Table manners can be an issue in social situations if you’re new to a country or a culture. Most Thais are forgiving (and entertained) if visitors are at least trying to be polite, but here are some pointers so when you “eat like a local”, it means more than that you can handle spicy foods!
March 2017 features not one, but four riders! Introducing four cyclists from Norway: Margot Lothe Pedersen, Mia Johanne Marie Lervik, Sverre Lervik, and Hildur Aase. Tell us more about your earliest experiences as a cyclist… Hildur: My first experience as a cyclist was in France in 1996 when we were 4 friends cycling together. Sverre: My first experience
Going to the mall does have its place in our lives, more about health but don’t let the lure of the food court and luxury goods make you forget the joys of exploring the myriad markets that have been and still are an integral part of life, especially in South East Asia. Each SpiceRoads trip
Tell us about your earliest experiences as a cyclist… For as long as I can remember I have always cycled. Pictures of me riding date back to me are still in nappies! But I’d say my first vivid memories are of when I was a teenager. I grew up on a cattle farm in rural
A popular expression in Asia is “Same Same But Different” and this perfectly describes Phare, the Cambodian Circus show in Siem Reap. It is held in a big top, but there are no animals performing, marking it different from your traditional circus. It is similar to Cirque de Soleil in the acrobatics performed, but the
Join us at the global commemoration of ANZAC Day in Thailand at the Hellfire Pass Memorial in Kanchanaburi. Learn how the harrowing events during World War II created bonds that have endured through the decades. Every 25th of April, nurse Australia and New Zealand observe ANZAC Day. Although it started as a marking of the
From the arrival flight into Bhutan past the peak of Mount Everest, the adrenaline filled landing at Paro nestled in a deep valley, discount the journey to the kingdom of the Thunder Dragon was an adventure in itself. As I disembarked the small plane with our group, melanoma my first impression was the incredible landscape.