Eat tarantula in Cambodia

Fried tarantula, Romdeng restaurant in Cambodia
  • Experience: Eat fried tarantula in Cambodia
  • Where: Romdeng restaurant, Phnom Penh
  • Why:  Romdeng is a beautiful restaurant working to build the futures of former street children and marginalised young people in Phnom Penh. It has a gift shop, free WiFi and paintings by children. It also has fried spider (and stir-fried tree ants, if you’re still hungry)

Fried tarantula, Romdeng restaurant in Cambodia

Feed elephants near Chiang Mai

Elephant near Chiang Mai
  • Experience: Feed pachyderms
  • Where: Maesa Elephant Camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Why:  It’s an opportunity to see and feed these wonderful creatures close up – and Chiang Mai is arguably Thailand’s most creative and most charming city