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Last Minute Travel Tips

Last Minute Travel Tips

You didn’t know it was high season and now you can’t find a hotel room. You arrived at the airport without a visa and they won’t let you board. You didn’t realise only crisp dollar notes were accepted and credit cards aren’t used… don’t worry,...
Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap

Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap

If you’re planning on renting an apartment or holiday rental and settling into Temple Town for a while, then buy a basket or cotton bag and make a beeline to the weekend Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Even if you’re not, pop down...
Cuisine Wat Damnak, the Best Restaurant in Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak, the Best Restaurant in Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak in Siem Reap has become the first Cambodian restaurant to make it onto a prestigious international restaurant list, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the regional edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, where it was named Best Restaurant in Cambodia. This is...
Culture, Heritage and Tourism: a Chat with Elizabeth Becker

Culture, Heritage and Tourism: a Chat with Elizabeth Becker

The American author of Overbooked: the Global Business of Travel and Tourism, award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker was in Siem Reap recently for the UNWTO and UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture. I chatted to her about culture, heritage and sustainable tourism in Cambodia. Elizabeth Becker...
Cao Lau, the Legendary Noodles of Hoi An, Vietnam

Cao Lau, the Legendary Noodles of Hoi An, Vietnam

In Vietnam‘s historic riverside town of Hoi An, a noodle dish steeped in legend offers unique flavours and textures that only a rich culinary heritage and hours of preparation can produce. The ubiquitous dish is the essence of Hoi An in a bowl – so...
Transformational Travel and Gagudju Dreaming

Transformational Travel and Gagudju Dreaming

What does it take to have a transformational travel experience? Some people climb a mountain, cross a desert or sail solo around the world. Others seek spiritual solitude, do a retreat or volunteer abroad. After a decade living overseas, I returned home to be transformed....
Weekend in Siem Reap

Weekend in Siem Reap

The weekend is upon us here in Cambodia and with it thousands of visitors who have arrived from around Asia. A weekend in Siem Reap is enough to get a taste of the town and nearby temples, but don’t try to cram in too much. Visit knowing...
Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll

Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll

Cambodia has a long, rich musical heritage that spans the genres of indigenous, spiritual and folk music, but it was Cambodian rock and roll that really captivated the nation. Thanks to the Cambodian Space Project more people are listening to the sounds of Cambodia’s ‘golden...
Barcelona — Just My Type

Barcelona — Just My Type

Our recent trip to Barcelona and the Penedes wine region on magazine assignments was focused on Cava and Catalan food. But when we went to the Centro de Interpretación de Cava in Sant Sadurni D’Anoia, my attention turned to design and type for a while. As...
Welcome to the new Grantourismo!

Welcome to the new Grantourismo!

Welcome to the new Grantourismo! The re-design has been a long time coming, but we really sweated the details. We’ve given more prominence to our photography, introduced a cleaner, contemporary look, and reorganized our stories and guides so they’re easier to find. We’d love to...