Athens is the launch pad to the Greek Islands. Most people who visit Greece begin their holiday in Athens by necessity. While it may not have the beautiful beaches of Paros or the classic white and blue buildings of Santorini, this city is at the heart […]
I’ve been to Hong Kong probably a baker’s dozen times and I never tire of it. Each time my first steps on to the concrete were straight off a bus, having crossed the border from Shenzhen in China, where we used to live. I was always euphoric as we drove across the bridge connecting the two places, fresh from a frazzling Shenzhen customs which consisted of queue after queue after queue.
There are many good times to visit Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, but one of the best is during the culinary bonanza that is Wellington on a Plate. This is when the food-friendly city turns into a feasting zone of epic proportions. Restaurants offer exclusive menus, there are pop-up events, and this year there are apparently 123 burgers for you to chomp you way through.
If you are lured there by the bright lights, the unique attractions and the incomparable Japanese culture, like we were, then read these tips on how to do Tokyo on a budget and you’ll be laughing into your (vending machine) ramen.
Vietnam is a coffee-lover’s paradise. From standard brews like lattes and espresso to the classic Vietnamese egg and weasel coffees, there are plenty of choices to suit any tastes. This is why I had to embark on a coffee crawl on my recent visit to Vietnam.
After a few weeks spent running around Beijing and Shanghai we were ready to slow down for a bit and enjoy some pampering in one of the world’s most exciting cities. We didn’t need to look any further than Mandarin Oriental Pudong.
With skyscrapers, world-class shopping malls, restaurants galore, Kuala Lumpur is big city living but without the hectic pace you find in parts of Hong Kong and New York. Here’s a recipe for a day well spent in Malaysia’s capital.
Mondays are probably the day of the week we need coffee the most. I know once I get over the rude shock of being woken by an alarm after a weekend of sleep-ins, the first thing I do is make a coffee. When I had an office job it was such a ritual and I couldn’t open my bleary eyes properly until I had a sip of a flat white.