It's that time of year again when I like to share some of the best food experiences I've been lucky enough to have over the past year. 2018 has been incredible and I'm so grateful that I've been able to travel to some fantastic places like Durban, Bruges, The Hague, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Some … Continue reading Top Foodie Experiences of 2018
I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been reading and following A Year In Dinners. I have so much fun cooking, exploring and writing posts, so I'm always really touched when people read and comment. Food is such a wonderful thing that can bring people together and for that I'm truly … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2018!
How do you describe Bangkok? Like a city on steroids? Like cities in futuristic (distopian..?) sci-fi movies with traffic on multiple planes, lights flickering as the heat rises up from the queuing cars and weaving motorbikes? A clear divide between those who have and those who don’t, epitomised in the Michelin starred chic vs $2 … Continue reading Bangkok: Exploring the Old City
The city of Angkor, home of the impressive Angkor Wat, was the capital of the Khmer Empire until it was abandoned in the 15th century. According to Wikipedia, it is believed to have supported at least 0.1% of the global population between 1010-1220! Now it’s just the temples that remain in various states of repair … Continue reading Siem Reap: Ancient Angkor City and Angkor Wat
When we were researching our trip, people I spoke to about Phnom Penh all seemed to say the same, that the Killing Fields are about all there is to see. But while these are important sites to visit and therefore listed first in this post, Phnom Penh is far more than just the legacy left … Continue reading Phnom Penh: Highlights
Before I get into the actual topic of this post, I have to say it has been a difficult post to write, and may be a difficult one to read. The atrocities that happened at S-21 Prison and the Killing Fields, and the relative recency of the Khmer Rouge regime, make visiting these museums a … Continue reading Phnom Penh: S-21 Prison and the Killing Fields
The capital of Laos, Vientiane, felt like an underdog when researching which destinations to include in our travels around South East Asia. It isn't the world heritage site of Luang Prabang, or the tubing, nightlife backpacker's mecca of Vang Vieng, but Vientiane shouldn't be overlooked. Let me tell you why. Pha That LuangPha That Luang … Continue reading Vientiane: Highlights