17 Dec '13, 9am

Try home-cooked food overseas prepared by locals

Try home-cooked food overseas prepared by locals

Undergraduates Rinita Vanjre and Inez Wihardjo spent a miserable Christmas in Paris last year after finding all the stores and restaurants closed for the day. Cold and hungry, they were left pining for a hot home-cooked meal. That unpleasant experience, however, sparked a business idea. The two friends came up with BonAppetour (www.bonappetour.com ), a start-up that lets tourists visit the homes of local hosts for a home-cooked meal. They launched the website last month. "We were thinking how nice it would be to meet people while travelling and have a meal in their homes. It would be like couch-surfing but with less commitment," says Ms Vanjre, 22, a Singaporean final-year chemical engineering student at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Couch-surfing refers to the practice of travellers staying with a local host for free. Ms Vanjre and Ms Wihardjo, 21, an Indone...

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