Consult the Locals

Thanaka - Burmese traditional make-up

Thanaka: Unique Traditional Burmese Cosmetic

When you arrive in Myanmar, one of the first things you notice about the Burmese peopleΒ is their painted face. It’s “Thanaka” (pronounced Te-naw-KΓ‘), a yellowish paste made from ground tree bark of the Thanaka tree (Limonia acidissima). Burmese people (mostly women and children but also some men) use it for […]

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6 Hotspots in Bangkok’s Chinatown

6 Hotspots in Bangkok’s Chinatown

If there is an area that is happening in Bangkok right now this area is Chinatown. Old shop-houses have been restored and converted into hip bars, cafes, boutiques, art galleries and accommodations. Instead of going to the obvious places as Khaosan Road, we booked a charming antique room at the […]

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Koh Phangan Beaches: photos and review

Koh Phangan Beaches: photos and review

After an intense month traveling through China and some days shopping in Kuala Lumpur, it’s finally time to relax! For that we decided to go to Thailand – not the most original destination but here beautiful beaches, great food and a relaxed atmosphere coexists! It’s certainly a place to recharge […]

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Toast using both hands. Try to hit below the top of the other person's glass as sign of respect

Chinese table manners – Do’s and Don’ts

While traveling through China it’s easy to make rookie mistakes atΒ the table. In order to avoid little blunders, we asked locals here and there about table niceties. This is what we learned about Chinese eating etiquette: Don’t stick your chopsticks vertically into a bowl of rice. It resembles incenses that […]

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