Browsing Category : Food

Salt Flats, Volcanoes, Geysers and Flamingos


Uyuni is a strange Bolivian town, a desert-like landscape in the middle of nowhere and at 3656m. The main reason people come here is to visit the Salar De Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat. And it’s cold, it’s very very cold. We booked up on a 3 day 2 night tour that would take us through the salt…

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Lima Food Tour


Keen to try some more local food, we did a food tour in the Miraflores and Surquillo neighbourhoods with Food Walking Tour Peru. Below are a few of the dishes we tried:

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3 Days in Sydney on a Budget


Sydney isn’t the cheapest city to visit, especially on a backpacker budget, but with a little effort it can still be enjoyed and doesn’t have to break the bank. Below are some tips on how we saved money.

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San Antonio de Areco


San Antonio De Areco is a picturesque colonial town, dating from the early 18th century. Known for its gauchos and silverware, you can spend your days walking around the cobbled streets stopping at little coffee shops and restaurants, or visiting a few of the small museums.

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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina


Our visit to Argentina was to be defined by two things…steak and red wine. Luckily, one of our friends lives in Buenos Aires, so he took us to some of the best restaurants and wine bars in San Telmo.

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Ilha Grande, A Brazilian Paradise


Pristine beaches and untouched jungle cover Ilha Grande, an island approximately 3.5 hours from Rio by car and boat. Years ago the island was home to a maximum security prison, housing some of Brazil’s most notorious criminals and this is partly the reason why everything has remained so preserved…nobody ever wanted to visit.

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Rocinha Favela Tour, Rio De Janeiro


Should we take a favela tour in Rio? We’ve seen a great deal of poverty before, we don’t want to walk around gawping at people and shoving a camera in their face. Is it safe to go into a favela, even with a guide? We had lots of questions before deciding to take a tour of the Rocinha favela in…

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At the Copa, Copacabana


Finally we made it to South America! Our trip started with three days in Rio De Janeiro, hitting all the tourist sites, while trying to fit in some less touristy things and getting to know the local cuisine.

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Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka


The Shinkansen ‘bullet’ train from Tokyo took us the 513 km to Kyoto in just over two hours. Let’s put that into perspective. The 696 km train journey from Bangkok to Chiang Mai took 16 hours! Another point to Japan.

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Penang – City of Food and Culture


We were excited to come to Penang, mainly because of its reputation for great street food. Anyone we’d spoken to or anything we’d read online raved about the hawker stalls and food courts. And it hasn’t let us down. Compared to street food elsewhere in Asia this place is on another level. We have also made a new discovery…the joy…

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Nasi Lemak


We couldn’t leave Penang without trying Malaysia’s national dish, Nasi Lemak. Traditionally eaten for breakfast and often seen wrapped in banana leaf parcels in food courts and on the the street.

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tandoori chicken naan kapitan

Tandoori Chicken @ Little India, Penang


Little India in Georgetown is a lively, vibrant neighbourhood with some fantastic food options. Walking down the road we saw this guy come out of the butchers with a large bowl of marinated chicken and it looked so good we decided to follow him to his restaurant.

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Char Koay Teow


Just down the road from our hotel is Kimberly Street, where in the evening dozens of Hawkers set up their stalls. Right outside Sin Guat Keong Coffee Shop is a Char Koay Teow stall – rice noodles fried up with shrimp, egg, beansprouts and chilli. I have to say this was the tastiest noodle dish I’ve had the entire time…

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