Posts tagged eats
where to find Bill Murray in Charleston: my unofficial guide to stalking the legend in South Carolina

After spending six months falling in love with Charleston, I learned that all about Bill Murray's favourite places and made notes when friends spotted him around the city. I made an itinerary to see the city through the eyes of Bill {first name basis}. 

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a food guide to Hong Kong: 5 local foods to try + where to get your hands on them

There is heaps of food finds in Hong Kong. This list could have been seemingly endless. I’ve put together a list of 5 foods every first-time visitor to Hong Kong should try. I have also listed the exact establishments where I tried each of these, so that you can either find somewhere better or give it a go in the same place I did!

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a café guide to Hanoi, Vietnam: where to find quirky cafés, prime work spaces, + the very best coffee

Vietnam runs on coffee. And not in a way that many modern cities do, where Instagram-worthy interiors drive business. In Vietnam, coffee is not a trend but rather a ceremonious part of the local lifestyle. I knew it the first time I stepped foot in the country that we were akin that way— a deep love not only for the taste of espresso, but an appreciation for the ritual of coffee.

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Tamarind Cooking School in Luang Prabang, Laos: what to expect from the community-minded cooking class

Long-time readers of this blog will know, ya girl is a fan of cooking classes. I think there are so many benefits to learning about the cuisine of a culture. So, when I was asked to check out Tamarind cooking school to see what they’re evening classes offer guests in Luang Prabang, I was over the moon.

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an expat's guide to non-Lao food in Luang Prabang

I’m all for eating the local cuisine. For one thing, it’s delicious and a door to deeper cultural understanding. Finally, it’s much cheaper! Where you might pay USD $5 for falafel pita here, you’ll pay USD $1.66 for a heaping plate of yellow noodles with veggies and chilis. However, when you live or stay anywhere long enough you need a little variety. This post promises to provide a comprehensive list of eateries where you can get your non-Lao food fix!

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a café guide to Prague, Czech Republic: the best hidden cafés + where to find them

Prague is quickly catching the attention of happy café-hoppers looking for the right ambience and a delicious cup of drip. I was out amongst the architecture of the city and its cobblestone streets for 12 hours almost every day I was in Prague, only escaping the cold for brief interludes in hidden cafés I would stumble upon. The best places are always the ones that are harder to find, away from main roads, or hidden in plain sight— these cafés are no exception!

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what to expect on Eating Europe's Prague food tour: traditional food, fun history, and folklore

I was invited to be a guest of Eating Europe’s Prague Food Tour. I’ll be the first to admit that, initially, I knew nothing about the food scene in Prague. After my 4-hour walking tour with Eating Europe, however, I found myself filled to the brim with Prague urban legends, Czech folklore, cultural and historical trivia, and….well…food.

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a food guide to German Christmas markets: 7 traditional foods to try on your next winter visit

Being in Germany in the winter time has its perks. Namely, German Christmas markets. Sure, it’s cold, but the lively holiday atmosphere, twinkly lights, and glorious carb-y food is worth freezing. I promise. Some of the items on this list will seem obvious, while others you might never have heard of! Here are 7 foods {and drinks, if you include glühwein} I tried at 5 different Christmas markets in Berlin and what I thought of each one.

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the big guide to Bangkok: where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in Thailand's capital

After years of bouncing around Bangkok on self-guided visits, long layovers, and group tours…I’ve finally put together a comprehensive guide I’m proud of. While it’s no secret every trip to Bangkok has been riddled with bad luck for me, looking back at these photos also made me realize…I’ve had so many fun memories in the capital city. It might have suffered the fate of the tourist boom {i.e. a Starbucks, H&M, and McDonald’s on every corner}, but it’s also got lots to see and do, great food, and alluring temples.

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a local’s café guide to Luang Prabang: where to find the cutest cafés + the best coffee

This cafe guide includes local joints, social enterprises, and some of the more expensive but aesthetically pleasing spots in Luang Prabang to grab your morning caffeine intake— something for everyone.

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a café guide to Hamilton, New Zealand: where to grab a coffee + brunch in "The Tron"

While in Hamilton, I found myself writing a lot in cafes, surprised by how many of them exist. I was also surprised by the vegan food scene that exists {though, I didn’t take full advantage as I was happily trying out my domestic skills in Tash’s kitchen whenever I could}. Here are my favourite cafes in “The Tron”!

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eating like a local: where to eat real Lao food in Luang Prabang, Laos

Lao food is amazing and often gets overshadowed by its neighbors’ banh mi or pad thai fame. But there’s something special about the lesser known joys of sticky rice and jeow on the Mekong washed down with a Beer Lao. By the time you’re finished reading this food guide, you’ll know more about Lao food culture and all the best places to eat local cuisine in Luang Prabang.

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the most quirky, Instagram-worthy eateries in Nanjing, China

Looking for restaurants in Nanjing with beautiful interiors, fun themes, and good atmospheres? I gotchu. Thanks to a combination of writing for The Nanjinger and spending 10-months in constant search for inspiration, I’ve compiled a post of the most ‘gram-worthy eateries in Nanjing.

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a brunch guide to Kuala Lumpur: what to order + where to go

I wrote my first brunch guide years and years ago when I realized I spent an abundance of my time in ordering coffees, cafe hopping being something I truly find joy in. However, there have been one or two of these brunch guides that have only offer a few options— NOT ENOUGH! We like as many cafes as possible, always. So, when I returned to Kuala Lumpur thanks to Air Asia, this time, I spent a week in Malaysia, and more than a few days in its capital city so that I could take in all the adventure and eat all the brunch {literally like two brunches a day were had}.

FOR THOSE WHO ANSWERED MY INSTA-POLL WANTING A BRUNCH GUIDE, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.

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where to find the best vegetarian + vegan food in Hoi An, Vietnam

Finding the best plant-based foods while travel can be a fun little challenge filled with dining at all the delicious eateries in an area...or it can be a total nightmare if you just can't find what you're looking for. I'm here to get you from point A to point B faster by giving you the inside scoop on where to go for meat-free yums. 

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the best cafés in Nanjing, China

Cafes often provide unique places to grab delicious food in a space I feel happy to curl up in. I have mentioned that, while not nearly as wonderful or as easy to find as the coffee culture that exists in Australia or New Zealand, there are cafes worth visiting in Nanjing.

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off the beaten track eateries in + around Wellington, New Zealand

I've spent a great deal of my time in New Zealand, and a good portion of that time has been spent in the "suburbs" of Wellington as much as the capital city itself. There's more to Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, and Petone than just relatively cheaper rent {by Welly standards}-- there's a real food scene bubbling. 

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I made the American pilgrimage: what to know about Central Perk in Shanghai

Sometimes, I'm reminded of the parts of America that feel familiar to me. Little things like baseball caps or hearing people ask questions in the office about Native Americans. Things like seeing Brooklyn Brewery's green bottled beers in a bagel shop. 

Things like the T.V. phenomenon that was Friends. 

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