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A Local Guide to Eating Out in Georgetown, Penang

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Our local guide to eating out in Georgetown Penang, came from the most unlikely of sources and in the most charming of forms – a good, old-fashioned, hand-written letter from Madeleine, the mother of the owner of our hotel. If you're a regular Grantourismo reader you'll know that when we spend time in cities for ...

Georgetown Festival Director Joe Sidek on Art, Education, Humanity and Identity

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Joe Sidek, Georgetown Festival Director, says the Georgetown Festival is “no longer about the festival, it’s about what the festival can do” – from educate and inspire to placing ideas about land and humanity, creativity and identity centre-stage. Georgetown Festival Joe Sidek on Art, Education, Humanity and Identity Joe Sidek, Georgetown Festival Director, is busy ...

Georgetown Festival Penang to Feast on Art, Culture and Food

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Georgetown Festival Penang kicks off on the Malaysian island of Penang in two days and we’ll be there! The month-long arts festival is jam-packed with events, exhibitions, screenings, and installations. It’s our first trip in 15 years and we can’t wait to get back. Our work is kind of crazy. It’s nothing new to us, ...

Best Siem Reap Cambodian Restaurants for Authentic Cambodian Food

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Best Siem Reap Cambodian restaurants for authentic Cambodian food include everything from home-style Cambodian cooking served in a traditional wooden house to contemporary experiments in Cambodian-European fusion cuisine. They're not on Pub Street and most aren't on Trip Advisor's top ten, but here's where you'll sample the best Cambodian food in Siem Reap. In Cambodia's 'Temple ...

A Night at the Phare Cambodian Circus in Siem Reap

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A night at Phare Cambodian Circus, Siem Reap, might seem like an odd way to spend an evening in the northern Cambodian city that’s famous for Angkor Wat and other Khmer Empire archaeological sites. Yet this quirky show has become one of the top things to do at night in Siem Reap, while turning around the ...

World’s Best Food Destinations According to World’s Best Chefs

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These are the world’s best food destinations according to the world’s best chefs, the places they said provided their fondest food memories and favourite eating experiences, from markets they loved to memorable meals. These are the countries where the best chefs most love to eat. As the 2017 World's 50 Best Restaurants awards are rapidly approaching – they're being announced ...

Cambodia Culinary Tour with a Cambodia Based Travel and Food Writer

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Come do a Cambodia Culinary Tour with professional travel and food writer Lara Dunston, who has been researching Cambodia's culinary history and culture and writing a Cambodia cookbook for five years. You'll be immersed in Cambodian cuisine and culture, meet artisanal producers and learn to cook Cambodian food in Siem Reap and Battambang. **** NOTE: Click ...

Our Guide to Eating and Drinking on the Gold Coast, Queensland

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Eating and Drinking on the Gold Coast, Queensland, has come a long way from the burgers with pineapple and sweet and sour Chinese food I remember from summer holidays. Just as many regional centres around Australia now have great cafes and restaurants, the Gold Coast strip is no longer bereft of decent drinking dining options. ...

Remote Cambodian Archaeological Sites You Need to Explore

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Remote Cambodian archaeological sites you need to explore a short drive, easy day trip or adventurous overnight excursion from Siem Reap include everything from Preah Khan Kompong Svay and Sambor Prei Kuk to Preah Vihear and Banteay Chhmar. Dislike crowds? You’ll be blissfully alone. Inspired by the exciting new archaeological discoveries? Then explore these remote Cambodian ...

Sponsored Spots for Cambodians on our Retreats and Tours

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We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be offering sponsored spots for Cambodians on our future retreats and tours following the success of our first sponsored placement on our recent May retreat. Our 10-day May Cambodia Culinary Travel Writing and Photography Retreat ended last week and while it wasn’t the first such experience we held (we hosted ...

Cambodia Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreat

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Our Cambodia Travel and Food writing and Photography Retreat will take place in Cambodia from 1-10 October 2016 in Siem Reap and Battambang. We'll be exploring Cambodian cuisine and culture and getting creative and we'd love you to join us. Note: This travel and food writing and photography retreat was held in October 2016. Please see this ...