Canberra is the one city that most Australians (let alone, tourists) forget about. Our capital city is nestled somewhat halfway between its cooler sisters Sydney and Melbourne, and has therefore traditionally been seen as the stomping ground of everyone’s least favourite people: federal politicians and public school children on the excursion pilgrimage. But in between the many public service department buildings and the meticulously urban planned transit system (which seriously looks like something out of Cities in Motion: Skyline when you’re looking down upon Canberra from the vantage point
Singapore. The only city-island-state. The cleanest city in the world. A former British trade centre, now Southeast Asian financial hub and busiest shipping container port in the world. The geographically advantageous location and cosmopolitan appeal of the city has made it a traveller’s hub for many decades now. Appealing to those coming from Australia/Europe to break up a long journey, to those from around SE Asia seeking shopping sanctuary, and to those looking for a fashionable weekend escape, Singapore is never short of visitors. A not-uncommon scenario is the long
SNAPSHOT Dates: 5th June 2015 – 6th June 2015 Arrived via: Flight from Sydney; hire car Stayed at: Ovolo Laneways, Little Bourke St, Melbourne CBD Long summer days calls for good music, friends, and exploring new places. What better way than with a summer road trip? Head south of Melbourne and you’ll find yourself on the Great Ocean Road – a winding highway hugging the Australian’s southern ocean, taking you passed some of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. Grab a surfboard, your swimmers and a camera, and be
Ah, Christmas time. The time for catching up with the family and spending exorbitant amounts on gifts they’ll love (you hope). Usually they’re pretty easy to gift – a candle for all the girls! – but then you get the travellers. They’re the ones who don’t want the material things. They want the experiences. They want to see the world. So what do you buy a person who wants nothing? Simple: prepare them for the world. We’ve rounded up some of the best gifts you could get a traveller –
Barcelona is a fascinating city filled with winding laneways, free-flowing beer, great food, rich culture, excellent shopping and incredible architecture.