The final day has arrived so we thought we would make the most of it. For the past 4 days our morning routine included a brisk walking on Deck 3, read the Daily Programme, catch up with news on the television then breakfast.
Queen Elizabeth arrived in the port of Hobart early in the morning, although we have been to Hobart before, our arrival by a cruise ship was a first and a truly memorable one. As the ship approached and maneuvered to its dedicated berth, we could smell and feel the cool air of Hobart, after all it was a chilly day at 14 degrees. Sydney may have been hot and sunny when we left but autumn had arrived in Hobart offering a pleasant change.
It feels like a flashback now when we ventured out on a 5 night Tasmanian Cruise on board Queen Elizabeth, one of the luxurious cruise liners of the Cunard Line last March. Ports of call for this cruise included Hobart and her maiden visit to Port Arthur one of Australia’s important heritage and historical destinations. We had a grand 5 days on the high seas and land and I would like to share the details of our experience.
Filipino food finally heats up in Sydney! Gone are the days when you have to travel to the West to find a decent Filipino feed, they’re sprouting up everywhere, gradually permeating the Sydney food scene. This is good news, the taste from the 7,000 islands is emerging and becoming part of the Australian mainstream.
Food can be magical when French and Japanese cuisines and cultures collide. It creates a distinctive flavour profile and takes your dining experience to a whole new destination and level!
Sparkling SYDNEY, the first of its kind unique sparkling wine festival will launch at Pirrama Park, Pyrmont on Sunday 19 May, 2019, 11.00am to 5.00pm.
Mabuhay! It’s a term that evokes a myriad of joyful emotions, and to Filipinos it’s a greeting that means “Welcome!”, “To Life!”, or even just simply, a heartfelt “hello”.
The much anticipated Mardi Gras Fair Day returned last Sunday the 17th turning Victoria Park in Broadway pink. This free community event is one of the biggest events on the Sydney Gay and Lesbian calendar prior to the Parade night which will be held on Saturday the 2nd of March.
Who doesn’t love movies and ice cream? I think this combo is one the best treats, it cools things off especially during a tense scene of a movie. Ice cream always brings a smile, so there’s always room for it, right? Right!
“Gong hei fat choy” – Wishing you great happiness and prosperity. The Year of the Pig is upon us! Today, Chinese communities around the globe are celebrating Chinese New Year 2019, the most anticipated and most colourful festival also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. This is a long celebration and this year it will last until the 19th of February, the end of the Spring Festival.
December is a big month of parties and family catch ups, the silly season where we go on big shopping sprees, negotiate jostling crowds and chaotic traffic for those tempting end of year sales and holiday breaks. It also marks the end of the school term, and what better way to get your kids in the holiday spirit than going to catch one of the big blockbuster movie releases on Boxing Day onwards. If you’re looking for something new, indulgent and delicious to go with the movie, check out these new sundae flavours at a cinema near you.
It was a weekend of rice power!
What a better way to spend the first day of summer surrounded by an array of delicious dishes from all over the world with one common ingredient – rice! Last Saturday, I attended the Sydney World Rice Festival 2018 held at the Showring Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, a 2 day event and my tastebuds are is still raving how delicious the offerings were.