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South India Delicacy …

I first discovered dosa during my trip to India. These large thin savoury pancakes popular in South India is made from fermented rice and black lentil dal, served with a … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Island Market …

Traditional markets abound in the many islands of Indonesia, and discovering some if its unique local flavour can be quite an adventure. On one of my trips to the islands, … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 5 Comments

Shanghai Greens …

Southwest of the Bund towards Yuyuan Gardens is the touristic and crowded Old Street lined with shops, temples and traditional tea houses. But, come in the early morning hours, walk … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Java Market …

Markets all over the world are always fun to browse through and especially in Asia these colourful markets can be photogenic. In some of these Javanese traditional markets labyrinth of … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 9 Comments

Nian Gao Chinese New Year Cake …

These special cakes are usually made during Chinese New Year, when stalls in Chinatown are filled with sweet sticky rice cakes wrapped in banana leaves. The recipe is simple, just … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Chinese Year Of The Wooden Horse …

Preparation is on its way to welcome the Chinese New Year. Red lanterns, auspicious symbols, temple offerings hang in stalls in China-towns around the globe. At the eve of the … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Clay Pots and Flowers for Diwali Festival of Lights …

Diwali is widely celebrated in India and should you be visiting Old Delhi you can glimpse the colourful and festive ambiance especially around Kinari Bazaar and Chandni Chowk. From busy … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 9 Comments

In a Tea House …

Tea houses in China are probably one of most typical stopover for any visitors who love this beverage, renowned for its health benefits since the dawn of humanity. Chengdu was … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tribal Swords and Magic Talismans …

I have always been interested in tribal material cultures, whether it be from Africa, Southeast Asia, Oceania or Aboriginals … Indeed an unlimited source of inspiration for today’s aesthetic expression … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jungle Swords …

Headhunters and powerful shamans. Those were the days when first European explorers ventured into the rainforest of Kalimantan and met with indigenous tribesmen skilled in the art of war and … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

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