5 Must-Eats in Chiang Mai and Where to Find them

American F&B whiz Kristina Dziedzic – with 15 years’ experience in the fine food & beverage industry – surely knows what she’s talking about when she says this is some of the “best food in Chiang Mai.” Let’s hear more from this adventurous lady who has been travelling throughout Southeast Asia for the last three years… Continue reading 5 Must-Eats in Chiang Mai and Where to Find them

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5 Best Ways to Experience Siem Reap’s Pub Street Night Life

WARNING: HYDRATE BEFORE READING F&B whiz Kristina Dziedzic, an American newly settled into Cambodia, gives us the lowdown on how to “properly attack” the temple city’s infamous Pub Street. Follow her footsteps in executing the ultimate fail-safe plan of getting through Siem Reap‘s colorful nightlife! Ibuprofen? Check. Liter of water? Check. Tummy full of carbs? Check. This preparation may sound like one of a marathon … Continue reading 5 Best Ways to Experience Siem Reap’s Pub Street Night Life

GALLERY: Underwater Photography from Malapascua, Cebu

Avid traveler and an amateur underwater photographer Gautam Khattak takes us below the surface at the Philippine biodiversity hotspot of Malapascua, Cebu I grew up by the ocean outside of Boston, but had never been comfortable in the water. I was paranoid about fish or really any critter swimming around me, and I hated the plants touching my feet. Each time I was in the water, the … Continue reading GALLERY: Underwater Photography from Malapascua, Cebu

Hanoi Secret Attractions

Secret Hanoi: A guide to Hanoi’s lesser-known attractions

There’s more to Vietnam’s capital than pho and the Old Quarter. Blogger and travel writer Rose Munday sought out the up-and-coming city’s best off-the-beaten track finds… There’s no doubt about it – Hanoi offers something for everyone. From cheap and cheerful street food to fine dining, and hostels to 5* hotels, you won’t be short of variety. But what about lesser known attractions and opportunities to meet … Continue reading Secret Hanoi: A guide to Hanoi’s lesser-known attractions

Hoi An's Most Instagrammable Spots

Hoi An’s Top 10 “Most Instagrammable” Spots

Beautiful temples and pagodas tell stories of Chinese influence while colonial details carry the charm of a French village. Blogger and travel writer Rose Munday briefs us on Hoi An’s most ‘gram-worthy’ spots… You’d be hard-pushed to find a location as photogenic as Hoi An. As it’s a UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site, the crumbling yellow buildings and sleepy backstreets have been well-preserved for several years. Not … Continue reading Hoi An’s Top 10 “Most Instagrammable” Spots

10 Best Summer Hikes in Hong Kong

10 Best Summer Hikes in Hong Kong

For those who can’t bear to stay indoors all week, this one’s for you… Hike enthusiasts issue a collective groan when Hong Kong’s weather takes a turn for the hot and humid. Summer in the 852 means saying goodbye to the long and challenging hikes of the cooler season, unless you want to die of heatstroke (and those are no joke!). While you may not be … Continue reading 10 Best Summer Hikes in Hong Kong

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48 Hours in Siem Reap: A diary

Ten years after her first visit, Julienne R returns to Cambodia to reconnoiter the mystical temple landscape that had so captivated her at 20 This is the original, unedited version of a story published on Gafencu Magazine Hong Kong May 2018 print issue “Third time in Angkor Wat, and even after Petra and Machu Picchu, there is still something so wild and ethereal about these jungle temples.” … Continue reading 48 Hours in Siem Reap: A diary

Top 10 & Ultimate Guide to Da Nang, Hoi An & Huế

When travelling to Vietnam, short-term travellers tend to get stuck in cities like Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) or Hanoi in the north. At most, they end up a little further out in the famous highlands of Sa Pa or the karst cliffs of Ha Long Bay. On her fourth trip to the country, Trip Guru resident blogger Yeni R of Morena Travels finally makes it to … Continue reading Top 10 & Ultimate Guide to Da Nang, Hoi An & Huế

GALLERY: Sa Pa, A Photo Journey through Vietnam's Highlands

GALLERY: Sa Pa, A Photo Journey through Vietnam’s Highlands

Colombian photographer and architect Juan Carlos Sanchez travels to the Hoàng Liên Son Mountains in Vietnam, beginning at the mountain town of Sa Pa… I had the opportunity to travel to Vietnam for business a couple of years ago. Before coming, I had heard interesting stories about the northern part of the country, which led to a deep interest to discover the region. Aside from that, … Continue reading GALLERY: Sa Pa, A Photo Journey through Vietnam’s Highlands

REVIEW: Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon in Bali

River trekking through the hidden canyons of Beji Guwang was the perfect way to escape Bali’s oft unbearable heat. We semi-swam and rope-swung our way through this fun route, writes Trip Guru’s resident blogger, Yeni R* of Morena Travels Editor’s Note: The writer of this review did not book the services of Trip Guru for the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon Tour I first heard about the … Continue reading REVIEW: Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon in Bali