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Insider’s Guide to Things to See and Do In Wellington

Putting the I in Wellington
Rough Guides recently named Wellington one of its must visit cities in 2023. There are so many things to see and do in Wellington and is ideal for a mini break. My wife and I visited last weekend for two days after attending a wedding in nearby Martinborough. Here are some of the highlights of our weekend in Wellington. As a...

7 Jaipur Street Foods To Tickle Your Taste Buds!

Street Food - Jaipur
Updated: 11 December 2022 Is there a better way to experience a country’s culture than by exploring its street food? India is jam-packed full of incredible street foods to indulge in. The trick is to know where to start. If India is a crown, Rajasthan, the land of warriors and royals, is its jewel. This iconic desert state earned its countless accolades...

Exploring Karni Mata Rat Temple

Karni Mata Temple’s ornate marble entrance displays Rajputana architecture
Introduction India is well-known for its numerous religions, countless gods and goddesses, rituals, and many myths. Would it surprise you that it has a rat temple? No, I’m not kidding. It has! It’s estimated more than 25,000 “holy” rats call one temple in West Rajasthan, “home”. Karni Mata Temple, near Bikaner, is an extraordinary and popular tourist attraction. The temple’s resident rats are...

Mumbai Travel Guide – An Insider’s Guide

Updated 24 September 2022 WHY GO TO MUMBAI There’s no escaping it. Mumbai is extraordinary. You either love it or hate it! Its chaotic and exhausting. Bustling with boundless energy, if you want evidence how India represents its unity in diversity, Mumbai should be added to your travel plans. 21 million people call this sprawling tropical seaport home. India’s second most populated city...

Exploring Portugal’s Food: From Asbestos Tonsils to A Sweet Tooth

Last Updated: 26 August 2022 Feeling warm sand between your toes on Portugal’s finest golden beaches is an unforgettable experience. But you can work up quite an appetite!  Fortunately, the Algarve boasts some of Portugal’s best cuisine.  Tickle your taste buds with these three classic dishes when you’re next in the Algarve region. Sardinhas Assadas Ask anyone to name Portugal's "local" favourite food...

Bangkok – Know Before You Go

Bangkok - Know Before You Go
Thailand is the heart of Southeast Asia, and its capital city, Bangkok, is its beating pulse. Often referred to as the City of Angels, Bangkok will overload all five senses with its contrasting chaos and endless cultural delights. Although it’s a busy, sprawling metropolis, her people are warm and friendly, always ready with a wide smile. In Bangkok, you discover an...

Hot and Spicy in India!

The colours and flavours of spices conjure up images of exotic lands and ancient times. Today, many of our favourite global cuisines use spices unique in texture, aroma, and taste. India is the birthplace of many of these ingredients. It’s a country that’s as colourful and enticing as the spices themselves. India remains the world's largest producer and spice exporter,...

10 Of My Favourite Bars and Restaurants With Stunning Views

Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
Updated: September 2021 What could be more elegant than sipping cocktails on a roof-top bar?  Or dining in a restaurant that has the most amazing killer views? Whether you're perched, eagle like, above a neon-lit city; absorbing 360 degree views; soaking up panoramic views of sun-kissed coastlines; or experiencing a sun set over ancient ruins, some bars and restaurants leave a...

Discover Majorca’s Blue Flag Beach Retreats

Majorca, one of Spain's Mediterranean Balearic Islands, is well known for beach resorts and sheltered coves, and its Roman and Moorish buildings.
Majorca, one of Spain's Mediterranean Balearic Islands, is well known for beach resorts and sheltered coves, and its Roman and Moorish buildings. When it comes to European holidays, you’re spoilt for choice. You might decide to explore the towering Austrian Alps, the picturesque French countryside, or an ancient Italian city. However, your idea of a perfect European holiday might involve...

Explore Milford Sound and its Maori Legends

Maori beach
Updated: August 2021 Air Milford has formed a significant presence in The Southern Hemisphere’s adventure capital as a premiere operator to Milford Sound.  I checked out why Air Milford’s intimate knowledge of the Queenstown area ensures that guests who fly with them leave with an unforgettable experience that Milford Sound is voted as one of the world’s ultimate “must see”...