Koto Vietnam's recipe for smoked eggplant with garlic, chilli and basil, a traditional Vietnamese dish is as easy to cook as it is delicious. Koto is a restaurant devoted to training young people living on the streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to cook and develop the skills needed for a better and safer future. For more information on Koto and to find out how to donate to this fantastic charity, click here.
Born near Darjeeling and now living in Nepal with his family, Rupan has proved to be a great tour leader for Tucan Travel for a number of years. His local knowledge coupled with his love for leading tours and trekking have made him a very popular tour guide. Here we ask him about his experience on the road.
The Trans Mongolian Railway holds a certain mystique for adventure travellers. It's one of the classic overland routes like the Trans Siberian which keeps attracting curious travellers every year. Part of my job at Tucan Travel is to organise the accommodation and the trains for the clients travelling on our Trans Mongolian Railway tour, which operates from St Petersburg to Beijing or in reverse from Beijing to St Petersburg. At times due to irregular train...