From Coolies to Coulis in Taipa
Jul11

From Coolies to Coulis in Taipa

Start with robust Portuguese ingredients, add essence of the Mediterranean and a sprinkling of Chinese flavouring; top it off with a finishing flourish and what do you have? Antonio’s. Walk the streets of old Taipa Village, located in the oldest and best preserved area of Taipa, Macao and you’re immediately aware of a thread of history that spans from the poorest labourers to wealthy merchants. Formerly home to local fishermen, Taipa...

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Reach out in all directions with an Octopus
Feb21

Reach out in all directions with an Octopus

Travelling around in Hong Kong can be complex for the uninitiated – and is becoming ever more crowded. The Octopus card simplifies your travel immensely – and if you stick to the dedicated routes of the MTR, Tram, Bus, Peak Tram and Star Ferry then you’ll also dodge much of the congestion that otherwise clogs the roads. If you’re familiar with Oyster cards in London then Octopus in Hong Kong will be second nature. If...

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Exerting ourselves on Everest
Feb14

Exerting ourselves on Everest

We’ve signed up for a personal challenge in May of this year that might be one, or more, steps too far…a two week Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp Whilst we’re not as ‘old as the hills’ (especially Mount Everest) nor are we in the first flush of youth – so a trek that will tax every single part of our minds and bodies can only be put down to the effect of anticipating the light-headedness of...

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A day out in Delhi
Dec27

A day out in Delhi

It’s well worth driving around the principal sights and sites of Delhi to get an impression of how the architecture – and country – has evolved over the centuries. Each of the significant invaders and occupiers of India is well represented across the capital and many of the sites are worth at least a drive by rather than an in-depth investigation, unless you’re an historian or architect. It’s too easy just to chill out after...

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Langkawi – The Datai Bay Duo
Nov01

Langkawi – The Datai Bay Duo

Unless you sail, the only way you’ll get into Datai Bay and onto the beautiful white sand beach is to stay at one of the two exclusive resorts who ‘own’ it. Not only are these two exclusive resorts close to one another on the idyllic island of Langkawi but they share exclusive use of their very own cove and idyllic crescent beach, protected by its own coral reef. Langkawi, also known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’ is...

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Cu Chi – Cu Chi; but not so endearing Vietnam
Jul12

Cu Chi – Cu Chi; but not so endearing Vietnam

One step away from idyllic Vietnam into the dark of the Cu Chi tunnels and War Remnants museum. When Vietnam has so much to offer to travellers by way of beaches, bays, culture and countryside, you might wonder why war still features so strongly in its appeal to tourists. With the Vietnam War (1955-1975) a not so distant memory for many still alive today, its killing fields and museums still exact a significant draw on veterans,...

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