Category Archive: travel

From East To West in Ninety Days

TEN WAYS TO SAVE MONEY TRAVELLING CONTINENTAL EUROPE A female traveller can expect to receive all manner of advice/warnings from people about backpacking Europe alone. Mostly along the lines of ‘be safe, be… Read More

SHUK, Sydney – Restaurant Review

‘The Shuk’, commonly known to locals in Jersualem as the ‘Mahane Yehuda Market’ is a marketplace with hundreds of vendors flogging their fresh produce to locals and visitors. Taking from this, SHUK is… Read More

Personal space and crossing roads in China

My lovely friend Laura unknowingly dribbles spectacular, if not insane life-advice on a regular basis. It can be like panning for gold and occasionally, applying it to everyday life can be just plain… Read More

The Standard Bowl opens its doors

On Wednesday night in Sydney, we were treated to the VIP launch of The Standard’s latest incarnation. The Standard Bowl. The ticketed live music venue has reinvented itself to become a commitment-free bar with… Read More

Guangzhou, pollution & nature paraphernalia

Australian Stephanie Cobon is currently living in China. Following last week’s eventful visit to the hospital, this week she’s getting mighty confused by nature paraphernalia: Back in Sydney, my old housemate puts on workshops… Read More

Mormons, Polygamists and sex in an ambulance

Australian artist/model Rose Ashton’s journey to Salt Lake City fuelled her already-substantial fascination with fundamentalist Mormons who practice polygamy: No matter what I’ve learnt, what I saw or the way I relay these… Read More

Cornersmith café opens for drinks

Alyssa Anne has a tipple in Marrickville: Billed as a ‘tipple and a pickle’, one of Inner West Sydney’s favourite cafés has recently nabbed itself a license. Instead of pairing their locally and seasonally-sourced dishes with… Read More

China and its little absurdities – Guangzhou

It’s hard to feel culture-shock when you come from a country as multicultural as Australia. I still don’t think that’s an ethnocentrically obnoxious claim to make, which is why, from the floor of the… Read More

European Festival Guide 2014

The fact that the majority of Europe was recently hidden under snow/dirty floodwater makes it seem almost ludicrous to consider planning summer festival trips, but, believe it or not, festival season is just… Read More

Secrets of Bratislava – Travel Tips

Koren Helbig dispels your preconceptions about Bratislava and offers invaluable secrets for travellers: If you’ve ever seen the 2005 American horror film Hostel, chances are you think Bratislava is a pretty crummy place to go.… Read More

Sponsored Post: Safety in Paradise video

Earlier this week we teased you with the Making-Of Air New Zealand and Sports Illustrated‘s collaborative instructional inflight video, Safety in Paradise. Well, following hot on its heels comes the actual Safety in Paradise video itself… Read More

Sponsored Video: Making of Safety in Paradise

You know when you’ve just settled into your seat on a plane and you’re not really watching the safety instruction video because you’re impatiently waiting for the inflight entertainment to begin? Well, those cheeky… Read More