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A collection of healthy travel articles including where to find gluten free food throughout Asia with particular tips for Thailand, Malaysia and India.

Maintaining your personal version of a healthy diet while travelling can be very challenging, particularly in countries where the food differs so much from your own. However, eating well becomes even more important to keep you energised and motivated, and to defend your body against all the foreign pathogens you might encounter. When I travel I accept that adherence to a grain free diet all the time simply isn’t possible for that period of travel – I discuss why in this post.

However, sticking to gluten free is critical for ensuring I feel well and enjoy myself. This can be tricky, especially in countries where gluten free has not become a big thing yet.

In 2016 I travelled for six months throughout Asia. I want to use my experiences, challenges and lessons learned trying to eat well abroad to help you. In my series of travel articles I have written quite extensively about many of the places we visit throughout Asia and I give tips on how to find gluten free options in these destinations.

During our adventures we have the time to get well off the beaten track so I will also aim to give some helpful advice to other travellers looking to explore these beautiful and relatively remote parts of the world throughout Thailand, Malaysia, India and more. Please use the comment sections to give me your feedback. I hope I can help make your trip slightly easier!

Grain free travel

No I am not being a hypocrite. However, a totally grain free diet just doesn't align with my goals when I travel. Read on for my perspective on strict grain free travel and learn how I choose to eat and why when abroad.  The whole point of a no grainer is to educate...
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After Houseboating: Tips for Alleppey and Fort Kochi

After the main event in the backwaters of Kerela you might take a day or two to have a look around Alleppey and Fort Kochi, about an hour and a half north. Read on for my quick suggestions on what to enjoy in these cities. Pre/post houseboating: Alleppey Also known as...
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Mae Hong Son, Northern Thailand by a no grainer

Mae Hong Son is Thailand's most northwestern province and hugs the border with Myanmar. It is characterised by green, undulating mountains and is a popular place to explore on a motorbike. Pai (more here) is the main traveller destination in Mae Hong Son, but if you...
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Practical tips to stay gluten free in Myanmar

Trying to stay healthy and gluten free in Myanmar was a mixed experience full of frustration and some really pleasant meals. In this post I want to share my experiences in seeking gluten free Myanmar food and provide tips to others that want to do the same. I should...
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Gluten free secrets of Koh Phangan

The many faces of Koh Phangan No matter what you want out of a Thai island getaway Koh Phangan will satisfy you. Even if you’re not after the hectic partying brought by the infamous Full Moon parties, Koh Phangan has plenty to offer those seeking a more chilled out...
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Travelling India by a no grainer

Travel in India isn’t easy. The streets are loud, busy and dirty and there is constantly people staring at you – not always in a friendly manner. I wouldn’t believe anyone who says that they love everything about India; the sheer number of people alone can be quite...
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Gluten free Thai food by a no grainer

Having spent over six weeks in Thailand (with more planned) I feel fairly confident in giving my readers some tips on how to find good gluten free Thai food. In this post I cover the basics of finding delicious gluten free options and in later articles I will...
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Finding gluten free in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The islands of Langkawi and Penang are two destinations that should be included on any itinerary of Malaysia. While Langkawi is more of an island for beach and relaxation, George Town on Penang Island is a confluence of culture and flavours from all over Asia. In my...
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Gluten free in Pai, Thailand

Over the past few weeks I have posted a few articles about gluten free travel in Asia and particularly Thailand. In my next articles I write more specifically about some of the places we have visited and provide tips on transport routes, places to stay and how to eat...
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Food paradise in Panjim, Goa

Recommendation number two for travelling India in August and September, the tail end of monsoon season is the Goan capital Panjim.  Goa is the Indian state renowned for its laid back vibe and beautiful beaches. However, if you are visiting during monsoon (April to...
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Camel treks in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Recommendation number four for India during August and September, the tail end of monsoon season, is camel trekking through the deserts near Jaisalmer.  When you move to the West of Rajasthan and arrive in the desert city of Jaisalmer, the feelings of Arabian nights...

Food paradise in Panjim, Goa

Recommendation number two for travelling India in August and September, the tail end of monsoon season is the Goan capital Panjim.  Goa is the Indian state renowned for its laid back vibe and beautiful beaches. However, if you are visiting during monsoon (April to...

Travelling India by a no grainer

Travel in India isn’t easy. The streets are loud, busy and dirty and there is constantly people staring at you – not always in a friendly manner. I wouldn’t believe anyone who says that they love everything about India; the sheer number of people alone can be quite...

Gluten free in Pai, Thailand

Over the past few weeks I have posted a few articles about gluten free travel in Asia and particularly Thailand. In my next articles I write more specifically about some of the places we have visited and provide tips on transport routes, places to stay and how to eat...

Grain free travel

No I am not being a hypocrite. However, a totally grain free diet just doesn't align with my goals when I travel. Read on for my perspective on strict grain free travel and learn how I choose to eat and why when abroad.  The whole point of a no grainer is to educate...

Me and gluten free choices

In my first article from Asia last week I provided some general advice on travelling gluten free in Asia and why it can be a health choice even for those who do not have Coealic disease. In this brief post I want to explain my journey to identifying my gluten...

Travelling gluten free

Hello readers and sorry it has been a while! I am currently lucky enough to be travelling Asia for six months and blogging hasn't been quite at the top of my list. However, I thought it would be a good idea to use some of my experiences to provide some tips on eating...

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