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Footpath Feasting: Vietnam Eating Tips from a Local Expert

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Planning a holiday in Vietnam with food a high priority? Who better to consult for Vietnam eating trips than a local expert, the kind we go to for recommendations when we head back to Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City resident, writer, and street food tour operator, Barbara Adam. As long as we've been travelling – and long before we started ...

Insightful Vietnam Travel Tips from a Saigon Insider

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If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, you can consult guidebooks, travel blogs or TripAdvisor. But unless the advice is from a local expert it’s probably not going to be very helpful – unlike this new book of insightful Vietnam travel tips by Saigon insiders. I first ‘met’ Ho Chi Minh City resident and expat Australian writer, Barbara ...

Cambodian Cuisine, Asia’s Most Misunderstood and Under-appreciated Cuisine

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Cambodian cuisine must be Asia’s most misunderstood and under-appreciated cuisine. Come discover Cambodian cuisine with us on one of our Cambodia Culinary Tours or Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreats, which we host throughout the year, every year. Join us in Siem Reap and Battambang on a delicious journey to discover Cambodian cuisine, Asia’s most misunderstood ...

A Guide to Surfing on the Gold Coast, Australia

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The Gold Coast really is a surfer's paradise and while you’d think that the most likely place on the coast to have the best surf would be the place named Surfers Paradise, surfing on the Gold Coast really has its home further down the coast with the legendary point breaks at Burleigh, Currumbin, Kirra, and Snapper ...

Banteay Chhmar Homestay, Living Like Locals Amid Ruins in Cambodia

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Banteay Chhmar, just a two and a half hour drive from Siem Reap in northwest Cambodia, offers a chance to live like locals in a rustic Banteay Chhmar homestay in a village set amidst the Khmer Empire-era ruins of the garrison city. We’ve just returned to Siem Reap from the sprawling Angkor-era archaeological site, where our ...

Chiang Mai Food Tour – Footpath Feasting in the Old Lanna Capital

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A Chiang Mai food tour is the number one thing to do in Chiang Mai for culinary travellers visiting Northern Thailand's ancient Lanna capital. It's no surprise. Chiang Mai is a fantastic destination for foodies with great eating in Chiang Mai restaurants, markets and on the streets. Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand has long been one ...

Australian Food Trends We Love

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While no-booking policies, done-to-death dude food, and massive ‘shared plates’ drove us crazy when recently dining out in Australia, the food scene in Australia has never been more exciting. Here are some of the Australian food trends we loved. Australian Food Trends We Love Baking bread and churning butter While there’s one school of thought that goes ...

The State of Dining Out in Australia

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It’s been three long years since we last ate our way around Australia so intensively and on this return trip we noticed stark differences in the culinary landscape in the Great Southern Land. Here's our report on the state of dining out in Australia. We just spent two months bouncing around Australia on assignments for ...

Kampot Writers and Readers Festival 5-8 Nov 2015

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The inaugural Kampot Writers and Readers Festival is taking place in the riverside town of Kampot on Cambodia’s south coast on 5-8 November 2015. We’ll be there. Will you? Soon after we touch down in Siem Reap from Sydney we’ll be making our way down to the coast for the first Kampot Writers and Readers ...

Where to Eat in Perth – The Not So Cheap But Always Cheerful

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For us, the greatest culinary pleasures in the Western Australian capital of Perth are to be found in the simplest forms – fish and chips by the beach, a crispy Vietnamese banh mi, an authentic curry laksa, and a perfect cheese toastie. Naturally, we kicked off our Perth visit with a meal and we punctuated our ...