Laneways: the Lifeblood of Melbourne

If the Bourke Street Mall is the heart of Melbourne, then the laneways and arcades are the arteries and veins that carry lifeblood throughout the city. Melbourne’s laneways are synonymous with the city’s reputation for arts and culture. From random characteristic street art to mysterious local drinking holes (bars), there is so much to discover […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Melbourne’s Chinatown Precinct

Almost every Australian city has a Chinatown. Melbourne’s Chinatown is by far the most exciting. Centred around Little Bourke Street, this precinct features some of Melbourne famous laneways. It’s a hive of activity during the day and turns out some pretty interesting street entertainment at night. With red lantern lined streets, delicious yum cha and cheap […]

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Brisvegas does Breakfast…

…And does it well! So well in fact that its worth the wait you’re guaranteed to get on a weekend. With year round good weather, Brisbanites love to get out and about, especially in the morning before the day gets too hot. It’s a social thing. As anyone who’s travelled to Australia knows, it can […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Phi Phi Island

The location in today’s snapshot is somewhat well known. Phi Phi Island is generally on everyone’s list when they visit Thailand, and it doesn’t disappoint! With it’s turquoise blue waters, towering karst rock formations that rise out of the sea, colourful long tail boats, and party atmosphere; Phi Phi has something to offer every type […]

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Visual Journey: Balinese Temples

Many know Bali for the surfing, party lifestyle and nightlife of Kuta. I personally was relieved to discover Bali has a very strong cultural and religious side, with Hinduism being the predominant religion on the island. Bali is also known for being “the land of a thousand temples”. There are so many, it would take too […]

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Sunday Snapshot: The Brisbane River

As the 2013 Brisbane Festival comes to an end I thought it was an appropriate time to share a photo of this wonderful city (my home city). The Brisbane Festival happens once a year in September when the city comes alive with arts and performances from music to theatre, dance and comedy. The festival ends in […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

After a long cab ride in searing heat and feeling extremely jet lagged from a fourteen hour flight, we pulled up in front of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque only to find its grandeur blanketed in a cloud of mist. As we approached the mosque the intricate marble mosaic courtyard, gold encrusted columns and Swarovski […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Beach Huts

I’ve come across many of these beach huts (also known as bathing boxes) throughout my travels. They’re a major tourist attraction in Brighton, Melbourne and usually sell for between $100,000 and $200,000. But a record was set in Portsea, Melbourne this year, when a buyer paid a whopping $585,000. You could live like a king […]

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