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 …

Living like Locals in Darwin – How to Settle Into the Top End’s Sultry Tropical Capital

2018-12-26T11:13:18+07:00By |

Living like locals in Darwin, Australia’s Northern Territory capital, is the best way to appreciate this sultry tropical city’s laidback vibe, rich indigenous culture, ethnic diversity, multicultural neighbourhood markets, and gobsmacking sunsets. For many travellers to Australia, Darwin is little more than the launching pad for more epic adventures east, south (to Alice Springs and …

Dalat Coffee Tours – How to Savour Dalat’s Growing Coffee Culture

2018-06-09T12:39:02+07:00By |

Dalat coffee tours are fast becoming a must-do experience in the Central Highlands of Vietnam – the world’s second largest coffee producer after Brazil, the world’s largest grower of Robusta coffee, and a producer of fine Arabica, grown in the country for 150 years. Dalat coffee tours are becoming increasingly popular, among foreign travellers as …

Best Southeast Asian Wineries to Sip Local Wine and Savour Views

2018-07-14T11:56:25+07:00By |

Southeast Asian wineries are a novelty for most visitors to the tropical region. The chance to see vineyards skirted by coconut palms is a singular experience – especially when an elephant and his mahout amble between the vines. For most travellers, Southeast Asian wineries aren’t even on their agenda. But who can resist visiting a winery where …

Classic Pina Colada Recipe – A Cocktail that is the Tropics in a Glass

2018-12-23T14:29:41+07:00By |

This classic pina colada recipe is based on the original piña colada recipe of Ramón ‘Monchito’ Marrero who claimed to have concocted the pineapple and coconut cocktail at the Hilton Caribe Hotel in Puerto Rico. It's a taste of the Tropics in a glass. That means this classic pina colada recipe – a deliciously rich …

Watermelon Mint Cooler Recipe – A Refreshing Cocktail For a Warm Day

2018-12-23T14:01:51+07:00By |

This watermelon mint cooler recipe is super easy to mix and makes for a refreshing light cocktail to drink on a stifling summer afternoon or a sticky day in the tropics. If you’re in the chilly northern hemisphere turn up your heating and pretend you’re some place warm. Here in Siem Reap we're continuing our holiday cocktail …

Best Phnom Penh Bars for Creative Cocktails and Local Craft Brews

2019-04-27T11:00:50+07:00By |

Best Phnom Penh bars range from an historic watering hole in a grand old hotel to a rooftop bar overlooking Russian market and a speakeasy hidden behind a Coca Cola fridge on a backstreet alley. You’ll find everything from classic cocktails stirred from boutique spirits to exotic Southeast Asian concoctions mixed from Cambodian ingredients. Less …

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