Cradle Mountain Overland Track in Tasmania

The Cradle Mountain Overland Track is Australia’s premier alpine walk. It’s a 65 kilometer, six-day trek through the heart of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, part of the magnificent Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The stunning scenery and the physical challenge of the Overland Track have assured it a national and international reputation […]

Hotel Hotel Canberra: Stunning Architecture in Australia’s Capital

Hotel Hotel Canberra is a new modern hotel opened in Australia’s capital. Hotel Hotel is located on three levels of the Nishi residential building, a sustainable “vertical village” that contains within it facilities delivering the best of global cinema, independent book and pop-up stores, music, and local cafés and bars. Designed by Australian architectural firm Fender Katsalidis, […]

QT Sydney: edgy hotel in the central business district

QT Sydney is a new hotel in the central business district that is unlike any other hotel in the city. With its eccentric design, historic building and bright colours, the QT Sydney is a perfect match for the cosmopolitan vibe of the city. Located on the corner of Market and George Street the QT Sydney […]

Pho Dzung: inexpensive, delicious Vietnamese pho in Melbourne

There is so much good Asian food in Melbourne, but if you are craving a bowl of savoury Vietnamese pho, go to Pho Dzung in the Richmond District, which is home to a large Vietnamese community. When we went to Pho Dzung on a Sunday for lunch, we found it packed with Vietnamese families bent […]

Little Malaysia: delicious Malaysian food in Melbourne

If you’re looking for a change from the usual Thai/Vietnamese/Chinese cuisine, why not Malaysian? We found this small Malaysian restaurant called Little Malaysia tucked away on a side street in Melbourne’s central business district. It’s not fancy, but the food is very good. My favorites are the beef rendang (pictured below) and the tiny dried […]

Bopha Devi: exquisite Cambodian food in Melbourne

Bopha Devi is a Cambodian restaurant in the Docklands area of Melbourne, a lively district of restaurants and bars at the waterside. It’s a great place to hang out on a warm summer evening. Bopha Devi has two things going for it: the amazing food and the modern eclectic decor. It seems popular with groups, […]

Azuma Kushiyaki: delicious Japanese grilled dishes and sushi in downtown Sydney

Azuma Kushiyaki is a cozy Japanese restaurant in the Sydney central business district. It serves “kushiyaki”: meat, seafood and vegetables grilled on skewers. It is the sister restaurant of the more upscale Azuma on Chifley Square. Azuma Kushiyaki serves not only grilled dishes; they have an extensive menu that includes sushi, sashimi, otsumami (small dishes […]