Friday, October 2, 2020

The Ultimate 24 Hour Bratislava City Guide | Bratislava Things To Do

Nestled between imposing neighbours, Bratislava is a charming, yet often overlooked capital in Central Europe.

Bratislava City Guide and Svatopluk Statue

Slovakia is an oft-forgotten destination in the travel planning world. Sandwiched among prominent Central European neighbours it's easy to overlook this pint-sized destination - but if you look a little closer Bratislava is bursting with charm with a generous list of things to see and do.

Friday, January 24, 2020

One Breathtaking Day in Cesky Krumlov (Day Trip from Prague)

Just a stone's throw away from the capital, we spent one full day in the charming Cesky Krumlov.

One Day in Cesky Krumlov

Towards the end of our stay in Prague we decided to branch out and visit a city in the countryside before moving onto our next destination. Brimming with choice after researching day trips at the local tour office we settled on Cesky Krumlov, a town in Southern Bohemia described to us as a fairytale village hidden in the deep south of the Czech Republic.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

7 Unforgettable Days in Prague (the 'BEST OF' Prague Tourism)

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is also the cultural, social and economic hub of the entirety of Central Europe.

prague charles bridge

Following our stay in Krakow we thought it only natural to head west and visit the city I had been most anticipating since I began planning this trip. Not knowing a lot about Prague nor the Czech Republic we dived in head first and booked a weeklong stay in the heart of the capital.

Monday, October 7, 2019

How to Visit Poland's Mysterious Salt Mine Wieliczka (+ Krakow Old Town Guide)

After a few days in the Official Capital, we made our way to the Royal Capital Krakow.

krakow wieliczka salt mine

Continuing our journey south through Central Europe we thought it only natural to visit the cultural centre of Poland. But it wasn't just Krakow that motivated us to linger in Poland a few days longer. One of our family friends (and hosts in Krakow) told us of one of Poland's greatest cultural treasures that not so many outsiders are familiar of, the Wieliczka Salt Mine and the extravagant St Kinga's Chapel roughly 330 feet underground.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Warsaw, The World's Youngest Old Town | Warsaw Things To Do

After being flattened by WWII devastation, Warsaw rose from the ashes and was bestowed the new title "Phoenix City"

warsaw poland header

Once described as the most beautiful city in Europe, Warsaw was completely destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt using pre-war photographs and records. With meticulous precision reconstructing every shop, square and marketplace, it is now known as the World's Youngest Old Town.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Sepia Restaurant - Australia's Best Restaurant (Terrific Review)

Sweeping three hats consistently since 2012, I finally had the opportunity to dine at Sydney's Sepia.

sepia australias best restaurant

After its meteoric rise to fame since opening in 2009, Sepia had been on my radar for quite some time. Since announcing their closure and relocation to Melbourne 6 months ago, I decided I must visit before they shut their doors forever.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Vietnamese Food Guide : 25 Mouthwatering Dishes You Won't Want To Miss

Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for its fresh ingredients with a strong harmony of textures, produce and distinctive flavours, making it one of the healthiest in the world.

vietnamese food guide

Before visiting Vietnam, the only thing I knew about Vietnamese cuisine was pho and those tasty bread rolls slathered with pate, chilli and soy sauce (now I can call them by their proper name, Banh Mi).

Monday, August 14, 2017

Vietnam's BEST Cooking Class in Hoi An (Taught by a Professional Chef!)

Cooking a 4 course Vietnamese Lunch was my most authentic cultural experience in Vietnam.

vietnamese cooking class hoi an

Personally I don't like cooking, but when our hotel recommended us a traditional Vietnamese cooking class and told us it is their most highly rated day excursion, we thought to ourselves why not?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Visiting Vietnam's BEST Snake Restaurant

If you're itching for an exotic feast in Vietnam, Le Mat Snake Village in Hanoi has you covered.

snake restaurant experience vietnam

A 15 minute drive from Hanoi Old Quarter you can find the Le Mat Snake Village. Famous for its reptilian specialty, the snake of your choosing is freshly prepared in every which way possible. The art of snakes on a plate is a family tradition in Le Mat, prepared with well guarded recipes.

Friday, June 16, 2017

My Unforgettable Halong Bay Cruise (2 Amazing Nights!)

Sitting on the north east coast of Vietnam, Halong Bay is a stunning sprinkling of 1600 islands and caves.

halong bay title

Shortly after arriving in Hanoi, we headed into the city centre and found a random travel agency to book a cruise in Halong Bay. One night or two, the agent asked us. Seeing as it is a 3 hour bus ride from Hanoi to Halong we decided one night was just not worth it.