The Veneto Cities of Treviso, Vicenza and Padova – Venice Without the Crowds

2018-11-18T21:21:12+00:00By |

The Veneto cities of Treviso, Vicenza and Padova each offer their own ‘Venice without the crowds’ experience. Rich in history and culture, with fantastic food and wine, these laidback, lesser-visited cities are wonderful alternatives to Venice, especially if you unknowingly arrive during Venice’s acqua alta. When travellers to Italy think of the Veneto region, they …

Best Saigon Museums for Absorbing the History of Vietnam

2019-01-01T22:06:17+00:00By |

The best Saigon museums provide a crash course in the history of Vietnam, an education that will well equip you for your travels in the country, providing context that will enable you to better connect with locals. The best Saigon museums give travellers are chance to absorb the history of Ho Chi Minh City – …

How to Experience the French Side of Siem Reap – A Local Guide, Ooh La La!

2019-01-08T22:26:56+00:00By |

How to experience the French side of Siem Reap is a question we get asked by French travellers and Francophiles on holiday in Cambodia. Siem Reap based French expat Christine Gleizes, owner of chic concept store Christine’s shares her local tips. How to experience the French side of Siem Reap is a question usually asked …

Weekend in Bendigo Itinerary – 48 Hours in the Grand Gold Rush Town

2019-01-28T12:32:57+00:00By |

A weekend in Bendigo makes for a great escape from Melbourne to take in the grandeur of the Gold Rush town and good food and wine. Try to time your trip to Victoria's third-largest city to coincide with the monthly Bendigo Farmers Market or a food tour or wine festival. I just spent a weekend in Bendigo …

Dispelling Cambodian Cuisine Myths — It’s Not ‘Mild Thai’!

2018-04-13T13:29:55+00:00By |

Dispelling Cambodian cuisine myths seems to have become our part-time occupations. Not that we mind. No other Southeast Asian cuisine is so misunderstood and so under-appreciated — nor deserving of more attention. Let’s set a few things straight. Most visitors to Cambodia's Siem Reap that we meet know little or nothing about Cambodian food and what they …

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