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Melbourne on a Budget – How to Experience Melbourne More Affordably

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Australia is an expensive destination to visit, regardless of the drop in value of the Aussie dollar, and the capital of its southern state Victoria is no exception, but it is still possible to do Melbourne on a budget and here’s how. From taking advantage of free public transport to checking into longer-stay apartments, here are ...

Jess Ho’s Guide to Eating and Drinking in Melbourne

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We first met Jessica Ho aka That Jess Ho, girl-in-the-know, food blogger, and face of Melbourne Asian restaurant Chin Chin, when we were photographing the funky eatery for our Mouthwatering Melbourne story. If you know Jess Ho, enough said. If you don't, here's one of the most local guides you're going to get to eating and drinking ...

Melbourne, More Than Laneways, Cafes and Arcades

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Melbourne is more than laneways, cafés and arcades. It's one of the world’s great eating cities and it’s Melbourne's restaurants, gastro-pubs and food markets that you also need to know about. Melbourne's laneways, cafes and arcades have starred in recent Melbourne and Victoria Tourism body advertising campaigns and travel editorial. While they're fun to visit, Melbourne's restaurants, gastro-pubs ...

Bangkok’s Best Live Music Venues

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From a rockabilly band playing at a fish and chips joint to an all-girl rock group performing nightly at an ice bar, Bangkok’s live music venues can most accurately be described as 'quirky'. Bangkok’s music scene may not be the best in the world – you’re not going to fly to the Thai capital to ...

Siem Reap’s Best Cafes and Bars

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Siem Reap, like Phnom Penh, boasts plenty of cool cafés and bars, whether it's for a coffee and pastry to kickstart the day, a cold beer to quench the thirst, or a heady cocktail to sip after the sun goes down. There are so many options – these are just our favourites, below – that ...

Phnom Penh’s Best Cafes and Bars

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Part of what makes Phnom Penh such a cool, cosmopolitan city is its drinking scene – the place is brimming with buzzy cafés and bars. By day, there’s a lively coffee house culture, and come sunset, everyone’s sipping cocktails at the city’s many rooftop bars. Here are our favourites of the cafés and ...

Saigon After Dark — An Itinerary

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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 else. While it’s fun just to wander about, ...

Recipes for the Best Asian Inspired Cocktails in Bangkok

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I've been eager to gather these recipes for the best Asian inspired cocktails in Bangkok for some time. Aside from martinis before dinner we are wine drinkers. We'll always order a bottle of wine with dinner or glasses of matching wines if it’s a degustation menu. Except in Asia. Because nobody makes cocktails like Asians bartenders ...

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

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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 ...

Bangkok’s Best Local Bars – Our Personal Favourites

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There’s nothing like a few drinks at a buzzy Bangkok bar after a busy week. But we’re freelance travel writers I hear you say! Yes, but we still work every day, we work hard, and we still have those particularly demanding weeks we want to forget about – the ones with too many deadlines and too many ...

A Year of Rhythm and Beats: Sounds and Music from a Grand Tour

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I grew up in a family where everyone played at least two musical instruments. That’s not a boast. I had to listen to musical scales being played on piano every day during my childhood. For three hours. Every day. I placed my fingers in my ears while cello, violin and viola practice was taking place. I ...

A Heady Tasting of Homemade Liqueurs in Kraków

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When local guide, Małgorzata Lubowicka, took us on a bespoke tour of Kraków, one of her favourite shops that she took us to was Szambelan, a charming place specializing in homemade liqueurs. As I come from a family with a history of home brewing (or rather distilling), I made a point of returning. A family-owned ...