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The Best Beaches in Sydney

The Best Beaches in Sydney

It’s the Australia Day weekend down under, a day that Aussies across the nation spend basking in the sunshine, enjoying barbecues in their backyards or picnics in the park with friends, or if they’re lucky to live near the coast, on the beach stretched out...
A Self Guided Stroll Around Sydney

A Self Guided Stroll Around Sydney

A self guided stroll around Sydney is something you should do the first day you arrive – and by around, we mean around the city’s perimeter. The city of Sydney may look large with its lofty towers and mini Manhattan-like skyline, but Sydney’s city centre or...
Bondi to Bronte Walk

Bondi to Bronte Walk

Sydney easily boasts the best beaches and ocean swimming pools of any city in the world, on both its harbour and its coasts. The Bondi to Bronte walk — one of our favourite strolls in the world — showcases three of the city’s most beautiful beaches, Bondi...
Touring the Temples of Luang Prabang, Laos

Touring the Temples of Luang Prabang, Laos

Marvelling at the mural and mosaic covered temples of Luang Prabang is the next must-do activity after the early morning alms giving. There are 33 glittering temples — known as both wats and vats in Laos — in the ancient Lao royal capital so we decided...
Siem Reap, the Cambodian City That Slowly Reveals Itself

Siem Reap, the Cambodian City That Slowly Reveals Itself

For most travellers to Siem Reap, Cambodia, the city is little more than a launching pad for day trips to the legendary Angkor Wat and the other enchanting temple complexes of Angkor. Few travellers linger after they’ve explored the archaeological ruins and fewer people visit simply to...
Phnom Penh, the Pulsating Capital of Cambodia

Phnom Penh, the Pulsating Capital of Cambodia

I had few expectations about Phnom Penh before we went to Cambodia’s capital to do a story for a travel magazine. I think that’s why I liked the city so much. The images in my mind – of wide boulevards and ramshackle, French colonial-style buildings,...
Saigon After Dark — An Itinerary

Saigon After Dark — An Itinerary

Saigon’s leafy streets, art deco delights and elegant colonial-era villas mean the city is easy on the eyes. But after dark, when splendid old buildings such as the Opera House and City Hall are spectacularly illuminated, the city is stunning in parts and atmospheric everywhere...