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Chef Peter Gilmore and Quay Restaurant in Sydney

Chef Peter Gilmore and Quay Restaurant in Sydney

Chef Peter Gilmore and Quay Restaurant in Sydney are two icons of the city’s gastronomic scene. The chef is one of the most passionate and inventive of Australia’s cooks, while the restaurant with its spectacular harbour views that sweep from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to...
Local Knowledge: Richard Graham from Sydney

Local Knowledge: Richard Graham from Sydney

Richard Graham is the kind of traveller we identify with. Since the age of five, Richard has travelled to at least one new country every year. Every year. Before starting his tour company, My Sydney Detour, Richard did a 14-month overland trip from Mexico down...
Will Studd, the Cheese Guy and the Story of Australian Cheese

Will Studd, the Cheese Guy and the Story of Australian Cheese

When chatting with chefs around Australia for the feature stories we’ve been working on, one man’s name comes up repeatedly when talk turns to cheese — Will Studd. Or, Will Studd, “the cheese guy”. Studd arrived in Australia in 1981 after establishing delicatessens in central London...
Local Knowledge: Kenneth Meow from Melbourne

Local Knowledge: Kenneth Meow from Melbourne

In our latest edition of Local Knowledge from Melbourne, Australia, Kenneth Meow shares his insider tips to experiencing the Victorian capital. Kenneth is a Hong Kong-born Australian who is impossible to describe in a nutshell. He’s a restaurant owner, community volunteer, philanthropist, strategic advisor, social media consultant,...
A Local Guide to Vintage Shopping in Melbourne

A Local Guide to Vintage Shopping in Melbourne

That we needed to provide you with a local guide to vintage shopping in Melbourne quickly became apparent after spotting some Melbourne locals in beehives, cats eye glasses and bobby socks. After meeting vintage princess Danielle Pumo on our Hidden Secrets tour, it was obvious...
Local Knowledge: Hack from Luang Prabang

Local Knowledge: Hack from Luang Prabang

The waiter who looked after us during the Amantaka cooking course we did on the organic farm in the Luang Prabang countryside was brilliant. His service was impeccable. He was so good at his job that when we asked him what his future plans were,...
Local Knowledge: Janet Chan from Siem Reap

Local Knowledge: Janet Chan from Siem Reap

Our Local Knowledge interviews — and the other expert interviews we do for our local guides and Playlist series — are with locals we’ve befriended who have helped us get beneath the skin of a place, by sharing insider advice, hidden gems, local secrets, and their most favourite...