Food and Drinks

Escargot in Paris, France

Eating Escargot in Paris


One of my favourite things about travel is trying new food and experiencing local cuisines. When I travel to a new country I try very hard to eat only the local cuisine while I’m there, which I usually find is delicious. In some places around the world, however, the local cuisine does come with some… Read More

Chilli sauce tasting at the Fremantle Chilli Festival in Fremantle, Western Australia

Spicing it up at the Fremantle Chilli Festival

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When it comes to spicy food, I’ll try it. It doesn’t really matter what it is. If it’s got chilli in it, I will probably give it a go. I just love the stuff. I love the flavour; I love the sensation it leaves in my mouth. I even love the look of it. So… Read More

Making honey tea at a honey farm in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Tasting Honey Tea, Mekong Style in Vietnam


Although the rushed, over crowded and impersonal tour that I joined to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam was far from enjoyable, it did have the occasional small highlight that made it all worth it in the end. One of those moments was stopping at a honey bee farm, which at first appeared to just be… Read More

Wanton Noodle soup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wanton Noodle Soup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Today’s travel photo is of a bowl of wanton noodle soup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I got this dish on my very first night in Kuala Lumpur, bought from a hawker stall along Jalan Sultan in Chinatown. The wantons were a delicious mix of pork and shrimp, served with noodles, greens and slices of pork… Read More

Claypot Nasi Briyani in Penang, Malaysia

Nasi Briyani Claypot in Penang, Malaysia


Today’s travel photo is of some delicious Claypot Nasi Briyani in George Town on Penang, Malaysia. Penang is the food capital of Malaysia and any visit to this interesting place should be a time of indulgence – the food is incredible. Nasi Briyani is an Indian influenced dish and it is always better in a… Read More

Chicken Panang Curry in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Six Cheap and Tasty Thai Food Restaurants in Chiang Mai


I know I’m still writing about Cambodia on the blog, but we’ve actually been living in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the past two months. We’ve been on the road for most of this year, and after three months of continuous travel in Southeast Asia, it has been great to just stay put here in Chiang… Read More

Beef Lok Lak in Kampot, Cambodia

Beef Lok Lak in Kampot, Cambodia


I think eating the local food is an important part of the travel experience, so whenever I travel to a new country, I like to try as many local dishes as I can. In Kampot, Cambodia, I tried a couple of new dishes, and this photo is of a plate of beef lok lak, which… Read More

Street view from Quan Bia Minh in Hanoi, vietnam

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam


The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is everything that symbolises a busy Asian city. Wandering through the Old Quarter of the city is an assault on the senses; with busy little streets full of motorbikes, tiny hole in the wall restaurants and food stalls, all surrounded by old crumbling colonial buildings. This is where we… Read More

Welcome to Wine Country sign in the Hunter Valley, Australia

Wine Tasting in the Hunter Valley, Australia


The Hunter Valley is a beautiful area inland from Newcastle on the central coast of New South Wales. The area is one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions, and since we just happened to be travelling through the Hunter Valley on our Great Australian Road Trip, we kind of had to stop to do some… Read More