The 38 Essential Amsterdam Restaurants At the beginning of this decade all eyes were on Paris, which was experiencing the peak of the so-called bistronomie movement. London quickly followed with a restaurant and food truck surge that changed the culinary landscape in the British capital for good. But now Amsterdam is booming. Now that its world-famous museums have reopened in the last few years (after simultaneous closures for refurbishments), the Dutch capital is attracting more tourists than ever, and the rattle of their suitcase wheels can be heard all along the canals. The Amsterdam food and dining scene is clearly benefiting from these busy times. According to the Dutch newspaper Het Parool, the number of restaurants has grown by 27 percent in the last five years.
How-to: 7 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language There are many different programs out there to learn a language on your own like Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur, Fluenz, Transparent, Living Language, Mango and others. These can be quite effective for some people – just not for me. I have developed alternative ways to learn a language that I find more dynamic. Restaurants & Cafés in Amsterdam - Time Out Amsterdam Restaurants Hotel de Goudfazant Huddled among unsightly industrial buildings on IJ waterfront, this refurbished warehouse in the north of Amsterdam possesses an air of effortless class. Its stripped back interior is elegantly shabby, with exposed rusty beams sitting comfortably alongside a glassy grand chandelier and white tablecloths. The fare is fresh and substantial with a focus on French cuisine and a changing seasonal menu served up by a laidback, yet attentive, staff dressed casually in T-shirts and ripped jeans.
Chatuchak Information Travel Guide Bangkok Area Guide Chatuchak Chatuchak (จตุจักร), is a huge, outdoor, weekend market taking place in the area going by the same name. It is probably the largest market of this type in Thailand covering about 1.2 square kilometers. Also referred to as the Weekend Market or JJ Market by the locals, it is the trading place everything one can think of, ranging from souvenirs through handicraft to clothes, over antiques and reproductions without forgetting al kinds of food from different regions of the country. There are a total of over 9000 stalls displaying all kinds of goods, mirroring the wide range of artifacts available in Thailand.
Scottish Hill Tracks - Scotways First published in 1947, the fifth edition of Scottish Hill Tracks was published in 2011. It's a unique resource with detailed maps of 344 routes that walkers, cyclists, riders and runners can use to explore the paths, old roads and rights of way which criss-cross Scotland's hill country, from the Borders to Caithness. However, the countryside does not standstill. It changes making the information in the book dated. So this page provides a way to keep your copy up to date until the next edition is printed. Here you will find all the changes and corrections to the fifth edition of Scottish Hill Tracks that we are aware of.
Go Best Eats: Bangkok's best cheap eat Bangkok's best cheap eat -- Recommended: Langsuan Road A lunchtime classic, stir-fried pork with basil on rice, at an outdoor Langsuan stall. "Langsuan during the day time, on weekdays, feeding the corporate crowd from the neighborhood," says Bangkok 101 publisher Mason Florence, and Best Eats panel expert, when asked for his favorite midday street food neighborhood. Nature Reserves and Parks - Scottish Natural Heritage Did you know that Scotland has the oldest Local Nature Reserve and the largest National Park in the UK? Follow the links below to explore the diversity and richness of what's on offer across Scotland. National parks
Bangkok t-shirt trove Sitting quietly underneath Bangkok’s current tallest building is an Aladdin’s cave for shoppers looking for the best in cutting edge t-shirt designs. In fact, the Baiyoke Garment Center below Baiyoke Sky Tower 2 on Rajprarop Road is actually the birthplace of many of the better t-shirt designs you’ll see in the stalls of JJ Market, Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Khao San Road and beyond. A wall of tees at Graphic Playground.It takes a bit of an effort to find this place. At first glance this rather grubby looking shopping centre looks like it just offers the normal knock-off items that the Pratunam neighborhood is well known for. But persevere, brush past the fake Louis Vuitton bags and make your way up to the fourth floor. Here you’ll find an amazing selection of t-shirt wholesale stores offering unique, original designs at some seriously knock down prices with the added bonus of some air-con thrown in for free.
Best Bangkok street food hoods Foodies around the world talk about Bangkok’s street food culture, and rightly so. Every resident has a favorite stall and a favorite dish, and many an argument has started over a conversation about who has the best sauce, the tastiest noodles, the finest broth or the most delicious roast beast. But while there are plenty of stalls on plenty of streets, there are only a few really standout neighborhoods with a sparkling collection of sois and alleys full of different eating options. Here are some of the best. 1. Victory Monument
A walking tour of Thanon Tanao Click on 'Number' above to load the interactive map. A pdf download is available here. Only steps from the gaudy, rowdy backpacker strip of Khao San Road is Thanon Tanao Road, one of the city’s best-preserved streets and a window into the Bangkok of yesteryear. Hunting for Bangkok's hidden dining greats Bangkok is a city full of fantastic food, but most of its true great restaurants are difficult to find. That's because they're located slightly off the beaten path and known only to the locals. Armed with the ability to read Thai and some cooperative Thai friends, I have come across some wonderful places to eat. Here are a few of my favorites.
Traveling around Philippines on a shoestring budget MANILA, Philippines - This archipelago has over 7,100 islands but how do you explore the best without burning a hole through your pocket? On Saturday, March 10, Asia Society Philippine Foundation Inc. brought together 3 of the Philippines' most popular travel bloggers to share their tricks and tips. Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet, Nina Fuentes of www.justwandering.org and Ivan Henares of Ivan About Town told an audience of around 50 teenagers and 20-somethings at the Exciting Travels on a Shoestring Budget Session at Asian Institute of Management the following: 1. Plan, research and read up Nina Fuentes recommended staying alert to the latest deals from lowcost carriers (like Tiger Airways, Jetstar and AirAsia) by subscribing to their email alerts.
Discover Cambodia! Take a ride on a traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake, watch the sunset on Bakheng Hill, experience the night markets of Siem reap, witness Angkor Wat's magnificient beauty and splendour and immerse yourselves in the breath-taking cultural exprience that is Cambodia! Discover Cambodia with Asia Society and Ivan About Town this May 23-26, 2013! Group rate - 325USD/person (5 or more) Regular rate - 350USD/person *conditions apply You don’t have to be rich to see the world <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div><div class="greet_block_powered_by">Powered by <a href=" title="WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin" style="text-decoration:none;">WP Greet Box</a><a href=" title="WordPress Plugin" style="text-decoration:none;">WordPress Plugin</a></div><div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest. – Henry David Thoreau Somehow, the phrase ‘luxury to travel’ have been used as if each word reciprocates the other. Our understanding of travel has been confined to the idea that you need to have lots of money to do it.