Places You Went in 2018 – From Cambodia to Calabria, Italy to Indonesia

2018-12-28T15:46:12+00:00By |

The places you went in 2018 included everywhere from Australia to the Americas, Cambodia to Calabria, and Italy to Indonesia. Those are the places you, our readers, spent time searching for, reading about and booking travel to on Grantourismo in 2018. It’s that time of the year when we all take some time to reflect, when …

King Father Norodom Sihanouk – Remembering Cambodia in Mourning

2018-10-20T15:26:39+00:00By |

King Father Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012, bringing Cambodians together to mourn the loss of their beloved former king in the capital Phnom Penh. On the eve of the anniversary of his passing, we thought we’d share our story of a nation in mourning. In October 2012, we rented an apartment for a …

20 Travel Lessons from 20 Years Living Abroad Travelling the World

2018-10-06T15:02:30+00:00By |

20 travel lessons from 20 years living abroad and travelling the world is a celebration of our two decades as citizens of the world. Travel teaches us things. Yet after a decades-long education on the road it feels like there’s still so much to learn. Last month marked the end of our 20th year living …

Street Food Cooks, the Everyday Heroes of the Thailand Cave Rescue

2018-08-01T18:50:56+00:00By |

Street food cooks turned out to be some of the everyday heroes of the recent Thailand cave rescue, demonstrating altruism, generosity and a selflessness of spirit that touched those who followed the dramatic events. There are lessons to be learnt from them... Few news stories have gripped people right around the world for weeks like …

Russian Recipes, Holiday Memories, Homesickness, and Nostalgia

2018-01-25T20:43:21+00:00By |

My family Russian recipes make an appearance every January when Terence and I can often be found in the kitchen rolling out dough for Russian dumplings and making baboushka's pink beetroot potato, while I recollect the summer holiday family feasts of my childhood, and miss loved-ones back in Australia. January is holiday time. It’s summer …

Yogyakarta, the Javanese City That Still Feels Like A Secret

2017-10-12T12:51:25+00:00By |

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 …

18 Years Abroad – How We Created a Life Filled with Travel

2017-02-22T19:56:08+00:00By |

How we created a life filled with travel is something we’re continually asked. As last year was our 18th year living abroad and we're celebrating a few more milestones, we thought it time to share our epic journey (so far), some lessons learnt, mistakes made, and wisdom gained Anyone who knows me knows I’m hopeless …

Should Selfie Sticks Be Banned at Angkor Wat?

2017-08-25T14:46:27+00:00By |

Should selfie sticks be banned from Angkor Wat? What do you think? We think they should be banned in precious heritage sites and there’s never been a greater urgency to ban them at Angkor Wat and the other Angkor Archaeological Park temples. Or has there? Should selfie sticks be banned from Angkor Wat? Every time …

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