Siem Reap: The merry side of Angkor Wat!

There were no lush green meadows or never ending mountain sides rolling into chattering rivers. No sir. It was the rush of the tropical summer wind, heavy with the impending rains and with it, a thousand dreams. It was the roll of trite vehicles on the dusty streets of a city ensconced in a war-ravaged nation. There was resilience in the air and a spirit of entrepreneurship. Stories of weary travellers from around the world beckoned you to come a bit closer and immerse yourself in this mega-confluence called Siem Reap.
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My Thai – Going the green curry way!

I think that the one cuisine which has taken over the world by a storm (or, lemongrass) is Thai (other than Italian of course). In Australia, every third eating joint is a Thai restaurant. Back home in India, almost all 5-star hotels have a Thai restaurant option and smaller players are getting into the Thai food wagon in hoards. So then who am I to not join that party? Thai
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Coconut marries Fruit!

Coconut and fruits are a match made in heaven. No, they are! Ask a Pina Colada, or, the insanely amazing Mango sticky rice we had in Thailand. Back in Australia, we are in the midst of winter and mangoes aren’t easy to procure right now. Also, it doesn’t really help that the husband and I are Gluten-free until further notice. But I was adamant in using coconut and fruit together
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A throwback to the culinary delights of Peru

Creating food from the lands beyond, is a sure way to barge into the memories from your old journeys. The thing with food is, that your food journey doesn’t necessarily end with your travel; if anything, it is only born there. I find that I take food inspiration from all our travels, whether it is adding a Creole touch to my food by taking inspiration from the cuisine in Seychelles
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To Mildura and Back…

We were in the midst of autumn in the southern hemisphere, when we embarked on a four-day trip to Mildura on the Easter weekend. A few weeks before we had spent three days camping in Gippsland along the Ninety Mile beach and that created an appetite to visit more national parks. After all, this country is known for its rugged outback and the coarse natural beauty that is sprinkled across its vast flat continental plate. As we started planning this trip we knew we had to get away from the hordes of tourists that would no doubt saturate the southern parts of Victoria. We started exploring the map and I thought Mildura would be a great base to visit the Murray Sunset National Park.
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Island Vacations – Part 1: How to Pick an Island

Beach-front, beach-view, garden-front, over-water bungalow, pool-side, all-inclusive, adults-only, private-pool, bed and breakfast, full-board, half-board – these are daunting terms you will come across while deciding on an island vacation. We traveled to Costa Rica and Seychelles and spent a considerable amount of time in trying to select a resort and an island. It is time to share some of this knowledge to help you make a decision when booking your next
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6 mouth watering reasons to visit Latin America

If there is food from any other region that matches the vibrancy, robustness and diversity as the Indian subcontinent, it is from Latin Americas. The reasons are similar too. Both regions have a huge imprint from various civilizations and empires that ruled them. These influences have, over the years, catapulted the variety that these cuisines have to offer. There is much more to Latin American cuisine than the more famous
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