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A Taste of Siem Reap — Sipping Sombai Infused Rice Spirit

2018-05-09T18:27:35+00:00By |

Liquor makes an intoxicating, nostalgia-inducing souvenir. Bring a bottle home, mix that favourite cocktail from your holiday, and you’re drinking in your trip all over again, recounting memories with each glass you share with friends. An expat couple in Siem Reap hope travellers will remember their time in Cambodia after sipping their Sombai infused rice spirit. which …

Best Bars in Siem Reap – from Chic Cocktail Bars to Laidback Lounge Bars

2018-12-01T11:22:29+00:00By |

After a sweaty day scrambling the Angkor Archaeological Park temples, cycling Siem Reap’s villages or spending too much time at the swimming pool, come sundown the best spot to be is downing icy cold Beer Laos or sipping killer cocktails. Leave Pub Street to the backpackers and hit the best bars in Siem Reap instead. …

A Siem Reap Khmer Cocktail Making Class at Asana Bar

2017-08-25T15:20:09+00:00By |

We love learning things when we travel and inspiring you to as well and a Khmer cocktail making class at Asana Bar in Siem Reap is probably one of the most fun things you can do when you’re here. Where else are you going to learn how to make Khmer cocktails? So what are Khmer cocktails? Their …

Our Guide to Eating and Drinking in Battambang

2018-05-28T14:37:53+00:00By |

Some of the best Cambodian cuisine in the country is found in Battambang, the capital of Cambodia's most fertile province and the country's rice bowl. Here's our guide to eating and drinking in Battambang. A few tourist restaurants aside, Cambodia's second city of Battambang, set in an agriculturally-rich region, is one of the best places in the …

Our Local Guide to Rio de Janeiro

2016-07-19T13:47:45+00:00By |

Our local guide to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s sexy seaside city, covers the things that locals love to do, from sipping sucos to samba dancing. As the 2016 Olympic Games is kicking off on 6 August, we thought we’d share some of our favourite things to do in Rio. Our Local Guide to Rio de Janeiro Start with a suco …

Weekend in Melbourne

2016-07-24T21:56:56+00:00By |

When we lived in Sydney, Melbourne was one of our favourite frequent getaways for a weekend of eating, drinking and shopping. Here are our quick tips for a Weekend in Melbourne. Get a taste of its mouthwatering food scene here. Weekend in Melbourne - an Itinerary Check in Stay in one of Melbourne's city centre hotels if …

Our Hanoi Bia Hoi Guide — All You Need to Know About Hanoi’s Fresh Beer

2018-11-27T14:48:37+00:00By |

Bia hoi has never been so popular in Hanoi. Wine bars and gastro pubs have been popping up in cities right across Asia in recent years. But while microbrewery craft beers and obscure French organic biodynamic wines have taken the region by storm, in Hanoi, Vietnam, the bia hoi joint reigns supreme. Our Hanoi bia hoi …

Shaken Not Stirred: a Martini 101 or How To Order A Martini

2018-11-26T11:50:27+00:00By |

It’s Saturday evening here in Siem Reap and Lara and I are starting to think about cocktails. It's too early for a martini so we'll probably start with a negroni. Here's our Martini 101, a guide to how to order a martini. This time last Saturday night we were heading out to a fancy hotel …

Christmas Cocktail Recipes and Tips From Sydney’s Best Bars

2018-11-27T17:56:47+00:00By |

When we spent Christmas in Australia last year we shared some Christmas cooking and gift tips from Australia's finest chefs. As we recently left Sydney, where we'd been researching Sydney's small bar scene, among other things, we thought we’d share some Christmas cocktail recipes and tips from Sydney’s best bars. We hoped it might make your holiday entertaining a …

A Local Guide to the Sydney Small Bar Scene

2018-05-08T14:40:48+00:00By |

One of the things we love about Sydney is the abundance of small bars that have flourished since new liquor licensing laws in 2008 revitalized the city's drinking scene. With their owners often found behind the bar, each has its own distinct character, atmosphere and style, and an intimacy the old pub bars didn't have. The …

A Grantourismo Guide to Love, Romance and Local Travel

2018-11-26T11:01:00+00:00By |

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, Spain Stay The intimate ABaC Hotel, designed by architect Antoni de …

Matt Skinner on Melbourne, Wine, Bars and Food

2018-11-27T17:37:00+00:00By |

Melbourne wine guy Matt Skinner may be a comparatively young bloke as far as Australian wine icons go, but with a handful of wine books, an annual wine guide and a television series under his belt, he’s fast become something of an Aussie wine legend and an inspiration to young Australians developing an interest in wine and …

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