Tamarind Cooking Class in Luang Prabang, Laos

Food in Laos is more distinctive than you might expect. Freshness is very important with everything prepared from scratch. Dishes are based on balance between sweet, sour, cooked, fresh, mild, bitter, salty and spicy. Herbs including galangal (similar to ginger) and lemongrass are commonly used. DAY CLASS Start early with a tour or the market…

Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand 

FINDING YOUR WAY The Old City is the heart of Chiang Mai, framed by an ancient wall and moat, where you can explore Lanna style temples and enjoy some of Northern Thailand’s famous cuisine. Outside of the walls Chiang Mai is a modern metropolis. The riverside area has its own pace with restaurants and a…

The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia 

MAIN TEMPLES Angkor WatBuilt in the 12th century in traditional Khmer style with thousands of stone carvings and beautiful lotus-like towers that stand 65 metres tall; Angkor Wat is the most recognised and well preserved of all the temples. It’s a symbol of national pride – so important to Cambodia it features on the flag…

Welcome to Thailand 

TOP THINGS TO DO IN THAILAND Thailand is famous for its food. Take a cooking class and recreate your favourite dishes at home. Visit beautiful Buddhist temples and learn about the country’s main religion Explore the busy city of Bangkok – visit the Grand Palace and Moon Bar. Laze on the beautiful beaches of Koh…

Choosing between Thailand’s Islands and Beaches

GULF ISLANDS & EASTERN BEACHES Perfect weather in the summer months. The mainland town of Surat Thani has ferry services to all three islands. You can also fly into Samui and Phangan. Koh Tao A long-time favourite with backpackers for diving and snorkeling. Koh Phangan Every month thousands head for Haad Rin beach to dance…

Exploring Lao Cuisine

KEY FEATURES Freshness is very important in Lao cooking with everything prepared from scratch. Dishes are based on balance between sweet, sour, cooked, fresh, mild, bitter, salty and spicy. Herbs including galangal (similar to ginger) and lemongrass are commonly used. A typical Lao table will include Khao Niaow (Sticky rice), a staple of any Lao…

Welcome to Vietnam 

TOP THINGS TO DO IN VIETNAM Explore the stunning streets of Hoi An Sail around Halong Bay Hike in the highlands of Tavan Get lost in the Old Quarter of Hanoi Learn more about Vietnamese cuisine at a cooking class EXPLORE BY AREA Vietnam is a long thin country which you can split into Northern,…

Ho Chi Minh City, Southern Vietnam

HISTORICAL SITES Central Post Office A large yellow building with green shutters this French Colonial building still runs as the city’s main post office Notre Dame Cathedral One of the most famous buildings in the city, the cathedral was built in the 1880’s made entirely of French materials. One of a few Catholic churches in…

Welcome to Cambodia 

CAMBODIA Stunning temples, rugged forests and castaway islands, Cambodia is a treasure waiting to be explored. TOP THINGS TO DO IN CAMBODIA Explore the stunning temples of Angkor Relax on postcard beaches Sample traditional Khmer cuisine EXPLORE BY AREA Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor Battambang & Northwest Phnom Penh Cambodia’s Islands & Beaches Eastern…

Siem Reap, Cambodia 

Angkor National MuseumUseful to understand the Khmer empire before visiting the temple ruins. Cambodia Landmine MuseumProceeds go to mine-awareness campaigns.Towards the end of the Khmer Rouge regime and in the two decades that followed, thousands of mines were laid across Cambodia. Today, many mines have been cleared but millions still remain with most in the…