The Best Things to eat in Pampanga

The Best Things to Eat in Pampanga, Philippines!

The Philippines is well known for its weird and at times, admittedly whacky food – Balut, anyone? – but the country isn’t exactly known as a top foodie destination when it comes to travelling around Southeast Asia.  One province could be set to change that reputation though, because Pampanga, the culinary heart of the Philippines, has some delectable cuisine to …

6 Places Not to Miss Out on When Visiting Tibet!

Tibet is known as the Roof of the World, the Land of Snows, and the Third Pole, and it’s one of the most unique destinations in the world for tourists. Filled with high mountains, stunning lakes, and ancient monasteries, travelling to Tibet is the only way to enjoy these spectacular sights and to explore the amazing religion and culture of …

Best Places to Explore in Malta

Found in the central Mediterranean, Malta is an archipelago that is full of beaches, history and culture. The summers on the island are hot and dry, making it perfect for beach holidays, but the weather remains pleasantly warm all year long for those who want to travel in the offseason, making this is a great year-round destination to explore! Despite …

Top Places to Visit in Russia!

Russia is the world’s largest country by land area, bordering European and Asian countries, the Pacific and Arctic oceans. There are incredible mountains, unknown beaches, vast deserts, fascinating ethnic villages, spectacular volcanoes, and icy glaciers. Russian landscapes range from dense forests and wild tundra to subtropical beaches and Black Sea coastline. It’s a country of unimaginable diversity and unparalleled beauty, …

Hanging Coffins Sagada

Dark Tourism: The Hanging Coffins of Sagada

When I reach the bottom of the deep valley, I can see the unmistakable shape of faded, wooden coffins.  The coffins are out in the open, but they aren’t being prepared for burial below ground. These coffins are hanging from the face of the tall limestone cliffs that rise vertically upwards, precariously secured beneath a sharp undercut of jagged rock …

Elmer Tadeo Bamboo Musician Malibcong Abra

The Bamboo Musician of Malibcong

Weary, tired and caked in layers of mud, dust and dirt, our four by four rolled slowly into the village, while a small crowd began to gather, excited and amused by the sight of outsiders clinging to the back of the jeep as it bounced along the rough path.  After 5 hours in an open-topped pickup truck, I was bleary-eyed …

Kharcho

Megrelian Kharcho: The Heartiest Georgian Soup

Georgia is well known for its deliciously rich culinary traditions, and one of the most delicious of dishes to try when you are travelling across the nation is Kharcho, a hearty soup that’s bursting with taste and flavour. Kharcho comes in a hundred different forms, and like all Georgian dishes, every single region has its own unique recipe and set …

Acharuli Khachapuri

Acharuli Khachapuri: The Georgian Cheese Boat

In Georgia, there are over 50 different types of Khachapuri, but there’s one type of Khachapuri that’s more renowned than any other that’s baked in the country.  This is Acharuli Khachapuri, a dish which to tourists is more commonly known as the Georgian Cheese Boat. This fine example of Georgian cuisine is the heartiest meal you might taste in the …

Abandoned Forts Sentosa Island Singapore

Exploring Singapore’s Sentosa Island

Sentosa is a well-known manmade island in Singapore, filled with sights and activities for every type of visitor. I’ve previously talked about the rich past of Sentosa, and how its history is etched into the walls of Fort Serapong and Fort Siloso. Here, I’ll be exploring another side of the island, from some of its most famous attractions to underrated …