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Perpetual globetrotters and authors of some 60 travel guidebooks, countless travel and food stories, and thousands of hotel and restaurant reviews, Terence Carter and Lara Dunston have experienced 70 countries since they started travelling together in the late 1980s. Now based in Siem Reap, their works focuses largely on Asia and Australia, although they have no hesitation in hopping on a plane for the opportunity to create an inspiring story.

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    Transformational Travel and Gagudju Dreaming
    on Grantourismo on Jan. 24, 2015, 5:43 p.m.

    What does it take to have a transformational travel experience? Some people climb a mountain, cross a desert or sail solo around the world. Others seek spiritual solitude, do a retreat or volunteer abroad. After a decade living overseas, I returned home to be transformed....

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    Would You Pay to Meet a Local When You Travel?
    on Grantourismo on Jan. 19, 2015, 3:55 p.m.

    The most memorable trips are worth cherishing for the people you met as much as the places you experienced, but how far would you go to meet people when you’re on holidays? Would you pay to meet a local when you travel? One of the...

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    Food Photography, Depth of Field, Aperture and F-Stops
    on Grantourismo on Jan. 19, 2015, 1:17 p.m.

    In food photography, depth of field is one of the key tools that photographers use to make delicious looking images. Understanding depth of field, aperture, f-stops and their relationship is essential to mastering photography, particularly portrait and food photography — my bread and butter, so to...

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    Footpath Feasting: Phuket Street Food in Phuket Town
    on Grantourismo on Jan. 11, 2015, 5:15 a.m.

    Authentic Phuket street food in Phuket Town includes everything from crispy savoury pancakes called apong to flaky roti dipped in tiny bowls of curry – all delicious outcomes of the Thai island’s deep culinary influences, from China, India, Malaysia, Southern Thailand, and beyond. Of course...

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    A Culinary Travel Writing and Photography Tour in Cambodia
    on Grantourismo on Jan. 4, 2015, 12:11 p.m.

    Last month we told you about EAT LEARN LOVE CAMBODIA, a culinary travel writing and photography tour that we’re hosting with Asia-based Backyard Travel, starting in Siem Reap on 22 May 2015 for 8 days and nights. We finally have more details for you. Please...

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    Christmas Tips from Food Writers and Editors
    on Grantourismo on Dec. 20, 2014, 8:31 a.m.

    As the Christmas tips from some of the best chefs in Asia have been proving to be as popular as the last minute Christmas tips from Australia’s finest chefs that we shared a few years ago, we thought we’d seek some Christmas tips from food writers and editors...

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    Christmas Tips from the Best Chefs in Asia
    on Grantourismo on Dec. 19, 2014, 7:50 a.m.

    Christmas is almost here and once again we’ve left it late to think about what to cook and eat on Christmas Day. As you seemed to love the last minute Christmas tips from Australia’s finest chefs, this year, as we’re now based in Cambodia, we sought...

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    Safeguarding Your Travel Memories On the Road
    on Grantourismo on Dec. 7, 2014, 5:22 a.m.

    Two recent incidents were reminders that I need to get new travel insurance organized, but one event also reminded me of the importance of safeguarding your travel memories on the road. One half of an adventurous travel blogging couple who have climbed mountains and trekked...

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    Sunset timelapse in Hoi An
    on Grantourismo on Dec. 2, 2014, 3:49 p.m.

    I know we’ve told you before, but we really love Hoi An, it’s probably our most favourite little town in Vietnam. The joy of hitting the streets every morning and afternoon to make photographs is just irresistible. My favourite time to photograph there though was...

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    Enriching with Difference: A Chat with Jamie Wong of Vayable
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 29, 2014, 5:36 p.m.

    Local travel, social travel, collaborative travel, and peer-to-peer travel have transformed the way people travel. So much so that every recent travel start-up seems to be creating online spaces for travellers to meet locals. Not all of them do it well. One site that I think...

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    Weekend in Siem Reap
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 28, 2014, 9:08 a.m.

    The weekend is upon us here in Cambodia and with it thousands of visitors who have arrived from around Asia. A weekend in Siem Reap is enough to get a taste of the town and nearby temples, but don’t try to cram in too much. Visit knowing...

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    An Authentic Khmer Prahok Ktis Recipe
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 27, 2014, 12:14 p.m.

    The delicious, rich Cambodian dip called prahok ktis is served with fresh crispy vegetables and makes a great introduction to the use of the Cambodian fermented fish called prahok and the curry paste called kroeung in authentic Khmer cuisine. Made with prahok, yellow kroeung, minced...

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    Monday Memories: Shooting by Candlelight
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 24, 2014, 12:31 p.m.

    During the recent full moon rituals held on the final night of the Siem Reap Water Festival or Bon Om Tuk, locals purchased elaborate floating candles from sellers on the waterfront, then offered them to the river. While it may have been wonderful to watch, it was a challenge...

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    Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 20, 2014, 12:18 p.m.

    Along with the Cambodian curry paste called kroeung, prahok is the most distinctive ingredient in Khmer cooking. This grey, visually unappealing fermented fish ‘paste’ is used by every Khmer cook to add depth of flavour to just about every dish in their repertoire. However, visitors...

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    Sign Up to Win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 20, 2014, 9:24 a.m.

    Sign up to win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour and receive our new monthly newsletter, along with the chance to win fabulous travel prizes throughout 2015. When we introduced the new Grantourismo design two months ago we hinted at big changes ahead for the site....

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    Monday Memories: A Face in the Crowd
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 17, 2014, 8:06 a.m.

    The crowds at the Siem Reap Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk, were massive. People from all over Cambodia had come to the city for the boat races and they all seemed to have gathered along the riverside to watch the event. The challenge was to capture...

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    How to Eat Calcots Like the Locals in Catalonia
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 13, 2014, 12:55 p.m.

    For the Catalan people, the celebration and ritual of eating calçots is as much a part of the experience as consuming the calçots themselves. We learn how to eat calçots like the locals in Catalonia in Spain. We’ve been travelling to Spain for many years,...

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    A Recipe for Saraman Curry or Cari Saramann
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 11, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

    The Cambodian Saraman Curry or Cari Saramann is the richest of the Khmer curries and the most complex. A cousin of both the Thai Massaman Curry and Beef Rendang of Malaysia, its time-consuming nature makes it a special occasion dish for Khmers, particularly in the...

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    Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 8, 2014, 1:37 p.m.

    Cambodia has a long, rich musical heritage that spans the genres of indigenous, spiritual and folk music, but it was Cambodian rock and roll that really captivated the nation. Thanks to the Cambodian Space Project more people are listening to the sounds of Cambodia’s ‘golden...

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    Meet Cambodian Space Project
    on Grantourismo on Nov. 8, 2014, 12:43 p.m.

    When you’re in Cambodia, try to catch the Cambodian Space Project in between their cross-planetary trips for one of the most fun nights you’ll have while getting a history lesson in Cambodian Rock and Roll. We first saw the quirky, retro-cool Cambodian Space Project at...

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