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Exploring the Lost City of Mahendraparvata at Mount Kulen Cambodia

Exploring the Lost City of Mahendraparvata at Mount Kulen Cambodia

We’ve been fielding questions about exploring the so-called lost city of Mahendraparvata at Mount Kulen or Phnom Kulen in northern Cambodia ever since its mention under Siem Reap (#47) on New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2014 list last year. While the elephant statues, pictured above, are indeed impressive, there...
The Audacious Architecture of Dubai

The Audacious Architecture of Dubai

Boasting breathtaking skylines of sail-shaped buildings, dancing towers, twisting skyscrapers, and even a tuning fork, the audacious architecture of Dubai makes the city a delight to visit for architects, designers, photographers, and travellers. I will never forget a conversation we overheard one day between a little boy and...
Our Favourite Local Noodle Shop In Hoi An

Our Favourite Local Noodle Shop In Hoi An

“Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me…” blares at life-threatening volume from a people-carrier that has stopped outside the restaurant we’ve just sat down in. It’s a rather incongruous aural assault in this quiet lane that is home to our favourite local noodle shop in Hoi...
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...
A Walk Along the Berlin Wall

A Walk Along the Berlin Wall

At the end of our street in Prenzlauer Berg lies sprawling Mauerpark or ‘Wall Park’, which the Berlin Wall once ran through and where a buzzy flea market is held every Sunday. Several beautiful books in our apartment comparing ‘before’ (the Wall) and ‘after’ (the...
A Krampus Christmas in Zell am See

A Krampus Christmas in Zell am See

We don’t have children. And because we don’t have children I’m in no position to offer advice to our friends and relatives who do. Or so they keep telling me. One friend once said “never, ever question how people raise their children until you have...
Istanbul Walking Tour, Strolling Cosmopolitan İstiklâl Caddesi

Istanbul Walking Tour, Strolling Cosmopolitan İstiklâl Caddesi

An Istanbul Walking Tour in and around İstiklâl Caddesi, the main artery of cosmopolitan Beyoğlu, goes some way in satisfying our curiosity about this multicultural neighbourhood that is the lively downtown area of Istanbul. Our apartment in Istanbul is just a block from İstiklâl Caddesi, the main...