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World Food by Country World Travel Chef Blogs

People often love discovering local food and travel destinations. Combining the two while learning extra culinary skills as a chef, has been a dream come true for me and many a traveller travels to taste new dishes. This page is the core of our food and travel blog. We have straight travel content, we have … Read blog

Cambodian Food

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Cambodia Food in Cambodia

As a Chef I have to try as many dishes as I can from every country I visit, or at least that’s my excuse to eating everything in sight. Cambodian food isn’t as famous as the local cuisine of its nearby neighbours, but don’t discount traditional Cambodian food, this little country with a war-torn past … Read blog

Travel Destinations for Travelling Dads

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Family Travel Destinations for Dads

Every family travel blogger writes list posts about the best places to take travelling kids. I bet you’ve seen a few. Well, what about us dads? It’s our trip too and we deserve to have a great time. Below I’ve detailed how I rank travel destinations for travelling dads. My wife loves to travel, not … Read blog

Discovering Local Foods as You Travel

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Where to Find Local Food While Travelling

Discovering the local foods of a region is a huge part of travel for most of us, but it isn’t always so easy. If you stick to the main tourist strip you will more than likely find yourself eating Western favourites and watered-down versions of local classics. Discovering local foods as you travel requires a … Read blog

Where to Eat in Port Douglas 2024

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prawns on the deck

Where to eat in Port Douglas? The best restaurant for you in Port Douglas depends on the time of day, your budget, and what type of food you’d like to eat. Port Douglas has pub food, relaxed dining and quite a few top-end restaurants. You can feast on prawns, steaks, seafood platters, real Italian pasta … Read blog

Tips for First Time Travellers

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Travel Tips For First Time Travellers

I don’t claim to have all the answers to make travel easy and pain-free, after all, isn’t working things out for yourself half the fun? Having travelled around the world more than once, I have a few tips to help you along. Here are our best travel tips for first-time travellers and new travellers, applicable … Read blog

Traditional Full English Breakfast

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What do British people eat for Breakfast

The Full English Breakfast is an institution in its own right. Served everywhere in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland it should really be called the full British or full UK breakfast, but each country has its own twist on what should be served on the plate. From small “greasy spoon” cafés to London’s top-name hotels, … Read blog

Breakfast Around The World

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Breakfast Around The World Chef Sri Lankan hoppers for breakfast

Traditional breakfasts around the world, from a lifetime of travelling for food! We cover some of the best traditional breakfast meals in the world in this post, from Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and parts of Africa, even the United States of America. This post has photos of typical breakfasts from dozens of countries. … Read blog

Thai Omelet Recipe (Why Thai Omelets are So Good!)

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Thai omelet rice photo

Thai omelets are really tasty and in Thailand, a country with so many amazing dishes, I find myself eating and ordering Thai omelet rice surprisingly often. I’ve ordered it from street food stalls in Bangkok, at tourist restaurants on Thai islands and it even appears on menus in the shopping mall food court in Chiang … Read blog

Hoi An Night Market

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Hoi An by Night

Hoi An Night Market takes place daily on the banks of the river in the Hoi An Old Town. The bulk of the night market is on the southern bank of the Thu Bon River, but in recent years the stalls have started to appear on the northern bank too. While the Night Market is … Read blog

Borough Market Photos

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Borough Market

Borough Market is worth visiting if you are on vacation in London. This ancient market will give you some insight into what British food is all about! Taste and buy beautiful food products, or shop for fresh fruit and veg. Borough Market is one place I always go when I’m in London and when I … Read blog

Scuba Diving in Port Douglas

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Scuba Diving Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a fantastic place for scuba diving with several boats taking divers to the Outer Reef and some sensational dive locations. You also have the option of taking liveaboard dive trips nearby. In this post, we present your options for Scuba Diving trips (including learning to scuba dive) from Port Douglas, and consider … Read blog

Map of Port Douglas Accommodation

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Port Douglas Accommodation Map photo

Port Douglas Australia has multiple accommodation options, as you can see on our map, below. There are campsites, hostels, motels, luxury resorts, holiday lets and rentals. You will find them all on our accommodation map, further down the page. We’ll also give you a few recommendations for the best Port Douglas accommodation to suit your … Read blog

What is Roti?

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Roti Canai varieties

Roti are a type of flat bread, sometimes called a pancake, which can be found in multiple countries in Asia and Southeast Asia. Roti can be filled with sweet or savoury stuffings or can be a side dish with curries. This post covers roti in Malaysia, India, Laus, Sri Lanka, Sigapore, Thailand, and more! Types … Read blog

Port Douglas Nearest Airport

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Port Douglas Airport

Port Douglas does not have its own international airport. The nearest airport is Cairns International Airport (airport IATA code CNS) but international flights to and from Cairns are minimal. You can usually only fly to or from Cairns directly from Singapore, Bali Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Japan. Other international destinations come and go and … Read blog

Mititei (Mici) Romanian Skinless Sausages

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mititei served for lunch with fried baby potatoes and a selection or Romanian mustards

This is a recipe for Mititei or Mici (pronounced Meech), Romanian skinless sausages. They are an iconic and popular authentic Romanian food, often found as street food or even as part of a Romanian breakfast.  Mititei or Mici are small, short sausages without casings (which makes them very easy to make) containing ground meat (usually pork and beef, … Read blog

What is Datshi?

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Datshi white Bhutanese cheese

Datshi is a cheese-like food product found in Bhutan. It is the key ingredient in Bhutan’s national dish, ema datshi (chili cheese). It is also used in kewa datshi (potato cheese). Most vegetables can be cooked with datshi. Saag datshi is spinach with cheese, datshi dishes can even be made with beef or chicken. Mushroom … Read blog

Best Breakfast in Port Douglas

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Best Breakfast in Port Douglas

Port Douglas has plenty of breakfast options, including hotel buffet breakfasts open to non-guests, cafe and restaurant breakfasts, cheap eats, and takeaway food. As a Port Douglas resident and lover of a good breakfast, and former head chef in one of Port Douglas’s best hotels, I’ll break down your options, with photos and opening times, … Read blog

Port Douglas Sugar Wharf

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Port Douglas Sugar Wharf View

The old Sugar Wharf in Port Douglas is a historic construction and icon of Far North Queensland. Visitors can see it, for free from the Port Douglas waterfront on the Dickson Inlet side of town. There is no admission charge and no opening hours for The Sugar Wharf. The Sugar Wharf This old Sugar Wharf … Read blog

Thai Breakfast

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Thai breakfast simple

What to expect from a Thai breakfast? Traditional or modern, hotel, restaurant or street food, you’ll find all sorts of dishes for breakfast in Thailand. This post is about Thai breakfast dishes we have eaten and been served in Thailand, and we’ll give you links to recipes to prepare a Thai Breakfast at home where … Read blog

Romanian Breakfast

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Romanian Breakfast Table

A Romanian breakfast is fairly typical of European breakfasts or Continental breakfasts, with a few special Romanian foods included. This post is about typical or traditional Romanian breakfast foods to give you ideas for your Romanian breakfast menu and we also give you a few Romanian breakfast recipes. We have a full post on traditional … Read blog

Australian Fruits

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australian fruits

Australia has suitable climates for growing all kinds of fruits and fruit is a very popular food in Australia. From snowy highlands to tropical and subtropical areas, Australia has the right climate for most of the world’s fruit to flourish and indeed, Australia produces no end of fruit commercially. Numerous settlers from the Europeans to … Read blog

Vegemite. What is Vegemite?

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Vegemite spread, What is Vegemite

Vegemite is a savoury spread that contains no animal products which has become a symbol of Australia, both in Australia, and around the world. Vegemite and Vegemite-flavoured products are sold extensively in Australia and in many other countries around the world. Vegemite is possibly the most famous Australian food! I’m an Aussie chef, married to … Read blog

British Food You Must Try!

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British food best British food to try

British food you need to try! What are the best British foods and unique traditional British recipes? British food has an undeserved reputation for being bad. I’ve heard this from many nationalities over the years. British food is not bad, it’s great, so in this blog post I’m going to try to explain what British … Read blog

Where To See Crocodiles in Port Douglas 2024

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Best Places To See Crocodiles Port Douglas

Where are the best places to see crocodiles in Port Douglas? There are wild crocodiles in Port Douglas, and there are several ways to see them on your Port Douglas holiday or vacation. We give you the best way to see (or swim with) crocodiles from Port Douglas. Saltwater crocodiles and freshwater crocodiles can be … Read blog


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