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I recently wrote a story for AWOL about the Vietnamese foods that you may not have heard of, but should try. As I was going through my long list, I realised that it was quite a challenge to not include too many Vietnamese noodle soups into the list. … Read all about it!
No it’s not related to Captain Planet, but this is just as cool. Thomas Cook are hosting a competition for travel bloggers who can showcase their own photos that best represent the four elements: earth, water, fire and air. I never enter competitions, … Read all about it!
“Oh, Iran. Really? Why?” I’m asked this a lot when I told people of my intention to visit Iran, one of the “Axis of Evil” as labelled by the U.S. Iran is one of the oldest civilisations in the world, and having recently visited, now … Read all about it!
Iran changed the way I formed my opinions of a country; as in to what extent I allowed media to influence my view of places that I haven’t been to and people whom I have never met. It also taught … Read all about it!
Food is one of the reasons as to why we travel. It’s one of life’s pleasures that all of us can relate to, provide a window into a local culture and has the power to connect us with new people … Read all about it!
Hafez would without a doubt be one of the most influential people in Persian history. Born in the 14th century, he was a poet, historian, philosopher and literarian. He is so revered where till this present time, most households in Iran will possess a copy … Read all about it!
When I initially settled in Saigon in September, people would ask me what was there was to do here? My response then, was that there wasn’t too much to do except eat – a lot. I’d spend most late afternoons in search of … Read all about it!
Some say that when you travel long-term, you’ll find yourself, or it will change your life forever. I would say that it’s partially true; where wandering without any set plans, interacting with colourful characters, eating weird and wonderful food and experiencing the odd meltdown does open your eyes … Read all about it!
It was a photo of the Nasirul Mulk Mosque, also known as the pink mosque in Shiraz that drew my attention to the Mosques in Iran in the first place. For some reason I always thought Mosques were dark places, shrouded … Read all about it!
I had a difficult time navigating through the narrow, maze like passageways of Yazd. Everywhere looked similar and even with Google maps loaded onto my phone, there were alleyways that were yet to be mapped. The mud brick walls that had stood over two metres … Read all about it!