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Wordless Wednesday: Curry Favor

urry Panang Curry from Mai Kaidee (Cooking School, Bangkok) Mango Satay and Green Banana Curry from Mango Vegetarian and Vegan Eggplant Curry from Ruyi Vegetarian Khao Soy from Vegan Heaven       The post Wordless Wednesday: Curry Favor appeared first on BitterSweet.
Tags: Travel, Food, Restaurants, Thailand, Baking, Healthy, Bangkok, Vegan, Chiang Mai, Meatless, Mai Kaidee Cooking School Bangkok Mango Satay, Green Banana Curry, Mango Vegetarian and Vegan Eggplant Curry, Ruyi Vegetarian Khao Soy

Food delivery startup Dahmakan eats up $5M for expansion in Southeast Asia

It’s harvest season for Southeast Asia’s full-stack food delivery startups. Following on from Singapore’s Grain raising $10 million, so Malaysia-based Dahmakan today announced a $5 million financing round of its own. The money takes the startup to $10 million raised to date — its last round as $2.6 million last year — and it comes via new investors U.S-based Partech Partners and China’s UpHonest Capital and existing backers Y-Combinator, Atami Capital and the former CEO of Nestlé who was an ang...
Tags: Travel, Google, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Temasek, Penang, Li, Jessica Li, Dahmakan, Johor Bharu, Google Temasek, UpHonest Capital

Life in Paris, Part 2: Only One Month Left

Posted: 5/20/2019 | May 20th, 2019 It feels like only days ago I came to Paris — and now it’s the middle of May. And, with more time behind me than ahead of me (I leave June 19), as I look back on my time here, I can’t say I’ve seen as much of Paris as I intended. I haven’t visited one new attraction. Or taken one day trip out of the city. Or gone to another region of the country. Or even the outlying neighborhoods of the city, really. Nothing. I have taken five walking tours (so I did somet...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, France, New York City, Thailand, Normandy, Paris, Italy, Bordeaux, Ducks Hostel, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Eiffel Tower Les Piaules Fantastic, Normandy Booking

First Timer’s Guide to Skill Focused Travel

You’ve probably never heard of Skill-Focused Travel or SFT. Skill-Focused Travel is essentially about going on a quest. Instead of looking at your trip as a list of experiences to get through, I suggest using your travels as an opportunity for deeply rooted personal growth. The Bucket List Mentality After my trip through Asia, a friend asked to meet with me to discuss a similar trip she was planning. I saw her itinerary and shook my head. She had a mile long list of activities that couldn’t ev...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Learning, Bali, Mexico, France, Spain, Thailand, Canada, Alaska, Kelly Slater, Rtw Travel, Luang Prabang Laos, Skill Focused Travel, Great Lakes Balance

Can You Teach English Abroad Without a TEFL?

Posted: 5/18/2019 | May 18th, 2019 Whether you’re wanting to kick-start a new career or to just work a short-term job until you have enough money to travel again, teaching English abroad is an option that allows you to do all those things. I taught English abroad for two years and it was one of the best experiences I had. It taught me a lot about myself and the world around me. But how do you teach overseas? Most would-be ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers obtain what’s known as a TE...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, UK, China, Thailand, Beijing, South Africa, Middle East, Shanghai, Tokyo, Travel Tips, Bangkok, Central America, Hostelworld

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

Posted: 05/18/2019 | May 18th, 2019 Travel insurance is probably the most boring topic to discuss when it comes to planning a trip. Dreaming up the perfect itinerary, finding cheap flights, buying gear — all of these things all much more glamorous! For that reason, many budget travelers actually skip buying travel insurance. Unlike a flight, a travel backpack, or applying for a visa, travel insurance just doesn’t seem necessary. And since it’s not always cheap, travel insurance is often tempti...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, US, Colombia, Travel Gear, Thailand, South Africa, Italy, Argentina, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Travel Insurance, Hostelworld, Don, World Nomads

What the Hell Happened to Vang Vieng?

Vang Vieng might sound like a scary pooch from Harry Potter, but it’s actually a backpacker’s paradise in southern Laos. Well, for some it’s a paradise. For others, it was literally a path to hell. Laos is that country in Southeast Asia between Thailand and Vietnam which I mentioned in my recent article on Vientiane. There aren’t any cheap flights to Laos so it...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Visiting Vientiane, One of the Last Communist Capitals in the WorldOffbeat Lomb...
Tags: Travel, Alcohol, Southeast Asia, History, Thailand, Harry Potter, Vietnam, Laos, Adventure Travel, SE Asia, Asia Travel, Vang Vieng, Lombok

5 adventurous family friendly destinations in Asia

Seeking out a long-haul destination in Asia when travelling with children or families can be a daunting experience. Moving away from the well-trodden routes of Thailand villas and India’s Golden Triangle opens up a wealth of opportunities for bucket-list holidays that will be never be forgotten. We have spent many years travelling across the vast […] The post 5 adventurous family friendly destinations in Asia appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Indonesia, China, India, Thailand, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Golden Triangle

5 honeymoon destinations for every couple

The upcoming months are among the most popular months to get married; in particular, May, June, and August are busy times for wedding planners and coordinators. While most weddings are planned way ahead of the actual wedding day, there are a few things that often get left to the last minute, and yes that includes […] The post 5 honeymoon destinations for every couple appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Africa, Qatar, Thailand, Accommodation, South Africa, Philippines, Middle East, Resorts, Maldives, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Honeymoons

Transformation Through Travel – Road Tripping Europe in a Tiny Home

In three months I’ll have packed up my life, quit my job, said goodbye to my family and friends, and set off around Europe in a self-built campervan. My boyfriend and I have been working for over a year to convert a white panel van into a motorhome that will take us on a life-changing road trip. You may wonder what would make an amateur photographer and a wannabe travel writer in their late 20s want to go against the norm by changing their whole lives to travel the continent in a van? Well, as a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Shutterstock, New York, Featured, Germany, Thailand, Campervan, Road Trip, Bordeaux, Amalfi Coast, Majorca, Andy, Mediterranean Sea, Canon DSLR, Transformational Stories

What is curry and the differences

Curry isn’t actually a spice. Granted, in America, we’re used to strolling up to the spice aisle and picking between a few different jars of curry powder. Or, for the more adventurous, going to the local farmers market and picking between two dozen different curry “blends.” Yet curry on its own isn’t an actual spice but rather a mix of spices. And if you associate curry with India, well, curry powder doesn’t exist either. “Back home, we don’t have anything called curry powder; that doesn’t ex...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, UK, England, China, Singapore, India, America, Thailand, Malaysia, Norway, Jamaica, Caribbean, Curry, Guyana

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit (SEAHIS) Will Tackle The Emerging Challenges To The Thai And Regional Hotel Markets

The South East Asia Hotel Investors' Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top executives from both hotel owning groups and management companies addressing issues facing the regional hospitality sector. In Thailand, the past couple of years have seen a big rebound in the results of hotels, hostels and serviced apartments. Can it continue? There are some definite challenges ahead for the Thai owners and developers who build these properties:
Tags: Travel, Thailand

Wildlife experiences in Thailand

Photographs of travelers posing with wildlife on a trip to Thailand are often looked at in awe by friends and family back home. After all, it’s not every day that you get the chance to be in such close proximity to an exotic elephant or tiger. Regrettably, though, things are not always as they seem — it would be a divine miracle if you lived to tell the tale should you ever encounter a tiger in the wild. A lot has been made of these excursions over the last few years, including activists citi...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Wildlife, All, Wildlife Encounters, Wildlife Attractions, Ethical Animal Experiences

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Air Travel, France, Hotels, Spain, Thailand, Accommodation, Pakistan, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel

Thailand beach to close indefinitely

Maya Bay on the Thai island of Phi Phi Leh, one of the country’s most popular spots for tourists, is set to remain closed to visitors until 2021. It was temporarily closed last year, with officials citing extensive damage caused by over-tourism, but now it seems the famous bay will be off limits for even longer. Maya Bay was the paradise setting of the movie The Beach (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) and was attracting about 6,000 people per day before its closure. Last year, marine biologists ...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, All, Koh Phi Phi, Overtourism, Maya Beach, Thailand Beaches

5 Ways Indie Travel Has Changed — And Stayed The Same — Since 1999

Twenty years ago, when I set off on my first multi-month vagabonding trip around Asia, I noticed that a lot of the backpackers I met – cool indie travelers from places like Denmark and Tasmania and Oregon – were fixated with the notion of what travel must have been like in the 1970s. Indeed, as enjoyable as Thailand and India and Japan were in 1999, there was this sense that we had missed out on an earlier, purer era of travel some two decades before – a time before the advent of dial-up Interne...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Featured, Bali, Indonesia, Oregon, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Netflix, Thailand, Nepal, Middle East, Antarctica, Denmark

How to stay sober while traveling

Getting sober might be the hardest thing you ever do. And if travel and alcohol have always been intertwined for you, kicking the booze habit can be absolutely devastating. If asked before I quit drinking, I would have dismissed sober travel as not only unfun but pretty much impossible. How can I backpack around Ireland and not have a pint? Barcelona without vino? And how can I travel with my friends who still drink? Even if you’ve been sober for years, travel can shake your confidence in nav...
Tags: Travel, London, Mexico, New York City, Barcelona, Thailand, Ireland, Paris, Reddit, Cambodia, Truth, Detroit, Costa Rica, Istanbul, Mediterranean, Sobriety

Property Slowdown Beckons as Next Risk for Emerging Markets - Bloomberg

Property Slowdown Beckons as Next Risk for Emerging Markets - Bloomberg:As growth worries and trade war jitters threaten to spoil any rebound for emerging markets in 2019, property markets are shaping up as a critical element to monitor for further signs of gloom.Some developing economies from Thailand to Dubai and Brazil are facing double-digit real estate sales declines on the back of weakening domestic growth. Developed countries already have shown some of the pain -- including Australia, the...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Singapore, Bloomberg, Thailand, Dubai, Switzerland, Brazil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bank of Singapore Ltd, Todd Schubert

LIVE! From the 2019 Venice Art Biennale - May You Live in Interesting Times

Robert Henry Lawrance Jr. by Tavares Strachan (2018) Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) I love the way Ralph Rugoff's mind works. He has tamed the humongous Biennale beast by reducing the number of artists and organizing the vast Arsenale space into smaller compartments. Even though he says there is no theme, the artists he invited to participate have captured the essence of the title, "May You Live in Interesting Times." That "ancient Chinese curse" has been cited over the past 80 years by...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, China, Brown University, Los Angeles, Thailand, New York Times, Arthur C Clarke, Venice, Bangkok, Venice Biennale, Rotterdam, Venice Italy, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Greenwich Village

8 Reasons WHY Travel Helps You Live a Good Life

Travel is not easy. With all the dreaming, planning, saving, and then taking the giant leap towards something that is out of your comfort zone and filled with endless potential problems, it’s a massive drain of resources. Travel involves huge sacrifice. Brooklyn Bridge, New York City In order to make travel a reality, acceptance of the sacrifice is a must. Otherwise, it will be too hard, you’ll be too tired, there’ll be too much to be afraid of and you’ll always see it as being too expensive...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Usa, London, Australia, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Thailand, Travel Inspiration, Ford, Zimbabwe, New Orleans, Muslim, Kenya, Albert Einstein

'Overtourism': Surges in unsustainable tourism are destroying islands in the Pacific

The tourism industry is booming throughout the world but nowhere more noticeably than on the small tropical islands of Southeast Asia. Millions of tourists flock to these remote islands every day to enjoy the beaches and snorkel among the coral reef, but the traffic and waste they produce has forced some ecosystems to reach their breaking point. “Overtourism” is the new term for the overpopulation of tourists who wreak havoc on fragile ecosystems. Many Asian governments have had to close entire...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Design, Bali, China, Southeast Asia, Environment, Features, Thailand, Philippines, Hawaii, Waste, Vietnam, Pacific, Caribbean, Cayman Islands

Alibaba-backed facial recognition startup Megvii raises $750 million

One of China’s most ambitious artificial intelligence startups Megvii, more commonly known for its facial recognition brand Face++, announced Wednesday that it has raised $750 million in a Series D funding round. Founded by three graduates from the prestigious Tsinghua University in China, the eight-year-old company specializes in applying its computer vision solutions to a range of use cases such as public security and mobile payment. It competes with its fast-growing Chinese peers, includin...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Technology, China, Face, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, US, Bloomberg, Artificial Intelligence, Thailand, United States

10 Dream Holiday Destinations For Couples

Exploring new and exciting places with the person you love provides the greatest life experiences that you could ever ask for. However, while the right companion is the most important factor, there is no doubt that the choice of destination can have a telling impact too. No two couples are the same, so finding a destination that satisfies your personal requirements is key. Here are 10 perfect destinations catered to different personalities, tastes and budgets. 1| London, England London is one o...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Usa, London, Mexico, Thailand, Paris, Amsterdam, Iceland, Travel Tips, Maldives, Hyde Park, Sri Lanka, Orlando, Everglades, Rotterdam

HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 3 May 2019

ARA Launches IPO for the First US Hospitality Trust on SGX, Memories Group Acquires Stake in Strand Hotel International Limited, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce Collaborate to Drive Tourism, Queensland Government and Australia Zoo to Build ‘Camp Croc Hunter’ Tourism Project in Sunshine Coast, Brisbane Marriott Hotel Completes Multimillion-dollar Renovation.
Tags: Travel, Australia, Thailand, First US Hospitality Trust, Build ` Camp Croc Hunter, Sunshine Coast Brisbane Marriott Hotel

The best rooftop bars in Bangkok

Few cities in the world have a skyline as impressive as Bangkok’s. As such, a rooftop drinking scene has evolved here that’s nearly as memorable as the street food and is far removed from the backpacker scene that crowds the bars and patios of Khao San Road. Unless you’re willing to pay through the roof for a river-view suite at the Peninsula Hotel, the best way to take in the 360-degree awesomeness that is the Thai capital’s cityscape is to imbibe on a rooftop with a stiff drink in one hand...
Tags: Travel, New York, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Portugal, Manhattan, Bangkok, Central Park, All, Phuket, Big Apple, Chang, Siam, Riverside, Khao San Road

The One Thing You Shouldn’t Pack for Thailand

If Thailand isn’t in your travel plans yet, add it. But what should you pack for Thailand? There are plenty of lists out there on what to pack, yet not enough of them tell you what to leave behind. Carting around fifty pounds of luggage with you as your travel, regardless of whether it’s in a rolling suitcase or strapped to your back, can make a big difference in how much enjoyment...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Monkey Business: How Not to Get Bit by a PrimateVisiting V...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Luggage, Travel Tips, Packing, Asia Travel

Peter’s Fan Favorite Photo of the Week – May 2, 2019

Read the full article on at - Peter’s Fan Favorite Photo of the Week – May 2, 2019 Have you ever woken up early just to see the sunrise? Where?  Or where would you like to? The Sukhothai Historical Park in Thailand is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple and Buddha statue may appear even more peaceful at this hour. This is echoed in both the vibrant colors captured in... The post Peter’s Fan Favorite Photo of the Week – May 2, 2019 appeared first on Peter Greenberg...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Unesco, Featured Posts, Peter, Buddha, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Sukhothai Historical Park

Backpacking Cambodia: 3 Suggested Itineraries for Your Trip

Posted: 5/1/2019 | May 1st, 2019 Cambodia: it’s full of warm and friendly people, beautiful coastlines, a lively nightlife, and it has a growing foodie scene. It’s also one of the cheapest countries in the world. I didn’t have high expectations when I first visited in 2006. Back then, all I knew about Cambodia was its awful history involving the Khmer Rouge and that it was home to Angkor Wat. But I was blown away by the people and their warmth, spirit, and hospitality; the beautiful natural sce...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Cambodia, Angkor Wat, Mekong River, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Padi, Art Deco, Buddha, Phnom Kulen, Buddhist, Aaron, Kong

Netflix film about Thai cave rescue

If there was ever any doubt that a movie would be made about last year’s dramatic Thailand cave rescue, those doubts can now be laid to rest. On Tuesday, Netflix announced that it will be partnering with the production company responsible for Crazy Rich Asians to make a film about the famous rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach, trapped inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand for over two weeks. On June 23 of last year, the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach became trapped in the c...
Tags: Travel, Ap, Netflix, Thailand, Bangkok, All, Northern Thailand, Erika North, Tham Luang, Thailand Cave Rescue, Thailand Cave, Thai Soccer Team, Ekkapol Chantawong, Soccer Team Rescued, Thailand Cave Movie

Thank you, Suvi!

Post 10 of #sg100peopleToThank. More about this series is here.Thank you, Suvi!So, before the long post, here's a short one. If I could thank just 3 people in the whole wide world, Suvi would be one. That's the size of the impact that he's had on me and my life.  Lemme start with how I met him.  Way back in 2009,  I was doing this startup thing with Kunal and that wasn't going anywhere and we were down to the last few rupees in our accounts and we did not know what to do. I wrote an email to M...
Tags: Travel, India, Thailand, Budapest, Paris, Dubai, Whistler, Goa, Gurgaon, Coral Reef, Samosa, MDI, Rajesh, Kunal, Lem, Surat

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