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The 5 best things to do in Kaikoura. This is what the pretty coastal town is famous for!

The 5 best things to do in Kaikoura. This is what the pretty coastal town is famous for!

Kaikoura is a pretty little coastal town two and a half hours north of Christchurch. There are plenty of pretty little coastal towns in New Zealand. What makes Kaikoura special?

My All-Time Favourite Places for Tasty Vegan & Vegetarian Food in Byron Bay

My All-Time Favourite Places for Tasty Vegan & Vegetarian Food in Byron Bay Vegetarian food - photo by Maddi

There is an amazing range of restaurants and cafés in the hippy, surf town of Byron Bay. Most of them are healthy, organic and even vegetarian or vegan, often proudly sourcing their fresh produce from sustainable, local farms and providers.

5 Foods You Have to Eat in Cambodia to Take Your Taste Buds on a Delicious Adventure

5 Foods You Have to Eat in Cambodia to Take Your Taste Buds on a Delicious Adventure Fish Amok, Cambodia

Cambodian cuisine has many similarities to that of its close neighbours Thailand and especially Vietnam. However, unlike the Thai cuisine, Cambodian dishes usually contain less sugar and chilli – which makes it far fresher in my opinion!

Making a Difference with Auckland City Mission

Making a Difference with Auckland City Mission

If you’re in New Zealand right now, you might have noticed that it’s getting a bit chilly! The mountains are snow-capped, the chairlifts are cranking at the ski resorts and the air is crisp. Whilst it may be a beautiful time of year to visit NZ as a traveller, we know that this season isn’t […]

A Guide to the Best Authentic Asian Cuisine

A Guide to the Best Authentic Asian Cuisine

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about travelling to Asia – the scenery, the people, the beaches, the culture. While Southeast Asia is a feast for the senses, it’s the prospect of an actual culinary feast that’s at the forefront of our minds. Southeast Asia is a food lover’s dream with countless options […]

Expert Advice For Your First Time In Southeast Asia

Expert Advice For Your First Time In Southeast Asia

We’ve all been there. You’ve booked your trip to Asia, and then you start thinking about it as it’s fast becoming a reality. What will it be like there? Will I eat weird food? Will it be safe? Do I need to speak any of the language? Well, fear not, we have the answers for […]

5 Foods You Must Eat in Vietnam

5 Foods You Must Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese food is becoming increasingly popular worldwide now and with good reason. As with other Asian cuisines, the focus is on yin and yang, delicately balancing sweetness with sourness, and saltiness with fresh fragrant herbs. However, the Vietnamese are experts and the rise in popularity of their food in Western culture illustrates this. What to […]

Top 5 things to see and do in Da Lat, Vietnam

Top 5 things to see and do in Da Lat, Vietnam

Da Lat is so very much off the radar, in terms of Vietnam. Located in the south between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, it is a very quiet, quaint town. Rich in French architecture and oddities, you’ll feel miles away from Vietnam here. It shares none of the characteristics of other Vietnamese towns, […]

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 4: Eating in New Zealand

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 4: Eating in New Zealand

You’re speaking like a local and dressed for Kiwi success – now what’s for dinner? Our guest blogger Sam from the UK is back to tell you all about New Zealand food. Food in NZ is same-same, but different to what we have back in the UK. Let me make this clear. Wattie’s and Heinz […]

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 2: Kiwis vs Australians – A Lingo Lesson

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 2: Kiwis vs Australians – A Lingo Lesson

After introducing you to Kiwi-land in Part 1, our guest blogger Sam Berwick is back with a lesson on common Kiwi lingo and how to really pronounce those crazy New Zealand place names. Kiwis and Australians are not the same. Antipodeans, yes; part of the same country, no. Kiwis are also not Australian. Yeah, they […]

6 Awesomely Weird Foods to Try in Southeast Asia

6 Awesomely Weird Foods to Try in Southeast Asia

Warning: strong stomach required for this one! These foods are not compulsory to your Stray experience 😉 Walk through any market and you’ll see them. Strange bits of meat sizzling over a grill. Steaming pots with something dark and fishy bubbling up. Wobbly cubes of red goo and sponge-like intestines laid out on a tarp. […]

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