HCMC local on street TBW

5 Insider Tips on Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon - my five insider tips Nestled adjacent to the Saigon River, some 80 kilometres from the South China Sea – Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon as the locals prefer to refer to it pulsates an intoxicating energy and excitement. … [Read More...]

jen and mum on the banks of the Yarra Southgate

Melbourne and the grey haired crew

The Royal Military Tattoo is not only for the grey haired set as Jennifer Johnston recently discovered in Melbourne. The airport security alarms were ringing and my 83yo mother couldn’t figure out what was setting them off. Removing her shoes, she … [Read More...]

Incredible sight at night

Singapore for a stopover

A Quick Singapore Fling Take a peek at my on-line review for the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel in the Ultimate Travel Magazine.com I only had one afternoon and a night. Should have stayed longer – but Vietnam beckoned.  Was an ideal way to … [Read More...]

Cuc Gach Quan exotic decor

Brangelina rate Cuc Gach Quan – so do I

If it's good enough for Brangelina it's good enough for me! In November 2011, four years after adopting their second child Pax Thien, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie returned to Vietnam. They were spotted eating at Cuc Gach Quan - a restaurant in … [Read More...]

Sunset over Frenchman's Beach TBW

Straddie – Gotta Love it

Hard to believe I’ve lived in Brisbane most of my life yet never ventured over to North Stradbroke Island. It takes about the same time to get to the Island as it would to drive to the Tweed Heads / New South Wales Border.  A trip I've done many … [Read More...]

Old face of Hong Kong

Destruction of Hong Kong

Some of Hong Kong's older Districts are experiencing a gentrification process, where a handful of beautiful older buildings are being redeveloped and preserved, with others marked for demolition. The upside of gentrification is in the creation of new … [Read More...]



THE SISTERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS AWARD I love how the blogging community reaches out and awakens bloggers from our contented slumber with a challenge. I am a blogger guilty of NOT posting regularly – I’m more of a random blog poster. But … [Read More...]