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The Bees & Botany behind Nepali Honey

The honeys of Nepal are varied and unique compared to the commercial world of honey. Nearly 100% of commercial beekeepers use Apis mellifera (the...

Captured on Comb: Watch How Bees are Born

Its can be tough to see the queen. She is always guarded by worker bees because of her high status in the hive. This...

A Raw, High Protein Snack: Would YOU Eat Wasp Larvae?

The Papa at my homestay appeared at my door this morning with a wasps nest. He had pointed it out to me days prior,...

Buddha’s Birthday in Kathmandu

Every year on the full moon during the Nepali month of Baisakh is the celebration of Buddha's birthday. People flock to Buddhist stupas and...

How to Make “Pepes Ikan” – A Balinese Fish Barbecue

Sitting over glowing coals of coconut, it appears as a banana leaf wrapped package. It is stuffed with fish, spices, and a touch of...

Skulls, Souls, & Unsolved Mysteries: A Journey to Trunyan Cemetery

On the Eastern side of Lake Batur (Bali's largest lake), lies the small village of Trunyan. While the village is Hindu among the others,...

Inside the Kitchen of “Warung Java 1” in Kuta, Lombok

I ate at Warung Java 1 almost every day during my two week stay in Kuta, Lombok. The restaurant doesn't look like much from...

A Princess Returns as Sea Worms: Nyale Festival, Lombok

I set my alarm for 3:45 am. I woke up and quickly gathered my things- camera, phone, water, and headlamp, then climbed onto my...

Thaipusam at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated across Hindu communities of the world. Each has variations in its tradition, but its reason is to celebrate...

Melaka, Malaysia: A Paradise for (Gluten-Free) Food Lovers!

Quick links: Restoran Nyonya Makko Wild Coriander Aunty Lee's Peranakan Restaurant Calanthe Art Cafe Sayyid Antique & Cafe Chicken Rice Balls Nasi Lemak Jonker Street Hawker Center Assam Pedas Weekend Night Market Cendol Ondeh Ondeh Malacca (or...