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Top five things to do in Penang

Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in things to see and do. I was in town for a few days but feel I barely scratched the surface of what the island had to offer...

Setting sail on the ms Oosterdam

Cruising is a curious beast. Hailed almost as often as it is derided, it’s long been seen as the holiday of choice for retirees spending their kids’ inheritance, or those who prefer to experience the world without...

Hotel Review: Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

It’s feeding time, and my heart is pounding. The skipper of our boat has spotted a dark shadow gliding beneath the surface. Moving closer to the edge, peering in to see if I can spot the shadow, I pull my dive mask into...

Lismore’s hidden talent

Lismore is well known as an artistic mecca - creative people are drawn to the city like moths to a flame. And while a large part of that creativity can be seen on display in local art galleries, cafes and the local...

Liebster Award – By bloggers, for bloggers

I’ve just been nominated for the Liebster Award! If you’re wondering what on earth that is, you’re not alone. Up until last week I hadn’t heard of it either. But after a little digging I’ve discovered it’s a fun way of...

Has Tigerair found it’s groove?

I flew Tigeair for the first time recently. Having never set foot on one of their aircraft, I kind of hoped to see Tiger print as far as the eye could see. Sadly there was none. But what was there surprised me even...

Singapore through the looking glass

What do you see when you view the world in a mirror? Aside from an obvious reversal, the new perspective reveals everyday objects in a new light. For me, it's the same when I visit a new city. Approach it one way...

Hotel Review: Hotel Indigo Hong Kong

Gazing over the glittering Hong Kong skyline, listening to the roar of the city traffic below, I pinch myself to check if this is real. Just yesterday I was at home drinking a $10 bottle of Sav Blanc in Australia, today...

Penang World Music Festival

World music finds a home in Penang

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Penang World Music Festival, held in the UNESCO listed city of George Town, Malaysia. Would I have called myself a world music fan before I went? No. But that...