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  • 9 Reasons to visit Sri Lanka’s east coast

    9 Reasons to visit Sri Lanka’s east coast

    November 6th, 2018Tamara Hinson
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    Sri Lanka is emerging as one of the world’s coolest destinations, with growing numbers flocking to hotspots like the southern port town of Galle, and the tea plantation-covered hills of Kandy. Our advice? Avoid the crowds and head for Sri Lanka’s east coast – before the rest of the world does the same. (…continued below) 1.…

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  • The best Reykjavik restaurants

    The best Reykjavik restaurants

    October 31st, 2018Tamara Hinson
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    Hot springs and geysers are all well and good, but man cannot live on water alone. Iceland’s biggest new attraction is quickly shaping up to be the food scene in its capital. From Mexican flavours to traditional Icelandic specialities, there’s a lot to explore. Here Tamara Hinson shares the nine Reykjavik restaurants you ought to…

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  • Eating insects in Bangkok: the future of food?

    Eating insects in Bangkok: the future of food?

    August 8th, 2018Tamara Hinson
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    Three courses into my tasting menu at what’s regarded as one of Bangkok‘s top restaurants and I’ve reached the moment I’m dreading: the ravioli. But the reason for my weariness isn’t an intolerance to wheat, or the spicy turmeric sauce drizzled over the delicate parcel of meat. It’s the knowledge of what lies beneath – in…

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  • Sipping sake: a dispatch from one of Japan’s oldest breweries

    Sipping sake: a dispatch from one of Japan’s oldest breweries

    November 10th, 2017Tamara Hinson
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    The land of the rising sun will always be the true home of this potent, rice-based spirit. Tamara Hinson reports from one of Japan's oldest sake breweries.

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  • 6 reasons why Osaka should be on your radar

    6 reasons why Osaka should be on your radar

    September 26th, 2017Tamara Hinson
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    Osaka is affectionately known as “Japan‘s kitchen”. It’s the birthplace of ramen noodles (which celebrate their 60th birthday in 2018) and is home to some of the country’s quirkiest restaurants. But there’s more to Osaka than the food. Add to that buzzing canal sides, blossom-filled parks and the country’s most luxurious toilets and you’ve got…

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  • Food for thought: a Rough Guide to the Japanese depachika

    Food for thought: a Rough Guide to the Japanese depachika

    September 15th, 2017Tamara Hinson
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    Simply put, a depachika is a Japanese food hall – but confuse it with the average grocery store at your peril. Usually found within Japanese department stores, depachikas are carefully curated tributes to Japan’s finest foods: the best cuts of meat, beautiful cakes, rare bottles of sake and gift-wrapped fruit baskets. Hungry? Here’s everything you…

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  • Summer of Love: a journey through San Francisco 50 years on

    Summer of Love: a journey through San Francisco 50 years on

    July 4th, 2017Tamara Hinson
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    San Francisco was the epicentre of the Summer of Love. 50 years later, we journey through the city to discover how much of that hedonistic era still lingers.

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  • Why Thailand is the wine destination you never knew existed

    Why Thailand is the wine destination you never knew existed

    June 26th, 2017Tamara Hinson
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    With its smouldering weather and chalky soil, Thailand is not top of a vinophile's bucket list. But Tamara Hinson discovers why it should be.

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  • 10 of the world’s weirdest vending machines

    10 of the world’s weirdest vending machines

    September 28th, 2016Tamara Hinson
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    Vending machines have come a long way since the first one was invented in ancient Egypt, when a mathematician invented a device that dispensed holy water in return for a bronze coin. This year, the world’s first vending machine restaurant opened in Singapore, where customers can choose hot or cold meals, including traditional favourites like…

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  • The world’s coolest airports for a long layover

    The world’s coolest airports for a long layover

    May 26th, 2016Tamara Hinson
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    A long layover is no longer something to dread, thanks to a number of airports which are upping their game when it comes to entertainment between planes. So what’s on offer? Everything from dog therapy to miniature horse hugging to butterfly gardens. Here’s our rundown of the best airport amenities around the world: 1. Toast to your…

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  • 10 of the world’s weirdest museums

    10 of the world’s weirdest museums

    April 26th, 2016Tamara Hinson
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    If dusty fossils don’t do it for you, these strange venues offer something a little different. We’ve rounded up ten of the world’s weirdest museums. 1. Meguro Parasitological Museum, Tokyo, Japan Those prone to squeamishness should probably avoid this Japanese museum, set up by passionate parasitologist Dr Satoru Kamegai in 1953. There are more than…

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  • Discover your silly side: 11 of the world’s best slides

    Discover your silly side: 11 of the world’s best slides

    February 8th, 2016Tamara Hinson
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    Travelling is time we take to relax, to let go and to have fun. Sometimes, this means finding your inner child and just being a bit silly – and there’s no better way to do that than on some of the world’s best slides. If you’re in need of some time out and want to find…

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