Food

Perth Restaurants: The Definitive Guide

Perth is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and was originally founded by Captain James Stirling in 1829. With a population of nearly two million, it’s the fourth most populous city in Australia, and it’s also the capital of the west.

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Manage Your Budget in a Most Effective Way While Backpacking in Australia and New Zealand, Part 1

Travelling on a budget doesn’t mean you are relegated to staying in one location and limiting your exposure to the country. In fact, far from having to stay confined to one place, backpacking lets you explore the entire country on a limited budget.  READ MORE »

Manage Your Budget in a Most Effective Way While Backpacking in Australia and New Zealand, Part 2

Australia and New Zealand are large countries, and the sheer size of Australia will make planning your route all the more important.  READ MORE »

Skillful hands vs the fruit

I've spent too much time in front of computer and in dusty meeting rooms, buried under piles of papers. Far away from the real world.

 

Thai street vendor peeling mango fruit, Bangkok, Thailand

So when I eventually get myself outside and have a chance to see someone skilled in what she does, it is such a pleasure to watch and admire the speed and efficiency.  READ MORE »

Easy way to avoid food poisoning in Asia and still enjoy eating on the street

Ahh, Thai food..
A reason good enough to include the country into your travel plans. If you have plans to visit the country, don't forget to check online for affordable accommodation on Expedia hotels.

Having tasted a good variety of meals and dishes, I came to a somewhat strange conclusion.

The food sold on the street, or eaten on the "street", as is the case with beach restaurants, is generally better than the one ordered in a fancy restaurant.

Woman is enjoying Thai food on the street of Bangkok

A lady enjoys her meal bought on the street, Bangkok, Thailand

The latter is often too sterile for me, and I don't know if that's a psychological effect, or our genes send signals with a message - food tastes better in the fresh air.  READ MORE »

Work no rest, where's the comma?

They work from dusk,

Two fishermen working on a boat. Sun has just risen, Ko Samet island, Thailand
Two fishermen working on a boat. Sun has just risen, Ko Samet island, Thailand

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The impact of lunch breaks on quality of life

While discussing your compensation package with a new employer, how much would you be willing to sacrifice for having lunch breaks like this?

Two construction guys relax on Manley beach during a lunch break, Sydney, Australia

Two construction guys relax on Manley beach during a lunch break, Sydney, Australia  READ MORE »

Riddle me this — no beef for Hindu, but perfect steak in Pokhara, Nepal

Juicy pepper beef steak waiting on the table of Pokhara steak house, Nepal

Juicy pepper beef steak waiting on the table of Pokhara steak house, Nepal

 

Some are driven forward by a desire to conquer a mountain, prove the capacity to someone or himself.
Yesterday we have finished a three day trek through tracks and paths of lower Mustang region, on the base of Himalayas.  READ MORE »

Drinking chemical waste

Plastic bag with green soft drink and a straw, Kyaukme, Myanmar

Plastic bag with green soft drink and a straw, Kyaukme, Myanmar

 

Takeaway drink in this case ment pouring the contents of the bottle with a soft drink into a plastic bag and putting a straw inside.  READ MORE »

Best choice for breakfast

Bowl and chopsticks, Cat Ba island, Vietnam

Bowl with rice and chopsticks, Cat Ba island, Vietnam

 

I don't mind skipping breakfast or, sometimes, lunch, if that's the circumstances. Asians don't think so. Eating comes probably second in importance after family. It counts to have a proper breakfast and then lunch on time. Never dine alone.  READ MORE »

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