As in any country, the Fijian people have their own distinctive culture with a number of unique features specific to it. In Fiji, some of the customs are unusual enough that normal respectful behaviour would not be enough to get by on for a visitor…and a little more insight is necessary. Read more
Every time I go to Malaysia I find something more to enjoy about this amazing destination…
I won’t claim that Australians created these terms, but for whatever reason they are common usage in casual conversation in Australia…and often completely baffling for the visitor to Australia.
One of the great things about Sydney is that no matter how long you may have lived there, you will always find that there are a tonne of wonderful things to see and do that you have never even heard of before. Read more
I had heard the Singapore’s Changi Airport is possibly the best airport on the planet so, naturally, I had to see for myself. Read more
I was thoroughly enchanted by my first visit to Sydney Park. It’s a calming wetland oasis with just the right combination of wide open spaces, well-thought out water features and wonderful winding walking paths.
I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I didn’t know what a treillage was, until I walked up one at Bicentennial Park. Read more
I finally made my way to the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens in Blackheath after having visited this favourite Blue Mountains town numerous times, but always getting distracted by the many other natural attractions there.
Let me first say, if you visit Sydney but don’t visit the Blue Mountains, you really haven’t gotten a genuine sense of what Sydney has to offer.
Khunnai Teunsai Restaurant is a little gem that I discovered on Soi 11 in Nimman. Surprisingly, I didn’t find out about it in the online blogs discussing vegetarian food in Chiang Mai (as I usually do).
Chiang Mai is already spoken of as one of the best cities in the word for vegetarian and vegan cuisine because of its large number of cheap – but high quality – restaurants catering to herbivores. Read more
While I was messing about on Lebuh Cannon, in quaint George Town on Penang Island, admiring the coconut ice cream stalls – and wishing for some dairy-free versions – I came across No. 1 Cannon Street Galeri & Kafe.
It’s a tiny little shop – but my veg-eater radar eyes spotted the vegetarian biscuits sign and something about vegan desert, and I was sucked into the vortex… Read more
While I was in Kuala Lumpur recently, I discovered that there are a lot of very fancy hotels there. And most of them are in prime CBD locations with stunning views and prices to match. And although I could rock a 5-star hotel as well as the next person, it’s not the way I would choose to discover a new city. Read more
The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is more than 60 kilometres by road from the centre of Kuala Lumpur. But getting out there is surprisingly efficient on the KLIA ekspres – a snazzy electric train that reaches speeds of 160km/hour. Read more