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Thai Beef Salad


Thai food is known for being spicy and this Thai beef salad is one of the best things to come out of our travels. Served with sliced rare beef steak and jasmine rice, it’s deliciously fragrant and fresh. The four main ingredients in the marinade are fish sauce, sugar, lime and chillies – which make up the four key Thai…

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Mexican Fish Tacos with a Fiery Pineapple Salsa


Tacos are everywhere in Mexico, from street stands to restaurants – they’re a quick snack as well as a full meal. Fish tacos are generally deep fried in batter, so we combined our recipe with the marinade for tacos al pastor and shallow fried the fish to make it a little(!) healthier. The salsa is a great addition to tacos,…

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Seth’s Sausages of South America


Since it’s been exactly a year that we were stood on the roadside at a Colombian-style trucker stop, boasting an elderly man adorned in a hat with a sausage attached by a spring, I thought it was about time we shared a few of the sausages that we indulged in on the trip. The first sausage we enjoyed was at…

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Back in Hanoi Where it all Began


In May 2014 we set off on our first long-term adventure, 7 months travelling through South East Asia and on to New Zealand. We started that trip by flying straight into Hanoi and it was a hot, crazy, noisy, intense sensory overload, where our love affair with Vietnamese food began. Returning two and a half years later we were intrigued…

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Bright Lights and Shanghai Nights


Over 24 hours travelling and a 13 hour time jump saw us arrive in Shanghai for our first ever visit to China. Since it was fairly last-minute, we didn’t have time to sort out the correct visas, but found that we could get a 144 hour transit visa as long as we were flying on to another country and didn’t…

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Oaxaca – The Culinary Capital of Mexico


The journey from San Cristobal to Oaxaca is an 11 hour overnight bus. With all the teacher protests that had been going on and recent bus hijackings we were a little trepidatious about travelling at night. It was a fairly comfortable bus but the police got on every few hours to search passengers and check I.D. so there wasn’t much…

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Playa Del Carmen and Mexico’s Best Chicken Shop


Playa Del Carmen is just an hour down the coast from Cancun and is a much more compact town. All of the beaches are public and there is a small walking street called 5th Avenue filled with shops, restaurants and bars. Our hotel was just a few blocks back from the beach in more of a local area with much…

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Cancun and a First Taste of Mexico


You may have noticed we haven’t posted as much about food on this trip. Sadly, apart from Ceviche, the cuisine in South America just didn’t live up to the standards of Asia and it was so unhealthy! At first it seems great but a few weeks of eating only fried food and carbs with absolutely no flavour in any dish…

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Colombia to Panama With Sailing Koala


Travelling North from Colombia the next place to visit is Panama, but the two countries are separated by what is known as the Darien Gap. This is an area of dense jungle controlled by guerillas and drug cartels, the only way around it to avoid a potential kidnapping is to fly or go by boat.

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Colourful Cartagena and Adios Colombia


Cartagena is beautiful port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, with stunning colourful colonial buildings and cobblestone streets within the walls of the Old Town, dating back to the 16th century. It’s super touristy and a big cruise ship destination but it is indeed very pretty.

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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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