Monthly Archives November 2015

Experience Christmas in a different land this year

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Want to experience Christmas in a different land this season? If you are looking to shake up your celebrations at the last minute, this post will give you some suggestions to make this dream happen for you and your family…

1) Germany

Home to the rapidly spreading concept of the Christmas market in other parts of the world, Germany has a holiday charm that cuts to core of its original origins.

The best market to visit is in Dresden, which first put together a festival based around the holiday season in 1435.

At this event and equally popular ones in places like Berlin and Munich, you’ll find traditional crafts, the irresistible aroma of spiced gingerbread, and tasty and dangerously addictive mugs of mulled wine.

The latter will warm you through, but do bundle up tight, as the temperature ...

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Five essential Vietnamese dishes you must try

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Heading to Vietnam soon and have no idea what meals to eat to get a clear picture of the local cuisine? This article will introduce five essential Vietnamese dishes you must try to gain the understanding you seek.

Let’s delve into the details of this matter below…

1) Pho

While there are many types of soup you can enjoy while in Vietnam, Pho is one of the best loved bowls you’ll be able to get.

Consisting of beef or chicken broth with slices or balls of either meat, spring onions, greens, and flavored by ginger and coriander, this ubiquitous treat can be found at street stalls and hole in the wall restaurants countrywide.

There are even fast food joints exclusive to Vietnam that specialize in this dish, but we recommend that you stick to the independent dealers for the best meals.

2) Banh...

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Cultural must see attractions in Beijing

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Looking for some must see attractions in Beijing that show off its culture? Below, we go over 4 points of interest that will accomplish this goal…

1) The Forbidden City

Serving as the Chinese imperial headquarters for 500 years from the 15th to the 20th century, the Forbidden City is no longer off limits to outsiders or commoners, allowing you to see how the Chinese royals of yesteryear lived.

Covering 180 acres and consisting of just under 1,000 structures, the name of this massive historical site is an apt one, so be prepared to spend all day walking around to its various points of interest – don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes!

If you are in a hurry, spend your time in the Palace Museum, as its collection of vases and other priceless artifacts will give you much of the value that ...

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Dishes to discover on your trip to Cambodia

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While the cuisine of Thailand is lauded throughout the world, the meals of its Khmer next door neighbour is less well known.

In this article, we will profile dishes to discover on your trip to Cambodia: from breakfast to dinner to dessert, there is much to love about this nation’s culinary potential…!

Fish Amok

One of the most common dishes you’ll have the opportunity to sample during your trip to Cambodia is fish amok.

With much of its interior taken up by the massive presence of Tonle Sap Lake (the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia), and frontages on the Gulf of Thailand and the mighty Mekong River, seafood is on many menus across the country, and this dish will be on almost all of these.

Fish amok is comprised of a fish fillet covered in coconut milk that is cooked slowly in a ...

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