Sydney Chippendale White Rabbit Chinese Painting

The Food and Art Lover’s Guide to 3 days in Sydney

Day 1: Check in and take a load off at 57 Hotel: Hop on the Sydney Airport Link express train to Central Station. Takes 15 minutes and costs you much less (around A$17) than a taxi ride. Buy the Opal Card – a stored value card that is the primary payment mode for the trains […]

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Hobart Highlights – Where to Eat, Stay and Play!

Waterfront cities are the best, aren’t they? No matter where, as long as the city leads to a body of water, I’m sold! Think Barcelona, Reykjavik, Sydney, even Singapore, for that matter! So obviously, I love Hobart. Well, more like I love Tasmania’s wilderness and then I love chilling out in the “city” for a […]

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Tasmania Road Trip – The Ultimate Guide!

This guide follows our self-drive road trip around Tasmania, with lots of insights thrown in. Our road trip (excluding Hobart) was 4 days, but after our actual experience, I would recommend 8 days instead. You know what they say about hindsight and all. 😉 That’s not to say we didn’t thoroughly enjoy our road trip but […]

Tasmania Pumphouse Point View Across

A peaceful stay at Pumphouse Point, Tasmania!

As the electronic gates opened, granting us access to the private grounds of Pumphouse Point, I couldn’t help but think that I was in for some major pampering. And sure enough, upon arriving at the cosy reception room, we were immediately presented with flutes of bubbly while they checked us in. Then a short buggy […]

How to celebrate your anniversary – in Iceland!

Last year, we celebrated our 10th year of being together, in Iceland and it really was a magical trip! From volcanoes that throw surprise parties now and then, complete with fireworks and ashy plumes to gigantic glaciers grinding downhill, threatening to melt and make one large swimming pool out of Iceland, to geysers that shower […]

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Kandooma Maldives – Now, let’s dream!

I sat down to write about the Maldives and decided that I wasn’t going to write another Maldives Tourism Board-worthy piece, extolling the virtues of this archipelagic nation made up of over 1000 sun-kissed islands. There are enough sites out there telling you about the amazing underwater marine life, the pure white sandy beaches, the […]