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Best Bangkok Riverside Hotels on the Chao Phraya River

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The best Bangkok riverside hotels on the Chao Phraya River range from one of Bangkok’s oldest hotels, the Mandarin Oriental, to the city’s most luxurious, The Siam, and everything in between, from riverside resorts with swimming pools to sleek boutique hotels offering spectacular temple views. A stay at one of the best Bangkok riverside hotels ...

Russian Recipes, Holiday Memories, Homesickness, and Nostalgia

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My family's 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 salad, while I recollect the summer holiday family feasts of my childhood, and miss loved-ones back in Australia. January is holiday time. It’s ...

Watermelon Mint Cooler Recipe – A Refreshing Cocktail For a Warm Day

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This watermelon mint cooler recipe is super easy to mix and makes for a refreshing light cocktail to drink on a stifling summer afternoon or a sticky day in the tropics. If you’re in the chilly northern hemisphere turn up your heating and pretend you’re some place warm. Here in Siem Reap we're continuing our holiday cocktail ...