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Apr 2, 2020

Recipe | Feijão Tropeiro

Samantha Fergusson

Poly, one of our local experts in Brazil, is from Minas Gerais; a stunning, inland region with verdant rolling landscapes, picturesque colonial towns… and delicious food. We thought that we’d ask her what her favourite dish was so that you could try it and enjoy the flavours of her homeland too.

Brazil
Food & Drink
Mar 9, 2020

What to eat in Vientiane

Philip Moss

Laos cuisine is dynamic and varied. Different cities have different dishes, different seasonings and different ingredients. This introduction to dishes you can find in Vientiane from food enthusiast, Philip Moss, will encourage you to expand your culinary horizons...

Laos
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
Food & Drink
14 days
from £1,490 pp

Wine, Beach and Wildlife - the Best of the Cape

South Africa
CulturalSafariCoast, +4
10 days
from £3,660 pp

Best of Patagonia and the Chilean Lake District

Chile
NovemberDecemberJanuary, +9
WildlifeCulturalWalking & Hiking, +4
5 days
from £780 pp

Modern Moscow

Russia
MayJuneJuly, +3
CulturalHighlightsHistory, +2
Jan 7, 2020

Countries that celebrate Christmas in January

Martha Hales

The seventh of January might not seem like a date that brings joy, but for Orthodox Christians, this is the peak of festivities as they follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Experience double the fun by visiting one of these destinations with our trusted local experts.

GeorgiaKazakhstanRussia, +2
January
Food & DrinkFestivals
Dec 27, 2019

Unique New Year traditions around the world

Martha Hales

Here’s a quick look at some of the quirkiest and most unusual New Year's eve rituals out there, from wearing colourful undies to taking your suitcase for a walk around the block at midnight. The TravelLocal team wishes you all a happy New Year wherever you celebrate!

ColombiaBrazilPhilippines, +5
JanuaryDecember
Food & DrinkFestivals
Dec 10, 2019

Cuisine of Sudan

Martha Hales

Sudan's food dishes tend to be relatively simple to prepare but the complexity of flavours comes from deft use of a variety of spices and herbs. Let us educate you on Sudan's food staples, breakfast options, popular dishes, go to drinks and favourite sweet treats.

Sudan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +1
Food & Drink
Dec 6, 2019

Taroudant: an alternative to Marrakech

Martha Hales

Taroudant is often called the ‘mini Marrakech’ - and it certainly has the same enticing atmosphere, but it is a far more ‘off the beaten track’ destination so you can enjoy a more authentic version of Morocco. Here are our suggestions of things to do in Taroudant.

Morocco
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Walking & HikingFood & DrinkHighlights
Dec 3, 2019

World's most marvellous markets

Martha Hales

Whether you are a browser, a people-watcher or a dedicated bargain hunter, markets are going to be a highlight of any trip. We’ve picked ten of our favourite markets to give you some inspiration for your next holiday.

IndiaGhanaMexico, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalFood & Drink
Nov 13, 2019

Mouthwatering Peruvian cuisine

Martha Hales

Discover the must-eat dishes of Peruvian cuisine, including ceviche, aji de gallina and pachamanca.

Peru
Food & Drink
Oct 23, 2019

Morocco's cities

Martha Hales

Discover our favourite Moroccan cities and their myriad of highlights. Wander the souks in Marrakech, admire the country's largest mosque in Casablanca and head for the beach in Essaouira.

Morocco
HistoryFood & DrinkCultural, +1
Oct 18, 2019

Discover Mexico's highlights

Martha Hales

Mexico has a lot going for it whatever kind of holiday you have in mind. Cities burst with fascinating culture and colonial architecture, the food is mouth-watering, the landscapes are stunning, fantastically preserved Mayan ruins bring history to life and the beaches are to die for...

Mexico
CoastWonders of the WorldHighlights, +4
Oct 15, 2019

Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemmingway

Martha Hales

Visit Cuba and follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemmingway, a prolific and celebrated writer whose travels spanned the globe and inspired his much loved books. Based almost exclusively in and around Havana, visiting his most loved haunts is a breeze!

Cuba
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
HistoryFood & DrinkCultural
7 days
from £2,810 pp

Santiago, Valparaíso & Skiing Portillo mini-week

Chile
JuneJulyAugust, +1
AdventureFood & DrinkCultural, +2
Aug 27, 2019

KwaZulu-Natal: South Africa's hidden gem

Martha Hales

Soaring mountains call to hikers, fantastic wildlife and birding opportunities draw wildlife enthusiasts, and ancient rock paintings and memorials to historic battles cry out to culture lovers. Throw bustling Durban and a stunning Indian Ocean coastline into the mix and you have magical KwaZulu-Natal.

South Africa
CoastFood & DrinkWildlife, +2
Jul 17, 2019

Five of the best destinations for veggies and vegans

Martha Hales

There are lots of wonderful destinations that can offer great food to vegans and vegetarians! Whether they are simply understanding being part of a fasting culture themselves, or they just happen to have embraced vegetarian cuisine over time, these are our top 5 destinations for veggies and vegans.

JordanIndiaEthiopia, +2
Food & Drink
Saint Gregory’s gate, Echmiadzin
8 days
from £840 pp

Harissa Festival in Armenia

Armenia
September
FestivalsCulturalFood & Drink
10 days
from £1,640 pp

Honeymoon in Georgia

Georgia
MayJuneSeptember
HighlightsHoneymoonCultural, +2
Apr 15, 2019

What to do with 24 hours in Nairobi

Martha Hales

Most flights coming and going from Kenya are centred around Nairobi. But the city has far more to offer than just a throughway to safari. Find out what to do in this buzzing city if you find yourself with some time to spare, from visiting an elephant orphanage to sampling the fantastic local food...

Kenya
Food & DrinkCultural
Mar 19, 2019

Why go to the Caucasus

Martha Hales

Discover the lesser-known beauty of the Caucasus, including the ancient monasteries of Georgia and Armenia, the wide open skies of the Svaneti region and the picturesque capitals of Yerevan and Tbilisi.

GeorgiaArmenia
AprilMayJune, +4
HighlightsWalking & HikingHistory, +5
15 days
from £10,330 pp

Honeymoon in Kenya

Kenya
CoastHoneymoonSafari, +3
Feb 13, 2019

Sri Lanka's cities

Kaya Brown

From Jaffna in the north to Galle in the south, we've rounded up the best cities in Sri Lanka to add to your list of must-visit destinations. Explore the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya or the sacred fig tree of Anuradhapura.

Sri Lanka
CoastFood & DrinkCultural
18 days
from £7,610 pp

A South American Honeymoon

Argentina
LuxuryHoneymoonCultural, +3
Jan 9, 2019

Our top 10 things to do in and around Cape Town

Samantha Fergusson

We've rounded up our list of the best things to do in Cape Town and the surrounding areas, including the epic Table Mountain hike, the relaxing Cape Winelands and the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.

South Africa
Food & DrinkCoastHighlights, +5
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Samantha Fergusson

Here at TravelLocal HQ, we are dreaming of the wonders that the world holds in store for 2019. And we aren’t simply thinking of destinations we’ve not been to before, but also the unique events happening there that make them an even more exciting prospect! Discover which countries are hosting exciting festivals, featuring wonderful seasonal events or simply celebrating an anniversary, from Armenia to Tanzania...

South AfricaUzbekistanChile, +8
Great JourneysHighlightsFestivals, +8
Dec 27, 2018

Get to know Rio de Janeiro

Martha Hales

Vibrant beaches, delicious streetfood and the world's best parties can all be found in Rio de Janeiro. We've rounded up our top suggestions of what to do in the 'Marvellous City', from what to eat to which sights to visit.

Brazil
Walking & HikingFood & DrinkCoast, +5
Dec 4, 2018

The best things to do in Vietnam

Kati Taylor

From exploring the forests and sampling the cuisine of the Mekong Delta to cycling round Ha Noi and taking boat trips round Lan Ha Bay, we have worked with our local experts to pick out the very best experiences to be had in Vietnam. Read on for more inspiration...

Vietnam
FebruaryMarchApril, +3
Food & DrinkBoat JourneysWalking & Hiking, +6
19 days
from £3,820 pp

Ultimate Jordan Adventure

Jordan
MarchAprilMay, +3
Walking & HikingFood & DrinkOff the Beaten Path, +6
Nov 29, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Costa Rica

Martha Hales

The perfect guide for discovering this magical country: pristine beaches, coral reefs with darting, jewel-like fish, mountains blanketed with tropical forests…

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HoneymoonWildlifeFamily, +12