Food Friday: Los Angeles’ Bottega Louie

Food Friday: Los Angeles’ Bottega Louie

Where in Los Angeles can you admire a 20-foot long glass case of perfectly poised, artistically arranged European-style pastries? Marvel at the colours, cremes, and delicate designs associated with French and Italian bakeries? Ruminate over the virtues and possibilities of purchasing a gargantuan pink gift box of gourmet goodies? Why,...

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It’s Beer O’Clock Somewhere: Kenya’s Tusker

It’s Beer O’Clock Somewhere: Kenya’s Tusker

It’s more than a beer – it’s a national emblem. It’s more than a drink – it’s an African experience encompassed. First brewed in Kenya under British Colonial rule in 1922 by Kenya Breweries (now East African Breweries), the company’s first lager was baptised ‘Tusker’ at the brewers’ first annual...

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Food Friday: Toronto’s Peameal Bacon Sandwich

Food Friday: Toronto’s Peameal Bacon Sandwich

The peameal bacon sandwich is Toronto’s signature food. Its legend goes back many, many decades, to when Toronto was called ‘Hogtown’. Peameal bacon is what some might call ‘back bacon’, but it also features a very light crusting of peameal (well, it used to – now it’s cornmeal, but shhhhh...

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My Neighbourhood: Barcelona’s Gràcia

My Neighbourhood: Barcelona’s Gràcia

I’ve been to Barcelona a total of five times in my life, so it’s safe to say that I’m a complete BCN addict. As an avid traveller hungry to see all corners of the globe, it’s not often that I go back to the same place twice. However, when it...

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It’s Beer O’Clock Somewhere: Prague’s Pilsner Urquell

It’s Beer O’Clock Somewhere: Prague’s Pilsner Urquell

I had a walk and a beer with a few of our guides recently, and I told them that I’m only writing about one beer. ‘Only one?!?!’ was the answer. ‘That won’t be easy!’, and I agreed. I guess it would be like a Frenchman trying to write about only...

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Photo of the Week: Green Fields Outside Hanoi

Photo of the Week: Green Fields Outside Hanoi

The hues of green in this photo from outside Hanoi are incredible. There are two rice crops a year, and the best time to visit is just before harvest time, when the crops are very tall and green and just go on for miles and miles in the countryside. Our...

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Photo of the week: Soganli Valley in Cappadocia

When Zafer, our local partner in Cappadocia sent this photo through to us, we were totally blown away. We’re pretty sure that you’ll agree with us that this photo is captivating, enthralling, inspiring, and truly awesome. Ever since seeing this photo, we’re a little obsessed with visiting the Soganli Valley...

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Traveller Stories: Ian’s Birthday in Amsterdam

Traveller Stories: Ian’s Birthday in Amsterdam

Ian spent his birthday in Amsterdam (brilliant!), and decided to celebrate by joining our Amsterdam Food by Foot tour. Here’s his birthday story: Amsterdam Food by Foot… how good does that sound as a birthday treat for a middle-aged Australian? The day is cold and foggy, so very atmospheric as we wander...

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