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Home to the worlds worst haircuts.

The final leg of our trip was a visit to Moscow. Living in Hong Kong, we had always felt a desire to visit the Russian city for several reasons, primarily because of how much closer we are to it than if we were back in Australia. Ticking it off the bucket list and capitalizing on … Continue reading

Ciao ciao

Part Two: Northern Italy (Venice – Bologna – Chianti Tuscany – Pisa – Cinque Terre – Venice) “Buongiorno” I’m just going to tell you right now, Italian is my favourite cuisine. For months I had been getting my mouth in the right shape for Italy. This trip for me, was going to be just as much … Continue reading

İstanbul, Türkiye

Leaving the Hong Kong humidity behind for a while, JP and I ventured O.S for Easter to visit Istanbul, Northern Italy and Moscow. “A strange combination?!” I hear you say… since we were young our travel philosophy has always seen a layover as an opportunity to explore a land that we might miss out on otherwise…Moscow … Continue reading

All Wet ‘n Wild

I am probably going offend someone here, so this is my ‘offensive matter disclaimer’: if you live in the Western suburbs it does not mean that you are necessarily a ‘Westie’. Before you you go getting your knickers in a twist, there are many other qualities that make one a ‘Westie’ and in most cases, … Continue reading

Curry in a Hurry: Part Two

575km west of Jaipur and 11 hours by road, we finally reached Jaisalmer. A saffron tinged desert city smack bang in the heart of the Thar Desert and 60km from the Pakistan border. It is about as close as you can get to the Pakistan border without risking some cheap accommodation in prison. On arriving … Continue reading

Curry in a Hurry: Part One

In August 2011 we planned a two week trip to India. We flew from Hong Kong to Delhi, trained it from Delhi to Agra and Agra to Jaipur, took a 11 hour taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer, another train from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur, and flew from Jodhpur to Mumbai and Mumbai back to Hong Kong . 2 weeks … Continue reading

South Vietnam

We have recently returned from a trip to the South of Vietnam; specifically Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and the villages along the Mekong River; Cai Be, Vinh Long, Ben Tre. Flying from Hong Kong to HCMC takes 2 hours, where we touched down and experienced the overwhelming conurbation that is HCMC. One of my … Continue reading

What is ‘Merry Christmas’ in Mandarin?

Beijing airport is the most overwhelming structure iv ever flown into! The building’s roof runs as far as the eye can see, and the fact that we flew in late at night meant that there were not many others occupying its expansive floor plan. This place was impressive, shiny, clean and brand spanking new. After … Continue reading

Suiting-up…Japanese style.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a fantastic new years! I myself spent the holiday season snowboarding in Hakuba, Japan and indulging in duck pancakes in Beijing. We had an excellent time away and experienced everything that both Japan and China had to offer. We arrived in Tokyo and were greeted with icy … Continue reading