Cocktails - Who doesn’t love cocktails? To me, cocktails scream ‘holidays’! So when I had the chance to explore the origins of the now infamous Singapore Sling at the beautiful and historic Raffles Hotel in Singapore, I couldn’t resist.
The cosy climate, excellent hotels and bustling medinas have ensured Tunisia’s enduring popularity with tourists. However, many visitors to the North African country make the mistake of not exploring what’s on offer beyond the easy lifestyle of the resort, as holidays to Tunisia often centre on relaxation. After all, there are pools to splash around in, and good sun loungers to snag. However, Tunisia has a rich nomadic heritage, and throughout the year there are some festivals it would be a crime to overlook when visiting this country.
Arriving in Esperance, in the south-east corner of Western Australia, feels like you have arrived at the end of the earth. Lying over 700 kilometres from Perth, and a two-hour drive from the next established town, Esperance sits in isolated splendour on the spectacular south coast and has several unique attractions for visitors to enjoy.
Little did we know that visiting Hue’s old fortified city, known as the citadel, was going to involve so much guesswork. Tragically, not much of Vietnam’s one-time royal domain and capital city remains in tact today, but that makes it all the more interesting to explore.
It doesn’t take long in Asia for the average westerner to feel enormous. The average Asian body shape is simply more slender than the ever-growing western shape. You quickly learn that cries of “This good size for you” are not to be trusted and you need the largest size of trousers.
So, what should you do if you are in desperate need of some new threads while in Asia? Definitely head to Hoi An and get yourself to a tailor!