmosphere. It didn’t...