Sydney truly is one of the best cities in the world, with long, balmy summers and mild winters, photographic rock pools and beaches, trendy cafe’s and restaurants and some of the friendliest people on earth – if Australia is ‘God’s country’, Sydney is the pearly gate.
Having grown up in South Africa and studied in Cape Town, a weekend in Australian’s wine country was top of the list for a weekend away. Hunter Valley is 2.5-3 hours from Sydney so perfectly manageable for a weekend (long weekend if possible).
A perfect weekend away in Australia can be found in the city of Melbourne at just over an hour flying time from Sydney. With a combination of coffee, creativity, culture and coast, I know we’ll definitely be back soon.
Since living in Singapore, Vietnam is continuously referenced as a must visit. We’ve also had friends from both South Africa and the UK visit Vietnam for extended lengths of time so with another public holiday looming, the choice was easy – Vietnam it was.
Frequently compared to Singapore, we were curious to visit Hong Kong and see the comparison for ourselves. I was expecting skyscrapers and concrete, but you felt extremely close to nature and I love the way they have built the city around the water.
Singapore is a melting pot of Asian culture and history combined with western/European influence. Every trend that surfaces will find itself in Singapore soon enough. A foodie haven, there is so much choice in Singapore – from the local hawker centres and cute brunch spots to fine dining and Michelin stars.
This post on Paris and any more posts on Paris for that matter will always be dedicated to my sister. I don’t think anyone could love a city more and I can’t wait to return there with her and my mom someday. Each time I visit Paris, it is easy to fall more and more…
The little island of Jersey, is for now the place I call home. I’ve found some wonderful charms of island life – from the beautiful beaches, the green lanes and the honesty boxes to the abundance of good restaurants. Here I’ll share (with you) my favourites and keep on adding (more) as I go along….