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Gourmet Hiking from France to Italy: A Most Pleasurable Experience

What do you get when you mix gourmet food and wine with extraordinary hiking in the French and Italian Alps? You get Hedonistic Hiking, a sort of concierge service specializing in gourmet walking holidays. I spent nine days of absolute pleasure walking high in the mountains of France and Italy, experiencing...

Discovering Vietnam through Wine Tours

By Ian Pearson Although Vietnam is known for many things its nascent wine industry has been making news and intriguing visitors for the last few years. Historically, Vietnam has had difficulties making grape-based wine due to climate and geographical factors, but assistance from Australian vintners in the...

HILSA; THE KING OF FISH

By  Debashis Das      Bengalis are well-known for their fondness of fishes, as well as, for sweets. Supported by mother river Ganges, along with other different sized water bodies and even with a little coastal area, fish of different varieties, is a round-the-year availability. In Bengal, the fish market...

Chorrillos– Lima, Peru Lifestyle

By Maureen Santucci Now that visitors are spending a bit more time in Lima, they’re looking for places to branch out besides the typical tours and tourist destinations. The standard so-called “Lima City Tour” only focuses on some of the historic places in the downtown area. But with a metropolis this size,...

Eating Tarantula Spiders in Cambodia

By Andrew Kolasinski A bizarre sight greeted me when I checked into my Phnom Penh guest house. In the lobby trashcan I saw a takeaway food tray with noodle residue topped by two huge black spiders – tarantulas! The next night sitting with friends at a sidewalk café a street vendor offered a platter of fried...

Peruvian Feeding Frenzy: Chowing Down at Lima’s Mistura

By Mike Gasparovic “¡Oye, maestro, más chancho rapidito!” The barked order comes from a grill cook in a ten-gallon Stetson and surgical mask to protect against the spicy smoke billowing from the coals. Before him, a massive contraption with 12 revolving gridirons, spluttering with grease. Busy basters are...

Three Days in Cajamarca, Peru

By Mike Gasparovic November 16, 1532. Just before sundown, a group of 6,000 Inca warriors parades slowly into the main square of a quiet town in the central Andes. They carry no weapons. Flushed as they are with victory in a recent civil war, who would dare attack? With them, borne on a litter adorned with...

Experience the World with Your Palates

By Jenny Hahn There are many reasons to travel. Some of us love a good adventure. Others will be looking to dive into various cultures and try to experience the way other fellow Earthlings live. For some of us, it’s all about sightseeing and a regular dose of eye candy, while others will approach their...

Kashmiri Kahwah (Tea) Recipe

By Debashis Das Kahwah (Urdu: قہوہ‎, also transliterated qehwa, kehwa or kahwa) is a traditional green tea preparation consumed in Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, some regions of Central Asia as well as the Kashmir Valley. In Pakistan, it is made in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan regions. It is...

Bespoke Holiday at la ferme de la lochere

I’m delighted to share this adverture for those into culinary tourism and French wine. Last fall, three of us were fortunate to visit la ferme de la lochere and meet Katherine Frelon and Brenden Moore. Personally, I have interviewed more chefs, taken part in numerous cooking schools, and wached more demos...

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