IF you’re looking for a nice brew, a cuppa, a chai or any kind of hot water infused with tea, Asia has you covered. Not only were there enough British colonies in this part of the world to have brought their national drink with them long enough to make it stick, but other Asian nations have a long, long history with the beverage as well, and their own variations. Let’s take a look.
WALKING down the staircase of Sirocco restaurant and Sky Bar you will find one of the most stunning views for a dinner you can find in the world. Sirocco sits on the 63rd floor of the lebua at State Tower building, almost 250 meters above the bustling streets of Bangkok.
WITH the city’s innumerable temples, overeager moto drivers, unofficial tour guides, flocks of one-dollar kids, and absurd humidity, 48 hours in Siem Reap can be a rather beguiling experience for the unprepared. This weekend warrior’s guide will set you straight.
BRISBANE’S West End beats to the same drum as its hallowed counterpart in London with an eclectic array of people, markets, music, bookshops, and most importantly food options. From Italian styled coffee to Greek souvlaki, Vietnamese san choy bau or native Australian food there’s such an array of cuisines on offer your tastebuds are in…>
YOU won’t travel far in Asia without bumping into a crumbling ruin, temple, city or landmark built by a civilization that no longer exists. While many of these have been abandoned and are in want of some repair, with nature at times already taking over, some have been restored to something of their former glory.…>
IN Australia the consumption of native animals like kangaroo, emu and crocodile has been going on for millennia. While it’s not a fully fledged commercial industry today, and there’s still some aversion to eating cute native animals, things that hop, run and slither do find themselves onto supermarket shelves, restaurant menus and kitchen tables around…>
THE United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese cuisine to its cultural heritage list. A UNESCO committee announced the decision Wednesday at a meeting in Azerbaijan. Known as “washoku,” Japan’s traditional cooking embraces seasonal ingredients, a unique taste and a style of eating steeped in centuries of tradition. Japan hopes that UNESCO recognition will…>
Places to stay
La Residence d’Angkor
Siem Reap, , Cambodia
Royal Bay Inn Angkor Resort
Siem Reap, , Cambodia