All posts tagged: Travel

Lookeast Magazine: Southern Thai Food

I love the spicy! So imagine my amazement when I visited Southern Thailand and found that some of their dishes matched my mother’s in spiciness. It made me think of home. However, the deep South of Thailand is sadly an area that many are too afraid to actually visit. Places like Pattani and Songkhla are plagued with political turmoil and factionalism, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the experience of such a rich and exciting cuisine… For the full copy of the magazine, follow the link to the Lookeast’s website. Words and Photographs (on article) by Zipporah Gene ©Copyright 2012 Advertising & Media Consultants Co., Ltd. A Part of The Sehgal Group

Lookeast Magazine: 40th Edition

I’m a maudlin creature. With every new collaboration, published photograph, or work, it strengthens my resolve. If I’m being honest, there are some days when I wake up and want to pack it all in. But something about seeing your name in print, makes it all worth it. Lookeast is a goliath when it comes to affairs, lifestyle and coverage of the region, so imagine how awestruck I felt, when they asked me to join their team of writers. Here’s their very first edition for 2016, which is also coincidentally their 40th edition. It’s been so much fun, and I can’t wait to do more…   For the full copy of the magazine, follow the link to the Lookeast’s website. Words and Photographs (on article) by Zipporah Gene ©Copyright 2012 Advertising & Media Consultants Co., Ltd. A Part of The Sehgal Group  

Bangkok Post: Swissôtel Le Concorde

Zipporah Gene heads off-the-beaten track for a fabulous five star taste of the festive season, sans the painfully hefty price tag, at the Swissôtel Le Concorde’s 204 Bistro & Bar   For the full article, follow the link to the Bangkok Post’s website. And so that concludes my publications for Christmas and New Year’s. As well as making some really good friends, I have to say that I really enjoyed every second of it. My waistline is in need of some tough love but, judging by all the pictures, you’ll all agree with me that it was worth it. Words and Photographs (on article) by Zipporah Gene © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved  

Bangkok Post: Anantara’s Biscotti

There was a slight hiccup in this article. I wrote it. These things happen, but luckily I always put my name on the blurb…. Veterans to the Bangkok food scene will know of it, newcomers should definitely try it… Zipporah Gene pays a visit to a dazzling enduring Italian gem, in the heart of Bangkok For the full article, follow the link to the Bangkok Post’s website. Words and Photographs (on article) by Zipporah Gene © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

Tea, Tempeh and Temples | Ubud, Bali

My time in Bali was spiritual – to say the least. For all you weary travelers, I recommend you come stay awhile and rejuvenate in Ubud. I’m not one for nightclubs or endless discotheques, so the few days I spent in Kuta felt like internment. That’s not to say that Kuta didn’t have it’s charms, but my heart shudders at the thought of travelling nearly 8,000 miles to spend my days in the likes of Zara, WHSmith and M&S. To a seasoned traveller like myself, globalisation is starting to feel like a curse. A lot of places in SE Asia are starting to look like a run-of-the-mill English high street.  That’s a topic for another conversation. Yet, in all my self-righteous despair, Ubud,  with it’s yoga retreats, rice fields and endless temples felt like a step back in time; or at least a step away from mindless commercialism. Sure, there’s a serious traffic and congestion problem, but the atmosphere felt so strange and different, I found myself marveling at the simplest things. Surrounded by rice …