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Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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Why Is It Worth Discovering Authentic Nyonya Food ?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

The post Why Is It Worth Discovering Authentic Nyonya Food ? appeared first on Authentic Food Quest.

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi


Authentic Food Quest

Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes are from Hanoi. Here is the top 10 local Vietnamese food you must eat in Hanoi including Pho, Bun Cha, and more!

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Marrakech 2017

by Amanda Mouttaki @ MarocMama

MarocMama - A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

You might not know it but New Year’s Eve is party time in Marrakech! There are events, dinners and parties across the city and at all different price levels and experiences to be experienced. I’ve put together this list of events quickly in case you’re visiting Marrakech this time of year and looking for something ... Read More about Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Marrakech 2017

13 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Weekend

13 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Weekend

by Hannah Caldwell @ The A List | The Urban List

Yep, it definitely feels like summer in Sydney right now, and that means only one thing—celebrating with good food and good vibes in the sunshine. That last one is mandatory. From open-air markets to Oktoberfest street parties, film festivals and an RnB sesh for good measure, there are plenty of fab activities to do in Sydney this weekend. 

Diaries at the ready—let’s do this.

All Weekend

Canadian Club Racquet Club

Guys, the Canadian Club Racquet Club is back for another year of being the perfect chaser to the holidays. What does that mean for you? You can sip on Canadian Club, dry and fresh lime as you kick back and soak up those last days of summer. Just gather the squad and head down to Bucket List or Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel until January 28 to join in on the fun.  

When: Until 28 January Where: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Mexican Fiesta Pop-Up

Summer is all about settling in by the water and taking up the challenge of eating your weight in food. That’s why we’re really digging the Mexican Fiesta Pop-Up at Portside complete with casual flair did we mention delicious food? Yep, that’s right, get your fix of small bites like quesadillas oozing with mushroom, serrano chilli and pepita aioli and follow it up with a margarita deconstructed cheesecake. Margarita. Cheesecake. Cheers with a glass (ahem, jug) of sangria then sit back and enjoy that epic view. More details here.

When: Throughout January Where: Portside Sydney, Opera House

FLICKERFEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 

Flickerfest has been around for yonks, we tell you, and they’re back in 2018 with some mighty fine international and national short films. If you fancy yourself a bit of a film fanatic, an unlimited season pass is the way to go, but for the rest of us, a ticket will only set you back $20 (a bargain if ever we saw one). Head here for more info and to get booking.

When: Friday 12 January to Sunday 21 January Where: Bondi Beach, Bondi Cost: Tickets from $18 per person

LEURA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Calm down everyone, Leura is legit only a 1.5-hour drive from Sydney city, acting as the perfect lil’ getaway or road trip you’ve been hoping for this January. Fare thee well to the bustle of Sydney city and catch Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure and Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters at the outdoor festival this January.

When: Saturday 13 January to Sunday 28 January Where: Leura Everglades Garden, Leura Cost: Adults $38 and concessions $32

PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL

Parkes isn’t close but it isn’t too far either, think 365km from Sydney, rural AF and bang on in the centre of NSW. Thank goodness road trips exist because the Parkes Elvis Festival will have you packing your car with pillows and snacks and making the trip out to Parkes, all for the love of Elvis. With five whole days of entertainment, food, live music and drinks, the Elvis Festival is bound to be a goodie, so get your tix here.

When: Wednesday 10 January to Sunday 14 January Where: Parkes, NSW Cost: Ticket prices vary

Thursday 11 January 

CIRCUS CITY IN PARRAMATTA 

Thanks to (you guessed it) Sydney Festival, Parramatta is scoring its very own circus this January and excuse us while our inner child loses their damn mind. From 5.30pm this Thursday, you can get in on some live and free (win!) entertainment for the whole family. For more details on other free circus activities going down at Parramatta, head here.

When: Thursday 11 January, from 5.30pm Where: Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta

Friday 12 January

Aperitivo Hour 

Head to the Tramsheds this weekend for the next installment of Aperitivo Hour. This time, it’s a collaboration between in-house legends Butcher and the Farmer, and Dust (just quietly one of Sydney’s best bakeries) and it’ll be a big fat flavour bomb for those taste buds of yours. What goes better with honest farm-to-table dishes than freshly baked bread? Nothing. Book here

Where: The Tramsheds When: Friday 12 January, from5pm

Spear The Beer

Fridays just got a lot more interesting thanks to The Oaks Hotel and it’s all because they’re bringing back the ancient tradition of spearing the Beer. Basically, this is where they take to a beer barrel with a stone hammer and spike to break the seal for some satisfying and fresh AF beer. Oh and did we mention the beer is free? Yeah, we’re talking about schooners of XXXX Bitter for zero dollarydoos. Yep. 

When: Fridays in January from 5pm Where: The Oaks Hotel

Tiki Pontoon Party

Have you been looking for an excuse to party on a pontoon on Sydney Harbour? Well, we just found one bloody good one. Coca Cola is celebrating summer in typical Sydney style with a Tiki-style party happening on a pontoon that’s sitting right next to Rose Bay Wharf (you'll need to catch a short boat ride over to the party). The floating hut is only hanging around for two days so you’ll want to get in quickly for fun in the sun water activities and music courtesy of DJ Mashd N Kutcher. Stay hydrated kids and pop open one of those refreshing bevvies including the new Coca-Cola Raspberry and water. See you on the pontoon. 

When: Friday 12 & Sunday 13 January, 11am – 5pm Where: Rose Bay Wharf Who: this is an 18+ event and any underage individuals (aka 13-17 year olds) must be accompanied by or have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian

Saturday 13 January

Free Live Entertainment Hub at Gateway’s Summer Sessions 

Each weekend in January you can expect to be dazzled by musicians, acrobats, performers and jumbo games at Gateway’s Summer Sessions. Gateway has locked down talent like professional street artist, Hendrick, and ‘Kids of Leo,’ the World’s youngest sibling pop group from Australia’s Got Talent. Bring the kids, bring the adults, and most importantly, head here for more details.    When: Every weekend in January 11am - 4pm Where: Jessie Street Gardens (next to Gateway)

Cockatoo Island Campfire Sessions

What’s better than a Saturday arvo involving your crew, a couple of cheeky bevs around the campfire and some of Sydney’s best acoustic artists crooning in the background? TBH not much, unless said arvo involves an island in the harbour, obvs. Cockatoo Island is dishing up the chilled, summer goods this month. Throw in some cheese and wine and you’ve got yourself a pretty cracking arvo situation. More details here

When: Saturdays 13, 20 & 27 January Where: Cockatoo Island Cost: $25 (general admission), $15 (overnight visitors and concession), kids 12 and under are free. 

GLITTERBOX 

Yep, you’ve read that correctly. Glitterbox is literally a box filled with glitter and YOU, dancing your little heart out. Bump up Glitterbox on your summer to-do list ASAP, as it will only be around for the duration of Sydney festival. Head to The Meriton Festival Village in Hyde Park for this super funky experience. Warning—most fun guaranteed by ‘gramming the entire thing.   

When: 5 - 28 January, from 6pm (closed Mondays) Where: Hyde Park 

Sunday 14 January

Aperol Spritz At The Winery

Sydney has delivered on the goods yet again with $12 Aperol Spritz all day, erryday throughout January. The Winery will be hosting a dedicated pop-up Aperol Spritz bar, featuring live music every Sunday. 

When: Every Sunday throughout January Where: The Winery

Here are even more things to do this month in Sydney.

Image credit: Coca Cola

Where You Should Travel In 2018 Based On Your Star Sign

Where You Should Travel In 2018 Based On Your Star Sign

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s a new year, and that means a clean slate. This year could be anything, guys. We know you’re already strategically planning where and when to travel, but before you make any destination decisions, let’s see what the stars have to say. Crack open your diary and make room for one of these epic trips in 2018. Because, obviously, if a city is compatible with your zodiac, you have to go there. 

Here’s where you should travel in 2018, based on your zodiac sign. Bon voyage!

Aries

Queenstown, New Zealand

If anyone is going to bungee jump off in Queenstown or go zorbing down the hills of Rotorua, it’s you, Aries. You’re pretty freaking fearless and we can totally see you renting a kombi and road-trippin' your way through the North and South Islands of New Zealand. You don’t need much—just some comfortable clothes, your confidence and an optimistic attitude. Oh, and make sure you come back alive.  

Taurus

Utah, USA  

Taurus, fly on over the American Southwest and explore the beautiful and underrated state of Utah. You’ll appreciate that it’s pretty easy to travel through—especially if you visit during April-July for glorious weather and Bucket List adventure out the wazoo. Be sure to check out the mind-boggling beauty of Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon and Arches National Park. Pro tip: One of the world’s most epic slip ‘n slides opens on an Olympic ski slope during the (American) summer months. If you don’t do it, we will. 

Gemini

Djibouti, Africa

Oh Gemini, we know that you get bored easily. You can’t be bothered seeing another city with the same old H&M’s and Ralph Laurens. So you need somewhere unexplored. You need to go somewhere like Djibouti, a tiny corner of the world in East Africa. Lonely Planet reckons this is the #4 country to visit in 2018. We know you’re intrigued. And good news, there’s plenty to do in Djibouti. Whale shark diving or hike extinct volcanoes? Visit the salt lakes or the canyons?! You’re curious, like George. Go out and explore.

Cancer

Tokyo, Japan

Take your highly imaginative personality onto a plane, then take that plane straight to Japan. You need to let your creativity soar in a country that’s booming with color. Tokyo moves quick, but you can handle it. You, of all people, lurrrrv food, and Japan is the perfect place to stuff your face with all sorts of goodness. So slurp on ramen and nom on REAL sushi. You haven’t had a modern restaurant experience until your meal slips out of a machine #onlyinjapan.

Leo

Cape Town, South Africa  

Leo, you might not like taking holidays, but if you muster up a speck of wanderlust you're going to go somewhere that’s worth your time. And in 2018, it’s South Africa. (And no, not just ‘cause your star sign is a lion). You’re energetic, fearless and up for anything. Shark cage dive with Great Whites, visit the duck army winery and go on a safari. Simba wants to meet you.  

Virgo

Toronto, Canada

Virgo, step away from the office and onto a plane to Canada. You need a break! Toronto is calling your name. It’s a clean and artsy city, and Drake is from there—so, like, yeah. Go to the top of the CN Tower and splurge on a meal at the revolving restaurant. The city is thriving with music and art, so why don’t you exercise the right side of your analytical brain and let loose. Pro tip: if you can, catch a Raptor game in Jurassic Park (just Google it). 

Libra

Cinque Terre, Italy

Libra, you of all people know that balance equals a lot of walking plus heaps of pizza. That’s why you should go to the Cinque Terre in 2018. Being around friendly and freakishly attractive Italians meshes well with your gracious and social attitude. You like sharing and bringing balance to your surroundings, so gather some peeps and enjoy delicious antipasto and vino, plus a few clifftop hikes. 

Scorpio

Lahaul, India

ALLLL the way in the tip-top corner of India is the remote region of Lahaul and Spiti. If you haven’t heard of this place, look it up. Bet you didn’t think it would look like that! Small villages, large mountains, medieval monasteries and brilliant blue lake water is practically untouched by mass tourism, according to Lonely Planet. Use your resourcefulness to your advantage and navigate your way through this part of the world in 2018. There will be language barriers, exotic food and vibrant culture. Good thing you're up for a challenge, right? 

Sagittarius

Santiago, Chile  

Gear up for an adventure, Sag! You need to visit Lonely Planet’s number one destination of 2018: Chile! This is the year to do it, because the country is celebrating its 200th anniversary of independence, so there will be plenty of festivities to go around, especially in its capital, Santiago. Seriously, this country will keep you on your toes. You can explore one of the driest deserts on earth or freeze your butt off navigating your way through the glacial fields. Raise a glass of pisco sour and let’s go!

Capricorn

Mykonos, Greece

Turn off your emails and give your never-ending to-do list a break. It’s time to let loose in Greece, Capricorn! This country provides a great combination of history, relaxing on the beach and partying till the sun comes up (especially on Mykonos—AMIRIGHT?). Take a load off and come back to the office with an envious Mediterranean tan. You deserve it.  

Aquarius

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Aquarius, you’re a humanitarian, and San Juan needs your help. It got hit hard by Hurricane Maria and tourism will only help the country move forward. Go to San Juan in 2018 and explore this beautiful, Caribbean island. Hang out with the locals, eat your weight in Arroz con dulce and dance the night away in one of the crazy-good nightclubs. Heck, we’ll come with you. 

Pisces

Seville, Spain

Get out of bed and put on your dancing shoes, Pisces, it’s time to do the flamenco around Seville. Good thing you're go-with-the-flow (like most Spaniards) because it will be easy for you to make friends here. At home, you like your alone time, so why not challenge yourself and make this a solo trip. Meet people (maybe the love of our life), dance, eat good food and admire Seville's beautiful architecture. Let loose, Pisces, you gentle thing.

Now that you know where to go in 2018, the stars will tell you which dog to get.

Image credit: Benjamin Voros

APT Travel – The Reliable Companion

by quantri @ Bluebutterfly Restaurant

Vietnam Travel Agent, Vietnam Tour Operator – APT Travel is proud to be one of most prestigious travel companies in Vietnam.  APT Travel – The Reliable Companion APT Group, the former Asia – Pacific International Travel Company was established in 2004, of which MR Nguyen Hong Dai is the Chairman of Board, the Directors and […]

The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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The Art of Bun Cha Hanoi: My Favorite Vietnamese Dish

The Art of Bun Cha Hanoi: My Favorite Vietnamese Dish


Runaway Juno

Bun cha was my favorite Vietnamese Dish. President Obama loved it too! It's a unique dish from Hanoi region. What is it, where to have it, and how to eat it

The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

Listen To Food Republic Today: Phil Rosenthal

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Be sure to subscribe to Food Republic Today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. And please rate the podcast and leave comments! Subscribe: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn The creator of Everybody Loves Raymond loves food, but you may have known that if you caught James Beard Award-winning I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Phil Rosenthal’s first venture into food television. He’s back with Somebody Feed […]

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My 2017 In Review: A Look Back and What’s Next

by Nathan @ Foodie Flashpacker

2017 was an incredible year for me, both personally and professionally. It felt like a year of constant travel, but when I sat down to do the math, I realized I probably traveled less this year than I have since starting my trip almost four years ago. I wish I were organized enough to give […]

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A Review of the Lucky Bansko Spa Hotel

by Nathan @ Foodie Flashpacker

I recently attended the first ever Bloggers on Top Conference in Bansko, Bulgaria. While there, I was invited to stay at the Lucky Bansko Spa Hotel, one of Bulgaria’s premier luxury properties . I was first impressed by the location of the hotel- a short walk to the center of town, and the hotel even […]

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Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

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Punch Up Your Steak With Homemade Korean Ssamjang

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

We know, we know. You were about to say, “Good steak doesn’t need sauce.” But you’d be missing out on an extra tasty, spicy, funky sauce if you didn’t marinate and dress your beef with homemade Korean ssamjang. Our friends at ChefSteps partnered with Portland, Oregon chef Gregory Gourdet on this recipe for sauced-up steak to […]

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Hot Snail Quest

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Hanoi is baking in hot summer sun and there hasn't been much rain about this year to take the edge off the heat. A savage storm or two but long periods with not a drop. The city population seeks respite...

It’s Official: Cher Will Headline The Mardi Gras Party In 2018

It’s Official: Cher Will Headline The Mardi Gras Party In 2018

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Deeeeeep breaths team—Cher is coming to town and headlining the Official 2018 Mardi Gras Party—and dear sweet Jesus this is going to be good. Get ready for the most epic Mardi Gras celebration of (we’re calling it) all damn time. And before you tell us that the party sold out months ago, as soon as whispers started to do the rounds that this LGBTQI icon would be making an appearance, rest assured that more tickets have just been released. 

We know we don’t have to tell you that this will be probably your only chance to listen to this kween in real life and surely we don’t have to tell you to buy your ticket RIGHT NOW. This is the final release and if you’re an existing Mardi Gras member, you’re laughing because you’ll have exclusive access to these tickets for 48 hours (or until sold out) when they’re released next Monday 15 January.  For the non-members, you’ll want to log on at 10am on Wednesday 17 January for the final, final tickets. Seriously, this’ll be your last chance at nabbing a ticket. 

ICYMI, these are the dates you need to be all over. 

Monday 15 January, 10am: tickets will go on sale here to members.  Wednesday 17 January, 10am: tickets will go on sale here to non-members. 

The party details

What: Official 2018 Mardi Gras Party When: Saturday 3 March Where: Playbill Venues and Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

In the meantime, frolick in a field of Sunflowers here.

Image credit: via Ticketmaster

Maui Bucket List: 43 Best Things To Do on the Coolest Hawaiian Island

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

What are the best things to do on the Hawaiian island of Maui? Fun activities, cool attractions, nature, tasty restaurants and traditional luaus.

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How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Masala and Sausage Cassoulet

by Meghan Bassett @ Honest Cooking

This Masala and Sausage Cassoulet is a delicious spin on the traditional French dish, featuring rich masala spices paired with French red wines. Loaded with beans, sausage, and bacon, this is the incredible comfort food we want to be enjoying all season long.

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5 Offbeat Experiences in Cebu

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

The island of Cebu and the cities and towns that lie within it are mostly known for their pristine beaches and diving spots, and for...Read More

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A Walking Food Tour of Girona with Girona Food Tours

by Nathan @ Foodie Flashpacker

While in Costa Brava, I was based out of the city of Girona. One of the highlights of my time in the city was the walking food tour of Girona I attended with Girona Food Tours. I met up with my tour guide Marc at his centrally located office, and together we set off to […]

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

10 travel tricks that will save you a fortune

by Lance Whilst @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Heading abroad is great fun. Whether you’re off on your annual summer family holiday or a romantic city break over a long weekend, exploring a new place is exciting and rewarding. But going abroad can be expensive if you don’t plan well. You’ve got to think about how you’re getting there, where you’ll stay, what […]

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Eat your heart out: A 48h foodie dream in Hanoi, Vietnam

Eat your heart out: A 48h foodie dream in Hanoi, Vietnam


Traveller

“The best way to know a city is to eat it” - especially if you're short of time.

Havana – Dining on Nostalgia

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Nostalgia, for a homeland long departed, lies at the core of the Cuban diaspora’s quest for cultural identity. Dishing out memories at the kitchen table is one way that the legacy is passed on. Written for Financial Mail Travel Magazine, May 2017

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Finally, A Home Biogas Converter That Won’t Break The Bank

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

When it comes to gas for heating your home and cooking, you’re pretty much tied to the utility company. HomeBiogas is a new home biogas converter and digester Kickstarted by 677 backers who pledged nearly half a million dollars to bring the idea of a waste-reducing independent fuel supply into fruition. What’s more, perks included donations to areas in need of steady […]

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11 foodies must-dos in Venice, Italy

11 foodies must-dos in Venice, Italy

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

The city is a maze itself, most tourists will get lost within the first few days, let alone trying to hunt down all the eateries. Here is a list of must-dos to guide you.

Why bún chả was the perfect dish for Obama and Bourdain to eat in Hanoi

Why bún chả was the perfect dish for Obama and Bourdain to eat in Hanoi


Public Radio International

By now you've seen the photo: President Obama and Anthony Bourdain at a little Hanoi diner sharing beers and supper. Here's more on what was in their bowls.

Insider's Guide: 8 Best Restaurants in Hanoi - The Slow Road Travel Blog

Insider's Guide: 8 Best Restaurants in Hanoi - The Slow Road Travel Blog


The Slow Road Travel Blog

As I sit here in another airport, my mind is singularly focused on the first bowl of pho I am going to consume upon my...

Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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French Quarter Hanoi | Map and Guide for First Time Visitors

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

French Quarter In the past, under the domination of the French colonialist, Hanoi was separated into three regions which are French area, Vietnamese area and concession area. Up till now, the French area has been known as the French Quarter. Compared to the Old Quarter, French Quarter might be not as bustling as its neighbor but it would take you to another part of Hanoi soul – the charming and elegant one. Let us help you to grasp some must-know things about the area. 1. History: French Quarter in Hanoi mainly formed and developed during the French colonial period, from […]

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10 Favorite Winter Foods and Wines to Match

by Honest Cooking @ Honest Cooking

Time to hibernate and pair some food and wine. Get cozy with these favorite winter foods and the wines that are about to be their very best friend.

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Vietnamese Restaurants and Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnamese Restaurants and Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


Uncornered Market

How to safely and adventurously eat your way through Hanoi, Vietnam. A handy guide and video explains authentic street food, restaurants and local specialties.

Perth Tasting Guide

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Perth, in Australia’s southwest is said to be the most isolated city in the country.  It’s calm and laid back with a young but growing food scene. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) for Fine Dining Lovers, 7 June 2017.   Central Bites,  “What makes Perth so interesting is the access to produce,” says Max Brearly of Offshoot Creative, [...]

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5 Best restaurants in Siem Reap

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

To serve the millions that flock to see the Angkor Wat, culinary prowess in Siem Reap has taken to new heights. Just as you will...Read More

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The Ultimate Hanoi Street Food Guide - I Like Local Blog

The Ultimate Hanoi Street Food Guide - I Like Local Blog


I Like Local Blog

Hanoi is a food heaven if you are a food lover. It provides you with the opportunity to spend at least 10 days eating your way through the city without having the same meal twice. Same with the number of great restaurants and street food stalls. You can eat the best food, more often than …

How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Following Spices…

by Romain @ La Badiane

Stemming from herbaceous plants, reeds, lianas, trees or shrubs, spices naturally take up a daily place in our plates. Who, indeed, does not ever add a bit of pepper, nutmeg, paprika, coriander, saffron, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, curry, or even star anise, to bring a dish...

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Tide Pod Challenge, Movies, Super Bowl: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Film and television award season is upon us, which got us thinking about all the movies we saw in 2017. We also got excited for the documentaries and television coming in the near future. We’re also getting on some winter travel: New York wasn’t cold enough for us so we checked out some of the […]

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8 Best Cafes and Coffee in Chiang Mai

by Jamon @ Backstreet Academy

Chiang Mai is a chill-out jewel of the North, with a manageable population, enough space to go around and a great many interesting things to...Read More

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Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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How To Eat Like A Local In Vietnam

How To Eat Like A Local In Vietnam


AWOL

The freshest fare, from Hanoi to Hoi An.

We Found A Luxe Champagne Bar Serving Frozen Popsicle Cocktails

We Found A Luxe Champagne Bar Serving Frozen Popsicle Cocktails

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

ICYMI the brand spankin’ new Sofitel Darling Harbour is luxe AF and as if they weren’t already delivering every single thing we want and need in a hotel—Frozen god damn popsicle cocktails are happening. 

Yep. If you haven’t visited this bar yet, picture yourself sitting back in a marble-clad bar overlooking the epic Sydney skyline and iconic Darling Harbour. Sounds pretty great, no? Now add in frozen popsicle cocktails and just try to contain your excitement, we dare you. 

The Sofitel’s mixologist team have been working day and night (that’s how we imagine it anyway) to make all of our dreams come true and they’ve bloody done it. You’ll want to wrap your laughing gear around every single flavour—think frosé and Aperol spritz in frozen form. Just quietly, we’ll be working our way through the lot, but a good place to start is the Cannes; a blend of rum and pineapple juice with coconut cream, the Saint Tropez; white rum with lychee and fresh mint, or the Marseille; Aperol and frosé, blended with strawberry puree, orange and garnished with a berry-blended ice pole and coconut cream. We know, it’s juuuuust enough fabulous in one drink and we want three. 

For all the details and to scope out the menu, head here

Meanwhile, you can now eat a Vegemite burger. 

Image credit: Supplied

Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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The Heaps Gay Street Party Is Coming Back

The Heaps Gay Street Party Is Coming Back

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Prepare to party team. The Heaps Gay Street Festival is coming back to the inner west next weekend and this time they’re closing down an entire street. Oh yeah, this one is going to be pretty damn epic.

After a sell-out event last year, the Heaps Gay Street Party is coming back bigger and better than last year. We’re talking about live entertainment from Cakes Da Dilla, Touch Sensitive and Mega O Mega, and that’s just for starters. There’s also a huuuge line-up of DJs—they’ve even partnered with Koori Radio for the event so there’ll be a second stage dedicated to indigenous world music. Yep, it’s going to be off the chain. 

On the food front, you’ll be feasting on the inner west’s best with tinnies from Young Henry’s and eats by Porteno, Bloodwood and Continental Deli. Again, that’s just for starters, there’ll also be local bars bringing the goods to this street party. 

Early bird tickets are completely sold out, so you’ll want to jump on this one quickly guys. Book your tickets here

The Details

What: Heaps Gay Street Party When: 20 January, 12pm – 11pm Where: Garden Street & Sydney Water Road, Marrickville Cost: $43.80

Here are even more things happening this month in Sydney.

Image credit: Supplied by Heaps Gay

Seoul Dining 3: Kalguksu Noodles

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

On our travels, we can meekly sit down at an uncrowded table and eat mediocre food. In fact, to us it might register as good food. How would we know? One principle that we espouse on our street food tours...

Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Flynn McGarry has cooked at some of the country’s top restaurants like Alinea, Alma and Eleven Madison Park, created supper clubs and hosted numerous pop-ups in Los Angeles and New York City all before the age of 17. Now at 19 years old, McGarry’s back in the headlines, this time to star in the documentary Chef Flynn. […]

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WHAT TO EAT IN HA NOI, VIETNAM - Hanoi Free Local Tours

WHAT TO EAT IN HA NOI, VIETNAM - Hanoi Free Local Tours


Hanoi Free Local Tours

If you are in Ha Noi and want to have a different experience to explore the Viet Nam’s capital, I think our Ha Noi Street Food Tour online is very useful for you.  I think you may know that Ha Noi has many delicious dishes and each dish has many kinds of it. However, you have only a limited amount of time; can you enjoy all best dishes?  Don’t worry because we have a list of top 10 dishes to try in Ha Noi. The top 10 street foods will make you become a real Hanoians.  The only one question […]

New Year’s Eve 2018 Menu

by Romain @ La Badiane

The Last Night of the Year is always a special moment for everybody. La Badiane has prepared an unforgettable 6-course menu available on Sunday 31th December at 7PM* *New Year’s Eve Menu only available *Reservation mandatory: labadiane.booking@gmail.com +84 24 39 42 45 09 ——————————————————— A...

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Places to eat in Hanoi, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Hanoi, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

An opinionated restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide for Hanoi, Vietnam.

Bowl of Funk: A Little Memoir on Texture

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The range of foods I can process has widened after so long in Vietnam. As a child, I had fairly typical aversions to certain vegetables, none of which have continued into my adult life. For no apparent reason that I...

Where To Go Out On A Sunday Night In Sydney

Where To Go Out On A Sunday Night In Sydney

by Sophia Richardson @ The A List | The Urban List

Sundays used to be a night of pain, agony and despair, as you mentally prepare for the coming week of work. But hold the phone team, because this is no longer the case. From cheap drinks to live music—Sunday nights are officially the new Saturday (as voted by us, duh). 

We’ve found a bunch of drinking holes, restaurants, pubs and venues that will have you wishing Sunday night was every night.

To Drink

Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice 

Wynyard

With a lengthy and on point beer and pizza menu, Sunday’s are sorted at Frankie’s with live music from 4pm every Sunday. We can all agree pizza = life, but if you fancy yourself a bit of a beer wizard (yes, this exists), then Frankie’s has got to be your go-to joint for a cheeky beer (or 7) this Sunday arvo. 

The Dolphin Hotel

Surry Hills

From 5pm to 7pm each Sunday, The Dolphin Hotel sports their famous Aperitivo Hour with spirits, wine, beer and snacks at just $5 to $7 bucks, prices that work oh-so-well for us. BTW If you love cheap drinks, become a regular because The Dolphin’s Aperitivo Hour runs Sunday to Thursday (and we’re obsessed). 

Hotel Palisade

Millers Point

Sunday sessions only have one real mandatory in our eyes. Okay, two. Drinks (duh) and a damn good view. Be it the beach or, in this case, The Bridge, as is the case with Hotel Palisade. Head straight up to Henry Deane (it’s open until 10pm) because this plush bar serves great cocktails and share plates to match. 

To Eat 

The Tilbury

Woolloomooloo 

If you accidentally got #rekt this weekend and are in need of a hearty meal to fix your broken self, look no further than The Tilbury for a home-cooked (yet fancy AF) roast this Sunday night. The menu changes from month to month, with pork loin, leg of lamb and striploin all up for grabs with sides that will fix you up in no time—crispy crackling, cauliflower cheese, roasted pumpkin, Yorkshire pudding and a whole lotta potatoes. Hangover officially cured. 

Hotel William

CBD

Every Sunday you’ll find $10 burgers at Hotel William, which may just be what your body needs at the end of the weekend. At $10 for a burger, you might as well get yourself 2 or 3—think of it as a pre-winter bulk, amirite? 

To Sunday Sesh 

The Newport

Newport

The Newport may just be one of the most Instagramable venues ever, so spending your Sunday arvo here with live tunes is advised. 

Cork & Chroma

Surry Hills

We’ll go ahead and say this isn’t technically a Sunday sesh, but it does involve wine, painting and more wine on a Sunday night (our kind of thing). Bring a bottle of vino and enjoy a night of painting in a group of fellow wine lovers and amateur artists. Booking ahead at Cork & Chroma is a must to ensure a spot.

Coogee Pavilion

Coogee

Don’t be stuck on your couch this Sunday arvo when you could be sippin’ cider on Coogee Pavilion’s rooftop with DJs like Linda Marigliano and Client Liaison. There is literally no time more perfect to get your boogie on in the Sydney sunshine, and what makes life even sweeter is the fact these Sunday sessions are totally free—well those 4 espresso martinis aren’t exactly… But entry is. 

To Dance 

LazyBones Lounge

Marrickville

Every fourth Sunday of the month, Lazybones in Marrickville is where you can get your jazzy side in touch with a free musical soiree. Sip on a cocktail and enjoy Judy Bailey’s Jazz Connection, a collection of young jazz musicians performing for free, you heard us, FREE. Start whipping out those jazz hands, friends. 

Or just keep it chill with Sydney's best food trucks

Hotel Palisade | Image credit: Nikki To

Officers Fired for Accepting Pizza in Place of $19K in Parking Tickets

Officers Fired for Accepting Pizza in Place of $19K in Parking Tickets

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

“[It] got to the point that we just go in the back (of the restaurant) and get what you want,” a former Salt Lake City parking enforcement said.

Hanoi Coffee | About The Best Coffee in Vietnam

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

Hanoi Coffee Culture I, Hanoi Coffee Culture I.1 Overview of Coffee in Hanoi The coffee was first imported to Hanoi by French during their first colonial exploitation here. With the formation of the French Quarter where the French immigrated, they brought their favorite drink, and Hanoi coffee began to take its first steps on the streets around Hoan Kiem Lake. Following the French invasion at the 1800s, coffee was introduced in Vietnam, but the source of coffee back then was limited therefore it was considered as a luxury good, only the French colonists along with Nguyễn dynasty’s nobles could have […]

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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Crispy & cheesy beef meatball poppers

Crispy & cheesy beef meatball poppers

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

Don't be a party pooper, and make these amazing beef meatball poppers!

10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Mid-February marks Vietnam’s most important date – Tet, the New Year’s period. It can be hard getting accurate insider information about Tet celebrations and what happens across the nation during its most festive period. It can be hard figuring out if Tet is a good time to visit Vietnam. Knowing what we know about Tet,

Read 10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival on Backyard Travel.

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

Itinerary: A Day Trip to Tianjin

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

Tianjin is a unique city in China because it’s huge and so close to Beijing, but you can visit it in about a day. I recommend two days (a weekend trip from Beijing!) but one day is enough to see the majority of city. Anything more is giving yourself extra time for eating, rest, and

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What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide


2foodtrippers

Wondering what to eat in Hanoi Vietnam? Our Hanoi food guide has the best spots to eat and drink in the wonderfully chaotic Vietnamese city.

Obama eats out in Hanoi: 6 must-try Vietnamese street food and where to get them in Singapore

Obama eats out in Hanoi: 6 must-try Vietnamese street food and where to get them in Singapore


The Straits Times

It was a rare sight - US President Barack Obama sitting on a flimsy plastic stool, having a simple Vietnamese meal in a Hanoi restaurant with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Giant cheesy beef meatball & spaghetti

Giant cheesy beef meatball & spaghetti

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

Not just another beef meatball and spaghetti. BEHOLD! I present to you the giant beef meatball stuffed with a cheesy centre, served on a bed of spaghetti in marinara sauce. Because size DOES matter!

5 Days Itinerary Hanoi (2018): What to do in Hanoi Vietnam for 5 Days 4 Nights

by Nguyễn Anh Quanh @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

5 Days Itinerary Hanoi  or Things to do in Hanoi for 5 Days ? How do you plan these 5 days? You know it. You know Hanoi is full of amazing attractions. You heard people telling epic stories about Hanoi. And you have 5 days to spend here in Hanoi. You’re excited to pack it up and make a Hanoi 5 days itinerary. But… You don’t know what to do in Hanoi—for 5 days!!! Scratching your head ferociously, you think: “I come here, but what can I do for 5 days in Hanoi? “How can I make a 5 days […]

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3 Reasons You’ll Love ‘Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine’

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine Have you ever arrived at your dream destination super-excited to dive into the local cuisine only to realize you have no idea where to start? That was me in Venice in 2013, a city notorious for its tourist traps. I arrived without a plan then spent the […]

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The Stuff in the Market

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The wet markets in South East Asia are shrines to food culture. Food is built up into displays, towers and installations to admire, catch the eye and tempt. It's colourful. Limes, chilies, dragon fruits, persimmons and hibiscus flowers project a...

Everything You Should Have Streamed In 2017

Everything You Should Have Streamed In 2017

by Sarah Hilton @ The A List | The Urban List

If 2017 was a busy year and you really didn’t keep up with allll the streaming trends, then we’ll forgive you just this once. 

Let’s forget about those New Year’s goals and instead take January as an opportunity to catch up on all those missed binges. Whether it’s obsessing over Hawkins and the Upside Down to talking about sex with your mum, we’ve compiled the perfect list to make sure your butt will be planted on the couch for dayyyyyys.

Hot tip: keep your out of office on for a few more days.

Podcasts

My Dad Wrote A Porno

No doubt you already know plenty (read: wayyyy too much) about our friend Belinda, but a new season of this cracking podcast has just dropped and if you’re not on this yet, you need to be. What could be better than hearing an average English bloke read his dad’s porno to his two best mates? Nothing, that’s what.

Up For A Chat

This podcast is like listening in on a convo that you wish you could be a part of. Three ahhh-mazing women discuss how to live life to the max and be more positive, as well as touching on all the good stuff like relationships, healthiness and mindsets. If you need a little morning boost to get you through the day, Up For A Chat can help for sure. 

Ctrl Alt Delete

This funky podcast revolves around blogger Emma Gannon who interviews women she admires. We’re already sold TBH but if you need more, we’ll give you more. Each interview focuses on female empowerment and business in a super witty, super chilled way. We’re all over this one.

Working

If your crap week is caused by your crap job, then this podcast is calling your name. Each week on Working, regular people are interviewed from all fields and all careers imaginable. And they’re spilling the beans on what gets them out of bed each morning and how they stay pumped for their jobs daily.

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Because Anna Faris is just funny AF, her new podcast is 100% laughs on laughs on laughs. The format of the podcast is kind of all over the place (a bit like your mental state RN) but it is just what you need to boost your mood and make you giggle. 

My Favourite Murder

Crime and comedy. Yep, My Favourite Murder is a double whammy and an absolute cracker of a podcast. This one steers on the lighter side of true crime listenings as Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark bring the laughs with some epic conversational play. These two legends recount one of their favourite murders per week, from recent and historic times (while maintaining all sensitivities) and have worked up a legion of fans who dub themselves ‘murderinos’. We may or may not be part of this #MFM following. Who knows. Duh, we absolutely are.

Sex Talk With My Mom

Sex Talk With My Mom is like the NSFW (and more education version) of My Dad Wrote A Porno. This podcast shares advice on sex, hooking up and relationships from the perspective of a 20-something guy and his 50-something mum. As you’d imagine it’s super honest and super awkward, but absolutely in a good way.

Invisibilia

Invisibilia from NPR has to be one of the most interesting and thought-provoking podcasts on this list. It explores the invisible forces that control our behaviour, and whether we can possibly have any control over those forces. A great episode to start with is their two-parter on emotions (of course this subject deserves a double ep), where they delve into how emotions are conceptualised through two hard-hitting stories that will keep you thinking well after the episode ends.

TV

Riverdale 

Three words: Riverdale Season Two. We know we don’t have to say any more than that. Come back to us when you’ve binge-raced through this epic TV show because this beauty has left its mark on 2017 and we’re so ready for more #dedicated.

Queen Of Versailles

Imagine a ‘house’ with ten kitchens, a bowling alley and wardrobes the size of your apartment. This is an actual reality for the self-titled ‘Queen of Versailles’, a billionaire who decides to build the biggest house in America, modelled after none other than the Palace of Versailles. Unfortunately for the ‘Queen’, the 2008 global financial crisis hits her husband’s billion-dollar empire hard and the dream of their fairytale castle crumbles—fast.

Stranger Things 

This bad boy practically exploded in 2017, bringing back to life the happenings of Hawkins, Indiana. And if you haven’t already started this series (honestly, you’re lucky to have us), well you now have two seasons to get through and can consider this weekend sorted. You’re welcome.

Killer Kids From gang initiations to hate crimes to revenge killings, Killer Kids shares the details of kids as young as the age of 13 who have been found guilty of murder. Netflix’s Killer Kids series will have you watching with your jaw dropped when you see what these kids are capable of at such a young age. Plus there are more than 40 episodes for you to binge—since you won’t be getting any sleep.

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers is an absolutely bizarre story of amputee John Woods who finds himself in a custody battle to reclaim his mummified leg from a man who found it in a grill he bought at a storage unit auction. Yeah, you really can’t make this stuff up. This will probably be the most WTF-yet-strangely-touching thing you’ll watch all year that will REALLY make you appreciate your comparatively normal and boring AF life.

Top Of The Lake: China Girl

I’ll admit it: I may have only clicked on this trailer because I saw Brienne of Tarth in POPO gear and got confused, however, we’re sure it’s also quality TV.

Want more? Okay, here you go.

Image credit: Stanger Things, Netflix

Epic food tour in Old Delhi, India

Epic food tour in Old Delhi, India

by billylaw @ A Table For Two

In India, you can eat to your Delhi Belly's content (in a good way).

Sydney’s Best Fried Chicken Everything

Sydney’s Best Fried Chicken Everything

by Jessica Best @ The A List | The Urban List

We’re calling it. Fried food is the best food. And there is nothing that tastes better fried than chicken. Period.

Sydney is well and truly on it’s way to becoming a juicy, crispy, crunchy and glazed, fried chicken mecca of the world. Let’s just say, Sydney has a lot of fried chicken going around—and we’re totally okay with that.

Wipe away those tears of joy team, and work your way through Sydney’s best fried chicken everything.

Butter

Surry Hills

Not much can go wrong when you can order an entire box of finger-lickin’ good thighs, tenders and wings, all topped in an epic hot sauce. Butter is the seriously cool sneaker and fried chicken gem serving up fried chicken sandwiches with pickles, dashi butter and slide slaw or, yep you guessed it, a whole box of the good stuff.

The Workers

Balmain

The Workers is frying up super tasty share boards of buttermilk chicken wings (as usual, sharing is optional), exactly the way we love our fried goods—southern style—and with all the condiments (think chipotle mayo and BBQ sauce). Plus their fried chicken burger, stuffed with avocado, lettuce, tomato and smoked chilli mayonnaise gets the big post-feed belly rub of approval from us.

Jake Chalmers

Cronulla

Serving burgers, slushies, beers, shakes, sundaes and fries, you can’t fault the epic feeds at Jake Chalmers. Churning out a juicy and flavour packed fried chicken burger with a pretty special black garlic aioli (rumours say it’s magic).

Mr Crackles

Darlinghurst

Everyone remembers their first meal at Mr Crackles and knows for a fact that life is never quite the same after. As the name suggests, the crew here are perfecting fried chicken exactly how we dream it to be—crackly and greasy AF. The chicken katsu roll is a serious life-changer filled with crumbed chicken, asian slaw and wasabi mayo, we’d eat it all over again (and we do).

The Henson

Marrickville

The Henson does fried chicken tacos and they do them well. These bad boys are topped with radish, avo and salsa, making ordering seconds totally acceptable. On the other hand, you might want to fill your spare stomach space with the karaage chicken burger. It’s great (to put it simply) and no one should live their life without trying it.

Juicy Lucy

Surry Hills

Anyone will tell you the golden fried patties at Juicy Lucy are da bomb—us included! This go-to chicken shop is an inner city institution and you’ll gladly fall into a four-day food coma when you order their famous Juicy Lucy burger fully stuffed with spice and sriracha mayo. And who knows, maybe you’ll have room for the mouth-watering sticky wings. Let’s hope you do.

Bar Luca

CBD

Shut the front door, Bar Luca is no stranger when it comes to nailing fried chicken. You’ll find the tastiest fried patties around when you order the fried chicken wings with smokey BBQ sauce and dill aioli. And not that you need more convincing but the chicken karaage burger with wasabi aioli, pickled veg and coriander is utterly out of this world.

Belle’s Hot Chicken

Barangaroo

Just so you know, there’s no going back to ye average ol’ grilled chicken breast once you taste the fried fare at Belle’s Hot Chicken. The menu is basically a fried food fanatic’s dream. Choose tenders, drumsticks or wings, followed by the level of heat, sauces and if you're game, the baller bucket, with 16 tender chicken wings has your name on it. 

Ms G’s

Potts Point

This bustling hub is serving up Asian-fusion fare of the more-ish kind (self-restraint does not exist when you walk through its doors). Ms G’s is plating up seriously delicious Japanese-style fried chicken in the form of chicken katsu and crispy fried chicken wings with tom yum mayonnaise (emphasis on the YUM). They also have a Bangkok fried chicken—just get here, okay?

Johnny Lobster

Crows Nest

Sure, Johnny Lobster might be known for its hella good seafood (the best around) but if you haven’t treated your taste buds to the fried chicken on offer, you’re kinda missing out. The fried chicken game here is strong with the classic fried chicken smothered in hot sauce, the cajun-style fried chicken roll, the glorious fried chicken burger and um… the fried chicken waffle and vanilla ice-cream breakfast (but only on the weekends).

KIM

Potts Point

So this Korean restaurant in Potts Point is a little bit fancy, but don't think they're going to skip the Korean fried chicken. The TKFC (named after chef Tae Kyu Lee) is covered in a thick and spicy BBQ sauce that gets us deliciously messy every time.

Soda Factory

Surry Hills

Say goodbye to “clean eating” because no one can resist the Fat Bubba’s chicken burger at The Soda Factory. You’ll score southern-fried chicken (and it’s hella flavoursome), American cheese, tomato, lettuce and chilli mayo on this bun. And of course, there’s a bucket of fried chicken with homemade ranch dipping sauce. You can never have too much fried chicken, right?

Miss Peaches

Newtown

This American food joint is throwing down some of the best house made waffles in Sydney, complete with game-changing flavours, every single week. And here’s a (big) hint, the southern fried chicken with bacon and maple syrup waffle burger is actually super healthy. Ok, maybe not. But when it tastes this damn good calories don’t even matter.

Mamak

Chatswood

For Malaysian-style fried chicken you’ll want to snatch up the ayem goreng at Mamak. It’s marinated with herbs and spices and packs one helluva flavour punch.

The Milk Bar By Cafe Ish

Redfern

Who needs a summer body anyway? The Milk Bar has an awesome menu filled with fried chicken goods including the barnyard burger; a monster stack of two beef patties, pork crackle fried chicken thigh (we can already hear the crunch), bacon, cheddar, jalapeno lime aioli and house BBQ sauce. And on the side, they have the greatest milkshakes ever.

The Norfolk

Surry Hills

Everyone is battering on about the fried chicken burger at The Norfolk and for a damn good reason too. It’s spicy, saucy and served with oozing cheese and mayo, so licking it off your arm is totally okay.

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken

CBD

For a fried chicken feed bigger than your face—head to Hot Star Large Fried Chicken. It’s served in a handy paper bag (yep, canteen style) so you can grab it on your way home in the wee hours of the morning.

Mary’s

Newtown & CBD

Mary’s really needs no introduction in Sydney but just in case you’re an out of towner—this is where to head for a little perfect dirty burger. You could order their classic cheeseburger but that’s not really why we’re here. Order the whole fried bird or Larry bird and throw some mashed potato and gravy on the side. 

Paper Bird

Potts Point

From the same legends who once brought you the infamous fried chicken at Moon Park comes Paper Bird—Sydney’s much loved Asian fusion restaurant. Their fried chicken is shrimp brined and served with soy and syrup, and it’s damn good. 

Thirsty Bird

Potts Point

If you love yourself a cheeky bucket of pork crackling from Mr Crackles, then get ready to dive headfirst into a big ol’ bucket of fried chicken at Thirsty Bird. FYI, they’re by the same team and yeah, they know a thing or two about crispy AF meats. It’s all pretty simple—order one, three, or eight pieces of southern fried goodness with all the sides. But definitely the mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon. 

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Juicy Lucy | Image Credit: Claudia Shmueli

Bangkok Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

If you ask people what their favorite thing about Bangkok is, then the most common answers will surely be the temples, the nightlife, the low prices, and our personal favorite – the food. In case you haven't heard, Bangkok is a food lover's paradise, so much so that CNN named it the very best street food city in the world.

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

Danang Seafood Barn

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

I like Danang. Whoever is in charge down there is making a nice city. Compared to Hanoi or Saigon it's a tad sterile, lacking that street-level frenzy and coating of old-world grime. But the traffic flows uncongested for the most...

Korean Food Guide: 44 Things to Eat in Seoul, South Korea and Where to Try Them

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

As delicious and universally appealing as Korean barbecue is, I've learned that there's so much more to the cuisine than just bulgogi and galbi. Things like ganjang gejang, jokbal, and naengmyeonaren't as well known outside of Korea but they are dishes well worth flying for.

Savannah Bucket List: 44 Fun Things To Georgia’s Historic City

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Fun things to do in Savannah, Ga—What to see, places to eat and things to check off your bucket list in Georgia's top city.

The post Savannah Bucket List: 44 Fun Things To Georgia’s Historic City appeared first on Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog.

Offbeat Trekking in Kyrgyzstan: Jyrgalan Boz Uchuk Lakes Trek, A Beginner’s Guide

by Audrey Scott @ Uncornered Market

By Audrey Scott

With over 90% of its territory covered in mountains, Kyrgyzstan has no shortage of treks filled with stunning landscapes, alpine lakes, shepherds, yurts and a feeling of being very far out, immersed in nature. It's why we often recommend Kyrgyzstan to travelers interested in trekking with a taste of the offbeat. Our recent trek of […]

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Hot Snail Quest

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

Hanoi is baking in hot summer sun and there hasn't been much rain about this year to take the edge off the heat. A savage storm or two but long periods with not a drop. The city population seeks respite...

5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

If you want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City night life at its best, don’t forget to visit a rooftop bar, overlooking the vibrant city. These are great places to meet friends to share the views with. Here are our 5 go to rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The Social Club & Pool […]

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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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How To Dine At Noma’s Last Available Reservation For As Little As $10

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

There’s just one last table available at Noma’s re-opening night on February 15! And it could be yours for as little as $10. Noma is partnering with Omaze to offer a trip for you and a guest to Copenhagen to dine at one of the world’s best restaurants. But it gets better! Return the next […]

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Some Legend Has Gone And Created A Sausage Sizzle Pizza

Some Legend Has Gone And Created A Sausage Sizzle Pizza

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

Nothing says ‘Straya like a cheeky sausage sizzle. So, when we heard that two of our great loves—pizza and the humble sausage sizzle—were merging into one glorious morsel, we had to stop everything and tell you all about it.

To celebrate the Australia Day long weekend, Salt Meats Cheese has created a limited edition (you guessed it) sausage sizzle pizza. As delicious as it sounds, imagine a sausage filled crust (we know), topped with tomato, onion, mozzarella and even more sausage. Before you go and scream “but WHERE is the tomato sauce?!”, there will be bottles of mustard and tomato sauce at the ready for you to drizzle over your pizza to your heart's content.

There will also be a grilled pineapple and ham pizza, if you just can’t quite wrap your head around the snag-filled goodness.

These bad boys will be available on Australia Day only, at all their Sydney venues for a cheeky $20.

Image credit: Salt Meats Cheese

How to Make a Bucket List: 5 Easy Steps to Create a Great One

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Don’t wait for that “perfect time” to make your bucket list, create it not because you are dying but because you want to live! With these easy how-to steps, you'll be living the your dream in no time!

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The Chicken Big Mac Is Back (And Our #CleanEating Goals Are Dead)

The Chicken Big Mac Is Back (And Our #CleanEating Goals Are Dead)

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

In the greatest news for your belly, and maybe the worst news for errrrrything else—the Chicken Big Mac is back and we’re drooling just thinking about it.

ICYMI the first time, prepare to wrap your laughing gear around Big Mac special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and the hero of the hour, the McChicken patty. All lovingly smashed together on a sesame seed bun.

Just quietly, all you need to do is add a large fries with the sweet mustard dipping sauce they brought back late last year and your cheat meal is officially #sorted.

The Chicken Big Mac is available from 10:30am today for a limited time only.

As for your next meal, do something kind for your abs.

Image credit: McDonalds

You Can Now Pay For Your Raclette With Crypto

You Can Now Pay For Your Raclette With Crypto

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

ICYMI, in 2018 errrrrryone and their best mate is riding that cryptocurrency wave. And now you can trade your coin for something at least a million times better—raclette.

Loluk Bistro, home to some of Sydney’s best raclette, is now accepting Bitcoin. These guys serve up the good stuff every Tuesday and Wednesday (that’s alongside a killer menu packed with a cheese soufflé and cheese platter so good you’ll happily call yourself an addict).

Apart from the legit life-changing French fare, the aforementioned mid-week cheese raclette (in other words a raclette rave) is very much needed in your life, because bricks of cheese are never a bad idea.

For the rest of you with NFI what cryptocurrency even is, they still accept good ol’ Aussie coin.

Image credit: Andrew Wilson

Eating Out Alone: Tips for Dining Solo at a Restaurant

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

If dining solo scares you, you're not alone! These tips for eating out alone at a restaurant will have you enjoying a delicious meal by yourself in no time.

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Where to Eat in Syros, Greece

by Nathan @ Foodie Flashpacker

After getting an overview of Greek food during my walking food tour of Athens, I was excited to try more of what the country had to offer. After nearly three weeks on the island, I’ve done the hard work for you determining where to eat on Syros. Here, in no particular order, are the best […]

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5 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

5 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

by Mathew Trenear @ The A List | The Urban List

Welcome to your second week back into the real world (and for those of you who are only returning to work today—we don’t even want to look at you). To keep those summer vibes coming in realllll strong, there’s really only one thing to do: treat Mondays like the weekend. You know it’s true. 

This week is all about kicking your coffee habit to the curb (LOL jokes, just the coffee CUP habit), ladies’ nights at your local pub and setting yourself up for success in 2018. Sounds pretty damn good, no?

Here is everything worth doing in Sydney this week. 

Monday 15 January

Free Frank Green Coffee Cup

We won’t patronise you by urging you to cut the coffee addiction this year—it’s literally our favourite time of day. But this week, Westfield Sydney and Frank Green (aka the makers of cute and functional AF reusable coffee cups) have joined forces and they’re slinging the damn things for free. It’ll even be filled with sweet, delicious, and equally free coffee. In exchange, you’ll just have to make a pledge to change your coffee drinking habits for the better and help make a positive environmental switch. Basically, just pinky swear that you’ll bring your Frank Green cup to your local café errryday. More details here

When: Monday 15 – Friday 19 January, 7.30am – 10.30am Where: Westfield Sydney Cost: Free

Tuesday 16 January

Ice Cream, You Scream

As part of The Lady Hampshire’s women’s only ‘See You Next Tuesday’ (ahem) series, they’re teaming up with Gelato Messina for an ice-cream filled evening of fun. And the best part is, the ice-cream is FREE. Still not convinced? They’ll have bevs from Sparkke Change Beverage Company, a completely women-run operation, as well as the indie punk band Scabz to supply the beats for the night. So grab your girls and head down to the only place to be this Tuesday. Sorry gents, you’ll have to miss this one out. More details here

When: Tuesday 16 January, 6pm-10pm Where: The Lady Hampshire, Camperdown Cost: Free

Wednesday 17 January

Lunar Nights

New year, new you, right? Well, Jordanna Levin is here to help you cleanse yourself of everything 2017. Whether you’ve already set your new moon intentions or you don’t even know your own star sign, this class will help you rid yourself of all the stale energy and bad vibes in your life. It’s the only way to kick off your new year, trust us. Book your spot here

When: Wednesday 17 January, 7pm-9:30pm Where: Heart Space Manor, Bondi Junction Cost: $43.29 – $53.84

Refresh & Restart: Designing A Healthy Life

To help you with your New Year's resolution of living that health life, we’re here to tell you about a workshop that’s all about clean eating, exercise and balanced living. And it’s all brought to you by naturopath, Jennifer Ward. She takes a fresh look at how you can live your best life without the fear of facing your Instagram discover page’s #bodygoals pics. Seriously, that page is terrifying. Learn cooking tips, practical ways to remain sane, and generally how to kick off your new year right. More details here

When: Wednesday 17 January, 7pm-9pm Where: The Indigo Project, Surry Hills Cost: $40

CHISWICK Gin on the Grass

The incred team over at CHISWICK just made summer even better with their evening garden series. They’ve teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to create a pop-up gin bar on their lush lawn and it’ll be sticking around all summer. The eats are obviously going to be incredible, and canapes are complimentary, so you’ll have no problems sticking that new year budget. Our hot tip? Grab yourself a Summer Collins, made with Bombay Sapphire Gin (duh), lemon, passionfruit, kaffir lime and Fever-Tree soda. Gather the troops and set yourselves up for an evening of laughs, dranks and live acoustic tunes this hump day.

When: Wednesdays between 10 January - 7 February (excluding 14 February), 5:30pm-7:30pm Where: CHISWICK Woollahra Cost: Free entry

Meanwhile, there are pools in the middle of Hyde Park right now.

Gelato Messina | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

Aboriginal Cooks on Bush Tucker

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Aboriginal cooks and chefs weigh in on the native ingredients made popular by famous restaurants in Australia. Written for Fine Dining Lovers, 1 June 2017.   Rayleen Brown A Café Up North At Kungas Can Cook, a café in Alice Springs serving food like burgers, salads, ice teas, pies and brownies, Aboriginal owner [...]

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25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Borneo. You probably know it for its rainforests, orangutans and world-class scuba diving. But there’s a lot more to this lush tropical island. Did you know that its jungles provide a rich habitat for rare creatures? It’s also home to the world’s largest (and most pungent) flower, its richest monarch and the highest peak in

Read 25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go on Backyard Travel.

7 Short Luxury Cruises in Asia that will make you want to set Sail

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Luxury cruises in Asia are an undisputed treat. ‘Throw off the bowlines’ as the Mark Twain quote urges – cast away your ties to ordinary travel and embrace the timeless enchantment of the overwater journey. Cruising is one of our favorite ways to see a country – all the more when it’s aboard an elegant

Read 7 Short Luxury Cruises in Asia that will make you want to set Sail on Backyard Travel.

7 Iconic Foods That Will Make You Want to Be a New Yorker

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

You haven’t fully explored New York City until you’ve toured its unique multi-cultural cuisine. Every borough offers up its own gastronomic delights. And just when you think you’ve seen and tasted it all, a new food obsession explodes onto the scene. That’s what makes the Big Apple’s cuisine so exciting! But for every hot new trend, […]

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Hanoi Street Food - Best Vietnamese Eats!

Hanoi Street Food - Best Vietnamese Eats!


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Pictures of a week of eating street food in Hanoi, Vietnam. Sample things like Vietnamese sticky rice, papaya salad, and famous noodle soups.

Finally! It’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils

Finally! It’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils

by Mikaela Burnett @ The A List | The Urban List

Essential Oils are fast becoming THE most talked about subject, but why the heck is this you ask? What is so special about these delicious smelling oils? Well, we’re glad you asked. It turns out there’s a reason they’re more popular than Kylie Jenner’s lips. We live in quite the chemical shiz-storm nowadays people.

Essential oils are not only 100% natural, BUT they are 100% awesome. There are loads of them and they have more uses than Kim K has Twitter followers. And you can use them to replace almost everything you’re currently using. Which is amaze! Because being healthy is WAY more fun than being not healthy, right? Plus, if you have kiddies you'll feel way more chilled knowing that there’s nothing toxic around. As we said there are a ridiculous amount of oils available, but because ain’t nobody got the time to read about all of them right now we just picked our top five for you...

Lavender

This baby is so much more than just an old people smell, it’s actually human catnip. And I’m sure we could all do with some catnip (wine only does SO much). You can use it to help you have the best sleep of your life! Pop a few drops in a diffuser with some Frankincense on your bedside table. Or if you don’t have a diffuser try putting a couple of drops on the underside of your pillow.

Lavender is awesome for bites, burns and pimples! For bites, try mixing a few drops with tea tree oil and peppermint oil. And if you’re somebody who burns themselves often leave a bottle in the fridge to apply as ASAP as possible to the part of your skin that’s melting. If you’re stressing the eff out or your anxiety is going through the bloody roof try using lavender as a way to calm yourself down. You can take it internally or just rub a few drops into your temples and the back of your neck. Or try mixing it with a carrier oil and blackmailing your significant other into giving you a full body massage.

Lavender oil is an absolute life hack if you have a small teething terrorist. Mix a few drops of Lavender and Frankincense with a carrier oil in a glass roller bottle and roll the blend along their jawline. You can also roll this blend on the bottom of their feet when they go full Toad Mode (also try rolling it over your whole entire body when TM is happening... because what a perfect moment to be comatose).  

Frankincense 

Ahh Franky, the King of oils. This guy is good for pretty much every problem in the world. Anxiety? Franky. Bad skin? Franky. That annoying guy that just WON’T get the hint? We’re not sure, but Frankincense could be the answer. Frankincense is really bloody cool! It has the power to enter a cell and decide whether or not it’s worth saving. If it is, it will renovate that cell until it’s good as new. And if it isn’t, it will just get rid of it. Imagine all of the nice shiny cells you could have! If it’s good enough for Baby Jesus then it’s good enough for us.

It works wonders for troubled skin! Especially if you have any scarring left over from being an awkward 15-year-old. Just mix a couple of drops with a carrier oil (we recommend either fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil) and massage into a freshly cleansed face twice a day. You will usually notice a dramatic difference within a day! Which is always a fun time. You can also try applying a drop to your thumb and pressing it to the roof of your mouth. Why? Because the roof of your mouth acts as a direct route to your Pituitary Gland which (long story short) controls most of our hormone functions. And Franky loves to do nice things to your hormones.

Massage into sore joints, limbs and appendages for incredible pain relief and repair. Frank is renowned for his inflammatory properties and is often used to support the symptoms of Arthritis. Frankincense can be used to help relieve anxiety, depression and mood swings. So just get that bottle and sniff the heck outta it. 

Lemon

When life gives you lemon oil you say, “Hey thanks life, that’s a really nice thing you did. I can do heaps with this! You da best man”. And then you can try these things with it...cleaning! Not often is that word used with such enthusiasm! But lemon oil is the bomb-diggity to clean with. In a glass spray bottle add a 15 drops of lemon oil, half a cup of white vinegar and fill the rest with distilled water. Replacing your chemical-filled cleaning products with homemade essential oil ones is not only cheaper but it’s better for your health (like, HEAPS better). You can also add a few drops to your water every day (in a glass water bottle only because the essential oils like to eat plastic because it’s full of nasty stuff). Lemon oil naturally cleanses the body and aids with digestion.

Lemon oil is an excellent air cleaner and purifier. So try adding some drops to your bin, in your diffuser or just on the kitchen bench to get rid of any smells. We LURVE the way this smells! LURVE. If you accidentally leave your washing in the machine for ten days without putting it on the line (don’t act like you haven’t done this before/every week), adding a few drops to the end of the wash cycle will completely get rid of that smell of neglect and laziness. If you are love the flavour of lemon try adding a few drops when whipping up a smoothie, bliss balls, cakes, sautéed veggies, cakes or cakes. We prefer cakessss. 

Peppermint

The smell of Christmas and mouthwash! Need we say more?! Good for a lot of things but not so great for putting near eyeballs and other balls...or lady flowers. Here’s some places you CAN put it and ways to use it say “See ya never” to those headaches!

Rub some of the oil onto your temples (which BTW are probably further back from your eyes then you think...we recommend Googling where your temples live) and even a little bit behind your ears and the back of your neck. Peppermint oil is pretty much the opposite to Lavender. Instead of being human catnip it’s like having a cup of coffee injected into your bloodstream. So, if you’re needing a little pick-me-up rub some on yourself topically, sniff straight from the bottle, put in a diffuser or try adding a few drops to the bottom of your shower to realllllllly open those eyeballs up of a morning. 

If you or your child is suffering from a fever try rubbing some peppermint oil (diluted with a carrier oil for children) into the soles of your/their feet. You’ll be amazed at how quickly that fever drops! If you’re into oil pulling (which you should be because it’s fab) try adding a few drops of peppermint to your coconut oil! Your mouth will feel super minty fresh without all of the yucky harsh chemicals. Suffer from sinus issues or have a cold/flu? Peppermint has amazing natural antiviral properties. Put some in a diffuser or massage a few drops onto your chest with a carrier oil. 

Orange 

Orange you glad we didn't miss this one? Orange you wishing you didn’t read this far? *crickets* Rough crowd. Anyway let’s just get straight into it! With just one sniff of this oil and you’ll be THAT guy who is super positive and happy and ugh... THAT Guy. Orange is an incredibly uplifting and motivating smell. If you couple it with peppermint you’ll be able to clean the whole damn world you’ll be so motivated! 

Obviously orange is a delicious flavour (duh, obviously) so why not try adding it to water, soda water, treats or smoothies? Sticky surfaces shake in their boots when they know orange oil is coming their way. And we all know how fond sticky surfaces are of their boots (and how good orange oil is at making them disappear). 

There are hundreds of amazing oils with incredible qualities! These are literally just the tip of the iceberg (it’s a really bloody big iceberg). You can thank us laters! 

Sex, Lies, and Cobblestones: The Debaucherous Story Behind Malta’s Most Notorious Street

by Priscilla Totiyapungprasert @ Fodors Travel Guide

While the revelry may have quieted down, its reputation lives on. Valletta, the capital of Malta, has plenty to offer visitors in art, history, and high-brow entertainment. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and 2018 European Capital of Culture boasts theater performances, Baroque architecture, and relics from its military past. The fortified city is also home … Continued

5.5 foods in Hanoi that will give you the chills

5.5 foods in Hanoi that will give you the chills


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Summon the culinary adventurist in you and try these foods in Hanoi that will give you the chills.

Top 10 Culinary Dishes You Should Try in Hanoi, Vietnam - Eat Like a Local

Top 10 Culinary Dishes You Should Try in Hanoi, Vietnam - Eat Like a Local


Traveldudes.org

Hanoi and its environs are the birthplace of many quintessential Vietnamese dishes, such as pho and bun cha, and the city is often cited as one of the world's great food capitals.

29 Keto-Friendly Moroccan Recipes

by Amanda Mouttaki @ MarocMama

MarocMama - A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

If you are following a keto diet, you need to check out these keto-friendly Moroccan recipes. While it is true that many Moroccan recipes include fruit, root vegetables, and bread, there are also many others that fit in quite well with the ketogenic way of life. What Is a Keto Diet Plan? When you eat ... Read More about 29 Keto-Friendly Moroccan Recipes

Top 10 Barcelona Restaurants for First-Time Visitors

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Barcelona expert Alex Sexton shares his Top 10 restaurant picks for anyone who wants to have a great meal in his favorite European city.

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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Vietnam eats, Part 1: 10 dishes to try in Hanoi

Vietnam eats, Part 1: 10 dishes to try in Hanoi


slightly astray

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done a food post, huh. Which is really weird considering that our travels are so food-centric. Looking back through my archives, I’ve only writte…

Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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14 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Weekend

14 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Weekend

by Hannah Caldwell @ The A List | The Urban List

ICYMI, summer is here to stay (wellll, at least for a few more months anyway). This weekend is jam packed with all of Sydney’s summer feels. Think rooftop terraces (with all the drinks), pop-ups (with all the food), live music, and exhibitions to boot. Yep, there really is something for everyone. You can dance till the sun goes down, get cultured, and eat your weight in food in the meantime.

Fit as much in as you physically can team—you don’t want to miss anything. Here are the best things to do in Sydney this weekend.

All Weekend

Rembrandt Live

This weekend, you can travel back in time to the ‘Dutch Golden Age’ because it’s all about 17th Century Dutch masterpieces at the Art Gallery NSW, aka Rembrandt Live. There are still life works, impressive landscapes, and portraits galore on display and it’s all to the soothing sound of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Directed by John Bell and with music curated by Paul Dyer, this theatrical pairing has come straight from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and FYI, you’re going to love it. 

When: Throughout the month of January Where: Art Gallery of NSW Cost: $59 - $66

Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema

Calling all film buffs! It’s time to ditch the tired old movie night and head to The Hills Outdoor Cinema instead. Grab your crew and settle in for a night of feasting on pizza (FYI, they're giant pizzas from Epic Pizza) with a glass of Pimm’s in each hand. Bean bags are bringing the comfort but you can also upgrade to Cabana Class or a Bell Tent for VIP treatment. Returning for its 4th year with a killer line-up (helllooo Daddy’s Home 2) you’d better snag a ticket ASAP.

When: 11 January – 18 February, on Thursday through Sunday Where: Castle Hill Showgrounds Cost: Various Prices, GA $21.70

Frosé Rosé Happy Hour @ Sky Terrace

ICYMI one of our absolute fave rooftop bars has reopened with giant Jenga and frosé just in time for summer. We’re talking about Sky Terrace at The Star, of course. Every Friday from 5pm to 7pm, you can wrap your lips around Frosé Rose cocktails while overlooking the oh-so-famous Sydney skyline, for only $10 a pop. There’ll be Jenga, croquet, dominoes and Connect Four so you don’t get bored, and plenty of foodie options downstairs when you’re ready for a feed.

When: Every Friday, 5pm – 7pm Where: The Star Sydney Cost: Get all the deets here

Louis Vuitton Kombi Van Pop-Up

Listen up men, Louis Vuitton is releasing their new sporty spring-summer collection at a pop-up shop in Bondi Junction and it’s cute AF. This tropical-themed space will have exclusive (to Australia) leather goods along with ready-to-wear, accessories, watches and even surfboards. Because ‘Straya. Oh, and it’s all happening in a freaking Kombi van. 

When: 17 January – 4 February Where: Westfield Bondi Junction Cost: Free entry

Thursday 18 January 

TWILIGHT THURSDAYS

Warm summer evenings call for seafood and chilled wine—you know we’re right. Hit up the MCA café for just that this season because their menu has things like bouillabaisse made from white fish, crab, mussels, clams and prawns, served with a roasted chilli aioli and crisp sourdough. We know, we want it in our bellies riiiiiight now. It’s handy the MCA galleries, café, store and Colour Fields pop-up bar are all keeping their doors open every Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 9pm. More time to eat. 

When: 18 January  to 18 February  Where: MCA cafe Cost: varies

Friday 19 January

ARTBAR At The MCA

And because the MCA is the gift that keeps on giving this week, it’s stepped it up a notch with ARTBAR and we’re here for it. Activities include exploring the galleries after dark, discussing cultural identity, educating yourself about ethical fashion with The Social Outfit, and learning how to dancehall. Yes. Now take those new moves up to the rooftop and get lost in the rhythm. This event will also score you free access to the Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean exhibition which is open until 9.30pm. 

When: Friday 19 January  Where: MCA Cost: $24

Courtyard Sessions @ The Seymour Centre

Courtyard Sessions is kicking off the epic line up this weekend with electronic dream pop, folk, and soulful sounds along with LGBTQ artists. Because the Mardis Gras 40th Anniversary Festival is coming, people, and this is your first chance to get amongst it. As the sun sets over the Seymour Centre make the most of the bar, BBQ and vintage games whilst looking out for your new favourite band. Bring friends, family or your dog and support these up and coming artists, why don’t ya.  

When: 19 January - 13 March Where: Seymour Centre Cost: Free entry

Saturday 20 January

So Frenchy, So Chic

One of our favourite summer festivals is bringing the south of France to Sydney's Bicentennial Park in Glebe this weekend and we can smell the baguettes, and more importantly taste the champagne, from here. Otherwise known as the fairy-tale estate in Provence your instafeed needs, with wine barrels, hay bales and of course, you and your mates looking fab as you throw back a glass or two of French rosé. There will also be some seriously great beauty stalls happening too—think a Kérastase Braid Bar, Lancôme Parisienne Lip Suite and La Roche-Posay Croquet Club. So Frenchy, So Chic, why aren’t we as cool as you? For more details, head here

When: Saturday 20 January, from 12pm Where: Bicentennial Park, Glebe Cost: $45 - $89

Free Live Entertainment Hub at Gateway’s Summer Sessions

Each weekend in January you can be dazzled by musicians, acrobats, performers and jumbo games at Gateway’s Summer Sessions. Gateway has locked down talent like the professional street artist, Hendrick, and ‘Kids of Leo’, aka the World’s youngest sibling pop group from Australia’s Got Talent. Bring the kids, bring the adults, and most importantly, head here for more details. 

When: Every weekend in January 11am - 4pm Where: Jessie Street Gardens (next to Gateway) Cost: Free

The Love Brunch at Pelicano

The team from London’s Love Brunch are teaming up with Pelicano this weekend to bring their delish event to Sydney. After hitting London, Ibiza, Verbier, LA and New York (no biggie) in 2017, Sydney is the first cab off the rank for 2018. Expect loads of entertainment throughout the day, with a stellar brunch, cocktails, bubbles, music and even more. Grab your ticket here. 

When: Saturday 20 January, 12pm6pm Where: Pelicano, Double Bay Cost: $53.80 per person

Social Serve Australian Open Party

Calling all tennis players (beginners and pros), Social Serve is serving up (see what we did there?) gourmet eats, beats, and a free drink upon your arrival this weekend. Toss back some cocktails and bask in the sunlight on the sidelines or channel your competitive side and get yo’ game on. There’ll also be a raffle on the day and all profits will be donated to The Primary Club, just make sure you dress the part because the best dressed guy or gal will score a prize (or just bragging rights, either way). Head here for more info.

When: Saturday 20 January Where: Lyne Park Tennis Centre Cost: Varies

Sunday 21 January

Sunday Sundown At Coogee Pavilion

Sunday sessions are our favourite way to forget all about Monday and this weekend, you’ll be distracting yourself with great drinks and even better music on the Coogee Rooftop. This weekend, SWICK and Linda Marigliano will be bringing the tunes so you can say goodbye to your freedom in style. We know, we’re dramatic. Deets over here.

Where: Coogee Rooftop When: Sunday Cost: Free entry

Explore North Head at the Inaugural Discovery Day

This Sunday, there’ll be free talks, tours and workshops happening at the first every Discovery Day at North Head. This is one big collab between Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Q-station, AND the Harbour Trust so you know it’ll have a little bit of everything. Be honest, when was the last time you set out to learn about your backyard. That’s what we thought—head here for more info. 

When: Sunday 21 January, 10am4pm Where: North Head Cost: Free

Don't Miss...

Australia Day @ The Star

Your fave long weekend of the year is already here and The Star Sydney wants to make sure you’re doing it right, by bringing Chingy (yes, really) to Rock Lily to celebrate. With free entry for everyone, you’re guaranteed good times–but if you’re not a fan of the hip-hop legend, stuff yourself silly with vegemite chicken wings at 24/7 Sports Bar, or take down the all-Australia-everything buffet at Harvest Buffet (we’re talking pies, barramundi and lamingtons, people!). Get all the deets here.

When: Friday 26 January – Sunday 28 January Where: The Star Sydney Cost: Get all the deets here

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Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Hanoi is perfect for a trip of cultural exploration. Its culture is expressed in many of the remarkable attractions of the city. The culture, too, is in every activity that you see on the street. In this article, I will go through several casual cultural spotlights of Hanoi. A random cultural experience of the city, […]

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Top 10 Food Tours In Hanoi, Vietnam

Top 10 Food Tours In Hanoi, Vietnam


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Dine your way through the capitol of Vietnam with these best food tours.

InterContinental Hanoi Westlake

InterContinental Hanoi Westlake


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4 Days Itinerary Hanoi (2018): What to do in Hanoi Vietnam for 4 Days 3 Nights

by Nguyễn Anh Quanh @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

What is the best Hanoi 4 days itinerary? So you’ve already known what to do in hanoi—if you haven’t—please read this article first. What to do for a 4 days itinerary Hanoi? It must not be harder than a 5 day itinerary in Hanoi right? What are the things to do in Hanoi for 4 days 3 night? Making an itinerary is definitely a pain in the neck—especially a 4 days Hanoi itinerary. Today we will create your perfect 4 days 3 night itinerary in Hanoi—so you can make the most out of your time with an itinerary 4 days in […]

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Yeasty Boy | Neil Perry Just Launched A Vegemite Burger

Yeasty Boy | Neil Perry Just Launched A Vegemite Burger

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Ever tucked into a meaty cheeseburger and thought, ‘This thing could use more yeast’?

Well, Neil Perry and the crew from Vegemite are here to answer your prayers. They’ve just collab’d to produce Australia’s first ever Vegemite burger.

Let’s break this thing down. It’s a top-quality Burger Project beef burger, which means Cape Grim patties, gooey cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce and mayo, sandwiched between a pillowy soft Bread Top milk bun. The final touch? A schmear of black, salty, yeasty Vegemite.

“Vegemite is synonymous with our Australian way of life,” Neil Perry says. “Its unique taste, smeared on a soft milk bun, alongside our premium beef patty, has resulted in an intense depth of flavour we think burger aficionados will love.”

Want to get your mitts on these bad boys? They’re launching at Perry’s Australian Open pop-up today, followed by all Burger Project stores in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The promo lasts until 28 January.

Is it just us or are Vegemite getting seriously creative with their collabs? This is the latest in a long line of weird, spin-off creations. Who can forget the questionable Vegemite Cadbury experiment, or last year’s nightmare Vegemite ice-creams...

The Details

What: Vegemite Burger Where: Burger Project stores in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney When: Available till 28 January For more info, click here

Image credit: Burger Project 

How WWI Helped Create France’s Most Notorious Serial Killer

by Paul Feinstein @ Fodors Travel Guide

Marcel Petiot was the worst serial killer in France’s history.

Around the World in 10 Cultured Dairy Products

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

A selection of popular and lesser-known cultured dairy for Fine Dining Lovers, 21 March 2016. Icelandic Skyr There’s renewed enthusiasm about the cultured dairy products of our forefathers. Food historian Anne Mendelson (Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages) thinks the interest in ancient milkways may stem from the “growing “know [...]

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A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town & Surrounds

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

South Africa’s food capital offers wheels, wedges, and wine aplenty. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma for Culture Cheese Magazine , July 2017. A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town. [Note this article is written in American English] Feature in the Culture Cheese Magazine For visitors and armchair travellers alike, Cape Town conjures visions of majestic Table Mountain, [...]

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Sydney Has A New Spot For Poutine And Wings

Sydney Has A New Spot For Poutine And Wings

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

Oh Canada. You delicious and tasty home of cheese-filled eats and crazy dranks, we’ll quite frankly never have enough of you. Which is why, when we heard there was a new spot for poutine and wings in Sydney, by none other than one of Sydney’s best, we just had to let you know all about it.

The team from Stuffed Beaver in Bondi is headed O.T.B (we know) to Sydney’s north and setting up shop on the Pacific Highway. One of the O.Gs on Sydney’s poutine scene, and the masterminds behind those damn good chicken wings, this latest establishment will have everything you’ve come to expect from the crew.

BYO stretchy pants and settle on in for a feast of tacos, hot dogs, burgers (there’s even something for your vego mate) along with those wings we just can’t stop thinking about and of course, poutine. Wash it back with a Bloody Caesar because errrrrryone knows Clamato is the true bae of every Sunday morning, as well as margaritas, bespoke Beaver Brew from Philter Brewery, cider and even a couple of cheeky wines.

If sport’s your flavour, you just scored a new locale. With a purpose-built 120-inch screen, think every sport imaginable, with a side of (you guessed it) wings.

Stuffed Beaver Crows Nest is now open.

Image credit: Stuffed Beaver

Top 8 Reasons to Visit Syros Greece

by Nathan @ Foodie Flashpacker

Located 78 nautical miles from Athens in the Aegean Sea, Syros is poised to become the next “it” place to visit in Greece. I recently spent three weeks exploring the island and came up with the top reasons you should start planning your own visit! History The island is only 84 square kilometers and about 20,000 people living […]

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Judging the 2017 World Food Championships

by Nathan @ Foodie Flashpacker

When I heard that the World Food Championships was accepting applications for judges, I immediately jumped on it. Unfortunately, when I began sending in my information, I was told applications had closed. “Please keep my information on file for next year…” I replied. But several days later, I received a follow-up email informing me the […]

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Danang Seafood Barn

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

I like Danang. Whoever is in charge down there is making a nice city. Compared to Hanoi or Saigon it's a tad sterile, lacking that street-level frenzy and coating of old-world grime. But the traffic flows uncongested for the most...

A Huge Outdoor Filipino BBQ Is Headed To Sydney

A Huge Outdoor Filipino BBQ Is Headed To Sydney

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Prepare your bodies, people. A great big Filipino BBQ is headed for Sydney and, oooooh yeah, we are more than ready for this one. It’s all thanks to our mates at Hoy Pinoy who have decided to stick around for an entire month and TBH, it’s about time they brought their goods back to Sydney. 

If you’re unaccustomed to the Hoy Pinoy offerings, expect to be munching on some of the best Filipino street food you’ll taste, outside of the Philippines, that is. No snags here friends, this event will see their smoky grill slathered with marinated meats so you can feast on their signature skewers—think pork skewers drenched in banana ketchup and chicken skewers with a soy glaze. For your vegan friends, there will be a token salad that actually looks damn good—hello grilled pineapple goodness.

They know you’re a thirsty bunch, so they’ve got that covered too with San Miguel beer, Pinoy coladas (get it?) and other rum cocktails. Oh and desserts from Black Star Pastry, N2 and Gelato Messina. These guys clearly do nothing by halves. 

The Details

What:  Hoy Pinoy’s Sydney Summer BBQ When: Wednesday 7 February – Sunday 11 March, 12pm till late (10am till late on market days) Where: Entertainment Quarter Moore Park

Meanwhile, a whopper of a heatwave is headed for Sydney RN.

Image credit: Hoy Pinoy

Best Greek Dishes: My Favorite Greek Foods

by Nathan @ Foodie Flashpacker

Typically when you think of Greek food, you think of gyros. But as I learned, there is huge variety in Greek food. The majority of Greek dishes I tried were simple and made use of what’s in season, but they were all done perfectly. The Greek diet is full of seafood, grilled meats, cheese, fresh […]

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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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The Resort in Kampot That Will Make You Feel Like (a Chilled-Out) Tarzan

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This rustic resort in Kampot, Cambodia, is a perfect place to relax by Kampot river and experience the Cambodian countryside. For adventurers who are looking for a quiet retreat, this jungle hideaway is ideal. As a full-time traveller, I have stayed in all types of accommodation – luxury boutique hotels, colonial style beach resorts, family […]

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Justin Timberlake Served (And Ate) Insects At His Album Launch

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Pop singer Justin Timberlake is a woodsman now, everyone! If the album art for his latest release, Man of the Woods (out February 2nd), didn’t tip you off immediately, the menu for yesterday’s launch party in New York City should do the trick. The AP reports that partygoers enjoyed “ants coated in black garlic and […]

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Where to Eat in Chiang Mai – the Best Chiang Mai Restaurants

by Nathan @ Foodie Flashpacker

After living in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai for more than a year, I can say with confidence I’ve discovered the best Chiang Mai restaurants. From local street food to brunch at high-end resorts, this guide will show you the best places to eat in Chiang Mai! You’ll probably notice that, with a few […]

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Costa Brava, Spain Roadtrip: A Foodie’s Guide to Exploring the Region

by Nathan @ Foodie Flashpacker

For this post, I’m excited to team up with the Costa Brava Tourism Board to bring you a foodie’s guide to the region. I spent a week road tripping my way through Costa Brava in search of the best in foodie experiences. First off, for those of you wondering, “what/where is Costa Brava?” — Costa […]

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Eat Worm Cakes (& Other Vietnamese Street Food) in Hanoi

Eat Worm Cakes (& Other Vietnamese Street Food) in Hanoi


Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Hanoi was known for it's plethora of Vietnamese street food and I wanted to try it all. Everything from worm cakes to frog legs to delicious banh mi.

A Tour of the United Kingdom in Cakes and Biscuits

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

No journey to the UK is complete without a slice of cake or a nibble on a biscuit. We take you from Scotland to the south of England, listing their well-known and less commonly known tea-time treats.

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7 Best Banh mi Hanoi – TripAdvisor highly recommended

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

One of 41 things to do in Hanoi is to taste banh mi Hanoi – a symbol of Vietnamese street food and a signal of modern Vietnam lifestyle. It promises to turn your Hanoi Local Experience into the TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY Vietnamese taste adventure.  I. What is BANH MI? Banh mi has been recognized as TOP 10 most delicious sandwiches in the world by Traveller. Not only Vietnamese, a lot of celebrities could not resist the mouthful taste of banh mi. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull or famous Chef Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdain all highly recommend banh mi as must-try […]

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The Stuff in the Market

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The wet markets in South East Asia are shrines to food culture. Food is built up into displays, towers and installations to admire, catch the eye and tempt. It's colourful. Limes, chilies, dragon fruits, persimmons and hibiscus flowers project a...

Cheap eats in Hanoi, Vietnam

Cheap eats in Hanoi, Vietnam


A Table For Two

Eat like a local. Slanting short tables, flimsy plastic stools, empty noodle soup bowls and lipstick stained tissue papers – these are a few signs that you should be looking out for at every …

Vũ Khoan

by Romain @ La Badiane

We we honored by the presence of Mr. Vũ Khoan – former Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, came at La Badiane for his meal. Alongside our Restaurant Manager Vincent.

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A Serbian Festival Is Happening In Sydney

A Serbian Festival Is Happening In Sydney

by Phoebe McRae @ The A List | The Urban List

ICYMI Serbian food is delicious. If you haven’t yet tried the deliciousness that is Serbian food, do your tastebuds a favour and fill your belly with everything you’ve been missing out on at the Serbian Festival this February.

For one weekend only, one of our fave European countries (and cuisines) will take over Tumbalong Park (in Darling Harbour) to celebrate all of the tasty things Serbia is famous for.

Expect live music, folkloric dancing and a whole lot of food, from Chevapi (aka minced sausages infused with spices and grilled on charcoal) and Pljeskavica (that would be meat patties made from a special mixture of ground meats) to Burek (think pastry) and Pita (which actually means pie).

If you forget your stretchy pants, just make sure you leave room for krofne—the most delicious doughnuts you will ever eat. Filled with custard, chocolate, cream, jelly or nothing at all, you’re going to want at least three of these!

The Details

Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour When: 10 - 11 February

Would you prefer to get out of Sydney? Here is everywhere you need to go in 2018.

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

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13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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Ladurée Are Now Doing Cocktails

Ladurée Are Now Doing Cocktails

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

By now, no doubt, you’re well aware of the wide array of delicious sweet treats that Ladurée are putting out there. From their massive range of perfect macarons to their delicate pastries, you know you’re going to have your sugar levels looked after upon visiting your local Ladurée.

But wait, there’s more. Yesterday the team announced that you can now get cocktails (and mocktails) at their Chadstone and Westfield Sydney stores like their Macaron Espresso Martini that you can feast your eyes on below.

We’ll be there asap.

Image credit: Ladurée

Coming To Netflix: David Chang Gets Ugly Delicious

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

David Chang, the man behind Momofuku and subject of the first season of Food Republic parent company Zero Point Zero’s Mind of a Chef, is back on screens. Ready for his new show, Ugly Delicious? Premiering on February 23, the eight-episode series follows Chang as he travels, eats and hangs out with notable food personalities like Jessica Koslow, […]

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Is the World’s Weirdest Art Gallery in Tasmania?

by Lisa Jackson @ Fodors Travel Guide

Watch a machine process food and poop, experience being “euthanized,” witness a living, breathing man-as-art display, all brought to you by the mad genius who parks in a space reserved for “God.”

Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

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Sauces

by quantri @ Bluebutterfly Restaurant

In a small saucepan, combine vinegar and shallots, bring to the boil and cook until liquid is almost reduced, add coconut cream and bring to the boil, then add bean sauce and cook, stiring constantly (for about 1 minute). Add chillies, sugar, and cook stiring  until sugar is dissolved, (about 2 minutes). Remove from heat […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

Top 5 Weird Foods to Try in Hanoi, Vietnam!

Top 5 Weird Foods to Try in Hanoi, Vietnam!


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Visiting Hanoi and looking to try some of the more "weird" food offerings? Get started with these 5!

Kecak Fire Dance Performance in Junjungan Village Ubud Bali

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

I love theater in almost all of its forms and seek out different types of productions in every place we visit. We’ve seen shows that range from the incredibly boring, to the spectacular and...

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WisePass

by Romain @ La Badiane

WisePass now available at La Badiane! Get 1 Bottle of wine at Lunch time for every member. Choice between: Malbec, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Mousseux For more informations about #wisepass : www.wisepass.co

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10 Places You Wish You Were Instead Of At Your Desk RN

10 Places You Wish You Were Instead Of At Your Desk RN

by Shannon Coward @ The A List | The Urban List

Welcome to 2018. We bet you're wondering why the hell you're sitting at your desk right now, as your other (some might say, smarter) colleagues took an extra week to lounge around eating the last of the leftovers, or to swan off overseas to top up their tan. We feel you. The real world has rolled back around—and it feels remarkably like work in 2017...

Instead of doing actual work, spend your precious brain space fantasising of the 10 places you wish you were instead at your desk RN. 

#1. Whitehaven Beach

Australia

If there’s anything that screams perfect daydream material, it’s sitting on 98% silica sand while the crystal clear ocean laps at your feet. The incredible Whitehaven Beach, located a short boat ride from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays Queensland, has all your tropical island dreams covered and then some with its mind-boggling beauty and location on the edge of the Great  Barrier Reef. There’s a reason this stunning natural wonder is plastered across every Australian tourism campaign and it really needs to be seen to be believed. Plus, you could totally combine your trip to Whitehaven with a stay at luxe accommodation on nearby Hamilton Island for the ultimate island escape. Throw in a palm leaf and we’re sold.

#2. Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia

A hidden gem more than worthy of a shout out, Croatia’s Plitvice Lake National Park is a nature-lover’s dream come true. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes National Park marks the point where 16 crystal-esque lakes flow into each through a series of waterfalls and cascades. An 18km wooden footbridge meanders through the water and butterflies do their thing all over the heavily-forested area. The water is so turquoise you’ll find yourself questioning whether they secretly dyed it and if you visit in winter, you might just find an ice-covered wonderland that would make for one sick ‘gram picture. Plitvice Lakes might also be as close as you’ll get to steeping onto the set of a real life Disney movie. Talk about magical AF.

#3. Gion

Japan

Located in Kyoto, Japan’s cultural hub and former capital, Gion is a must-see on any Japanese adventure. Referred to informally as the geisha district, Gion is a gorgeous slice of the Japan of ages past, nestled smack bang in the middle of a bustling, thriving city that effortlessly blends modern and traditional. Think wooden buildings, winding alleyways, traditional gift shops and the chance to spot a geisha or maiko (a geisha’s apprentice) making their way between appointments at the myriad teahouses dotting the district. Gion is also home to a number of sights, including the famous Kiyomizu-dera temple which offers to-die-for views over Kyoto, if you can’t get your fill just by wandering the stone pathways. BRB, looking up when the next flight leaves for Japan.

#4. The Alhambra

Spain

Topping many a “things you have to see before you die” list, the Alhambra is, well, actually something you have to see before you die. Let’s just say, it makes sitting at your desk sound pretty dang boring. Drawing heavily on its Arabic ancestry, the Alhambra is a fortress complex located in Granada that manages to blend historical significance with stunning architectural brilliance in all the right ways. To start with, the Alhambra offers killer views over the city of Granada and the surrounding meadows. It was built primarily in the 13th century when the first king of the Nasrid dynasty decided to make the fortress the royal residence. It’s from this period that much of the architectural elements –including wooden filigree archways and that iconic central fountain – that make the Alhambra so gorgeous are from. Oh and did we mention that the aim of the architects designing the Alhambra was to cover every single space with decoration, no matter how big or small said space was. Leave work early, head to the airport, fly to Spain, go to the Alhambra, thank us later.

#5. Edinburgh

Scotland

Ah Scotland, we might just have a tiny crush on you after binge-watching Outlander on Netflix. Which is why we just had to put Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and voted the most walkable city in the U.K. (take that, London), on this list. Edinburgh is home to many a cultural monument, including the perfectly medieval Edinburgh Castle and the Museum of Edinburgh - which just so happens to be located inside a 16th-century house. If you’re more the type to emerge after the sun has gone down, spend your time exploring the haunted alleyways of Mary King’s Close or hit up the local pub for the best whisky you’ll ever taste. Just don’t forget to head out of town and climb Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano that also offers gorgeous views over the city below. Ugh, why can’t we be working in Scotland right now.

#6. Skaftafell National Park

Iceland

And here we were thinking that the rock formations of Ireland’s Giants Causeway were impressive when Skaftafell National Park came onto the scene and blew us all away. Located in gorgeous Iceland, Skaftafell is the epicentre of the largest national park in Europe, Vatnajokull National Park, and lies on the southern edge of the breathtaking Vatnajokull Glacier. The park is a land of contrasts, promising you the chance to see everything from active volcanoes to glaciers to flat, sandy plains to glacier rivers – all in the same place. Skaftafell is also home to the Kristinartindar Peaks, a dramatic rock formation from which a waterfall plummets one metre into the lush park below. And that’s all before we get to the variety of hiking trails that wind through the 5000 square kilometres of natural beauty that the park claims as its own. Psh, who needs a job anyway, if you need us we’ll be adventuring in Iceland.

#7. Old Havana

Cuba

Okay, okay, so the pinnacle of chilly northern wandering isn’t really your thing. What about the colourful, bustling, tropical flair of Old Havana, in Cuba? Old Havana is the second most populated borough of modern Havana and is contained within the original Havana city walls. It is also the best placed to be completely immersed in the Havana of long ago. This is a Havana where rumba music floats through cobbled streets, where narrow lanes meander past Cuban-Baroque-meets-Art-Nouveau buildings and where the locals sip coffee and chat like they’ve been doing for many a-year. In other words, it’s pretty wanderlust inducing. Stay in a hotel that once played host to Winston Churchill, explore the brightly hued Plaza Vieja or spend the day exploring Havana’s revolutionary past at Museo de la Ciudad. Whatever you choose, it’s got to be better than staring gloomily out the window at all the not-Old Havana you’re surrounded by. Yes, you can thank us later.

#8. Banff National Park

Canada

Located in the iconic Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and is home to some breathtaking examples of that alpine beauty we all know and love about Canada. Lake Louise, a turquoise pool of pure postcard perfect beauty, serves as the park’s main jumping off point before you move on to the too-pretty-to-be-real Sunshine Meadows (the name, guys, the name) or the jagged peaks of the Icefields Parkway. To help with painting the picture of how freaking incredible Banff National Park is, imagine that scene in The Sound of Music when Maria is singing her heart out to the rolling green hills around her. Banff makes that scenery look like your attempt at Pictionary after a few too many drinks. So, what are you waiting for?

#9. Chiang Mai

Thailand

Chiang Mai is a beacon when it comes to sought after travel destinations at the moment but the temple city of Thailand is attracting so much buzz for a very good reason. Serving as the hub of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is the perfect place to kick back and get some much needed R&R while remaining in close proximity to activities galore. Pick from one of the many temples peeking out from behind every corner, thanks to the city’s position as the former seat of the Lanna kingdom, or spend your time wandering the backstreets and sampling the many flavours of Thai cuisine. Did someone say authentic pad Thai and grilled pork in banana leaf? Drool. Uh yeah, you can totally get away with chucking a sickie for a whole week (or four). We’ll see you at the airport.

#10. Ggantija

Malta

An underappreciated hidden gem good for more than just filming locations for a bunch of hit TV shows (Game of Thrones, anyone?), Malta is well-worth an addition to any perpetual wander-lusting daydreams. Malta, an island located between Malta and the North African coast, is home to a number of historic sites that remain as evidence of its former rulers, including the Romans, Moors, French and British. The most famous of these has to be Ggantija, a temple complex on the Mediterranean Island of Gozo that is older than the pyramids of Egypt. They are also the world’s second oldest existing manmade religious structures, losing out only to Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. You can actually wander through the ruins of the complex, marvelling at the ingenuity of construction from before society was really a thing. Getting to explore the almost-oldest structure in the world AND having the chance to live your best life on a Mediterranean island? Sign us the heck up!

Ready to pack your bags and get exploring? Make sure to check out our travel page for all the destinations worth knowing about.

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Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi

Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi


My Five Acres

Finding Hanoi vegetarian food is tough when you're new in the city. Here's your guide to street food stalls and restaurants for vegetarians in Hanoi!

Hanoi Noodle is more than Pho Hanoi| Restaurants Recommendation

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

“Hanoi: What to eat” The Series Vietnamese Noodles Is More Than Phở (Pho Hanoi) Pho Hanoi seems to be familiar with most of people, who have interest about Hanoi. It is regarded as a spirit of Hanoi. Let’s take a Hanoi Tour to know more about Things to do in Hanoi and has a chance to taste Pho Hanoi But there is much more than Phở. You might be suprise with different type of noodle in Hanoi. You might fall in love with the Hanoi’s Cuisine. A. Phở – Rice noodle A.1. What is phở? Phở is a kind of […]

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Bookless in Tangier: Reading Morocco

by Amanda Mouttaki @ MarocMama

MarocMama - A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

I’m a reader. I have always been a reader and make it a point to read all books about Morocco that I can get my hands on. When Zac of Visa Vis Travel suggested this guest post to me, I accepted immediately. Finding other readers is truly wonderful! I hope you’ll enjoy this tale of being ... Read More about Bookless in Tangier: Reading Morocco

A Latin Festival Is Coming To Sydney

A Latin Festival Is Coming To Sydney

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

There is literally nothing we love more that day drinking, street eats, and a side of culture. So when we heard the Inner West Fiesta – A Latin Cultural Festival was coming back to Sydney, we were well prepped for a day in the sun, with mates and aaaaaaall of the South American, Brazilian food and even some Central American food thrown in for added deliciousness. 

Expect everything from dance and music performances on the stage, to markets and cultural demonstrations. We’re talking tacos, empanadas, arepas, burritos and more. Our recommendation is that you head down, grab yourself some seriously delicious (and authentic AF) snacks, settle in on the grass to watch the show, and then (obviously) make your way over to the market stalls. Sounds fab, no?

For all the deets and to book, head here

The Details 

What: Inner West Fiesta – A Latin Cultural Festival When: 28 January Where: Sydney Portugal Community Club, 100 Marrickville Road, Marrickville Cost: $11.20 (children $6.20)

Here are even more things to do this month.

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cooling fans and great little restaurant

by john @ Bluebutterfly Restaurant

On a cool 38 degrees we went here for lunch, cooling fans and great little restaurant. Set menu, chicken and rice, delicious chicken and corn soup 65000 dong, about $4 Au. There was also some tasty fish, about 95000 dong. $6 Au. There seemed to be a cheap deal and then also a range in […]

Kalsarikännit – A Foreigner’s Tale

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Featured in SAA Sawubona Inflight Magazine   Pantless drinking at home – Ishay Govender-Ypma gets to grips with kalsarikännit in Finland. Written for  SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, July 2017.   You’ll remember this. Opening credits roll to Bridget Jones’s Diary. Renee Zellweger’s character sits on the couch in her Christmas PJs, glugging wine, [...]

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Zayaan Khan – Food Activist

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

  Featured in Kulula's inflight magazine, Khuluma.   Food activist, seed librarian and community-driven leader, Zayaan Khan is changing the foodscape from the ground up. Written for Kululu's inflight magazine, Khuluma, 21 June 2017   Food As Sustenance, Knowledge, Life “Try this,” Capetonian Zayaan Khan (32) says, a headscarf draped loosely bandana-style over [...]

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Best budget eats in Hanoi

Best budget eats in Hanoi


the Guardian

In honour of Hanoi's 1000th birthday this week, Rosie Birkett savours the flavours in the Vietnamese capital's best canteens and street kitchens

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

This Camera Is Taking Your Travel Pics 360

This Camera Is Taking Your Travel Pics 360

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

We hate to break it to you guys. But a selfie is no longer enough to guarantee that double tap. Why? Because 360-degree photography is officially a thing and everything you thought you knew about your feed has changed. Enter: the GoPro 360-degree Fusion camera.

So why is this latest camera so great? Let us tell you. Fusion will capture everything, we’re talking 360-spherical content, that your single-lens cam simply can’t.

It’s also nice and easy to edit with Mobile OverCapture editing for iOS so that even your mum can now make epic travel vids. You can even re-frame and save old school-style videos from the 360-degree vid, we know. It’s (almost) too much.

GoPro Fusion has dropped a limited release and support for Android devices will be coming soon.

Go on. Your followers deserve this.

Still struggling to picture it? Check it out below.

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Eat Hanoi all the must-try dishes of Hanoi, Vietnam

Eat Hanoi all the must-try dishes of Hanoi, Vietnam


Till The Money Runs Out

Travel blog post about our two days in Hanoi on a mission to try all the best dishes Hanoi has to offer! Eat Hanoi!

Alentejo Portugal

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Featured in the SAA Sawubona inflight magazine Across an enchanting landscape of mountains, plains, rivers and ancient ruins, Ishay Govender-Ypma feasted on the flavours of the Alentejo, the breadbasket and wine barrel of Portugal. Written for SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, 21 July 2017   Acorns and Pastries “At one time we only fed [...]

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Bowl of Funk: A Little Memoir on Texture

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

The range of foods I can process has widened after so long in Vietnam. As a child, I had fairly typical aversions to certain vegetables, none of which have continued into my adult life. For no apparent reason that I...

Saint Joseph Cathedral Hanoi| Opening Hours – Schedule – Address

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

Saint Joseph Cathedral Hanoi | Historical Information | Tourist Information An Neo-Gothic Cathedral located in the heart of Hanoi Capital, Saint Joseph Cathedral is the representative evidence of the French colonial architecture. Familiarly called by the local as “The Big Church”, Saint Joseph Cathedral is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi for more than 4 million Catholics in the country. Another place that also represents the evidence of French colonies is Hỏa Lò Prison (also known as Maison Centrale). Click here to read more about Hỏa Lò Prison. A. History of St. Joseph Cathedral Hanoi A.1. The […]

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Indulge in Guilt-Free Luxury at 7 of the World’s Best Green Retreats

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

These luxury green retreats may not be totally affordable but they are FABULOUS and guilt-free. Even if you travel on the cheap, these 7 eco retreats are all you need to fire up your 2018 travel dreams. Who doesn’t love to look at pictures of exotic retreats around the world? It’s even better when they […]

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Top 5 Foods I Ate in NYC

by Anna @ slightly astray

I’ve thought long and hard about how I was going to write about all the food I ate in New York. Should I organize it by categories? By days? For now, before I overwhelm you with all the food talk, I’m going to start on a high note with my top 5 favorite things I ate in New York City. Oh New York – why is the food so good there?! Seriously, I ate some of the best food OF...



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Best of 2017 in travels (and plans for 2018)

by Anna @ slightly astray

I’ll admit: I’m lazy and wasn’t gonna do a year-end recap post. But I was inspired by posts like Shikha’s and decided to write one of my own. I do think it’s nice to have these to look back on, when the memories start getting fuzzy and the years start to blend together. It’s also a good time to sit down, reflect, and think about the future. So let’s recap! Find out my overall best part of the year, best foodie destination, best...



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Axelle Red

by Romain @ La Badiane

When the famous french singer Axelle Red came in Vietnam to perform in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, she came at La Badiane to enjoy a very special dinner. Thank You Ms. Red!

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How to Eat in Vietnam - This American Girl

How to Eat in Vietnam - This American Girl


This American Girl

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Beijing’s Friends Cafe: A Visit to Central Perk!

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

Friends might be from the ’90s, but fervor for the show is still alive and well in China! It’s great for locals who want to be entertained and practice their English, so you can find fans everywhere. It got to the point that fans made a Central Perk-inspired Friends Cafe in Beijing! I always knew of the

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Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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2018| VIETNAM MUSEUM of ETHNOLOGY| Entrance fee – Opening hour – Map

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

ALL ABOUT VIETNAM MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY (Entrance fee – Opening hour – Map) As Vietnam is a multi-ethnics nation composed of 54 ethnic groups, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology plays an important role in preserving and presenting the cultural heritage of various ethnic groups. This place is a must-see for people who want to have more knowledge about Vietnamese histories and culture. Another place that also contributes a lot in preserving the cultural heritage of Vietnam is Temple of Literature. Please click here to read A. Introduction A.1. Cultural value: The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a convergence of cultures and […]

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The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Travelers often ask us for recommendations for the best family-friendly holiday in Asia. We’re firm believers that Asia is great for family trips, but we know it’s difficult figuring out what the best destinations are in this vast region for your specific family needs. To help you plan the most amazing family trip in Asia,

Read The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia on Backyard Travel.

Dining Guide to the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam

Dining Guide to the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam


pastemagazine.com

Where to eat in the Old Quarter if you are looking for the best restaurants in Hanoi Vietnam

10 Must-Try Vietnamese Foods

10 Must-Try Vietnamese Foods


Honest Cooking

If you're traveling to Hanoi, here are the ten Vietnamese foods you must try while you are there.

Planning a Perfect Girlfriend Getaway in London

by Amanda Mouttaki @ MarocMama

MarocMama - A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

Who wouldn’t love to take a girlfriend getaway in London? This city wasn’t on my radar for a long time, I was never drawn to the famous cities of the world, and instead I longed to visit far flung corners that no one could pronounce. While many Americans dream of visiting London someday it was ... Read More about Planning a Perfect Girlfriend Getaway in London

Have Yourself a Merry Moroccan Christmas!

by Amanda Mouttaki @ MarocMama

MarocMama - A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

We got the best service blue butterfly restaurant

by jenny @ Bluebutterfly Restaurant

We got the best service and food during our stay in Hanoi here at this resturant. The food Was outstanding and i got My special order Done perfectly even better then i could except. I m Picky with food but here i tried My friends food and we all loved everything we had

Christmas 2017 Menu

by Romain @ La Badiane

La Badiane is ready to wishes you a Merry Christmas with an outstanding 6-course menu available on: – Sunday 24th (6PM or 9PM)* – Monday 25th (Lunch or Dinner time)* *Christmas Menu only available *Reservation mandatory: labadiane.booking@gmail.com +84 24 39 42 45 09 ——————————————————— A...

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Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice patties, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Eating snake every which way in Hanoi, Vietnam | Travel Feature

Eating snake every which way in Hanoi, Vietnam | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

If you want to try eating snake in Vietnam, there's one place to head – Le Mat snake village near Hanoi. The restaurants here specialise in the art of...

Stocks

by quantri @ Bluebutterfly Restaurant

Stocks  – Nuoc dung Rinse chicken well under running water. Put in a stockpot and add cold water to just cover chicken, about 4-6 cups (1-1.5 L), bring to the boil uncovered over medium heat. Skim to remove foam, then add ginger and leeks. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 11/2 -3hour, […]

Summer Promotion

by Romain @ La Badiane

Welcome June, the last month before summer holidays. And to celebrate it, La Badiane is running a special Lunch Promotion including a glass of house wine, for 450.000 vnd   For a group of 6 people or more. This offer cannot apply with other promotions.

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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Stop answering emails and truly relax

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

These days it’s hard to take more than a couple of days off work because we only create more work for ourselves! With a day or two away from emails they pile up, but it’s important to take time to […]

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Best of Kyrgyzstan in Photos (Part 1): You Have to See It to Believe It

by Juno Kim @ Runaway Juno

The beauty of Kyrgyzstan, you just have to see it to believe it. Kyrgyzstan, country of nomads and snow leopards is such a picturesque destination. The land, people, wildlife, mountains, and lakes, together they create a unique and memorable scenery. […]

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SINGAPORE: 5 Best Places to Eat Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore

by Lionel Lee @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Hainanese chicken rice is one of the most popular Singaporean dishes and often considered by locals and foreigners as one of our National Dishes. In this post, I will share with you the top 5 Chicken Rice places you should check out when you visit Singapore.

Vietnam Itinerary: How to Get the Most from 1–4 Weeks in Vietnam

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

These one-week itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate adventurous Vietnam itinerary. This is an amazing country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! Unless you’ve got months and months to explore Vietnam, I suggest you plan your Vietnam travel route for a specific region. There’s […]

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A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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When the Jungle Burned Me

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  (Read Part One: A Return to the Wild)   My first two days back in the jungle were blissfully easy.   While I felt trepidation as I left Seattle, uncertain how Puerto Viejo may have changed or how I might see it through my new eyes, it actually felt so much better than when […]

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The Best Waterfalls Near Sydney

The Best Waterfalls Near Sydney

by Jessica Best @ The A List | The Urban List

I’m not sure what TLC sprinkled on their cereal every morning, but deciding not to chase waterfalls is a stupid and ridiculous idea.

We mean, who bloody wouldn’t want to visit spectacularly high gorges with cascading water falling hundreds of metres into a prehistoric rockpool? What about exploring secretive waterfalls hidden away in lush rainforests where you can recreate a scene from Blue Lagoon without anyone inadvertently photo-bombing you?

Strap your walking shoes on and brace yourself for some serious ‘Gram N Spam’, here are the best waterfalls you can actually visit in and around Sydney.

Drive West of Sydney

Wentworth Falls

Head towards the Blue Mountains for your dose of one of the most scenic waterfalls in Oz. Yeah, this bad boy is boasting some serious Lord Of The Rings vibes and a vista that’s nothing short of jaw-dropping.

Katoomba Falls

This one forms part of the Kedumba River and the best way to get here is to park up at Scenic World and following the Round Walk Trail. And P.S. You’ll want to stop at Juliet’s Balcony—that’s your first chance to check out the falls and a swift panoramic view to match.

 

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Minnehaha Falls

For something a lot more private, Minnehaha Falls is your go to. It’s a dreamy little place with a swimming hole so beautiful no ludicrous Hollywood set could ever rival it. To get there, drive through Katoomba to Yosemite and walk 15 minutes down from the car park. Be brave, breathe deep and take the plunge—this is one of Sydney’s best waterfalls and you won’t regret it!

Drive South of Sydney

Wattamolla Falls

Nearby, you’ll also be able to set your sights on Curracurrong Falls because when it comes to the Royal National Park, the falls are endless (well, kind of). You’ll also be within reach of Winifred Falls, which you’ll find if you take the mildly challenging 4km walk from Audley.

Paddy’s River Falls

Even further is Paddy’s River Falls, which has carved itself into the landscape to the west of the Australian Alps and therefore benefits from the melting snow. Time this one right and you’ll be onto a winner (this is one you can stand behind the water and feel like you’re the Last of the Mohicans).

 

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Fitzroy Falls

If you’ve still got a bit of time up your sleeve, there are couple of magnificent falls a little further south in the Southern Highlands—shout out to Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park. Basically, this is nature’s version of dropping it reaaaaal low. You’ll also find the Fairy Bower Falls around here which is just a mossy rainforest dream.

Carrington Falls

Located in Budderoo National Park, Carrington is the real deal when it comes to cascades, waterholes and rockpools. Yep the Kangaroo River plunges over 50 metres and you can watch this epic shower at Thomas Place, the resident picnic area. Honourable mention must go to Nellies Glen as well (which lies just a touch upstream from Carrington) for being one of Sydney’s most glorious swimming holes and a pretty lil’ waterfall.

Drive North of Sydney 

Waterfalls Way

Finally, Waterfalls Way should well and truly be on your adventure bucket list. Cue a 191km drive that weaves through the lush varying landscape of the New England Region. The tumbling waterfalls you’ll witness along this almighty road trip include Apsley, Ebor, Tia and Wollomombi Falls. 

 

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Collins Beach

If following lane dividers at your local swimming pool is getting more than a little bit tedious, then it’s probably time you headed north on a waterfall chasing road trip. FYI this one really takes the biscuit. If you’re feeling lazier than a hungover sloth, or you don’t trust your car’s ability to do the kilometres, then a dip under Collins Beach waterfall near Manly may be just the ticket to paradise. Let’s be real—it’s an easy win which we’re all about.

Gledhill Falls

Head up a little further to Ku-ring-gai National Park where the elusive Gledhill Falls hides. Brace yourself, this one is one of Sydney’s best waterfalls and it’ll blow your budgie smugglers right off. This beauty is home to a swimmable 10-metre pool beneath one charming as hell waterfall and you’ll also find a small sandy strip too on one side.

Meanwhile, these are all the best hidden beaches in Sydney.

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20 Things You Must Eat In Hanoi - Food Republic

20 Things You Must Eat In Hanoi - Food Republic


Food Republic

Food-loving globetrotters, here’s a bit of sound advice: If you’re headed to Vietnam’s northern city of Hanoi, we’d recommend you pack a pair of elastic-banded pants. The city is a wonderland of cheap eats and drinks, offering an endless variety of soups, noodles, buns, rolls and sandwiches paired with plenty of fresh herbs — and fresh beer, too.

9 Must Eats in Hanoi, Vietnam - Foodie Flashpacker

9 Must Eats in Hanoi, Vietnam - Foodie Flashpacker


Foodie Flashpacker

Check out this guest post from my friend Jason at Edible Adventure Travel covering the nine best dishes you must try when in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Cost of Living in Beijing, China

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

One of the reasons I like living in Beijing is the difference between my income and my cost of living. The great thing about teaching English here is that it doesn’t require a whole lot of effort or experience, but you can still make a pretty good salary. What you make after taxes is anywhere

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Seoul Food Guide: 22 Must-Eat Restaurants in Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

This list of 22 must-eat restaurants in Seoul includes some of the best places to try popular dishes like bibimbap, kalguksu, and Korean bbq. It also included four of the oldest restaurants in Seoul. If you're looking for solid restaurant recommendations, then these are 22 you should seriously consider.

BREAKING: The Farm At Byron Bay Is Opening A Second Venue!

BREAKING: The Farm At Byron Bay Is Opening A Second Venue!

by Jessica Pridmore @ The A List | The Urban List

Now, we cover a lot of new openings—it’s our job to sniff out the new places—but not all newbies are created equal.

The Farm At Byron Bay; home to the incredible Three Blue Ducks restaurant, Bread Social, and Flowers At The Farm, is easily one of the most stunning spots in the country.

Early adopters of impeccable local produce and having created a unique venue that warms your very essence (not least because they do an incredible Sunday roast and have baby animals running around the joint) means they easily fall into our ‘best in Australia’ category for style and substance. So the fact they’ve announced that they will be opening a sister venue understandably sets our hearts aflutter!

Say hi to The Beach House. Set to open in Ballina, northern NSW in July 2018, The Beach House (as the name suggests) will sit pride of place totally beachfront at Black Head. Opening its doors for weddings, as retreat and also as an event space for up to 250 people, The Beach House is set to be one of 2018’s hottest new openings.

The details surrounding the retreat are all very hush hush for now, but expect the same incredible food and attention to detail as The Farm.

All we can do is wait (not so) patiently for The Beach House to open…

The Details

What: The Beach House Where: Ballina, NSW When: July 2018

While you wait, listen to this gripping new true crime podcast.

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Moroccan Spiced Tea – Khunjul

by Amanda Mouttaki @ MarocMama

MarocMama - A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

Stickyrice

Stickyrice


Stickyrice

One Aussie bloke trawling the tables, market stalls and food baskets of Hanoi...

A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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How to Give Amazing Mindful Gifts Even if You’re Saving for Travel

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

When you’re saving for travel, holiday season can make a huge dent in the travel budget. Here’s how to get through the season without going broke — while still giving amazing mindful gifts to your friends and family. People are always looking for great gift ideas for travellers. But how should we travellers give back? […]

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Bun Cha – The Vietnamese Dish President Obama Fell In Love With - The Christina's Blog

Bun Cha – The Vietnamese Dish President Obama Fell In Love With - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

President Obama fell in love with Bun Cha when he tried it in Vietnam. Will you? Here's an all you need to know about this dish and where to find it!

National Popcorn Day, Free Dumplings, Cochon555: This Week In Food Events

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Happy National Popcorn Day! Find out which movie theater in Brooklyn is celebrating with a fancy bowl. Heading out to the Women’s March tomorrow? There’s a bar is hosting a charity happy hour! Looking to celebrate the Grammy’s return to New York City? Chef JJ Johnson knows exactly the place. All that and more in this […]

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Live Classical Music Every Wednesday

by Romain @ La Badiane

It is known that Classical Music is one the best choice to enjoy your fine dining experience. That’s the reason why La Badiane is bringing it to you every wednesday dinner time with its Live Violin Quartet Concert from Hanoi Opera Orchestra!   Other days,...

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Kylie Kwong – Australia-on-a-plate

by Admin @ Food and the Fabulous

Kylie Kwong, seasoned chef and TV celebrity is loved for her Australian-Chinese food and her Australia-on-a-plate approach. We caught up with her recently. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma for Fine Dining Lover, 15 June 2017. Sydney-based chef and restaurateur, Kylie Kwong, opened her famed Billy Kwong restaurant in 2000. Since then, she’s appeared regularly on Australian [...]

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Bali off the beaten track: itinerary for the true wanderer

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Bali just made it to the number one global travel destination in 2017  in TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards ahead of London, Paris and Rome. What makes Bali truly unique and popular among travelers is that it combines all things many travelers are looking for. It has a tropical climate, delicious food, a vibrant culture, stunning […]

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Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam

Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam


InsideVietnam Blog

Vietnamese food is delicious and scandalously cheap, but just how much should you expect to spend? Violet investigates the cost of food in Vietnam.

Hue Egg Breakfast

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

When I came to Vietnam, I overcame my aversion to breakfast. These days there would be a dietary intolerance or a term to describe the kind of antipathy I felt when I was younger. All those tedious mornings as a...

Remembering the Great Anti-Popcorn Hysteria of 1994

Remembering the Great Anti-Popcorn Hysteria of 1994

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

“The scariest thing at the movies isn't Jason or Freddy Krueger... It's popcorn," the New York Times once wrote. They were being serious.

Staying Healthy in Vietnam - How to Not Get Sick During Your Vacation | XO Tours Blog

Staying Healthy in Vietnam - How to Not Get Sick During Your Vacation | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

One of the fastest ways to ruin a vacation is by falling sick! Here are some great tips on how to stay healthy during your time in Vietnam.

XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi, and it’s unlikely we ever will. So why the misleading blog title? We felt the need to write this blog post to protect our brand, so that when our valued guests search for XO Tours they will know that XO Tours only operates out of Ho Chi Minh City…

15 Great Places to Stay in Morocco

by Amanda Mouttaki @ MarocMama

MarocMama - A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

Brownie Batter Bento Boxes Exist And They’re Dessert Goals

Brownie Batter Bento Boxes Exist And They’re Dessert Goals

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Gone are the days when your stock standard bento box was what you craved on the weekend, those need to step aside for the moment because Melbourne baker extraordinaire Proof Is In The Pudding has just released a brownie batter version and we need it in our face ASAP.

These boxes of absolute goodness are designed to be shared with a friend and are ideal for a night on the couch in front of Netflix. The Brownie Batter Bento features a ton of Belgian couverture brownie batter as well as an array of add-ons and mix-ins such as Smarties, almonds, Mars, and more.

There are three versions of the bento available, the Chocoholic, Very Vegan, and Gluten Gone, so they’re catering for everyone. All Brownie Batter Bentos can be pre-ordered on the Proof Is In The Pudding website, you just need to pick your preferred date*.

*That Melbourne trip you were thinking about needs to happen sooner rather than later.

ICYMI, Tim Tam-stuffed doughnuts are now totally a thing, too. Read all about it here.

Image credit: Proof Is In The Pudding

A Boozy Harry Potter Brunch Is Coming To A Hidden Sydney Location

A Boozy Harry Potter Brunch Is Coming To A Hidden Sydney Location

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

2018 needs to take a nap. Quite frankly there’s way too much excitement and nearly three weeks in, we’re struggling to keep up! The latest OTT event news to drop on our fair city is nothing short of magical—a bottomless Harry Potter brunch is headed our way!

Oh yes. It’ll be tipples and butter beer all ‘round folks. Coming to a hidden (AKA top secret) location in Sydney’s CBD, we’re told it will be the brunch of the year. You’ll eat, drink and make merry with a few of your favourite Hogwarts crew. Trust us when we say, you’ll want to dress up for this one.

There’ll even be Quidditch, sorting ceremonies and a couple of cheeky wand lessons. We know, deep breaths.

Sign up here for more details.

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Tasmania’s Fierce Foodie Scene Is a Travel Must-Try

by Sarah Treleaven @ Fodors Travel Guide

Tasmanians have long worshipped sea and soil, but a new generation of restaurateurs are bringing local ingredients to the fore.

7 of the Best Yoga Travel Destinations for Your 2018 Adventures

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you think India is the ultimate yoga travel destination, think again! These 7 places (plus 7 great alternatives) are our picks for the very best yoga adventures in 2018! A couple of years ago, we made our first trip to India. Having heard from all our yogi friends what a mind-blowing spiritual experience it […]

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One Night Out in Hanoi, Vietnam

One Night Out in Hanoi, Vietnam


SAVEUR

From street noodles and egg coffee to fine dining and cocktails, here's your map to a night out in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Things to do in Yogyakarta

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

Borobudur Sunrise Photo Credit : satunusanews.com  Take a look at the greatness of the 9th century Mahayana Buddhist temple, see the beautiful sunrise from the...Read More

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Everybody Loves Skyr

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

skyr breakfast bowl This cultured dairy just might be Iceland’s most adored export.Written for Culture Cheese Magazine, for the Wheys Less Traveled column, July 2017. (This article is written in American English) With its coal-black volcanic rock beaches, bright blue glaciers, steaming hot springs, and thundering waterfalls, Iceland is stunning. Most of its 325,000 [...]

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10 Hanoi hidden specialities recommended by a local

10 Hanoi hidden specialities recommended by a local


Inspitrip Blog

From rice paper rolls to sweetened desserts, these hidden foods present a balance of different and contrasting dishes of what to eat in Hanoi.

Food in Vietnam Hanoi: Bun Cha - Travel.Snap.Stories

Food in Vietnam Hanoi: Bun Cha - Travel.Snap.Stories


Travel.Snap.Stories

Tasting the local food is one of our interests while travelling. Read about where we ate a popular Vietnamese dish - Bun Cha, in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Blue Lime Phnom Penh – A Tranquil Retreat in the Heart of the City

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This boutique hotel in Phnom Penh is the perfect retreat from the buzz and hum of the city. For people who want to stay in the city centre but also enjoy a spot of quiet relaxation, Blue Lime Phnom Penh is ideal. As with most cities, many of the hotels in Phnom Penh city centre […]

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

Hue Egg Breakfast

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

When I came to Vietnam, I overcame my aversion to breakfast. These days there would be a dietary intolerance or a term to describe the kind of antipathy I felt when I was younger. All those tedious mornings as a...

Gaggan in Bangkok: A Chef’s Table Degustation at Asia’s Best Restaurant

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Gaggan is a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand named after owner and executive chef, Gaggan Anand. It's currently ranked number seven on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. In 2017, it received two stars with the recent release of the first ever Bangkok Michelin Guide.

Sydney’s Monthly Vegan Market Is Back For 2018

Sydney’s Monthly Vegan Market Is Back For 2018

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Hold onto your kale, vegan friends, Sydney's monthly vegan market is back this Sunday for first market of 2018 and it’s got your animal-loving names allllllll over it. In case you weren’t already spoilt enough living in such a vegan-friendly city like Sydney, this monthly market is wall-to-wall cruelty-free goodies and TBH, it's just a damn good time.

Hosted by the legends at Vegan NSW (formerly The Vegan Society), this is a market with a difference. You better believe they're selling epic produce, beautiful home products and delish sweet treats, but everything is 100% vegan. Oh yes, finally you can go HAM without asking three thousand questions about the origin of your food. It’s exciting times people. 

Excited? Yeah, you should be. Head here for more details. 

The Details

What: Sydney Vegan Market When: Third Sunday of each month, 9am – 4pm.  Where: 100 Marrickville Road, Marrickville Cost: entry is a $5 donation

Here are all our other fave markets. 

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It Snowed In The Sahara Desert This Week

It Snowed In The Sahara Desert This Week

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Australian cities have copped their fair share of big ol’ storms in the past couple of months, from the dumping of rain in Victoria in late November, Auckland's massive tropical storm, or the superstorm that Sydney didn’t actually cop this week—weather just keeps getting crazier and crazier.

Well, this week, to make things even a bit more wild. It snowed in the bloody Sahara Desert. Yep, a desert.

In case you’re not familiar with where the Sahara Desert actually is, you’ll find it right at the top of Africa and covers a whopping 9,200,000 square kilometres. To put that into perspective it’s a comparable area to both China and the U.S.A.

This isn’t the first time snow has fallen in the desert; it’s actually the third time that it’s happened in the past 40 years.

Check out some of the amazing photos captured of the event below.

15 inches of SNOW blankets the Sahara,the hottest desert in the world, for the second time in 40years pic.twitter.com/2fVI6ylTiH

— MURTALA (@MurtalaIbin) January 9, 2018

A foot of snow in the Sahara desert...breathtaking contrast between sand and snow. pic.twitter.com/7cnYEUjl2S

— Jonathan Arnott MEP (@JonathanArnott) January 9, 2018

Rare icy weather has brought snow to the Sahara Desert in Algeria. pic.twitter.com/7ha2UbkAvz

— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 9, 2018

Start of 2018 marked by extreme weather - searing heat and unusual warmth, bitter cold, winter storms, heavy precipitation and snow (incl in the Sahara!. Updated roundup https://t.co/Tk2DphLltS pic.twitter.com/PCIp8iaNwG

— WMO | OMM (@WMO) January 9, 2018

Image credit: World Meteorological Organisation

Guide to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait ben Haddou

by Amanda Mouttaki @ MarocMama

MarocMama - A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

This is Where to Stay in Kampot for Comfort, Free Bikes, and a Peaceful Pool

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Kampot, this modern hotel is right in the city centre. You’ll be a short walk from the best local cafes, bars, and restaurants, or a simple stroll along the river. Many Kampot hotels are a few kilometres outside the city, with gorgeous river views, but it’s a bit […]

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We Dig The Ludlow’s Guide To Eating In NYC’s Lower East Side

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

If there’s one thing New York City hotels all need, it’s a friendly, concise, expertly curated guide to the neighborhood’s best eats. Lower East Side mainstay The Ludlow is handing out these cool little maps to make sure you end up exactly where you want. Here’s the map’s legend — check out all these great […]

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How to Eat (and Cook) Like a Local in Rome

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

It’s not enough to know WHERE and WHAT to eat when you travel. You also need to learn a little about the HOW of it. Following the local food customs can significantly reduce friction between visitors and locals while increasing the overall enjoyment of your stay. When it comes to food and drink, every culture has […]

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Vietnamese Theatre: A Traditional Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

The water puppet show in Hanoi is a representation of a traditional Vietnamese theatre show that dates back centuries.

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Top 10 foods that makes you fall in love with Ha Noi at the first bite

Top 10 foods that makes you fall in love with Ha Noi at the first bite


Justgola

Exploring a unique food background of one of the biggest cities in Viet nam is always an indispensable treat for most tourists. This Top 10 Must try food in Hanoi will give you an overview of What to eat in Ha Noi.

FYI Sydney’s About To Cop A Monster 5-Day Heatwave

FYI Sydney’s About To Cop A Monster 5-Day Heatwave

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Take a seat, fan yourselves down and settle in with a cold drink team. A five-day heatwave is about to hit Sydney and if you think you’re hot today, you’re about to become A LOT more shweaty. Take another sip of the ice-cold water (or, you know, beer) because it’s all about to get a teeny bit worse. 

According to the psychic weather people at the BOM (that’s the Bureau of Meteorology to those firmly not in the know) it’s going to get so damn hot that the good people of Penrith will be schvitzing their way through five days of 40-degree heat. We’re talking about a peak temp of 43 for THREE DAYS STRAIGHT

Now, onto the solution portion of this conversation. It’s definitely time to start playing nice with anyone who has a pool, air conditioning or a giant freezer filled with ice blocks. You got this team—see you on the other side and as always, please look after the more vulnerable people in your community. Seriously. 

Remember that monster super cell storm that happened last week? 

Image credit: Adam Krowitz

Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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6 TV Revivals To Look Forward To In 2018

6 TV Revivals To Look Forward To In 2018

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

As we wave goodbye to another year in television, we look ahead to 2018 and all the Sundays we’ll spend in bed on Netflix, eating packets of Clinkers with the curtains drawn. Some of the most notable revivals of 2017 were Will & Grace, Prison Break, Twin Peaks and That’s So Raven (look it up, that shit happened), and in 2018 we welcome some even juicier revivals on our screens.

Here are 6 TV revivals to look forward to in 2018.

1.   Arrested Development

It’s time to tidy up the Banana Stand because our favourite dysfunctional American family id returning to our tellies in 2018 for a much anticipated fifth season. It’s already been confirmed that the entire main cast will be returning to reprise their signature roles, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat. The series is set to premiere on Netflix around May next year.

2. Charmed

There have been whispers of a ‘70s-set reboot of our second favourite witchcraft reboot (three words: The Worst Witch) during the last twelve months and it has been confirmed that an initial plot script was submitted. Unfortunately, the network (The CW) didn’t lurv it, so the Charmed reboot is still officially in the redevelopment phase, however, everyone’s praying for a 2018 release.

3. Downton Abbey

With the latest season of Crowns currently consuming our eyeballs outside of work hours, it’ll come as a relief to know that another one of our favourite hoighty-toighty British fams will be gracing our screens in the near future. A Downton Abbey movie is currently in the works. Folks are currently hoping and praying that it’ll reunite the original cast and give us an update on the Crawleys. The NBC Universal president earlier this year revealed that they’re working on getting the script right at the moment and will hopefully have something to send to cinemas by late-2018. As tempting as it is though, we probably shouldn’t hold our breath…

4. The L Word

Joining the list of long-awaited TV revivals is early 2000s classic, The L Word. The long-running Showtime series originally aired from 2004 to 2009 and followed the lives of a Los Angeles-based girl gang of queer ladies whose lives were nothing short of dramatic, heartbreaking and hilarious. The revival is currently in development, as of mid-2017, and is expected to feature all three main leading ladies - Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey. Exact air date is yet to be confirmed, anticipation for said revival is very much confirmed.

5. Magnum, P.I.

Our favourite moustached Navy SEAL-turned-private eye is making a very likely return to our screens in the next twelve months. The ‘80s action drama, starring Tom Selleck (the other greatest love of Monica Geller’s life), flaunted ol’ Magnum’s ability to use military expertise to solve the hardest of cases. The reboot is currently in development with CBS, and the air date is yet to be confirmed.

6. Queer Eye For The Straight Guy

The Block can officially stick it up their pipe and smoke it because early 2000s cult classic, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, is officially coming back to screens in 2018. The Bravo reality series, which originally aired between 2003 and 2007, is set to feature a brand new Fab Five who promise to “move from the Big Apple to turn the Red States pink - one makeover at a time.” Eight episodes have been commissioned by Netflix and the series has a soft premiere date of February 2018.

Podcasts more your thing? Here are all of the podcasts you need to be listening to this year.

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Ever Heard of a 'Snow Taco'? We Hadn't, Either

Ever Heard of a 'Snow Taco'? We Hadn't, Either

by Jelisa Castrodale @ Munchies

One North Carolina reporter says that eating a Waffle House waffle stuffed with snow is totally a thing—in Georgia, or something.

Joyce Jonathan

by Romain @ La Badiane

On the occasion of her concert at L’Espace, the famous French & charming singer #JoyceJonathan came at La Badiane to enjoy a special dinner prepared by our Chef Benjamin (on the left side) and with our Deputy Director Anthony (on the right side).

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Roasting Agave & Eating Tacos: A Oaxacan Adventure With Mezcal Unión

by rmartin @ Food Republic

People talk about Oaxaca like it’s a mystical place. Like on your first night there you’ll experience some hint of magic and it’ll guide your journey and you’ll go home feeling not so much refreshed but changed. Maybe the world will be a little clearer. Maybe you’ll see in the Technicolor of the craft-made spirit […]

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HOA LO PRISON MUSEUM HANOI (2018)|Opening Hours–Entrance Fee

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

HOA LO PRISON | HISTORICAL INFORMATION | TOURIST INFORMATION (Hours  – Map – Ticket) Top.1 Things to do in House in Hanoi is Hoa Lo Prison. As a Local Tour Guide from Hanoi Free Local Tourrs, I will give you an article about Hoa Lo Prison, And give you some reasons why you should pay a visit to this tourist attraction.   Hỏa Lò Prison, also known as Maison Centrale, is a representative of the period of Vietnamese revolutionary struggle against the French colonists. This place might answer your question “Things to do in Hanoi ” in Hanoi. Located in the […]

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Seoul Dining 3: Kalguksu Noodles

by stickyrice @ Stickyrice

On our travels, we can meekly sit down at an uncrowded table and eat mediocre food. In fact, to us it might register as good food. How would we know? One principle that we espouse on our street food tours...

Guide to the Train Between Beijing and Tianjin

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

Trains make one of the most convenient and quick ways to travel anywhere, especially in China. The great thing about China is that, even though it’s the third or fourth largest country in the world by area, everything is connected by train. If you want to get between cities, take the train! Overview of Trains

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This Phnom Penh Boutique Hotel is a Unique Retreat in the City Centre

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This Phnom Penh boutique hotel is perfect for couples or families who want comfort, style, and a peaceful place to retreat after exploring the bustling city. There’s a special magic that happens when a hotel finds the right balance between comfort, design, and a welcoming atmosphere. TeaHouse Asian Urban Hotel, a welcoming boutique hotel in […]

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Wanderlust Wednesday: 5 Must-Try Dishes Hanoi, Vietnam | Root + Revel

Wanderlust Wednesday: 5 Must-Try Dishes Hanoi, Vietnam | Root + Revel


Root + Revel

Wanderlust Wednesday explores the top five must-try dishes in Hanoi, Vietnam with restaurant recommendations, food tours and delicious tips!

How you can travel continuously by working remotely

by Fransisca Angela @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Life is such a wonderful gift especially when you can explore the beautiful world we live in. Do you dream of climbing the Machu Picchu, seeing the sun rise in Borobudur Temple, exploring undiscovered Papua New Guinea, or maybe experiencing Thailand while munching on its finest street food? “How wonderful it would be to travel […]

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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TEMPLE OF LITERATURE HANOI | Opening Hours – Dress code – Entrance Fees – Introduction

by Hằng Nguyễn Thị @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

ALL ABOUT TEMPLE OF LITERATURE (HOURS – DRESS CODE – MAP – ENTRANCE FEE) Temple of Literature is one of Things to do in Hanoi, a must-see historical site when visiting Hanoi, the Capital City of Vietnam. Temple of Literature not only represents the enduring progress of Vietnamese culture ( sự thay đổi Văn Hóa Việt Nam theo thời kỳ)  , but also contributes significantly to both Confucian civilization (Đạo Khổng Tử) in Vietnam and other cultures in the world. Temple of Literature was ranked as the cultural and historical site on 28th April, 1962. I. Temple of Literature In Hanoi I.1 Temple of […]

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Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

The post Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai appeared first on Authentic Food Quest.

9 Must-Try Street Foods in Hanoi

9 Must-Try Street Foods in Hanoi


Fodors Travel Guide

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is famously home to some of the most incredible street food in the world.

Tokyo Bucket List: 44 Top Things To Do in Japan’s Coolest City

by Annette White @ Bucket List Journey | Travel + Lifestyle Blog

Tokyo is known for its unique experiences, such as a medical themed restaurant where you can eat beef, shaped like a brain, inside a private jail cell. Or the cat cafes where petting felines and drinking coffee go hand in hand.

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5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


The Culinary Travel Guide

Hanoi's food scene can be overwhelming with it's mix of smells and tastes, but it's well worth exploring since it's one of the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful cuisines in the world.

3 of the Best Cities in Spain for Food-Focused Travel

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Find out which destinations were endorsed by over 118 million real reviews from global travelers on Booking.com as the best food cities in Spain.

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I’ve Moved to Mexico!

by Nathan @ Foodie Flashpacker

For anyone that isn’t following me on social media (and why aren’t you, btw?) — I’ve moved to Mexico! Specifically, I’ve moved to Merida, a city in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. I only came with the intention of staying a few weeks to catch up with some good friends and get caught up on work. I […]

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A Menu of Must-Try Dishes in Hanoi, Vietnam

A Menu of Must-Try Dishes in Hanoi, Vietnam


TripSavvy

The food scene in Hanoi, Vietnam is one of the capital city's highlights; don't leave without trying one or all of the dishes depicted here.

Quang Thắng

by Romain @ La Badiane

One of the most Famous Vietnamese Actor came to enjoy a delicious at La Badiane. Thank You Mr. Quang Thắng!

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Hanoi Food Guide - a taste of North Vietnam | Food and the Fabulous

Hanoi Food Guide - a taste of North Vietnam | Food and the Fabulous


Food and the Fabulous

The food in Hanoi, a food guide and what to try on a first visit. My selection of the best street food meals I enjoyed.

Recapping Anthony Bourdain ‘Parts Unknown’ in Hanoi

Recapping Anthony Bourdain ‘Parts Unknown’ in Hanoi


Eater

Featuring one-liners, streetside noodles, and Barack Obama

Philadelphia cheesesteak wars: 12 hours, 4 cheesesteaks

by Anna @ slightly astray

“You can’t come to Philadelphia and not have a cheesesteak.” Given that the cheesesteak is practically Philly’s symbol, that statement is so true. But we’ll do one better. In fact… we’ll do three better. The best thing about hanging out with foodies is that everyone is enthusiastic about eating and hunting for good food. The best thing about visiting locals is that they know where all the best spots are. The perfect combination. And because everyone has a different opinion...



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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Is Headed For Sydney

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Is Headed For Sydney

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Sydney might be a little slow on the uptake here, but we’re fiiiiiiinally scoring a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. And if you’re unsure, yes you absolutely need to book tickets. This one absolutely killed it when the Melbourne Theatre Company had its season (just quietly, it was a total sell-out), and it was a similar story on the West End. 

In the words of our Auckland Editor (who loved the show), it is based on the novel of the same name, and tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. The performance starts with a dog killed with a garden fork plunged through its body and Christopher standing above it—cue assumptions that he is the killer. Christopher then takes on the role of detective to get to the bottom of the crime. 

His search leads him to discover far more than he ever anticipated and, as his world is thrown upside down, the audience is with him every step of the way as he documents the experience in his own unique way. 

To nab yourself a ticket, you’ll need to head here

The details

What: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time When: Wednesday 4 July – Sunday 15 July Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Cost: $99 – $150

Meanwhile, Monet's Water Lillies are coming to Sydney. See!

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Hot woks and pho

Hot woks and pho


Traveller

Terry Durack and Jill Dupleix take a culinary journey to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

About Us

by quantri @ Bluebutterfly Restaurant

The Blue Butterfly is located inside the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter, occupying a 300-year-old two-storey wooden house that promises a highly atmospheric and enjoyable environment. Its antique architecture should be the most attractive feature of this restaurant with all the furniture made of wood, traditional antiquities and Hanoi’s scenes hanging along the wall… At […]

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

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