Sky High in Seoul

Yes, Auckland has it’s Sky Tower like many other cities, but if you visit Korea you’ll want to see all of Seoul and it’s 11 million inhabitants from a 360 panoramic perspective. The place to be is at the top of the N Seoul Tower. This is a great way to escape the hustle and […]

A Tipple a Day . . . Rice Wine Rules

Just when you think you have tried most of the world’s potent beverages the Koreans come along and redefine the art of drinking infused rice wine. From berry and sweet potato flavours to almond tasting tipples everything is possible. There is rarely a meal of the day (ok maybe breakfast) when the milky coloured liquid […]

Surprising Seoul

On our first day touring Changdeokgung Palace it began to snow. The temps hovered just below freezing and a wicked wind would have rustled the leaves on the trees had there been any leaves! Taking pictures was difficult – trying to hold a brolly in one hand and press the shutter with the other. Suddenly […]

Get your motor running ….!

Thinking of hiring a car in the UK this summer? You might be interested to hear that Hertz / Premier Velocity now offer the famous McLaren MP4-12C sports car! In line with Hertz’s aspiration of offering truly innovative rental experiences to customers, the spell-binding McLaren MP4-12C provides an opportunity of a lifetime to experience Formula […]

Staying Overnight Among the Vines

After a sensational day out at the Wairarapa Harvest Festival where we were alongside more than 2000 other people sampling the regions wine and food, it was lovely on sunset to drive into the tranquility of the grounds at Gladstone Vineyards. Our delightful accommodation for the night was a beautifully appointed, self-catering apartment set above […]

A Visit to the Vintage Aviator

The day was coldish and overcast and not the sort of day to linger outside too long so we hopped into our vintage automobile, okay it was a 1998 Mazda 626 station wagon and made our way to Hood Aerodrome in Masterton to visit the Vintage Aviator . . . home to one of the […]

Hoedown at the Harvest Festival

It hardly seems like a week ago that I was hobnobbing it down at the 6th annual Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival in Gladstone, sampling wines and nibbles on blistering beautiful sunshine filled day. With four bands playing off the side of a truck, nine eateries and 16 vineyards it was always going to be a […]

Wine and Wheels with March Hare Cycling

While all the real folk were working hard I was pedalling harder last Friday afternoon on a work assignment . . . ok it was technically a way to skip sitting at a computer when I joined a group of easy going folk on a ‘bike with basket’ ride around Martinborough. With cloudy skies threatening […]

Graeme Manson’s Farewell Party

Some well-known faces at Graeme Manson’s farewell party last night: Jane Wilson from South Australia Tourism Commission, Graeme Manson, Jenny Aitkin from Tourism Australia and Sonja Lawson from Destination New South Wales. (Views: 843)

Getting streetwise …

When I travel I love to try the street food, the good local ‘hole in the wall’ restaurants and the off the beaten track local attractions. However I, like most people, usually feel safer if I have a local show me the best places to do this. Anantara Bangkok Riverside has introduced the Street Wise […]