Temples and Markets Online Gift Store for Ethical Southeast Asian Brands

2018-12-27T21:13:23+00:00By |

Temples and Markets online gift store for ethical Southeast Asian brands was founded by Judith Treanor. I chatted to her about the importance of shopping ethically, buying gifts that tell stories, buyer’s regret, and her favourite Southeast Asian designers. I was thrilled to bits when Australian Judith Treanor reached out to me a few years …

How To Be A Greener Traveller This Plastic Free July and Beyond

2018-07-16T17:28:42+00:00By |

How to be a greener traveller isn’t rocket science, it just involves making more conscious decisions about how you travel and learning how to say no to things like plastic. What better time to start than now, during Plastic Free July. We just returned from a quick trip to Bangkok where it’s hard not to …

Dalat Markets and Food and Wine Shops – Where to Buy Delicious Dalat Souvenirs

2018-11-27T10:44:17+00:00By |

Dalat markets and food and wine shops are brimming with delicious Dalat souvenirs of the edible and liquid kind. As you’d expect from the largest city in Vietnam’s southern Central Highlands, an agriculturally rich area famed for its coffee, fruit and vegetables, flowers, and wine, Dalat offers some mouthwatering shopping. Dalat markets and specialty food …

How to Experience the French Side of Siem Reap – A Local Guide, Ooh La La!

2019-01-08T22:26:56+00:00By |

How to experience the French side of Siem Reap is a question we get asked by French travellers and Francophiles on holiday in Cambodia. Siem Reap based French expat Christine Gleizes, owner of chic concept store Christine’s shares her local tips. How to experience the French side of Siem Reap is a question usually asked …

Doha Shopping Guide – From Atmospheric Souks to Shiny Shopping Malls

2018-12-20T20:55:45+00:00By |

Our Doha shopping guide covers everything from atmospheric Souq Waqif, where artisans craft gold jewellery in tiny ateliers and locals sip coffee and smoke sheesha in breezy squares, to the shiny shopping malls that house luxury designer stores. Like the United Arab Emirates’ cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, shopping in Qatar’s capital Doha is a real delight, …

Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap

2018-05-10T17:51:55+00:00By |

Make a beeline to the Sunday morning Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap, when you're in Cambodia. If you’re planning on renting an apartment and settling into Temple Town for a while, buy a cotton bag and do your grocery shopping. If you're not, pop down for some picnic supplies and post-temple snacks. Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem …

A Local Guide to Shopping Siem Reap by Nathalie Saphon Ridel

2018-11-27T18:43:12+00:00By |

Much to the surprise of most visitors to Cambodia, shopping Siem Reap is a real delight, with everything from stonemasonry and woodcarving that date back to the Khmer Empire and artisanal crafts such as silk weaving and basketry to contemporary fashion and handcrafted jewellery. There are few people more equipped to provide advice on shopping …

Some Things To Do In Siem Reap When It Rains

2018-12-01T13:40:07+00:00By |

Things to do in Siem Reap when it rains? There are countless things to do. So why is it that so many travellers think the only thing to do in the riverside city is scramble temples? Markets, cafes, galleries, shops, museums, galleries, spas, bars, restaurants, and there's even a circus (without animals). Rain can ruin a holiday. Elsewhere. Not …

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 …

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