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Where to Eat in Chiang Mai for the Best Northern Thai Lanna Cuisine

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Where to eat in Chiang Mai for the best Northern Thai Lanna cuisine depends on how far you’re prepared to travel to eat well. Make the effort to seek out Northern Thailand's Lanna food and you’re in for some of the most memorable meals you’ll have in Thailand. With its distinctive Lanna cuisine, Chiang Mai ...

Yogyakarta, the Javanese City That Still Feels Like A Secret

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Yogyakarta was the breath of fresh air and the change in scenery that I didn’t know I needed until we got there. The reasons I became beguiled by Yogyakarta are the reasons why you need to get to this intriguing Javanese city soon. Yogyakarta is both the name of this laidback city and the lush region surrounding ...

What To Do If You’re Unhappy With Your Restaurant Meal

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What to do if unhappy with your restaurant meal depends what was wrong. Whatever you do, don’t sit there and stew in silence, composing a Trip Advisor review. Speak up and let them the manager know. You may leave having had a better time than if you hadn't complained. As travel writers who wrote guidebooks ...

Things to Do in Siem Reap — From Village Tours to Cooking Classes

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Things to do in Siem Reap include everything from scrambling temples and cruising the floating villages to learning to cook Cambodian cuisine and indulging at super affordable spas. This is our hit list — a definitive list of our favourite things to do in Siem Reap. Despite all of the stories we’ve published on our adopted home, ...

Walk Along Doha Corniche, Qatar’s Stunning Waterfront Promenade

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A walk along Doha Corniche, the city's wonderful waterfront promenade, makes for a fabulous introduction to the city. One of the things we love most about the Qatar capital is its stunning location set around a turquoise bay. Doha’s name comes from the word ‘dohat’, which is Arabic for ‘bay’, so it makes sense to begin your ...

Doha Shopping Guide – From Atmospheric Souks to Shiny Shopping Malls

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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, ...

Where to Eat in Dubai – Street Food, Eat Streets and Neighbourhoods

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Where to eat in Dubai depends upon what kind of trip you’re doing. If you’re looking for glam, go for fine dining, but if you want a local experience of Dubai hit these neon-lit eat streets and gritty neighbourhoods for authentic street food from across this incredibly diverse region. Where to eat in Dubai depends on what ...

Bilbao for Basque Cuisine and Chef Eneko Atxa’s Azurmendi

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Bilbao for Basque cuisine and Chef Eneko Atxa's Azurmendi restaurant is on our travel wish list for this year – fantastic food, fine art, and the beautiful Basque Country of Northern Spain. Now to make it happen! You know how sometimes you have to tell people something or put it in writing to commit to ...