Food tours around the world

If you’ve been following I’ve Bean Travelling for awhile, you will know that most of my travel is very much centred around gastronomy. Mr. Chuckles and I absolutely love to go on food tours as an avenue to discover new cuisines, meet other travellers, and see local sights, all at the same time. I’ve mentioned…

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Travelling the McWorld

Last month, I suggested to Mr. Chuckles that he consider starting a blog entitled ‘Travelling the McWorld’ in order to document his habit of eating at McDonald’s in every international destination we visit. He scoffed at the idea of joining the blogging world, so I’ve decided to write this post in his stead. In doing…

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Hotel roundup: Where we stayed in Cambodia & Vietnam

I suppose that few people are planning trips to Asia lately, but one day this whole virus craze will simmer down, and someone out there may find this post useful. I did a great deal of preparation for our recent self-guided trip through Cambodia and Vietnam, including research on the best hotels in several cities…

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Discovering the Mekong Delta

We capped off our time in Ho Chi Minh City on a day trip to the Mekong Delta. This is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River empties into the sea via a network of distributaries. On our tour with Urban Adventures, we travelled to My Tho, a former naval base turned port…

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The streets and food of Ho Chi Minh City

Xin chao from Vietnam! After a short and uneventful flight via Cambodia Angkor Air, Mr. Chuckles and I have arrived safely in Ho Chi Minh City. Or is it Saigon? Originally known as Saigon, this southern Vietnamese city was renamed in 1975 after the Vietnam War and the communist party from the north took over…

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