Four days in Hong Kong; part two

Our Hong Kong adventures continued—see part one here—with an early morning walk through the empty streets of Central and Wan Chai. The streets are so very different without the crowds of people. They look neither better nor…

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Four days in Hong Kong, part one

Hong Kong was actioned packed, comprising four days walking the streets of Central, Sheung Wan and Tia Ping Shan; hiking Hong Kong style along the Dragon’s Back trail; shopping at the Ralph Lauren flagship store; eating…

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VIVID Sydney, 2018

Vivid Sydney is on again with a spectacular light show throughout the city and along the harbour foreshore. To mark Vivid’s 10th anniversary, artist Jonathan Zawada has put his own colourful stamp on the Sydney Opera House. Check out VividSydney for a…

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Tailored sheepskin vest

The last few years have seen 1970’s favourite, sheepskin make its way back into fashion. For anyone who has ever bought a sheepskin vest or jacket, you will know how tricky this can be to…

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Star Ferry, Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry is one of those rare functional aspects of a city that also becomes an attraction in its own right. Similar to the Sydney Ferries from Circular Quay to Manly, the Star…

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A weekend escape to Patonga, NSW

Patonga on the NSW Central Coast is one of my favourite weekend escapes. Situated at the tip of National Parklands, this small fishing town is accessed via the Palm Beach ferry or 90 minutes drive…

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Guide to Canberra

Canberra, Australia’s capital city, is often derided due to its relative blandness and public service sector dominance. However, in recent years, Canberra has been coming of age with urban precincts like Braddon, New Acton and…

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San Franciso, California

San Francisco is well known for its trolley cars, hilly streets and proximity to Silicon Valley. The third most expensive city in the United States is an interesting place to visit. The contrast between the…

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Chaco Bar, Darlinghurst

Chaco Bar is chef Keita Abe’s 25 seat yakitori style eatery in Darlinghurst. The dimly lit space opened in 2014 modelled on the restaurants from Abe’s native city of Fukuoka. The fit out features portraits…

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Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Venice Beach is known for its bohemian spirit, street performers and colorful murals. In addition, there is a boardwalk which stretches about one and a half miles to Santa Monica, a skate park and the muscle beach outdoor…

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Single O, York Street Sydney

Seasoned Surry Hills operators Single Origin Roasters York Street cafe is aimed squarely at the city worker who demands more from their daily caffeine fix. The cafe is smartly designed by Lechetti Krelle and staffed by people who know their business. While this cafe is primarily orientated…

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay on Marina Bay foreshore, is one of Singapore finest attractions and my favourite part of the city. It is the technical achievement of building a garden on 101 hectares of reclaimed…

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