• 3 days in Jordan

    I’ll admit, Jordan was never on my travel wish list. For someone who has lived in the Middle East all her life, what new experiences could Jordan possibly offer? A whole load apparently, as I found out for myself 10 days ago. From walking the many hills of Amman and taking in the limestone-clad buildings,

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  • Street Foods of Singapore

    Supplied image Do you know your nasi lemak from your nasi goreng? Singapore has its own food language, much like the informal lingo of the locals, called Singlish. The hybrid vocabulary reflects the broad range of the country’s immigrants, taking words from Malay, Tamil, Hokkien, Cantonese, Mandarin and other Chinese languages. Be prepared to hear words

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  • Venice food tour

    If like me, you’ve only skimmed the surface of Italian cuisine, our vocabulary is then mostly limited to pizza, pasta, lasagna, risotto and the like. So what can you eat in Venice that’s different and will make your trip there a memorable one? Sitting in the back of a vaporetto (waterbus), I tilted my face up at an angle in a meek

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