A Soviet Tour of Riga, Latvia
13 November 2017
Sitting at the crossroads between Northern and Eastern Europe lies the biggest and most cosmopolitan of the Baltic capitals, Riga. Thanks to its envious position on the Daugava River leading towards the Baltic Sea, the city has long been a centre for commerce and trade, but also a highly sought after prize for the Empires that have risen and fallen around Latvia throughout history – each leaving their own lasting imprint on the city and country.
7 Must-Dos on Phillip Island
15 November 2017
Packed with beautiful beaches, history, stunning scenery and wildlife aplenty - Phillip Island is one of the most picturesque natural hotspots in Australia. And at a mere 90 minutes off the coast of Melbourne, it’s one of the most accessible too.
Riads in the Red City of Marrackech
1 December 2017
Sunset is a beautiful time anywhere in the world, but it’s particularly magical in Marrakech. I arrive in the city at this golden hour, admiring the vibrant shade of pink blanketing the city as the sound of the call to prayer lingers in the air and my transfer driver expertly navigates the busy medina laneways. I’ve taken the advice of countless recommendations to stay in a riad during my stay. And while I’m told they’re beautiful inside, so far the journey to get to mine is an interesting one.
Homegrown and Handmade Ibiza
28 November 2017
You’ve heard of the island of Ibiza, and of the constant ebb and flow of visitors from all over the globe who travel there. You might wonder, and rightly so, if the local culture has survived being diluted or washed away by this tide. The islanders of Ibiza are adaptive; they’ve had to be, given that their rural isle wasn’t always so connected with the rest of Europe. But adapting doesn’t mean assimilating. Here on this little Mediterranean gem, the cultural identity thrives and is evident in a wealth of artisanal creations.
Meandering Through Mexico: A Foodie’s Mecca
6 December 2017
Mexico: it's a country that encompasses a unique, effervescent energy. It boasts a culture that has been moulded over thousands of years and is as colourful as it is contagious. The locals will dance with you in the street, welcome you into their homes, invite you to sit and dine with them, they will treat you like family. But for this aspiring street food specialist, it was the Mexican cuisine that lured me in, tempted me, teased me and had me wanting more.