Ay Mamacita! Vietnam’s First South American Food Stall

Mamacita's Vietnam

Photo by Alex Marrs By Aimee Millwood Oisin Barr speeds on a Honda Win motorbike, comes to a halt, parks, and begins setting up shop. Off comes his helmet and out come frying pans, flour, and containers of freshly made pico de gallo, Argentinean-style beef, and shredded cheese. He plugs in the portable gas tank, […]

Travel Inspiration: A Sacred Step in Anuradhapura (PHOTO)

Anuradhapura

The Ruwanwelisaya stupa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka is considered to be an architectural marvel. It is a sacred Buddhist site and one of eight places of veneration in Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 140 B.C. by King Dutugemunu and remains one of the world’s tallest monuments, standing at 338 feet (103 m) with a circumference of 950 ft (290 m).

The Gourmet’s Guide to Hong Kong

food in hong kong

Hong Kong has officially been awarded with the “World’s Best Restaurants” honor more than any other Asian city. It’s thriving wine culture,  large number of Michelin Star restaurants and highest per-capita concentrations of restaurants in Asia make it a haven for foodies. This guide to the city’s restaurants scene will give you, among many other […]

Craft Beer Goes Viral in Vietnam

bia hoi vietnam

By Aimee Millwood In northern Vietnam, people don’t waste their time arguing about which craft beer is better; there is only one king of brews known affectionately by locals as bia hoi. Not only is it the cheapest beer in Vietnam (and arguably the world, averaging 25 cents a cup), but it is also the […]

A Spot of Tea in Sri Lanka

A Spot of Tea in Sri Lanka

By Maria Russo The history of tea in Sri Lanka dates back to 1852 when a Scotsman by the name of James Taylor began cultivating the crop on the 19-acre Loolecondera Estate near Kandy. Today the country’s central highlands are brimming with tea bushes; the sweet scent of fermented leaves wafts through the temperate humid air, […]

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