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A Blue Mountains Getaway

The Blue Mountains - a World Heritage listed site, and one of the most picturesque and iconic places to visit in NSW, if not Australia. It’s been a popular destination for travellers since the turn of the century, with many people flocking to Katoomba to escape summer in the city and enjoy...

East Hotel, Canberra

Canberra acts as the country’s capital, but offers so much more particularly in winter and spring, when the city showcases some of its best highlights. Recently a girlfriend and I decided to venture down on a Friday night for a weekend getaway. For those driving, there is the 3.5 hour journey, or...

Beit Trad, Lebanon

It takes a lot for me to be truly impressed and blown away by a hotel. So many factors come into play: the location, the décor, the staff, the service, the food, the vibe and so much more, however when one place manages to nail all of these elements and give their...

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

From the minute I exited my plane at Male International Airport, a rush of warm air struck me and I finally felt on holiday. As a true sun worshipper, I will take a summer beach vacation over a winter holiday any day of the week. I was incredibly excited for the chance to soak up...

Manhattan Walking Tour: High Line and Greenwich Village

If you're looking to fill a half day in New York City and cover a large swathe, the Manhattan Walking Tour will definitely do that for you - especially if you combine a walking and food tour like I did. If you’re looking for a tour guide with a ‘New Yorker’ vibe – friendly and knowledgeable but with wry humour and...

Foods of New York Tours: Nolita and Little Italy’s Secrets

Having done a number of food tours over the years while travelling, it’s immediately obvious when a company is experienced at running them, and I place particular value on tours that give you an experience that’s elevated to what you might receive as a regular visitor. Foods of New York Tours' Nolita and Little Italy's Secrets Tour distinguished itself...

Discover Cockle Bay Wharf

Sydney has so many delicious places to eat - it can be overwhelming trying to find a good place to go! But Cockle Bay Wharf is an ideal destination for many reasons: it’s a couple of minute’s walk from the CBD, it’s right on the harbour so the views are great, and it’s simply full of restaurants and bars!...

Kid Kyoto – the EP

At the start of the year, we visited Kid Kyoto when it was led from the kitchen by Seb Gee with a menu that was fun and full of flavour.  As the industry goes -- chefs move onto new ventures, which makes room for other chefs to jump in and add their own spin on the menus. Justin Lee...

The Dolar Shop Hot Pot Restaurant, Haymarket

Don’t worry – this Dolar Shop isn’t a bargain shop selling party props or tourist tat.  Rather a popular chain from Shanghai specialising in Macanese hotpot, Dolar Shop is the latest addition to the 1909 Dining Precinct in Market City Haymarket.    However if you think it’s just another hot pot joint, think again. For starters, each diner gets his or her own...

Who Is Madame Shanghai?

The front door of Madame Shanghai might as well be a time machine as we stepped through it into an opulent dining room decorated with Chinoiserie wallpaper, Chinese motifs and malachite fixtures reminiscent of 1930’s Shanghai. Judging by its elegant interiors and carefully selected tableware, we were fairly certain this wasn’t going to be an ordinary Chinese dining experience. Indeed,...

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