Category Archives: TRY SOMETHING NEW

Travel is all about trying new things. With these posts I hope to stir up some ideas about new things you can try on your journeys.

5 Gross Foods To Try (or not) In Asia

Trying local dishes is inherent to travel. There’s really no escaping it… and nor should you want to!  Some of the most amazing meals of my life have been consumed while traveling – Indian curries, Japanese sushi, Cambodian Amok, Chinese duck – the list is long. These are the meals that have left their mark on me for their deliciousness… they’re the stuff my hunger-fueled daydreams are made of, they’re what keep me trying new foods everywhere I go.

But then there are those dishes that are memorable for other reasons; for the significant challenge they posed to my stomach and gag-reflex, for making me want to cry at the prospect of eating them, for their downright grossness. Some look much worse than they tasted, others tasted worse than they look, but they all took a lot of mental-conditioning to put into my mouth and they’re all reasonably common dishes in their local sphere. It is to these foods that this week’s Friday Fives is dedicated.

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Try Something New: Silent Party in Goa, India

Every Saturday  between November and April, revellers in Goa congregate to dance the night away at the idyllic grassy flats of Neptune point – Palolem’s stunning star-lit, beachside party venue. This weekly party might look like a regular beach party, but it certainly doesn’t sound like one.  In fact, it don’t sound like much at all – it’s dead silent. Continue reading

Try Something New: Volunteer in Cambodia

If you’re heading to Cambodia, you should probably be warned that you’re in for one of the most fun, interesting and enriching trips of your life.  Between the tropical beaches of the South, the jaw-dropping Angkor temples of the North and the heart-wrenching yet eye-opening war remnants scattered around the country, it’s easy to while away weeks, if not months, in this dusty, friendly place.  So why not spend some of this time giving a little back to a country that you will invariably get so much from? Continue reading