Category Archive: City Guides

Spring in Malta

Malta is not your typical Mediterranean getaway. A small, formally contested blip in the EU, Malta is more like an extension of Italy with its cultural influence and a hangover of British imperialism.… Continue reading

A weekend in Copenhagen

Home of the “happiest place on earth” (Happiness Research Institute) thanks to Hygge mid-century-design, and the Danish Royal Family, Copenhagen is a Mecca for fashionable minimalists with an interest in fine dining and architecture.… Continue reading

A day of business in Frankfurt

The European epicentre of banking, international business and German home to some of the most influential companies in the world is hardly considered a hub of culture and society. With thousands travelling through… Continue reading

56 hours in Rotterdam

Sweeping canals laced with manicured green gardens and tulips, a bustling, vibrant city nightlife and a mix of contemporary and modernist architecture on the western coast of continental Europe. No, it’s not Amsterdam,… Continue reading

Short trips: Zürich

Known for it’s over population of bankers, strange variation of the German language and damp, drizzly, grey weather, Zurich is unexpectedly a quietly achieving cultural hub. With multicultural restaurants from Vietnamese to Spanish,… Continue reading

56 hours in Prague.

  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic is the ideal weekend getaway strategically located in central-eastern Europe. The city is a melting pot of culture with a rich and arduous history so… Continue reading

Paris in July.

In a tiny side street shadowed by apartment buildings laced with French doors and balconies, I spot one of the few cafes open in the month of July. Despite tourism fluxing at the… Continue reading

Hamburg.

As the second largest city in Germany, Hamburg is armed with the second biggest port in Europe, keeping no one wondering how the city is flushed with opportunity, money and visitors. A sovereign… Continue reading

Glasgow. Where tradition meets the contemporary.

Rolling hills, urban sprawl and hybrid city culture with history: This is Glasgow. What I expected to find was something different; a run down, crime-ridden city with “bad” graffiti laced atop building facades,… Continue reading

56 hours in München this summer

Will that be weiß oder dunkel bier bitte? Munich, in the heartland of Bavaria is pouring with beer and culture. Home of Oktoberfest; Germany’s biggest export since beer itself, Munch is a plethora… Continue reading

Manchester: Home of more than just football soccer

Living in the shadows of football colour rivalry is England’s second largest city. Offering far more than just post-game pub clashes and riots, Manchester is once again a growing city with a proud… Continue reading

Leeds: A pit stop between the North and South

A prosperous Mill Town at the peak of the industrial revolution Leeds today, is UK’s third largest city and is predominantly a university town. The city is an ideal stopover between the North… Continue reading

A Hobart getaway

With so much hype surrounding the ongoing success of the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart I felt the need to check out what all the fuss is about. So… Continue reading

A weekend of gluttony – Darwin NT

For those of us in Melbourne who are fed up with the winter chills this year, the perfect long weekend getaway is Darwin. Often losing out to Sydney and the Sunshine Coast, Darwin… Continue reading