After several years in the country, Australia’s ‘warts and all’ style of politics still intrigues me. The headlines of the Julia Gillard vs Kevin Rudd tussle to lead the Australian Labor Party and the aggressive campaigning ahead of the 2013 federal election that featured some outrageous allegations about both sides have been part of my Australian experience. So, when an opportunity came to visit Parliament House, I was keen to see the politicians in action.
Having previously lived in London, where everything is available just about all of the time, moving to rural Australia has meant adapting on several fronts (and more than a few moments thinking ‘what am I doing here?’)
For this sushi-holic, living in a town without a sushi restaurant, has been addict behaviour inducing. So, on a recent trip to Melbourne I delighting in feasting at several different sushi outlets. Here’s my guide to the best sushi in Melbourne.
Thailand is an amazing place to visit. With its food, landscape and interesting cultural experiences, not to mention some nice beaches to relax on, it’s an intriguing place to explore. Full of curiosities, this is a country that blends cosmopolitan high rises with the farming community, fishing villages and Buddhist temples. How could a place like this fail to capture your attention?
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.