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Top 10 Experiences in New York City

I spent two months in New York City in 2015, which was an amazing opportunity to experience so much of what the city has to offer. This blog post will be my first point of call when my friends ask me for NYC tips, which helped me whittle down a long list to the top 10 experiences in New York City I wouldn’t want my … Continue reading Top 10 Experiences in New York City

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Tokyo Photo Diary: Yanaka, Northern Tokyo

For a taste of Old Tokyo, head to Yanaka. This charming neighbourhood in Northern Tokyo has largely escaped the fires, earthquakes and WWII air raids that have flattened so much of the rest of the city and has one of the sweetest shopping strips in the city. Temple Trail in Nishi-Nippori & Yanaka We started at Nishi-Nippori station and wandered the backstreets of Nishi-Nippori, passing … Continue reading Tokyo Photo Diary: Yanaka, Northern Tokyo

Sunday Stories 28.06.15

On the weekend we had our first non-family guests – our friends Stef & Lachlan. It was so much fun having them stay with us and getting to enjoy our new city with old friends. One new Melbourne must-do for me was shopping on Chapel St – I hadn’t visited since I moved! It was better than I remembered, dangerous knowledge for my bank account. … Continue reading Sunday Stories 28.06.15

Shoe shopping in the Marais, Paris

We were eating Berthillon ice cream on Ile Saint Louis when C’s blisters made her reach breaking point. We swapped shoes and hobbled to the nearest department store, BHV on the edge of the Marais. BHV is one of Paris’ most historic department stores and is worth a look if you’re in the area. Paris is spoilt for beautiful department stores and for me, Galerie … Continue reading Shoe shopping in the Marais, Paris

50 things to do in Paris

Beautiful Paris offers endless possibilities for ways to spend your days, but if you need a little inspiration, look no further. This list of 50 things to do in Paris has ideas for first time visitors, and old hands alike. Tell me your suggestions in the comments!   Taste Paris’ best ice cream at Berthillon – best enjoyed on the banks of the Seine Take … Continue reading 50 things to do in Paris

Postcard from the Parisian Flower Markets

The Marche aux Fleurs ( Flower Markets) in Ile de Cite is the oldest and one of the largest flower markets in Paris. Between the Conciergerie and Hotel Dieu (City Hall) you’ll find the markets every day of the week – and on Sundays, they are joined by the Marche aux Oieseaux ( bird market). Markets are such one of my favourite ways of engaging … Continue reading Postcard from the Parisian Flower Markets