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Learn to chose fabrics and cook on the side of a volcano with the Karanki community of Ecuador.  Photo courtesy of GoCollette.
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The World’s 12 Best Homestay Experiences For Culturally-Curious Travelers

“There’s no place like home”. This phrase is one we encounter often in Christmas carols, romance novels and cheesy TV series. At first, it seems to eliminate the incentive to travel. Why go through the trouble of packing your bags, boarding a plane and figuring out a strange place, just […]

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Hammocks In Heaven: A Culinary Escape To The Guatemalan Jungle
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Hammocks In Heaven: A Culinary Escape To The Guatemalan Jungle

On a recent trip to Guatemala, I met a woman who left her urban life as a fitness guru in Guatemala City to tease out the secret ingredients of the jungle in order to nourish guests in a forest retreat. She went on a weekend holiday, fell in love with […]

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Epicure & Culture Launches Sustainable Amalfi Coast Tour

To many travel is about escaping reality. Here at Epicure & Culture, we’re  tweaking this notion. Instead of getting away, we’re making it easy for travelers to put themselves in someone else’s reality: the reality of a local. Newly launched in June 2014, Epicure & Culture — in partnership with […]

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The Surprising Fuk Tak Chi Temple In Singapore

The Fuk Tak Chi Temple in Singapore is a small building tucked between old shop houses along Telok Ayer Street. ‘Telok Ayer’ roughly translates into ‘Bay of Water’, and back in the day this little temple greeted Hakka and Cantonese immigrants fresh off the boat from China, their very first […]

Looking down the Kaliyar River.
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Kerala Culture: An Organic Farmstay Experience In India

“You are most welcome,” says Sinta, an Indian woman dressed in a teal housecoat and saree , as she performs a traditional Indian welcoming ceremony. As camphor burns in a coconut husk, she places a dab of sandalwood dust on my forehead. Another woman appears with a garland of jasmine […]

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