Best Hoi An Cafes and Tea Houses When You Need to Retreat from the Heat

2019-04-16T23:11:26+07:00By |

The best Hoi An cafes and tea houses provide much-needed retreats from the heat in the sultry Central Vietnam town of Hoi An, as much as they do opportunities for sipping coffee in its many forms, from traditional to third wave, and experiencing elegant tea services in tranquil surrounds. The best Hoi An cafes and …

Cambodian Chef Tim Pheak, the Travelling Chef Living the Dream at Home

2019-02-16T18:58:44+07:00By |

Cambodian Chef Tim Pheak has probably travelled more than most Cambodian chefs his age. Yet he says he is finally living the dream as an executive chef in Cambodia's Siem Reap, where he's cooking elegant renditions on traditional Cambodian dishes with organic local produce. Cambodian chef Tim Pheak – Cambodians put family names first, so you'd …

Cambodian Chef Pola Siv on His Mother’s Cooking and How to Open a Restaurant

2019-02-12T20:59:49+07:00By |

Cambodian chef Pola Siv helms the kitchen of Mie Café, one of Siem Reap’s best restaurants, where the 35 year-old chef creates an elegant and inventive contemporary Cambodian cuisine rooted in local produce and European cooking techniques. Cambodian chef Pola Siv has a great story. Like the northern Cambodia city of Siem Reap’s other talented young …

Best Phnom Penh French Restaurants – From Elegant Fine Diners to Casual Buzzy Bistros

2019-01-16T19:50:15+07:00By |

The best Phnom Penh French restaurants include everything from elegant fine dining restaurant Topaz for classical French cuisine and sophisticated yet super-affordable Khema Pasteur to lovely Open Wine for quintessential French favourites and Bistro Lanka for a buzzy French vibe. We typically steer travellers in Southeast Asia towards Southeast Asian food, unless there’s good reason …

Things to Do in The 13th Arrondissement of Paris – Where to Stay, Eat, Explore

2018-12-26T11:00:35+07:00By |

Things to do in the 13th arrondissement of Paris include everything from feasting on Southeast Asian food in Paris’ Chinatown and doing an engaging street art tour to hiking the hilly cobblestone lanes of charming Butte aux Cailles to explore its leafy enclaves. The 13th arrondissement of Paris in the city's southeast is perhaps the …

Siem Reap Guide for Angkor Marathon Runners – Where to Eat, Drink and Spa

2018-12-23T13:44:32+07:00By |

Our Siem Reap guide for Angkor marathon runners in town this weekend for the 23rd Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on Sunday has suggestions for restaurants to go to load carbs, spas to get a well deserved massage, and bars and pubs to celebrate. This Siem Reap Guide for Angkor marathon runners has recommendations for …

Michelin Guide Thailand 2019 Released – Some Revelations and Reflections

2018-12-01T15:48:02+07:00By |

The Michelin Guide Thailand 2019 was released last week – or rather, the Michelin Guide Bangkok, Phuket and Phang-Nga, but that’s too much of a mouthful. Here are some reflections and revelations on the second Thailand edition of the little red book. Started by French tyre company Michelin, the first little red booklets were free …

Canvas Chef Riley Sanders Creates a Cuisine Inspired by a City, Bangkok

2018-11-19T10:09:57+07:00By |

Canvas chef Riley Sanders is creating a cuisine inspired by a city and that city is Bangkok. Sanders’ inventive food is rooted in beautiful, fresh, local produce, sourced from across Thailand. It has earned Riley and Canvas a Michelin star. The 2019 Thailand Michelin Guide was released a few days ago and many of the …

Barcelona Travel Tips to Reduce Overtourism – Local Tips to Help the Locals

2019-04-22T22:49:27+07:00By |

Barcelona travel tips to reduce overtourism and give back to locals rather than take away, include everything from avoiding the overcrowded sights and exploring lesser-visited neighbourhoods to visiting over the quieter winter and Christmas and New Year season. We thought it time to ask a local expert for some Barcelona travel tips to reduce overtourism …

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