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  • Bangkok's top 50 street food stalls

    Bangkok's top 50 street food stalls

    Chawadee Nualkhair has just released a new book, Bangkok's Top 50 Street Food Stalls, profiling the top 50 street food stalls (plus a few stragglers) in Bangkok. The Thai-born, American raised food lover reveals to Travelfish.org some of her favoured spots, advises what adventurous eaters to the capital should try, and tells us the most far-out thing she ate in the name of research that saw meals devoured across 150-plus stalls.

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  • Luang Prabang Film Fest & Gabriel Kuperman

    Luang Prabang Film Fest & Gabriel Kuperman

    Luang Prabang has no working cinema but that didn't deter Gabriel Kuperman from becoming the founder and director of the first-ever Luang Prabang Film Festival in December 2010. The festival of Southeast Asian films was a big hit with tourists and locals alike and is set to run again in 2011. We speak to Gabriel about the struggle to bring films from around the region to Luang Prabang, how Lao teens got involved, his amazement at the turnout and his hope to show Lao sub-titled films at this year's event.

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  • Interview with photographer Palani Mohan

    Interview with photographer Palani Mohan

    Palani Mohan is an Indian-born Australian photographer who has lived and worked in Asia for more than a decade. Now based in Kuala Lumpur, he is represented by Getty and has photographed for National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Geo, New York Times and Stern.

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  • Soul to soul with Bangkok's Jarrett Wrisley

    Soul to soul with Bangkok's Jarrett Wrisley

    Former food writer Jarrett Wrisley opened his first restaurant, Soul Food Mahanakorn, in Bangkok last year to rave reviews. We ask the American restaurateur about his food philosophy and tease out his tips for hungry travellers to Thailand.

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  • Watching out for the future of Cambodia's past

    Watching out for the future of Cambodia's past

    Our first interview of 2011 is with Dougald O'Reilly, an archaeologist and the founder and director of Heritage Watch, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of Southeast Asia's cultural heritage. We chatted with Dougald by e-mail in a conversation that traversed looting, antiquities trafficking, Cambodia's struggle to preserve its history and, well, he did mention Tomb Raider once.

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  • What's a good travel blog?

    What's a good travel blog?

    Search on Google for "travel blog" and you'll get around 313 million results -- probably more than you need when all you want to do is post a few stories and holiday-snaps. Given I'm not quite ready to review 300 million blog results, I divided that total by around one hundred million and took a look at three travel blog products that stand out from the crowd.

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  • Popagandhi

    Popagandhi

    One of our favourite blogs is Popagandhi, a Singaporean blog authored by a really keen traveller. With a great eye for what makes a destination unique and a real flair with the pen (or keyboard), Popagandhi offers some revealing glimpses of travel and also an insiders view to living in Singapore. We sat down for a couple of virtual glasses of wine and chatted about what makes her blog.

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  • Travels along the Mekong

    Travels along the Mekong

    Ben Walker's travel blog, Travels along the Mekong followed his trip through Thailand and Laos in November and December 2005. Part blog, part travel guide, part photo album, the blog stands out for its really useful trip-planning information and some terrific photos. Travelfish sat down over a couple of virtual glasses of wine to find out what makes Ben blog.

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