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Cao Lau, the Legendary Noodles of Hoi An in Central Vietnam

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In Vietnam's historic riverside town of Hoi An, a noodle dish steeped in legend offers unique flavours and textures that only a rich culinary heritage and hours of preparation can produce. The ubiquitous dish, cao lau, is the essence of Hoi An in a bowl — so mysterious and seductive that we stayed three months to ...

A Local Guide to Shopping Siem Reap by Nathalie Saphon Ridel

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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 ...

Footpath Feasting: Phuket Street Food in Phuket Town

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Phuket street food in Phuket Town includes everything from crispy savoury pancakes called a-pong to flaky roti dipped in tiny bowls of curry — all delicious outcomes of the Thai island’s deep culinary influences from China, India, Malaysia, Southern Thailand, and beyond. The first thing you need to know is that Phuket street food is primarily ...

Phuket Cuisine — A ‘Phuket Style’ Fusion of Culinary Influences

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Phuket Cuisine is unique to the southern Thai island, a fusion of culinary influences that you won't find elsewhere in Thailand. Skip the pad thai, pizzas, and 'international food' and seek out the increasingly endangered Phuket cuisine before it disappears. Phuket Cuisine — A 'Phuket Style' Fusion of Culinary Influences “Phuket cuisine is unique. It’s ...

A Month on Phuket — Sun, Sand, Sea, and Food

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A month on Phuket — sun, sand, sea, and food. That was our focus over thirty days on the Southern Thailand island. When we weren't eating and cooking, we were squeezing in swims, strolls and surfs. We were out to prove Phuket is more than a beach escape. We were spending a month on Phuket, Thailand's largest ...

Phnom Penh Day Trips – Excursions Beyond the Cambodian Capital

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Phnom Penh day trips include everything from a sobering visit to the Killing Fields and an easy bicycle ride around tranquil Silk Island to a tour of Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre and the chance to care for beautiful sun bears for a day. While a weekend in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, provides a wonderful taste of ...

Dreaming of Dancing Boats, a Sunset Timelapse in Hoi An

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I know we've told you before, but we really love Hoi An on Vietnam's central coast. And now we're dreaming of dancing boats after I put together this sunset timelapse in Hoi An that I shot when we were living there last year for three months. Hoi An is often dismissed as merely a tourist ...

Eat Learn Love Cambodia — Culinary Travel Writing Tour

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How would you like to come and eat, learn and travel with us, and fall in love with Cambodia, on a culinary travel writing tour in May? We’d love you to come visit! Over eight days and nights in May 2015, in partnership with Asia-based Backyard Travel, we're offering EAT LEARN LOVE CAMBODIA, a culinary travel writing ...

Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia

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You don’t have to be religious to undertake spiritual travel and seek out transcendental experiences. Here are some ideas for travellers seeking enlightenment in Cambodia, the predominantly Buddhist country that is home to stupendous Angkor Wat. Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia Sunrise at the largest religious structure in the world There is something uplifting ...

How to Eat Calçots Like the Locals in Catalunya

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How to eat calcots is something that has intrigued us since we were last in Barcelona and a local named it as the must-do eating experience. It wasn't until our trip to the Penedes that we finally had the chance to learn to eat calcots like the locals in Catalunya. As calçotada get-togethers and festivals are ...