An authentic homestay experience in Ta Van village, less than 45 minutes’ drive from Sapa town.
A complete guide to Hanoi’s oldest village.
Forget the mass-produced knickknacks! This guide to independent Tbilisi gift shops shows you where to find the best handmade, authentic and traditional Tbilisi souvenirs. Like most capital cities these days, Tbilisi is overflowing with… Read More
Trekking, homestays and an authentic cultural experience in Hoa Binh Province, Northern Vietnam.
An overnight escape from Hanoi set in a Muong village in the heart of Hoa Binh Province.
When most people think of responsible or sustainable travel, they automatically think about the environment. Remaining mindful of the ill effects of mass tourism on our planet is of course important, and by now we… Read More
If you’re an admirer of traditional textiles, crafts and handmade objects, you’ll find travelling in the Trans-Caucasus countries (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) a real treat. Carpets, tapestries, silks, embroidery and blockprinted cloth are all part… Read More
Kampot and Kep are perfect bedfellows: when paired together, they make the perfect weekend trip from Phnom Penh. Each has its own offerings: Kep boasts a lovely beach and seafood restaurants, while Kampot lays claim… Read More
The krama is Cambodia’s most ubiquitous textile. Traditionally a long, wide piece of cotton, krama are usually woven with a simple two-tone palette, where warp and weft interlock to create a gingham pattern. A krama… Read More
Nowhere is wildlife tourism a more hotly contested topic than in Southeast Asia. After a few bad experiences myself, common sense told me to steer well clear of Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center – a… Read More
Now I know Kampong Cham doesn’t feature on many Cambodia bucket lists, but I honestly think it should. Had I visited this gorgeous, peaceful riverside town the first time I came to Cambodia in 2012,… Read More
Thought to have been introduced from Northern India during Angkorian times, Assamese Muga ‘Golden’ Silk was once a thriving industry in Cambodia. Golden threads were traditionally woven into luxurious sampot chang kben to dress the… Read More