Holy Duck relaunched its dinner menu redefining the traditional Chinese dining experience with a reimagined and inventive modern twist. On the helm of this East and West go-to-fast food eatery during the day, and Modern Chinese Delight by Night is Chef Neo Ni, ex Billy Wong and Lotus Dumpling.
Winter time is one of the best times to visit the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. It can be freezing with crisp air and you might get lucky with an occasional snow fall which adds a dramatic winter wonder land feel. Winter time is also the Yulefest celebration or popularly known as Christmas in July, with venues serving hearty Christmas fare, carols, fire places and even the presence of Santa in some venues. We religiously make a yearly pilgrimage to Katoomba and have mulled wine or even a bottle of Champagne to celebrate Christmas in the colder season. This trip we also visited Blackheath, a town close to Katoomba.
Short cruises seem to have ignited our desire to travel in and out of Sydney recently. The three night sampler cruises are really fun and a delightful time to be out at sea. Just imagine yourself sailing on a floating paradise with nothing to worry about at all, just sit back and relax.
Our recent break on board the Pacific Eden was quiet a remarkable one. She is an older cruise liner built in 1993, now belonging to the fleet of P&O. She had a mammoth make over in 2015, the dry-dock treatments have worked wonders, and she looks very refreshed.
Dining on board the Explorer of the Seas means an endless array of food choices, from complementary a la carte dining, specialty restaurants, buffet style meals and snacks, a classic burger joint and of course, room service.
Since our cruise was a short one, dining themes and attire were mostly casual, although dressing to impress is always an option.
Love or loathe the idea of a cruise? Once you get a taste of cruising, there will be no turning back and that was exactly what happened to us. From our very first cruise in April with the Voyager of the Seas, we found ourselves again exploring the high seas on board the Explorer of the Seas, Australia’s largest cruise ship launched in 2000.
The two identical floating resorts that we have cruised so far are both operated by Royal Caribbean International, voted as best cruise line overall by Travel Weekly for 13 consecutive years.
An abandoned building at No. 48 Kensington St. Chippendale, has been transformed into a pop-up wine bar by Stoneleigh. Named Stoneleigh Hotel, this pop-up venue hides a lot more than initially meets the eye.
The Nawi Cove at Barangaroo reserve came alive last Sunday with an array of delicious wine and food offerings from the Orange region of NSW, known for its outstanding reputation for fresh produce and new cool-climate wines.