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What to Expect on a Wine Tour

by Leona @ Days to Come

When travelling across the world, there is always an opportunity to learn new skills, develop a taste for new cuisine, enjoy local experiences and meet new people. This, of course, can all be experienced on a wine tour. Whether you’re stopping for a quick tipple while driving through wine regions or joining a specialist, multi-day wine-tasting tour in Europe or other parts of the world, a winery tour is always a good idea – and even better when you have a designated driver! Before you go, we’ve collected some useful tips to help you understand what to expect when visiting a

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Bangkok

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



Recently, I spent four nights in Bangkok and it was so much fun. I wouldn't say that would be enough to discover such a big active, fun city. But, for me, four nights was probably enough to satisfy my interests, which are mostly food and market related, including my first visit to the city's Chattuchat market.


Both long and short vacations are relaxing for me as I work 7 days a week and don't have weekends, but I do take lots of breaks. That's just how it works out. My friends wonder why I take so many short holidays. I mean of course it's to relax and relieve any stress and luckily, from Vietnam, there are lots of places close by and sometimes there are cheap airfares.



Bangkok is not my favorite city in Asia but I don't mind going back for a short vacation as I love Thai food very much and also Thai people are very friendly. I'm not sure how many dishes I tried and their names but it was very tasty though occasionally too spicy for my tastes. At times, I felt like I was crying and smoke was coming out of my ears while I was trying to finish the food. It was so much fun eating like a local and it's also a way for me to learn the culture of the place I'm visiting. That's the most important thing for me.


Besides the fantastic weekend market at Chatuchak, I loved Klong Toey produce market as well. I love the way Thai people present their vegetables and meat and, similarly to Vietnam, kill some animals in the market to ensure freshness. The Klong Toey market sellers were so friendly, showing me how to kill fish, frogsand smiling when I asked to take photos. I smell their meat and I saw fish jumping up and down. Like in Vietnam, the local markets are the best places to do food shopping.


Bangkok night life was a bit much for me especially Pat Pong where it's all related to sex and nudity but that's what Bangkok's famous for. There was way too many people asking me the same question, sex DVD? sex show? boy or girl? It was a bit confronting at the beginning but I felt annoyed at the end. Anyhow, it's something they you only can see in Bangkok and I experienced it.


One of the highlight of the holiday was the Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel. It was great with super refreshing cocktails and bubbles from 4-7pm and a beautiful swimming pool during the afternoons after long walks discovering the city. I'd love to come back to Bangkok again and definitely will stay there.

Oct 23, 2015 - Cultivando Food Design

by @ GLi

Oct 23, 2015 - BRAZIL
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The Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo – From Siem Reap to the Isaan

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo included the Southeast Asian destinations we love and frequently cover – Cambodia’s main cities and towns, Thailand’s capital and most off the beaten track region, Vietnam’s key destinations, and lovely Luang Prabang in Laos. As 2017...

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Machu Picchu by train from $2016 with FREE nights accommodation and city tour

by Bryce Read @ The Travel Co

Experience a train ride through the spectacular Sacred Valley of the Incas to the town ...

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The 12 best hikes in Southeast Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Southeast Asia may not be famous for its hikes, but the region has its fair share of spectacular trails. It’s not that it’s difficult finding good hikes in Southeast Asia, it’s more if they’re worth exploring, given the proximity of Nepal, China and Japan. As adventure travel and hiking specialists in Asia, we say yes,

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PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR CAMBODIA AND VIETNAM

by Julia @ Culinary – Spirit Journeys Worldwide

Our photography adventure in Cambodia and Vietnam offers the beyond ordinary journey through these amazing countries.

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Students explore the archeology and food culture of Calabria and Sicily

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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.

What to Pack for a Safari Tour in Tanzania

by Michelle Rae Uy @ Days to Come

Tanzania is one of the most culturally fascinating destinations in Africa, and there is no better way to explore the vast lands of this country than on a safari tour. Choosing a great tour operator and game reserve for your safari tour in Tanzania isn’t that difficult. There are many trusted companies out there and hundreds of resources online to help you pick the best ones. The trickiest part, however, is the packing side of things. If you’re wondering what to pack for a safari tour in Tanzania, fear not, as we’ve compiled an essential guide to alleviate any stress you

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Where You Should Travel in 2018 Based on Your Favourite Cocktail

by Gemma Music @ Days to Come

If you’re unsure of where your next adventure will take you in 2018, why not try matching your favourite beverage to your next destination?  They say your drink of choice says a lot about you; and while we don’t want to make any sweeping generalizations, perhaps it can help you choose where you should travel in 2018. Just sayin’.  Disclaimer alert: While we’re not here to encourage excessive drinking, a cocktail or two won’t go astray on your next holiday.  Where You Should Travel in 2018 Based on Your Favourite Cocktail If you love drinking Pisco Sours You should travel

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Boracay 2014, Philippine

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God

Recently, after being refused a visa for Japan, I spent just a couple of nights in both Boracay and Manila in the Philippines. Because it was such a short stay, I can't tell you much about the whole country but I loved it there very much due to the people I met and what I ate
Boracay made a great first impression mainly due to the shock of the amazing white sand beach and the clear, huge expanse of blue sky. It took me about 5 minutes to think about the beach on arrival as I couldn't believe this beach could be real. I decided to spend most of my time on the beach drinking San Miguel beer and swimming - let's face it, there's probably not much else to do! Oh, and eating, of course.



 With my fussy eating, I walked down the main d*talipapa market area to choose my own fresh seafood before bringing it over to be cooked at the restaurants. It was a real heaven for me, eating seafood everyday. The local people cooked the seafood in different styles and they turned out well. Even though I prefer to eat seafood very simply, some of their preparations were interesting and I learned ways of mixing new ingredients. The locals were surprised about how much I could eat and how much of an expert I am at eating crabs and prawns. Once they heard I grew in a coastal town, they understood why. I prefer eating steamed and grilled seafood with a Nha Trang simple dipping sauce: salt, lime, pepper and lots of chili but Pilipino don't eat that way :). 


The hotel staff wondered why I kept skipping breakfast. I didn't want to offend them but I never eat hotel breakfasts because then I miss an opportunity for a local breakfast experience. It's just my personal thing but I prefer to take a tri-bicycle or walk down to the market or a local eatery to try the local stuff on offer. That's the best way to learn about the culture and cuisine. I'm a friendly chatty person so locals don't mind spending some time talking to me. They all thought I was from China which is a bit sad but really, especially because of what is happening in our region recently. I do prefer if they think I'm local :).

One big mistake I made when I was in Boracay was going to an Italian restaurant for dinner, upon the recommendation of the hotel staff. The food was reasonable but I would have enjoyed the experience of eating in a local restaurant a couple of minutes down the road, like I'd originally planned. Think I'll stuck with my plan next time.

The nightlife in Boracay is also very interesting. There is a lot of 80s style music being played by bands and DJs and I realized that's why so many Filipino singers in Vietnam are obsessed with the same music. The nightclubs and bars are pretty busy every night but the atmosphere is fun and there is no fighting or other nasty stuff going on.


Boracay is definitely one of my favorite places and I'm pretty sure I'll go back again in the very near future.

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Call for Undergraduate Papers: Wittenberg East Asian Studies Journal

by Gary DeCoker @ ASIANetwork

The Wittenberg East Asian Studies Journal is currently accepting submissions.  We accept artwork (painting, photography, etc), fiction/poetry written in Chinese, Japanese or Korean, and research papers in English up to 20 pages long.  All submissions must be received through our online system: http://ojs.wittenberg.edu/index.php/wueasj.  Click on the “register” tab at the top and create a user name and password.  Articles should  follow […]

Why Your Travel To Cuba Matters Now

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Travel To Cuba Now It doesn’t seem all that long ago that travel to Cuba was near impossible for the average American tourist. In 2014 President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro took historic steps to lessen the gap between the Cuban people and Americans however, and in the last two years travel to Cuba [ ... ]

Vietnamese Foods to Try - 11 Dishes To Eat While Travelling - Days to Come

Vietnamese Foods to Try - 11 Dishes To Eat While Travelling - Days to Come


Days to Come

Ignite your tastebuds with these Vietnamese foods. These dishes can be found all over Vietnam and are simply too good to miss.

9 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Marrakech

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Days to Come

Although Marrakech isn’t the capital of Morocco, the allure of this bustling city never fails to attract many visitors from around the world. Marrakech is a must-visit destination for travellers seeking out a quintessential Moroccan experience with a whole lot of surprises. If you’re yet to find out what the hype about Marrakech is after seeing endless images on your social feeds, heard stories from a friend-of-a-friend who visited or are simply out of the loop on just how magical Marrakech is, you’ll quickly find reasons to love it too. Here are 9 reasons why everyone loves Marrakech (so prepare

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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...

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

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This watermelon mint cooler recipe is super easy to mix and makes for a refreshing light cocktail to drink on a stifling summer afternoon or a sticky day in the tropics. If you’re in the chilly northern hemisphere turn up your heating and pretend you’re...

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Food tours in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Japan, Cambodia and Italy - The Travel Co

Food tours in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Japan, Cambodia and Italy - The Travel Co


The Travel Co

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Hong Kong, Vietnam & Japan Royal Caribbean Cruise - The Travel Expert

Hong Kong, Vietnam & Japan Royal Caribbean Cruise - The Travel Expert


The Travel Expert

A Hong Kong, Vietnam and Japan Royal Caribbean Cruise - see all of these places on one holiday while cruising on Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas.

I Hate Hiking and I Hate the Cold, But I Love Greenland

by Sama Abdi @ Days to Come

Most travellers will share stories about that one trip or experience that changed their lives forever. For me, that moment was a trip to Greenland. But first, let me rewind and tell you a bit more about myself and how I got the chance to explore the coolest (or chillest!) island on Earth.         I hate hiking and really hate the cold At first glance, I appear to be a rather tall and slender woman, one who you would assume partakes in regular physical activity and enjoys it. On both counts, you would be very wrong. My Sub-Saharan African genetics are

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Five Types Of Vermicelli Feature Hanoi Cuisine

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Vermicelli is a rustic dish but holds the soul of Hanoi cuisine. There are five types of vermicelli that the tourist joining Hanoi local food tours all want to try.

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Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe with a Tropical (Dragon) Fruit Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This classic Champagne cocktail recipe with a tropical fruit twist is a recipe for fun. Serve this exuberant champagne cocktail at the beginning of a meal or social gathering over the holiday season and I guarantee you’ll kick-start the revelry. Champagne is a drink for...

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Manila

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



After relaxing on the beach in Boracay, I stayed a few days in Manila and it was so much fun. I met some of my previous street food tour clients and they took me out for dinner and also recommended so many things that I must do in Manila, including shopping.



Between my eating time in Manila, I visited different malls to buy some souvenirs. Malls in Manila are huge and there are too many of them around. I got dizzy and lost in two of them and they only way out I told myself was to walk down to the ground floor and find the car park. It was so frustrating at the time but actually it was great fun walking around different malls to see how local people do their shopping.
I love the weather in Manila as it was nowhere near as humid as Hanoi and I felt more comfortable. Some people may not like it here but I loved it as it's a bit similar to Hanoi. A big crazy Asian city!



My clients took me to a restaurant called Mesa which is located at the Greenbelt Shopping Centre. This is a great Filipino fusion restaurant and always full with locals and tourists. We had way too much food including deep fried pork, fish, stir fried veggies, pigs' feet and then, not that we needed it, dessert! Apologies that I can't give the exact names of the dishes - sometimes you just have to concentrate on the conversation. After dinner, we went to a square where they play live music to drink beer. It's a bit similar to Bia Hoi without music in Vietnam. It was so cool and I loved that atmosphere very much



My clients mentioned about the most popular fast food in Manila called Jollibee and these franchises are always located right next to McDonalds. I don't know why I took the recommendation but I ate the pasta with deep fried chicken. It was really not my type of food.



The only thing I slightly regret is that I didn't have a chance to ride a jeepney around Manila. They look so good and so colourful. This will be one of the reasons that I will come back to Manila. Thanks to my clients that made my trip to Manila so special and hopefully see you again soon

La Vong Grilled Fish – The Lesser-Known Origin

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

One of Hanoi traditional food that people should try when coming to this capital city is Cha Ca La Vong or La Vong Grilled Fish.

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Oct 8-10, 2015 - Understanding Food Design Conference

by @ GLi

Oct 8-10, 2015 - ADIXEXPO, POLIDesign, SPD - MILAN
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Irish Manor Houses and Country Hotels Tour from $1509

by Bryce Read @ The Travel Co

Wonderful stories of feuding dynasties, Gothic architecture, green lands, modern shopping and elegant streets all ...

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My-Le: On track for great Vietnamese food | The Japan Times

My-Le: On track for great Vietnamese food | The Japan Times


The Japan Times

As soon as the rains lift and the temperatures rise, our thoughts turn to Vietnam. It's the food we crave: No other cuisine seems quite as appetizing once

Cudweed Sticky Rice Balls – Passionate Flavor of Hanoi Autumn

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Cudweed sticky rice balls, whose folk name is banh khuc, have captured the heart of Hanoians although they are only the rustic dish among many of Hanoi street food.

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Ho Chi Minh City Street Food: An International Twist with Japanese Street Sushi

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food: An International Twist with Japanese Street Sushi


Back of the Bike Tours

The Saigon Street Food Scene is known for moving in fads or trends. It doesn't neccesarily even have to be traditional Vietnamese street food that you will find on the street these days.

Scotland tours

by Julia @ Culinary – Spirit Journeys Worldwide

Join one of our special Scotland tours and meet the true colours of this amazing country!

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Vienna, Austria

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



A city with so many beautiful old buildings and stories and opera houses. I don't think four nights was enough but we tried really hard to see most of the special places and eat the best food that Vienna offers.



We walked around the city and visited many churches, museums and walked into small lanes with incredibly beautiful shops. One of the meals that we loved the most, for the atmosphere, the professional service and especially the food was Plachutta restaurant. We had walked past the restaurant many times and wondered why they were always super busy and we decided to check it out on our second night. We had their world famous dish Tafelspitz a beef broth with tender rump steak served with root vegetables, crispy potatoes, creamed spinach, horseradish and apple sauce and sour cream and bread; and it was fabulous!



According to our friend's recommendation, we went to eat sandwiches for lunch at Trzesniewski. Their sandwiches were amazing with many different toppings and eaten with a tiny glass of beer, called a Pfiff, such a great combination. We continued wandering around the city and tried coffee with beautiful, tasty cakes at Demel, a place that I'd highly recommend for cake and coffee.



On our last day, we went to the Leopold Museum to see Gustave Klimt paintings and those of other famous artists. What a museum with so many beautiful old and new paintings. We spent about 2 hours there and it was worth every minute of it. In the evening, we went to one of the must-do things that everyone does in Vienna, yes, we went to classical music performance. Because the opera season was in summer break we had to see a rather touristy Mozart and Strauss show, which involved both ballet and opera singing. The lady had an amazing voice and we all loved her performance so much. I'm glad I did it.


Prague, Czech Republic

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



What a beautiful city Prague is! However, I don't think I've ever seen a place with so many tourists. And with that, quite a few local businesses in the central/tourist area seem to rip tourists off or cheat tourists all the time.



As I'd already been through Munich, Vienna and Budapest earlier, I thought Prague was a bit similar to those cities in terms of such great architecture and churches. Prague has a great cheap transport system and most tourist attractions are within walking distance of metro or tram stops. And, to me it seemed pretty safe. I wondered how many people actually pay to use these public transports because most people seemed to just jump on and off without their tickets. Probably, it's free!



I did another great free walking tour around the city to kick off my 4 nights and our guide was a Russian American was great with loads of information about the culture, the city and food. I'm so glad that I did the tour at the beginning of my stay. After the tour, we decided to change some money and we got so upset with the money changer (professional shop) as they charged us €10 to change €50. We didn't know the language and after signing the receipt, we found out and they refused to give the money back. This is very sad and apparently so common in Prague. We were disappointed but we put it behind us. I can't complain as this is probably my fault because I wasn't careful enough.


After that, we walked up to the Prague Castle for fabulous views of the city. After working up a hunger, we found a small restaurant full of people and we hoped it would be a great place. Waitresses were friendly and the food was acceptable, but we got ripped off big time again! We had to pay €78 for a simple meal for 2 with 1 beer, 1 glass of wine, a pork schnitzel and a Greek salad plus we have to pay 15% for VAT and a bread basket which we didn't eat. Some Prague people must think tourists can draw money out of the blue!!!! We had a totally bad day!!!!



Anyway, a great thing came up the next day as we found one of the best coffee shops in town (for me) where we noticed the owners and staff have passion about coffee, where they test their coffee, chat to their clients about the differences between their coffee. Surprisingly, no Vietnamese coffee in the shop, very disappointed (just kidding). We went back to this coffee shop two more times before leaving Prague. With recommendations from one of our clients who lived in Prague for two years, we went to a great Prague pub, Pivoparsky Dum, for dinner where we could taste different beers, including nettle, coffee and banana beer and an amazing meal. We were the only tourists in the pub and it was a huge place but filled up by 8pm. The best meal in Prague for me and I'm so glad we went there.



So, in general, I have mixed feelings about Prague. Not sure if I'd go back.

Students at the FAO for the International Launch of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2016

by Salem @ GLi

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Vietnam Culinary Tour 12 Days - Interasia Travel :: Travel Exotic Asia with Us

Vietnam Culinary Tour 12 Days - Interasia Travel :: Travel Exotic Asia with Us


Interasia Travel :: Travel Exotic Asia with Us

Australia's Travel experts to China, Vietnam, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Taiwan & beyond. InterAsia tours China

Japan Culinary Tour Highlight: Sampuru “Fake Food”

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Japan Food Tour If you haven’t discovered the Access Trips Japan tour yet, it’s time. Our Japan tour gives you an insiders view of the cultures we visit, and as with all Access Trips tours, it’s through the lens of the cuisines that shape daily life. We recently showcased our stop at the Sampuru factory on the Access Trips blog [ ... ]

Street Food Day Tour in Hanoi | Asia Vacation Group

Street Food Day Tour in Hanoi | Asia Vacation Group


Asia Vacation Group

Explore Hanoi and taste the best food ever in your life with this Hanoi tour. Bun Cha, Grilled Chicken Legs, Papaya Salad and more. A must-try experience!

Japan - Land of the Rising Sun

Japan - Land of the Rising Sun

by @ Travel

The traditions of the past meet ultra-modernity on this tour of enigmatic Japan. Discover Tokyo with its high-tech Akihaba...

Top Luxury Beach Resorts in Vietnam

by Explorient @ Explorient

For a country that boasts more than 3400 km of coastline, the beaches alone should be enough to warrant a journey to Vietnam.  With infinite stretches of powdery sand, pristine azure water, tropical islands, coves, spectacular seascape and lagoons, it’s no wonder that a growing number of big-name players had staked their brand along this […]

Jun 11, 2015 - Food for health - EXPOsures

by @ GLi

Jun 11, 2015 - Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies - Via Giulia 130
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Clam Worm Season in Hanoi

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

To the people who love Hanoi traditional food, not eating the dishes made of clam worm at the end of autumn is an incompleteness.

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Siem Reap Hospitality Training Restaurants – Meals that Make a Difference

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These Siem Reap hospitality training restaurants serve up some of the most tantalising meals in the city – and they’re meals that make a difference. The money you spend contributes to training young Cambodians, helping to lift locals out of poverty. Located in Cambodia’s northern...

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Butterflied Roast Turkey with Stuffing Recipe by Chef Neil Perry and Christmas Tips

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This butterflied roast turkey with stuffing recipe comes from another of Australia’s best chefs Neil Perry, who helms the Rockpool group of restaurants, which have long been some of our favourites. Here Neil shares his recipe for Butterflied Roast Turkey with Chestnut, Herb and Bread...

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Salzburg, Austria

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God

We spent two nights in Salzburg, where Mozart was born and raised. I had such a fantastic experience there walking around the old town, checking out lots of historic buildings and the view from the top of the mountain, where the Salzburg Castle is situated.



I love the old town and the river which reminded me a bit of Florence, Italy or Paris a bit. The old
town has so many beautiful gift shops and restaurants. We stopped at Cafe Tomaselli for coffee and cakes, which is a bit of an institution in the city.  We had the traditional coffee with whipped cream called melange which was fantastic and their cakes just blew my mind away, Delicious!!!!

               

We walked a bit more then took a cable car up to the top of the Salzburg Castle for the city view. It's very crowded as it should be, full of tourists like me. I took so many shots and stood there at first for about 10 minutes to appreciate the view and the green city and several different bridges connecting both sides of the city. Then we climbed up and walked inside to reach the top of the castle. The night before we left, because it was raining, we had dinner at the hotel restaurant and it was great food as well. The waitress was very helpful, recommending that we have calamari for starter then we had dumplings with bacon and crackling on top of sauerkraut. The second dish is very traditional for this part of Europe.



We also had the most famous Austrian dish Wiener Schnitzel, a flattened crumbed piece of pork pan-fried, served with boiled potatoes and cranberry sauce. On our last afternoon in the city, we just sat down in the square with a cold Steigl beer and enjoyed the last sunshine of the day. It was a fantastic 3 days in Salzburg!

Peter the Grill at The Peninsula Tokyo Hotel: A Tokyo Restaurant Review

by Lauren West @ Television of Nomads

Floating high in the Tokyo heavens on the 24th floor of the Peninsula Tokyo Hotel, Peter the Grill is a sleek grill restaurant offering refined, quality steakhouse and seafood favorites with a delectable twist. We enjoyed 4- and 5-course meals at this Tokyo restaurant, enjoying the elegant range of the Peninsula grill menu and the modern elegance of the design of the Peter Peninsula Tokyo Hotel restaurant while taking in mesmerizing views of Tokyo’s Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park.   Here’s our Tokyo restaurant review of Peter the Grill at the Peninsula Tokyo Hotel! These photographs were all taken on our Canon 80D. Make sure to check out our essential cameras for every traveler guide for more info. A Sleek Tokyo Restaurant Matching an avant-garde design with an equally exciting Tokyo city view, Peter the Grill at the Peninsula Tokyo Hotel brings a fresh vibe that is as hip as it is sexy. A feast for the eyes, the dining room at Peter the Grill at the Peninsula Tokyo Hotel features shimmering metallic trees, pod-shaped sofas, and floor-to-ceiling windows pleasing to the eye no matter where you look. Decorated in classic Japanese colors, such as nasu—the deep purple of eggplant—and lavender, wood, and steel, […]

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Ho, Over and Pygmy Caves Open To Visitors

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Jungle Boss, a local tour operator in Quang Binh Province had announced that they will run new tour to  Ho (Tiger), Over and Pygmy Caves. Since the beginning this year, Quang Binh authorities allowed open exploration tours to Pygmy, the fourth largest in the world in the […]

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Hang Trong Folk Painting Exhibition In Hanoi

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Ca Chep Bookstore at No.115 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hanoi will hold an exhibition on Hang Trong folk painting from January 10th to 25th. Apart from outstanding Hang Trong folk paintings on three topics, including New Year, worshipping and state of affairs, the exhibition will introduce […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Hosts 12th Taste of The World Festival

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Excellent cuisines of Vietnam and foreign countries will be introduced at 100 booths at the 12th Taste of the World festival scheduled for January 11-14 in Ho Chi Minh City. The event, jointly held by the municipal Department of Tourism and the Viet Nam Tourism Association, […]

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Types Of Wonton Noodles In Hanoi

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

Wonton noodle is not strange to the Hanoi street food devotees. As the noodles adopted from Guangzhou, China, wonton noodle soup has been in Vietnam for a long time and changed to satisfy the taste of Vietnamese.

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Nha Trang

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God

 A short and sweet break is always great especially when it means returning to my hometown to visit friends, family and eat amazing food. I never get tired of eating seafood and Nha Trang is famous for the stuff so it's the perfect place for me. Seafood is involved in most dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I have a kind of 'eating routine' when I go home. I start my morning with a bowl of fish noodles soup or Bún Bò Huế then drive to some random cafes to meet old friends. After that, I stop at a favorite place for a snack where they make crunchy rice crackers and steamed rice pancakes topped with stir fried spring onions and dried shrimps. I try to get some exercise in so I can eat more so I normally play tennis for a couple of hours at my old club. After that, I'm hungry again.

One of the other best things about going home is eating home cooked food, getting spoiled by my mum, my sisters and sister-in-law. I know there will always be lots of excellent food awaiting me. Sweet and sour fish broth, steamed squid, deep fried tuna with special dipping sauce (fish sauce, chilli, garlic, lime and sugar), salad and deep fried pork belly. I pretty much always have to have a nap when I eat at home. Normally I am encouraged to eat way too much. Nothing like the hospitality of home.

In the evenings, I catch up with my good friends for dinner. We go to the new part of the city for special seafood feasts;  barbequed prawn, squid and fish with salt and chilli, fresh jelly fish salad and steamed crabs.

And if that isn't enough, I always return to Hanoi with a polystyrene box full of snap frozen fish and squid which keeps me going until I'm in Nhatrang again

Hoi An Street Food Tour | Bespoke Vietnam Trips

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

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What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

Classic Negroni with Spices – Our Recipe for a Warming Christmas Negroni

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A classic negroni with spices has become our new Christmas drink. You need a really good reason to mess with a classic negroni recipe and as far as we’re concerned there are few better reasons than Christmas. This is the first in a series of...

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Tokyo Shopping Guide

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Few places on the planet boast a wider array of shopping options than Japan, and Tokyo sits at the very pinnacle. For the avid shopper, Tokyo is simply paradise – with its numerous colorful open air shopping arcades, mega shopping centers, eclectic Otaku, punk fashion boutique shops, and everything in between.  Whether it’s electronics, toys and […]

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Venice - Classic & Undiscovered

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Tuy Hoa - Phu Yen

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



Earlier this month, I spent two nights in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province in the centre of Vietnam. I joined a group of friends and their company, a group of over 200 people. It sounds not really fun with such a huge group but because they all work in the tourism industry, they do know how to balance between activity and relaxation. I just fell in with the group, wandering around the Vietstar resort eating, swimming and drinking the whole time. I joined a smaller group on an excursion to Gềnh Đá Dĩa, about 30 minutes away by bus. It was the place to observe the sunset where you sit on big flat rocks laying on each other like a stack of plates. On both sides of these rock formations there are nice beaches.



On my second day, I woke up early and went solo by taxi down to the town. About 15 minutes from the resort, the town has enough interest to occupy me for a whole morning. I have to say Phu Yen has changed so so much compared to the first time I was there 24 years ago. The good thing remaining is the quiet atmosphere of the city and its friendly people.



I went to Tan Binh Noodles at 121 Nguyen Trai Street for my breakfast, picking a southern style bowl, which was very much like the Nha Trang beef noodles of my home town. It was just a little bit sweeter but very tasty. The owner noticed me taking photos and he tried to re-arrange the table and told me: don't forget to put it on Facebook. It was so funny!



Walking down to the Tuy Hoa market, the biggest one in town, I wasn't that impressed at first look but as I walked toward to the back, I loved it. I love to see live and fresh produce from herbs to meat and seafood and I had no trouble spending about 2 hours there. The sellers were more than happy to talk to me and some even asked me to take their photos, which is very different to Hanoi. I had a lot of laughs with the vendors there. I bought lots of rice crackers from Tuy Hoa and also rice crackers with coconut, chili and sesame seeds from Binh Dinh which are renowned in the region. I was so excited to see them there.



Then I headed to an eatery serving roasted chicken in fish sauce. The Thien Huong restaurant at 211 Le Thanh Ton Street is Tuy Hoa's answer to KFC but very Vietnamese in style, served with fresh herbs, green tomatoes, cucumber and mayonnaise mixed with sweet chilli sauce. Open for lunch and dinner, it was packed with local people, which is always a good sign.



My last stop of the day was Cafe Tung at 69 Tan Da Street. According to the locals, this is one of the oldest coffee houses in town, considered to serve the best coffee. I ordered a black coffee which is unusual for me but it was very good. The coffee shop itself looked a bit tacky with the two parts of the shop very different in character; the entrance was red and modern with high tables while the other section was more relaxing with low chairs and tables with lots of plants around. I bought more than a kilogram of coffee back to Hanoi to drink at home.



It was a short and sweet visit but I'd like to go back again for a longer vacation when I can spend more time on the beach and discover more food.

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

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Kyoto - Kamura

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God


I had heard so much about the ancient city of Kyoto. Many of my friends and clients love this part of Japan and it hasn't disappointed me at all. Kyoto is a very charming city which has both a modern side and an old city which makes it very interesting. We stayed in Kyoto for 5 nights and totally fell in love with this city, with its incredible history and architecture, and like the whole of Japan, where everything works perfectly and a very friendly atmosphere exists.

I love the real contrast of taking a bus from the centre of Kyoto for 20 minutes to the north. Compared to the bustle of central Kyoto, I could feel the quietness of the old part of the city, where we enjoyed strolling along 'the Philosopher's Path' past and through the different shrines and temples. The walk along the canal was really great. There are many small cafes where they make their own cakes, great coffee and fresh juices.  The beautiful and simple design in each shrine made each one very special and I was really taken by the red color of those shrine's gates. So impressive!!!

Food is the main part of our travels and there's no reason to be unhappy with Japanese food. I have to admit that the food of this city really agreed with me. I didn't mind standing in queues for 30 minutes and sometimes up to 45 minutes just for a bowl of amazing Ramen or Udon noodles. I love the way Japanese queue for everything here, even for a fancy popcorn or ice cream. It's such a weird thing for me, probably because I'm from Vietnam (we're not that good at queuing) where we will just find another vendor if one is too busy and we don't have time to wait. Most of the people in the queues in Japan were teenagers and it seems that there are many food fads there. It's a fun place to eat and see what people are lining up for.

We spent the next 2 nights before heading to Osaka at the hot spring town north of Kyoto called Kamura. It was a magnificent place where we experienced true Japanese-style hospitality. They served amazing food with so many small dishes, some too good to be eaten. I admire the Japanese chefs who spend so much time not only cooking but also on the presentation of the food.

To help digest all of the food, we hiked a few hours across the mountain from Kurama to Kibune, a nearly town with a beautiful river running through it. The hike took us through a number of temples and statues of Buddha on the top of the mountain. The walk and the scenery was fabulous. I'm not normally good at this kind of activity but I enjoyed it so much that the time passed without me knowing. I'd heard about the famous Japanese hot springs (onsen) but was not so keen that you have to be completely naked. I got over it and kept coming back for about an hour each day to relax in hot natural water after long days walking and eating. 

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Top 5 Things to See and Do in Kuala Lumpur

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Nha Trang Dec 2014

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



A short and sweet break is always great especially when it's back to my hometown to visit friends, family and eat amazing food. I never get tired of eating seafood and Nha Trang is right on the coast and therefore offers plenty of options. Seafood is included in most dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


I started my morning with a bowl of fish noodle soup or Bún Bò Huế then rode to some random cafes to meet old friends. After that, I stopped at my favorite place for a snack, where they make rice crackers and steamed rice pancakes topped with stir fried spring onions and tiny dried shrimp. It was so yummy. I had two hours break in between meals to play tennis at my old club where I used to play 13 years ago. It was fun to meet old friends at the club. We always laugh so much as tennis in Vietnam is completely different compared to western style tennis. Much louder. More like the atmosphere at a football match.



I followed tennis with lunch at home, prepared by my mother and sister in law. I know there's always lots of excellent food waiting for me. Dishes on this day were sweet and sour fish broth, steamed squid, deep fried tuna with special dipping sauce (fish sauce, chilli, garlic, lime and sugar), salad and deep fried pork belly. I'd never ever be able to finish this food even though I try. I was so stuffed that I couldn't breath. Thanks my family for the generous great spread of food.



The next day, I caught up with my good friends for dinner. We went to the new part of the city for a special seafood treat. We had way too much food to eat again. We ate BBQ prawns, BBQ squid and BBQ fish with salt and chilli and fresh jelly fish salad and steamed crabs. Surprisingly we finished them all then headed back to town for a drink at the Intercontinental hotel. It was a nice bar but unfortunately empty and drinks weren't the best!!!!



I spent more time over the next two days focused on eating and I tried all my favorite dishes in Nha Trang but I still didn't have enough time to eat Nem Nuong.

Good reason to come back in February for this dish.

Where to Take the Best Photos of Japan: As Told by a Pro

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Embarking on an adventure to Japan is easily one of the most rewarding experiences for any photographer as the country offers such diverse opportunities to shoot a variety of subjects. During my recent visit to Japan, I focused predominantly on Japanese architecture, street portraits and uncovering the best locations to shoot the perfect image. To find out where to take the best photos of Japan (along with a few handy tips), keep on reading. Best time to visit Japan Japan is an incredible country boasting culture, sights and history unlike anywhere else. Despite its small size, there is so much

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Pho Vendors – Nostalgia For Traditional Pho In Hanoi

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Talking about night food tour Hanoi, pho vendors should not be ignored. In the old days, pho vendors was one of Hanoians’ favorites.

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Unique Styles of Bun Cha in Hanoi

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Bun cha, which is the familiar dish on the Vietnam food map, has long been become a Hanoi traditional food. This is also the gift that Hanoians proudly introduce to the foreign friends.

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Jun 4, 2015 - Terrace Talk: Does Food Need Design?

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Tofu Mo – Delicious Dish Of Hanoi

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Being a popular dish in Vietnam, tofu is in almost any region, but tofu Mo is still the most famous in Vietnam food tour. Those who have been in the land of Hanoi is no stranger to this smooth soft delicious food.

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

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We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

Fascinating Harajuku Culture

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Harajuku Culture on the Access Trips Japan Tour How do we put into words the fascinating world of Harajuku? A lifestyle? Cultural phenomenon? Fashion era?  In Japan, it is all of those things and more. Uniquely Japanese and cultivated in Tokyo, Harajuku fashion is a combination of childlike fantasy, anime, and expressive other-worldly wear that [ ... ]

Where to Take the Best Photos in Iceland: As Told By a Photography Expert

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Iceland is an incredible destination for all travellers, but for photographers, it’s the holy grail. It’s almost guaranteed that you can point your lens anywhere and you’ll end up with a great photo. That being said, if you do your research and follow these essential tips for where to take the best photos in Iceland, you’ll end up with incredible photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.  Do your research before you go Iceland is like nowhere else you’ll ever visit. This volcanic island in the middle of nowhere produces some of the most extreme weather this side of

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Jun 17, 2015 - Food for ecology - EXPOsures

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Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel: Most Unique Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar

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Bursting onto the scene with an exciting concept—a transportive 1920s-themed hotel built onto a glamorous boat—the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel is the most unique hotel in Yangon ushered in by the recent development of Myanmar tourism. The hotel’s location is perfect for those looking to be immersed in the authentic local experience of Yangon with rows and rows of lively, colorful markets within walking distance, and a sparkling golden pagoda within view of the ship. But it is the boat itself that transports guests to another era—one of swanky, classic elegance, complete with a movie theater, jacuzzi, spa, bars, and restaurants (with included breakfast) on-board. Each detail of the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel Yangon is carefully thought out to create a fun and unique Myanmar travel experience, within reach of local Myanmar roots while still offering the comfort of a glamorous yacht loaded with amenities.   Here’s our review of one of the most unique Yangon hotels! These photographs were all taken on our Canon 80D. Make sure to check out our essential cameras for every traveler guide for more info.   Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel Yangon Its exciting authentic setting by the docks of the Yangon River makes the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel perfect […]

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Vietnamese Theatre: A Traditional Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

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

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Tokyo

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God


Five nights in Tokyo is not enough but I'm very happy with what I experienced. People are so friendly, things here are amazingly clean and people love to queue for hours just for popcorn which surprised me.

I stayed at a very convenient hotel located right next to the Hanzomon subway near the Imperial Palace grounds. From there, we travelled around Tokyo with three day passes for the entire metro , which is a phenomenal system. With loads of recommendations from friends and clients, I think I discovered Tokyo almost like a local.

We arrived on a Friday evening so the Japanese people were dressed up a bit different compared to week days. Over the weekend, it was amazing to see how many different styles being worn, especially in the Harajuku area. One of the best places to people watch that I've ever experienced. It was like sitting beside a fashion runway. It doesn't matter which direction that I looked there was always a surprise. 

I love Japanese food even more here as Japanese people are very careful with their food and also the way they decorate the food. Sometimes, it didn't feel right to eat it because it looked way to good to be eaten. There are way too many places around but I'd love to list some of my top favorites: Maisen, Jomon, Harayuku Gyoza Lou, Watamin-chi and Luke's lobster (bread roll)

I wouldn't have thought coffee is a big deal in Japan or that I would've able to get good coffee here at all. But I rolled my eyes many times because they do have so many great places serving amazing coffee from old-world Japanese style to modern style. I highly recommended: The Roastery, Omotesando Cafe, Chatei Hatou. 

Because of the incredible public transportation system, traveling around Tokyo is easy. We never got in a single taxi. Most of the signs around Tokyo are both in Japanese and English and people don't mind to walk with you for a couple hundred meters to show you where you should be. We experienced very generous hospitality from the locals during my stay. 

I went to several tourist spots after my stomach filled up with food just trying to see something amazing and burn some calories and make room for more. I would love to come back here to Tokyo for another week just to eat, drink and walk around. Arigatogozaimashita どうもありがとうございました and See you again: Mata o ai またお会い

Oct 26-27, 2017 - 7th International Conference on Food Studies

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Banh dom – Another gift from Phu Nhi Village

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Banh dom is a kind of glutinous rice flour cake with bean paste which is the common and rustic cake in the North of Vietnam.

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Grilled Pipis, Garlic and Karkalla Recipe by Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This grilled pipis, garlic and karkalla recipe comes courtesy of Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor restaurant in Sydney, Australia, from his wonderful cooking with fire cookbook, Finding Fire – along with some sides of Christmas tips and grilling advice. Every festive season we share Christmas tips...

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Japanese food firms flocking to Việt Nam

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Many Japanese companies are exploring investment opportunities in the Vietnamese food market, which is expected to grow at around 5 per cent a year.

Spirit of Whisky

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Discover our Scottish national pride, follow the whisky trail with us - Slainte mhath! (Cheers!)

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Shibuya Tokyo Food Tour with Arigato: A Japan Travel Guide

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How To Be a Better Traveller – 18 Ways to Travel Responsibly in 2018

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How to be a better traveller is something I constantly ponder, particularly after a year in travel that saw a rise in anti-tourism sentiment across Europe, the emergence of beg-packing in Asia, and an explosion of naked tourism and public pooping. No wonder locals have...

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Alaska Food Tour Reading List

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Alaska Food Tour Reading List Perhaps one of the best ways to get ready for an upcoming trip is to surround yourself with information about the location you plan to travel to. Our Alaskan food tour is no exception to that rule. Coming into the Country John McPhee Cultural Portrait | 1991 | PAPER | 438 pages | Favorite A [ ... ]

Top Ten Cultural, Sport, Tourism Events In 2017

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

On 10th January the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the top ten cultural, sport, tourism events in 2017. Following is the list of standout events: * Outstanding cultural events:  -Xoan singing and the art of Bai Choi were added to the UNESCO Representative List of […]

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Munich, Germany 8,2014

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God

 

We spent three nights in Munich and it was so much fun. We took the free three-hour walking tour with Sandemans New Europe from Marienplatz around the city. Our guide was great and very informative and yes, her name is Virginia. There are several options for this company including paid tours but I think this free tour is good enough for the first day to learn a bit about the old part of Munich and it's culture.




After the tour, we walked down to the English garden, a huge park in central Munich, which has a beer garden near the Chinese Tower which can host about 7000 people at the same time. It was fantastic, full of people and with loads of food available. The most common dishes that people ordered were roasted pork or chicken with lots of chips and each person had one serve with at least one beer. We ordered a grilled mackerel, half a roasted chicken, a roasted pork knuckle and a pretzel and two huge steins of beer. It was a fabulous meal and it took us about an hour to finish before we took the underground back to the hotel.



The next day, we came back to Marienplatz to walk up the Alter Peter (Old Peter) Tower for a fantastic 360 degrees city view. It took us a little while to go up but it was totally worth it for only €2. After all that effort, we needed some beer refreshments. Of course there is no shortage, even in the mornings, in Munich. We made it to Hofbrauhaus, one of the oldest beer houses in the world, established in 1589. This is a great place with lots of old regular characters who come with their own jugs and dressed in traditional costumes, the lederhosen. The ceiling of the restaurant has some great murals painted on it, too. The beer (served in one litre steins!) and food was great, not to mention the band playing traditional music which provided a great atmosphere. Even though I was a bit tipsy, I did manage to finish my beer.


We went back to the hotel and took a nap then headed out for dinner. We went to a kebab shop close by the hotel as we needed to take a train to Salzburg the next day. Stir fried freshly handmade noodles with potatoes and chilli was surprisingly great even though it was way too spicy for me. That's my fault because the lady warned me when I ordered but I thought probably spicy by European standards. It turned our even hotter than Thai green papaya salad or Korean noodles. But I did enjoy it.

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Summer Programs in Vietnam, Italy, Japan

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White Peach Bellini Recipe and Christmas Tips from Chef Peter Gilmore

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This White Peach Bellini recipe is courtesy of one of Australia’s best chefs, Peter Gilmore, who helms the kitchens of Quay and Bennelong in Sydney, arguably two of the city’s and Australia’s finest restaurants. Here he shares his recipe for his go-to Christmas Day drink...

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Cambodian Num Pang Recipe — How to Make Num Pang Barang

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Our Cambodian num pang recipe is a recipe for what I have called num pang barang – ‘barang’ means ‘foreigner’ in Khmer. Cambodia’s banh mi is similar to Vietnamese banh mi — a Vietnamese sandwich or technically a baguette packed with pork, pate and salad....

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Angkor Civilization’s Influences on Southeast Asia

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Angkor’s Formation If South-East Asia had a civilisation that was equivalent to the Ancient Greece in Europe, it would have to be the mighty Angkor Empire that dominated all of what is now Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and several smaller swathes of Myanmar and Vietnam. It all started in 790AD, where Prince Jayavarman II declared – […]

Côn Đảo

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



We took a very short escape for four nights to Côn Đảo for relaxation which we enjoyed very much. The surroundings are still pretty much wild jungle with beautiful pristine beaches. The locals are very charming and friendly. I love the way the main town is nicely planned with good tidy infrastructure (unlike Hanoi) which makes the town run very easily and smoothly. One main priority when I'm on the coast is finding good seafood. Not difficult on Con Dao.



We hired a motorbike for the whole time to discover the island ourselves instead of taking taxis or joining tour groups from the hotel. We found wild beautiful beaches around, great little coffee shops and also great local seafood restaurants. We kept going back the the same restaurant for the whole four days. Called Ớt (Chilli) Seafood Restaurant, it was serving a great selection of live fresh seafood from crabs, shrimps, Moreton Bay bugs to lobsters and fish. I love the simple cooking methods they suggested, either steamed or barbecued, but always tasty. They also cooked a very nice sweet and sour fish broth to eat with rice and also steamed veggies eaten with a special dipping sauce: Kho Quẹt.



After lunch each day, we headed to Góc Phố Cafe to enjoy their coffee. Sitting on high plastic chairs looking over the road without any traffic and the town's clock tower. Life is so easy, calm and peaceful in this town.



Food is always my first highlight and I'd like to mention my second highlight; the Six Senses Resort. We had such a fantastic time with good breakfast and dinner even though it was more expensive than what we normally pay. We really enjoyed the ocean view from our room, the infinity pool and private beach.



I'd come back here again and hopefully the place stays the same as it is now: charming, peaceful, friendly people and great seafood.

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If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

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The Most Underrated Cities in Central America That You Need to Visit

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Central America is the gateway to some seriously noteworthy cities that deserve your time and attention. And where are the best places to visit, you ask? The answer: the underrated ones. You know, the cities that most visitors overlook in favour of more popular destinations? They might not be the most Insta-worthy destinations, but they’re sure to impress you.  To help spark that lightbulb moment of where to go for an off-the-beaten-track adventure, these are the most underrated cities in Central America that you need to visit this year.  1. Flores, Guatemala Flores is adored for more than just being

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Nov 5-7, 2015 - 2nd International Conference on Food Design

by @ GLi

Nov 5-7, 2015 - The New School, NYC
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Essential Books for Cocktail Enthusiasts – From Spirited Histories to Recipe Books

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These essential books for cocktail enthusiasts make fab gifts for the concoctors of cocktails and drinks mixers in your life if you’re still stuck for last minute gift ideas. Most of these recommendations have come from professional mixologists and bar owners we’ve meet and are...

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Phu The Cake – The Symbol of the Faithfulness

by Admin @ Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

If you have chance to go on a food tour in Hanoi, especially in the Old Quarter, you will be surprised by Hang Than Street that provides wedding offers.

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Hanoi street food tour: grazing, Vietnamese style

Hanoi street food tour: grazing, Vietnamese style


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From noodles, to crispy pancakes and birds cooked in Coke cans, Natalie Paris takes a walking tour to discover some of Hanoi's best street food

Voyagin: The Best Tours and Activities in Asia!

Voyagin: The Best Tours and Activities in Asia!


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Traveling to Asia? Check out some of these amazing and unique experiences that you can conveniently book online! Plenty of tours and activities in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sou…

Should I Visit Cuba?

by Gemma Music @ Days to Come

Cuba is a country where you can expect the unexpected. Even for the most seasoned traveller, this Caribbean nation is sure to impress. In a country where vintage cars, Cuban cigars and live music rule the streets; it’s time to find out if you should travel to Cuba. Capital Havana Official Language Spanish Currency Cuban peso Population 11.5 million (2016) What type of traveller is Cuba suited for? Are you a fan of exploring destinations filled with history and charm? Do you enjoy white sand beaches and blue-hued waters? How about vintage cars, pastel buildings and 50s style architecture? Do you

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Jul 17-18, 2015 - Food for learning - EXPOsures

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Jul 17-18, 2015 - Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies - Via Giulia 130
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HCMC Opens Pedestrian Streets For Lunar New Year

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City wants to turn De Tham and Do Quang Dau Street into pedestrian streets for entertainment activities during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). A representative from HCM City’s People Committee said the two new walking streets are expected to create more space for cultural […]

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Japanese Bath Etiquette

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

A Must-Know: Japanese Bath Etiquette Japan, a culture wrapped in history, ancient customs and respect. Our Japan tour is not only a cuisine adventure, it is a cultural immersion. From temple visits to Soba lessons, lively market tours, a traditional Japanese bath experience and overnights in Ryokan, Japan will open your senses. One of our [ ... ]

8 Destinations In Vietnam To Visit In January

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

January is the right time in year for a trip to these 8 destinations in Vietnam to celebrate your New Year Vacation with family or friends. Sapa The town of Sapa is home to Fansipan Peak, the roof of Indochina, has its best landscape in January, […]

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Turkey Avocado Club Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo – How to Use Xmas Leftovers

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This turkey avocado club sandwich with Sriracha mayonnaise is a twist on the classic Club Sandwich. Over the festive season it’s an excellent way to use those Christmas turkey leftovers you have in the fridge but the rest of the year you can use chicken....

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6 Amazing Food Tours - Lightfoot Travel

6 Amazing Food Tours - Lightfoot Travel


Lightfoot Travel

Food lovers are going to fall head over heels for these mouthwatering food tours in Paris, Rome, Vietnam and Tokyo

JAPAN CULTURE AND CUISINE TOUR

by Julia @ Culinary – Spirit Journeys Worldwide

Our Japan Culture and Cuisine tour will take you through the smells, tastes and cultural heritage of Japan. Sense the difference- meet Japan.

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Culinary tour of Vietnam | Audley Travel

Culinary tour of Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

This Vietnam tour features experiences hand-picked by Audley's Vietnam specialists to inspire ideas for a tailor-made holiday.

Chinese Cuisine And Vietnamese Cuisine

Chinese Cuisine And Vietnamese Cuisine


Hanoi Food Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Hanoi Local Food Tours, Hanoi Food Walking Tours

These features make Vietnamese food culture different from other countries in the world, even though being influenced by Chinese or others.

Jetstar Pacific Launches Direct Flight Between Vietnam and Osaka - Ha Food Tours

Jetstar Pacific Launches Direct Flight Between Vietnam and Osaka - Ha Food Tours


Ha Food Tours

Vietnamese budget airline Jetstar Pacific launched two new direct air routes connecting Da Nang and Ha Noi of Viet Nam with Osaka, Japan.

Students explore the archeology and food culture of Italy’s Campania region

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Jun 11, 2016 - GLi at Perugia Food Conference 2016

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Jun 11, 2016 -
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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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Vietnam Culinary Tour – Join Us on a Vietnam Food Adventure

Vietnam Culinary Tour – Join Us on a Vietnam Food Adventure


Grantourismo Travels

Our Vietnam Culinary Tour will explore the regional cuisines of Vietnam, from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and the Mekong Delta in the south, Hoi An and Hue in Central Vietnam, to Hanoi and the mountain food of Sapa and Bac Ha in the north. We'd

Mar 1, 2016 - 2016 Real Food Films Contest

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Danang Open-top Bus

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Second Danang open-top bus is planned to serve for tourists between the international airport and Son Tra peninsula by central coastal city of Danang. The city’s Department of Transport said the new service would begin later this month. It said it would be run by the Empire […]

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CULINARY TOUR VIETNAM

by Julia @ Culinary – Spirit Journeys Worldwide

Have you ever tasted ‘Banh’, ‘nuoc cham’ or ‘goi’? Discover the tastes of Vietnam in our special culinary tour.

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First Danang Night Market Is Developed

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

The city plans to turn its An Thuong quarter in coastal Ngu Hanh Son District into first Danang night market and entertainment area to offer more activity for locals and tourists. This project might be cover four main streets – Vo Nguyen Giap, Hoang Ke Viem, Chau Thi […]

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Best Places to Visit in Italy for a Family Vacation: Italy Tourism Itinerary Guide

by televisionofnomads @ Television of Nomads

Traveling in Italy with kids is an excellent idea. You couldn’t possibly find a country more immersed in art, architecture, culture and music and of course, nature. It’s an ‘Italy’s got it all’ package, and there are certainly a million reasons to visit Italy. Traveling to Italy as a family, you’ll get to experience the country in a whole new different way. For the best places to visit in Italy for your family trip, look no further! Start your vacation in Rome and proceed to the other cities, spending a day or two in each place. All it takes is a single flight to Rome and then you can use the rail to travel to all of the other  best places to visit in Italy. Any of our recommendations for the best places to visit in Italy will enrich your Italy itinerary, offering the ultimate in Italy tourism, fun travel experiences, and a great education for the kids! Photo Credit: Pedro Szekely This is a guest post by Priya.   Best Places to Visit in Italy for a Family Vacation: Italy Tourism Itinerary Guide   Photo Credit: Miwok Rome Visiting Italy’s capital is like taking a post-graduate course in art. Giant classical ruins, the magnificent Vatican City, Renaissance […]

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Thailand Food Trails

by Julia @ Culinary – Spirit Journeys Worldwide

From the bustling urban markets of Bangkok to rural restaurants in the north and northeast, this 11-day tour allows you to discover the ancient art of Thai food, from sourcing the ingredients to cooking your own authentic dishes.

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Budapest

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



Budapest is a beautiful city which reminds me in some ways of Paris, Rome and Porto, cities I've loved from previous trips.The Danube river divides Budapest into two parts and most tourists stay on the right hand side of the river then walk or take a cable car up to the Royal Palace for amazing city views. In general, things in Budapest are not as expensive compared to other big European cities.



We did a free city tour and it was pretty good with an very active young Hungarian girl. We walked around the city for about 3 hours and learned heaps about the culture and a little bit about food. Hungary's national dish is called Goulash, which can be served with chicken, pork or beef but I think, the beef option is the most popular and in most menus of the restaurants around. This dish is similar to stewed beef with potatoes, carrots and red wine in Vietnam which is also my favorite - something I eat for breakfast in my hometown.


We went to the Jewish quarter for a wander to see some of the 'ruin' bars and restaurants. Food wasn't the best but nice enough, probably not my type of food or I made the wrong choice. On the way back to the hotel, I happened to see a phở restaurant which was owned by a Vietnamese woman from the south. She sounded like she didn't want to sell her noodles and the way she spoke was a bit rude so I walked out - I was pretty full anyway. I bet she wouldn't have been so rude if she knew I could speak Vietnamese! I thought it would have been interesting to see how they were doing phở in Budapest



On our last day, we went to the Great Market Hall which is the main market of Budapest. This is a great market! Everything looked fantastic, very nicely organised, clean and friendly atmosphere. I enjoyed my coffee from a tiny shop where an old lady serves her coffee in very small paper cups with a tiny plastic stirrer. This market sells many types of sausages, cakes, fresh fruits, and of course the greatest variety of paprika you can imagine - in jars, tubes, powders and fresh, too. Our clients recommended that we eat at 'Fatal' restaurant as I wanted to find the best Goulash in Budapest. We had a great experience though the portions were the biggest portions we saw anywhere in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. We couldnt move when we rolled out of there. And of course we had beer, too!


We kept walking around the city for a couple of hours then we went to Raday Street which was lined with about 40 different restaurants to have a drink and dinner. We went to Paris, Texas Cafe for a drink. They served very nice wine and because it was happy hour prices, we decided to stay there. We ordered a rocket pizza and watched the US Open on TV. The pizza was great and we had a good time with thestaff and the lady owner. During our time in Budapest, we tried so many types of Hungarian wines and most all of them are really really good but we couldn't work out why they are not well known in the world. They are very cheap, starting from €3. Need to come back here again.

CULINARY TOUR CAMBODIA

by Julia @ Culinary – Spirit Journeys Worldwide

Meet a real paradise for foodies lovers, join our unforgettable culinary tour in Cambodia

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Food and Wine Tours

Food and Wine Tours


Urban Provider Cooking School

      Nico & Belinda Moretti of Cooking Passions Cooking School invite you to pack a bag and sense of adventure, and join them in some of the most inte

An Authentic Cuban Mojito Recipe from Old Havana – With a Cambodian Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This authentic Cuban mojito recipe is based on the mojitos we sipped in Old Havana on our first trip to Cuba in the mid-Nineties. It’s a refreshing drink that is a perfect sip for a sultry day in the tropics. As we live in Siem...

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Ultimate Singapore Tourist Attraction: Gardens by the Bay

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

The futuristic Supertrees are part of the most well-known places, a must Singapore Tourist Attraction to visit in Gardens by the Bay. Don't miss the Cloud Forest, Flower Dome and view of the Marina Bay Sands hotel.

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Tailor Made Scotland

by Julia @ Culinary – Spirit Journeys Worldwide

Come with us to Scotland, the home of whisky, golf and impeccable natural beauty.

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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,

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Vietnam Culinary Tour | Vietnamese Food Adventure | Access Trips

Vietnam Culinary Tour | Vietnamese Food Adventure | Access Trips


Access Trips

Explore Vietnam’s culture through its mouthwatering cuisine on our Vietnam culinary tour. Sample street food, cook with top chefs, visit vibrant markets.

Seoul

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



I have to admit that my travels really do revolve around food. Eating, drinking and taking photographs from place to place is my main idea of travel. Most of my friends think I'm crazy and obsessed but I can't really change it. A couple of months ago, I went to Seoul for a week, a period not enough to fully discover the fascinating, lively city. Of course, my itinerary was packed with great food places to seek out, from Korean-style to noodles and dumplings.



Although this is a bit predictable, my highlight was sitting around the grill plates with lots of locals drinking soju, beer and wheat rice wine, called makgeolli. Cooking lovely cuts of tender skirt meat, garlic and mushrooms and then wrapping it all in lettuce is a fun way to eat. On the side, of course, lots of kimchi and different sauces can be used to spice the food up a bit. I observed the locals to see how they eat and to learn local eating etiquette.



The noodles and dumplings in Kwang Jang market were so delicious that I went back twice. I wish I could speak a bit of Korean to learn the secrets of how she makes her hand-pulled noodles and kimchi and tofu filled dumplings so fresh. Lots of people had also recommended the fried mung bean cake, which is a specialty of the market. Served with white onion and soy sauce, they were great but you need to eat where they make it, fresh and hot. I enjoyed the vegetarian cakes better the coloured seafood stuff.



The third dish I liked was the deep fried chicken and deep fried green pepper stuffed with pork, all washed down with big tankards of beer. The drinking culture reminded me a lot of Vietnam, where we often have beer and rice wine on the table, except in Seoul it's beer and soju. One interesting drink we tried was called 'Sweet after Bitter', a big glass of beer containing two shot glasses, one with soju and one with coke! Of course, you have to drink it down in one go!



Topokki, a dish of sliced rice cake with fish cake and a rich sweet chili sauce was not on the top of my list as it was too spicy and too stodgy . I tried it twice and even after a solid evening of drinking, I didn't like it. But the street food tents all over the city have lots of other stuff to try, too.



Visiting market is another way to see the local culture and Seoul's best market is the Noryangjin Fish Market. I spent hours there taking photographs. What an amazing market with so many different types of fish and I loved the way they arrange their shops and also how they prepare the fresh seafood. It was fantastic experience and I don't think I could ever forget it.



Shopping in Seoul is also great with well-known brands and local products but they aren't cheap. I loved looking at the fashion-conscious young local people walking around shopping centres with cool glasses, fashionable clothes and bag fils of cosmetics. They are obsessed with cosmetics, especially skin whitening products. I've never seen so many cosmetic shops in my life. I wonder what they thought of my country-bumpkin tanned skin!



I'd love to go back to Seoul again for another week as I had a fabulous time there.

The World’s 15 Most Beautiful Mountains

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Here is list of 15 most beautiful mountains which not only have impressive height but also have majestic scenery, attracting visitors from all over the world. Kirkjufell, with a height of 463 m, is one of the most famous mountain peaks in Iceland. An impressive mountain in […]

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Asia Family Vacation Planning 101 (by Explorient)

by Explorient @ Explorient

For the vast majority of us, taking the family to Asia probably isn’t at the top of the list, especially when traveling with little ones — the killer long flights, the jetlag, different foods, the costs, the list can go on and on. Having two young children of my own, I agree with those concerns wholeheartedly. […]

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South African Culinary Tour – Wine!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

South Africa Tour It is with absolute delight that we at Access Trips announce the launch of our newest exotic culinary destination! A South Africa tour is just what the doctor ordered for the cuisine savvy adventure seekers who love all that Access Trips has to offer. Our newest tour is sure to dazzle you, [ ... ]

Malaysian Food Culture

by Explorient @ Explorient

Malaysian cuisine is undoubtedly one of the most underrated in Asia and indeed the rest of the world. Most of us know about how good Thai, Vietnamese and Indian food is because there are so many restaurants show-casing these cuisines in the West. However, it’s quite rare to have any restaurants that are quintessentially Malaysian. This […]

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food: An International Twist with Japanese Street Sushi

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food: An International Twist with Japanese Street Sushi


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The Saigon Street Food Scene is known for moving in fads or trends. It doesn't neccesarily even have to be traditional Vietnamese street food that you will find on the street these days.

Secret Garden Restaurant, Saigon

by noreply@blogger.com (Van Cong Tu) @ Vietnamese God



I like this restaurant pretty much for its location on the top floor of an old building right in District 1. Secret Garden has a very simple design for both inside and outside on the terrace but I prefer sitting outside where I can enjoy the breeze even though it was in a very hot day in Saigon when I visited in May. The open space idea is great with wooden tables and chairs and some colourful flowers around that made me feel like I was in the small garden.



The restaurant has short menus for both food and drink which is great as I don't like too many choices. I love the simple way they cook the food but without compromising on flavour and authentic Vietnamese style. My favourite dishes the day I visited were the stir fried beef with càng cua vegetables and the crab broth served with pickled baby eggplants. Another rustic idea was the serving of drinks in small bottles with lemon grass, a slice of lemon and ice.... a very refreshing look!




I'd love to come back to the Secret Garden again on my next visit to discover more of their delicious food and drinks menu.

The Secret Garden 
158 bis Pasteur, 
District 1
Ho Chi Minh City

Non-stop Flight To US Plans To Open In 2018

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

The new Non-stop flight to US route is hoped to help to increase number of foreign visitors arrive Vietnam up to 50 percent in next two years. A plans to expand air network was approved by Vietnam’s government which will help to bring major markets includes Australia, China, Europe […]

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Memphis Museums and Gibson Guitars

Memphis Museums and Gibson Guitars

by Desiree @ Desired Tastes

Memphis offers some great museums and tours. There’s a lot of history to this city!…

18 Most Affordable Places to Travel for Under $18 a Day

by Sama Abdi @ Days to Come

There’s no doubt that we live in an incredibly beautiful world. But, what do you do when you want to travel but your bank account thinks otherwise? Instead of spending hours searching the internet high and low, we’ve compiled a list of the most affordable places to travel to in 2018. Don’t let yourself miss out on incredible experiences because you think you can’t afford it and make this year one for the books.    Note: All currencies listed below are in US dollars. All countries listed below have an average night’s cost at an affordable hostel or hotel at

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Dec 10, 2015 - Presentation on Food Studies

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Dec 10, 2015 11:00am - Roma Tre University
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Russian Recipes, Holiday Memories, Homesickness, and Nostalgia

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

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

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10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 – from Winter Comfort Food to Asian Specialities

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 on Grantourismo are an interesting mix of winter comfort food and Southeast Asian specialities – from a hearty Rabo de Toro and aromatic Cote de Boeuf to a refined Five-Spice Crispy Pork Belly and rich Cambodian Fish Amok. As 2017...

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