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Erica Firpo  Travel journalist/fancy pants in Rome, Italy. Contributor to BBC Travel, Fathom, Forbes Travel, Meridian Traveling in SEA. Right now: Singapore

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Did I tell you I have the 🗝 to #Rome?

Back home in #Rome and this city hasn't missed a beat....

Getting my #Myanmar greens at the Tachilek market 🥗

Sharing some of trip to Southeast Asia with @guardiantravelsnaps ....wanna bite? #guardiantravelsnaps #thailand

Hello, history! After my incredible lunch at Cadlenut, a delicious Peranakan restaurant, it was about time I delved more into the cultural history of #Singapore , in particular Peranakan (Straits Chinese) and the place to go is the @peranakanmuseum, a former school and now incredible journey of culture, color and craft. By the way, every new mother should have a confinement cook #singapore

@candlenutsg with my favorite people for my first lunch in #Singapore in ages and it couldn't have encapsulated the vibe of this country any better. Innovative, clever, light and relaxed Peranakan ( Straits-Chinese) cuisine by Chef Malcolm Lee. Every dish has an incredible story that shares Peranakan history including my dessert which was made from Buah Kemal, a nut that is buried in ash for no less than 40 days and bathed in water for another 7 days to remove the ill effects of cyanide meanwhile the nut created unique family recipes passed down through generations. And of course I took photos so check out my IG story ...

Singapore. I stopped over to visit friends and had only two requests: food and street art. Nancy knows best and to me to Everton street to where artist @yipyewchong has a series of murals that #Singapore's stories and cultural history in yesteryear scenes and objects as simple as a streetside barbershop and Good Morning towels. Make sure to click to Yip's profile to see the full tales....

#Bangkok is all about street food, all the time. But honestly, how would I know what's what? Thanks Kob from @smilingalbino for navigating me around the side streets to river shrimp, bamboo worms, banana flowers, vegetable soup, fish balloons and more....see what I ate right now on my IG story #thailand

Time for more exploring.... 🛫

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Loon, 60 years old, mahout since age 8 and Mina, Thai elephant, together since her birth 11 years ago. This morning, I walked around with them, and vet Dr. Vissa, as a part of visit with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. #thailand

Sunrise over the Mekong and mountains of Lao...#GoldenTriangle #Thailand

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