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La Mécanique des Fluides, Toulouse, France

After Bordeaux I jumped on the train for the two …

Read More July 14, 2019

Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean, Bordeaux, France

For my stay in Bordeaux I'd chosen to stay at …

Read More July 10, 2019

La Tanière, Bordeaux, France

After my beers at The Frog & Rosbif I ventured …

Read More July 7, 2019

The Frog & Rosbif, Bordeaux, France

It was time for a pre dinner drink and maybe …

Read More July 3, 2019

Le 1925, Bordeaux, France

After a bit of a walk around Bordeaux it was …

Read More June 30, 2019

Le Grand Café, Bordeaux, France

I'd wandered around the windy streets of Bordeaux for an …

Read More June 26, 2019

Comptoir Sainte Croix (Poulhouse), Bordeaux, France

After a siesta back at my hotel. I checked the …

Read More June 23, 2019

The Charles Dickens, Bordeaux, France

After getting back into central Bordeaux from the Cité du …

Read More June 19, 2019

Cité du Vin, Bordeaux, France

On my first morning in Bordeaux I'd jumped on the …

Read More June 16, 2019

Yat Chui Pavilion, Kowloon, Hong Kong

I bookended my Europe trip with a night in Hong …

Read More June 12, 2019

London House, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

I think I've been here several years when the bar …

Read More June 9, 2019

Japan 2018 trip – a retrospective

My fourth trip to Japan took place in the northern …

Read More April 3, 2019

ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

I like the InterContinental Tokyo hotel. This was my 5th stay …

Read More March 31, 2019

Masamune, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

The last day of my 4th Japan trip had arrived …

Read More March 27, 2019

Ottotto Brewery, Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, Japan

After my offal yakitori I headed pretty much next door …

Read More March 24, 2019

Akitaya Toriyaki, Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, Japan

If you don't go out of your comfort zone every …

Read More March 20, 2019

The Lower Right, Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, Japan

After Barley Wheat I wandered over to the Hamarikyu Gardens for …

Read More March 17, 2019

Barley Wheat, Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, Japan

My final full day in Tokyo became a bit of …

Read More March 13, 2019

Pongala Curry, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

Pongala Curry is a small chain of Sri Lankan curry …

Read More March 10, 2019

Craft Beer Bar iBrew, Shimbashi Station, Tokyo, Japan

On the ground floor of the building immediately outside the …

Read More March 6, 2019

Craft Meat, Tokyo, Japan

There's two things I like when I travel - beer …

Read More March 3, 2019

Toritetsu, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

After a couple of beers at the 82 Ale House …

Read More February 27, 2019

82 Ale House, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

In the early evening I headed back into Akasaka looking …

Read More February 24, 2019

Yona Yona Beer Kitchen, Akasaka-Mitsuke, Tokyo, Japan

After exploring some more of Akasaka in the morning with …

Read More February 20, 2019

Sansa, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

I was now back in Tokyo for the tail end …

Read More February 17, 2019

Crowne Plaza ANA Osaka, Osaka, Japan

This was my second stay at the Crowne Plaza ANA Osaka …

Read More February 13, 2019

Kushikatsu Daruma, Kitashinchi, Osaka, Japan

I was only in Osaka for a short time and …

Read More February 10, 2019

Craft Beer Base, Osaka, Japan

I'd decided to head to the observatory at the top …

Read More February 6, 2019

Beer Belly Tosabori, Osaka, Japan

After a 13 minute Sunday afternoon shinkansen trip from Shin-Kobe …

Read More February 3, 2019

Neiro, Kobe, Japan

There are a number of restaurants in the lower floors …

Read More January 30, 2019

HOPSTAND, Kobe, Japan

After a quick subway ride from Shin-Kobe to Sannomiya station …

Read More January 27, 2019

The Veranda at Kobe, Kobe, Japan

After arriving in Kobe a little earlier I wanted to …

Read More January 23, 2019

Crowne Plaza ANA Kobe, Kobe, Japan

I'd gotten to the shinkansen platform at Himeji station early …

Read More January 20, 2019

Toyoko INN Himeji Station, Himeji, Japan

Toyoko Inn is very much a Japanese salaryman's hotel. No …

Read More January 16, 2019

Danshuu, Himeji, Japan

Back from Okayama and a couple of sakes at Kokoromi …

Read More January 13, 2019

Hekisuien, Okayama, Japan

I decided to make a quick day trip to Okayama …

Read More January 9, 2019

Public House Hosanna, Himeji, Japan

Another hidden gem! A 10 minute walk south of Himeji …

Read More January 6, 2019

Kokoromi, Himeji, Japan

First thing I want to say is that this is …

Read More January 2, 2019

2018 travel retrospective

My how 2018 has flown by. I was lucky enough to …

Read More December 31, 2018

Cafe Saintmaria Nagomi, Himeji, Japan

After visiting Himeji Castle and walking back down the main …

Read More December 30, 2018

Moja Curry, Himeji, Japan

After the late lunch at Sumiemon I wasn't looking for …

Read More December 26, 2018

Sumiemon, Himeji, Japan

After the quick shinkansen ride from Kyoto to Himeji I …

Read More December 23, 2018

Hotel M’s Est Shijo Karasuma, Kyoto, Japan

Hotel M's Est Shijo Karasuma is a modern hotel near …

Read More December 19, 2018

BEER PUB Takumiya, Kyoto, Japan

BEER PUB Takumiya is a place you MUST go to. It …

Read More December 16, 2018

Hub British Pub, Kyoto, Japan

I'd spent the morning doing a bit of sightseeing. First …

Read More December 12, 2018

Kushiyaki Manten, Kyoto, Japan

After the excellent beers at Beer Komachi I decided I wanted …

Read More December 9, 2018

Beer Komachi, Kyoto, Japan

This was my third visit to Beer Komachi and it …

Read More December 5, 2018

Nagahama Roman Beer, Nagahama, Japan

I headed a little bit out of Kyoto to Nagahama …

Read More December 2, 2018

Craft Man, Kyoto, Japan

To finish off my Saturday evening I knew of another …

Read More November 28, 2018

Gottie’s Beef Shijo Kiyamachi, Kyoto, Japan

After some very good beers at BeerBar MIYAMA162 I got the mobile …

Read More November 25, 2018

BeerBar MIYAMA162, Kyoto, Japan

Early Saturday afternoon I'd jumped on the Shinkansen at Toyama …

Read More November 21, 2018

ANA Crowne Plaza Toyama, Toyama, Japan

Crowne Plaza hotels, particularly in Japan, always seem to live …

Read More November 18, 2018

Yakitori Daikichi Marunouchi, Toyama, Japan

My time in Toyama was drawing to a close and …

Read More November 14, 2018

Nagoyameshi Nagodori, Toyama, Japan

After my less than overwhelming drink and snack at Oeuf …

Read More November 11, 2018

Oeuf, Toyama, Japan

The review sites and the map of Japanese craft beer …

Read More November 7, 2018

Okaman, Toyama, Japan

After a bit of a look around Toyama I was …

Read More November 4, 2018

Izakaya Hosokawa, Toyama, Japan

After the ~330km trip from Tokyo to Toyama on the …

Read More October 31, 2018

Kanazawa Katsuzo, Ark Hills, Tokyo, Japan

When I first stayed at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo several years …

Read More October 28, 2018

Craft Beer Market, Toranomon, Tokyo, Japan

I'd arrived in Tokyo the previous evening for my 4th …

Read More October 24, 2018

InterContinental Grand Stanford, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

I've been staying at the InterContinental Grand Stanford in East …

Read More October 3, 2018

Kai Kee Restaurant, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

The final day of my holiday had arrived and I …

Read More September 30, 2018

Pizza Express, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Pizza Express is where the Eastside Tavern used to be. I …

Read More September 26, 2018

Yat Chui Pavilion Dim Sum, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Easy to find, right across the road from the Kowloon …

Read More September 23, 2018

Fung Ming Yuen, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Fung Ming Yuen is a typical Chinese eatery in East Tsim …

Read More September 19, 2018

Café Marcella, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

My time in Amsterdam was coming to a close so …

Read More September 16, 2018

Frenzi, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I'm really glad that I stumbled upon Frenzi. After getting back …

Read More September 12, 2018

Pavlov, Den Haag, The Netherlands

After Mingle Mush and a bit of a walk around …

Read More September 9, 2018

Mingle Mush, Den Haag, The Netherlands

I'd jumped on the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den …

Read More September 5, 2018

Café Mooy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I was originally heading to the Beer Tasting Room In …

Read More September 2, 2018

Café ‘t Monumentje, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

For Sunday brunch I headed into the western part of …

Read More August 29, 2018

Brasserie FLO Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Brasserie FLO Amsterdam is part of the sprawling Eden Hotel Amsterdam …

Read More August 26, 2018

De Nachtwacht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

On the western side of Rembrandt Square is a steak …

Read More August 22, 2018

Cafe De Sluyswacht, Amsterdam, The Netherland

A magnificent building built in 1695 as the home for …

Read More August 19, 2018

Bar Langendijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After walking around East Amsterdam for a couple of hours …

Read More August 15, 2018

Martin’s Social Club, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Feeling a little slow on Saturday morning after one too …

Read More August 12, 2018

Beer Temple, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After my morning walking tour of Amsterdam conducted by Free …

Read More August 8, 2018

Cafe Gollem Amstelstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gollem is a chain of 4 beer cafes in Amsterdam …

Read More August 5, 2018

Three Sisters Pub, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Another pub looking out on Rembrandt Square is Three Sisters …

Read More August 1, 2018

The Old Bell, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I was still getting my bearings around Rembrandt Square when …

Read More July 29, 2018

Eden Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eden Hotel Amsterdam is in a perfect location on the …

Read More July 25, 2018

La Luge, Saint Michel, Paris, France

For my final dinner in Paris before heading off to …

Read More July 22, 2018

Le Bar Du Marché, Paris, France

After a morning walking tour around Le Marais with Paris …

Read More July 18, 2018

Le Saint Séverin, Saint Michel, Paris, France

In Saint Michel you will see the name Severin everywhere... …

Read More July 15, 2018

Chez Suzette, Saint Michel, Paris, France

Some friends suggested I get a crepe at one of …

Read More July 11, 2018

Corcoran’s Irish Pub, Saint Michel, Paris, France

In Saint Michel there's an Irish bar called Corcoran's Irish Pub. …

Read More July 8, 2018

La Reserve de Quasimodo, Paris, France

Close to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris is a small cafe …

Read More July 4, 2018

La Petite Hostellerie, Saint Michel, Paris, France

I'd had a lazy Sunday and didn't have lunch... surviving …

Read More July 1, 2018

Café le Petit Pont, Saint Michel, Paris, France

After a bit of a siesta after a Saturday of …

Read More June 27, 2018

Rim Café, Saint-Michel, Paris, France

After a couple of beers at Frog XVI, I got …

Read More June 24, 2018

Frog XVI, Trocadero, Paris, France

Frog is a chain of English Pub-like bars in France. …

Read More June 20, 2018

Le Cafe Du Trocadero, Trocadero, Paris, France

To the north west of the Eiffel Tower, right on …

Read More June 17, 2018

La Cochonnaille, Saint-Michel, Paris, France

Close to the hotel was another restaurant I'd passed and …

Read More June 13, 2018

The Bombardier, Paris, France

In the morning I'd gone on a Hemingway's Paris walking …

Read More June 10, 2018

Bull’s Brothers Pub, Saint-Michel, Paris, France

After a day out being a tourist you need somewhere …

Read More June 6, 2018

Les Balkans, Saint-Michel, Paris, France

After walking probably 10km around Paris during the day I …

Read More June 3, 2018

Castel Café, Paris, France

My first full day in Paris saw me wake up …

Read More May 30, 2018

Pizza Sarno, St Michel, Paris, France

After a quick snooze at Albe Hôtel after the flight from …

Read More May 27, 2018

Albe Hôtel Saint-Michel, Paris, France

After a bit of a train delay on the RER …

Read More May 23, 2018

Fatt’s Place, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Just down the road from The Hart hotel is Fatt's Place, …

Read More May 20, 2018

Hung Lee Kitchen, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

After checking in at Hart Hotel I wanted to revisit …

Read More May 16, 2018

Hart Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

After the quick train ride on the Airport Express from …

Read More May 13, 2018

Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore

On my many trips to Singapore over the past 15 …

Read More March 28, 2018

Ji Biru, Singapore

A search for Craft Beer in Singapore bought up Ji …

Read More March 25, 2018

Fremantle Seafood Market, Singapore

Fremantle Seafood Market is a restaurant at Clarke Quay on …

Read More March 21, 2018

REDDOT Brewhouse, Singapore

After visiting Little Island Brewing I got off the train …

Read More March 18, 2018

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia

I'd attended a seminar at the Sydney Shangri-La before but …

Read More March 14, 2018

Little Island Brewing, Singapore

Out by the northern end of the western runway for …

Read More March 11, 2018

Alchemist Beer Lab, Singapore

Close to the Swissotel Stamford and across the road from …

Read More March 7, 2018

The Modern Izakaya, Chijmes, Singapore

I tried The Modern Izakaya previously - it didn't set my …

Read More March 4, 2018

TAP Craft Beer Bar, Singapore

If you like pints of unique beers, at a price …

Read More February 28, 2018

You Men HK Roast, Food Republic, Capitol Piazza, Singapore

I'd visited a place called Ah Yat Kitchen in the …

Read More February 25, 2018

Zheng Swee Kee, Singapore

This is pretty much my go to place for excellent …

Read More February 21, 2018

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia

This is a little out of the way gem of …

Read More February 18, 2018

Alfredo’s Restaurant, Sydney, Australia

In the laneway next to the Sydney Harbour Marriott is …

Read More February 14, 2018

Beer Deluxe, Sydney, Australia

At 7:30pm on a balmy Wednesday evening Beer Deluxe was …

Read More February 11, 2018

Opera Kitchen, Sydney, Australia

As the name suggest Opera Kitchen is a restaurant at …

Read More February 7, 2018

Caminetto, Sydney, Australia

The Rocks in Sydney is a very touristy area (opal …

Read More February 4, 2018

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, Sydney, Australia

In over a hundred trips to Sydney I'd never stayed …

Read More January 31, 2018

Hokkaido, Sydney, Australia

On Loftus Street there is a Japanese restaurant. You have …

Read More January 28, 2018

Customs House Bar, Sydney, Australia

I've been doing a bit of travel to Sydney every …

Read More January 24, 2018

Tonkatsu Maisen Aoyama Honten, Omote-sando, Tokyo, Japan

My final day in Japan had arrived and I jumped …

Read More January 21, 2018

Rigoletto Bar and Grill, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan

During my 3 trips to Tokyo I still had not …

Read More January 17, 2018

Craft Tap Beer, Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan

For my 2nd lunch after the yakitori at Kanoya I …

Read More January 14, 2018

Kanoya, Ueno, Tokyo, Japan

I was in Ueno after visiting Asakusa and started feeling …

Read More January 10, 2018

Toriyasu, Toranomon, Tokyo, Japan

After a couple of beers at the Toranomon branch of …

Read More January 7, 2018

Craft Beer Market, Toramonom, Tokyo, Japan

During my previous stays at the Tokyo InterContinental I'd not …

Read More January 3, 2018

France-Tei, Aqua City Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan

After a quick ride on the Yurikamome, formally the Tokyo Waterfront …

Read More December 31, 2017

Echigoya, Omoide Yokocho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

You might have heard of Omoide Yokocho by another name - …

Read More December 27, 2017

Yona Yona Beer Garden, Ark Hills, Tokyo, Japan

For the second year running I was in Tokyo in …

Read More December 24, 2017

Torigen Kanda Higashiguchi, Tokyo, Japan

After a couple of beers at TAP x TAP and …

Read More December 20, 2017

Craft Beer Market, Kanda, Tokyo, Japan

After TAP x TAP I proceeded to the Kanda outlet …

Read More December 17, 2017

TAP x TAP, Kanda, Tokyo, Japan

After the 90 minute Shinkansen trip from Nagano I was …

Read More December 13, 2017

Misoya, Nagano, Japan

After the big night the previous day where I started …

Read More December 10, 2017

Terako Machi, Nagano, Japan

I first headed off to the Leffe Bar just after …

Read More December 6, 2017

Meijitei, Nagano Station MIDORI, Nagano, Japan

I'd made a lazy walk up the main drag of …

Read More December 3, 2017

Beck’s Coffee Shop, Nagano, Japan

If you've arrived by the Shinkansen in Nagano then I …

Read More November 29, 2017

James Nagano Beer Market, Nagano, Japan

Central Nagano is relatively small and easily walkable as I …

Read More November 26, 2017

Go Go Curry, Kanazawa, Japan

Armed with a 1:46pm Shinkansen ticket to Nagano and a …

Read More November 22, 2017

Torisyoumaru, Kanazawa, Japan

My last night in Kanazawa after a busy day out …

Read More November 19, 2017

Pino, Kanazawa, Japan

I stumbled across an interesting place after visiting the Ninja Temple …

Read More November 15, 2017

Akanedoki Kanazawaekimae, Kanazawa, Japan

After having 2 lunches and a siesta I was looking …

Read More November 12, 2017

Chibo, Kanazawa, Japan

After the Beef and Egg rice at Shiroyamatei I did a …

Read More November 8, 2017

Shiroyamatei, Kanazawa, Japan

After my visit to Kenroku-en Gardens I was looking to …

Read More November 5, 2017

Ishikawa-Mon, Kanazawa, Japan

After purchasing my day ticket for the Kanazawa Loop Bus …

Read More November 1, 2017

Yakitori Akiyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan

After having visited Yakitori Akiyohi's Kyoto store, I headed a …

Read More October 29, 2017

Hyatt Regency, Sydney, Australia

I've stayed at a lot of hotels, and I mean …

Read More October 26, 2017

Caffe Veloce, Hiroshima, Japan

I don't normally have a sit down breakfast when I …

Read More October 25, 2017

Nagata-ya, Hiroshima, Japan

About 50 metres from the Atomic Bomb Hypocentre memorial is …

Read More October 22, 2017

Shinchan, Hiroshima, Japan

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake mainly associated with Hiroshima …

Read More October 18, 2017

Yakitori Daikichi, Kyoto, Japan

It was my last evening in Kyoto and I wanted …

Read More October 15, 2017

Kotokikichaya (Kotaki Tea Shop), Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Arashiyama is about 15 minutes by train west of Kyoto. The …

Read More October 11, 2017

Beer Komachi, Kyoto, Japan

I visited Beer Komachi on my first visit to Kyoto …

Read More October 8, 2017

Yakitori Akiyoshi, Kyoto, Japan

I'd been waiting for my first yakitori, aka barbecue meat …

Read More October 4, 2017

Musoshin Gion, Kyoto, Japan

After a morning exploring the temple area to the east …

Read More October 1, 2017

Spicy Masala, Kyoto, Japan

In the morning I'd jumped on a Shinkansen and then …

Read More September 27, 2017

Kairikiya Kawaramachi Sanjo, Kyoto, Japan

It was the end of my first full day in …

Read More September 24, 2017

InterContinental Tokyo ANA, Tokyo, Japan

A great hotel, great location, a quick walk to Tameike-Sanno Subway Station …

Read More September 20, 2017

Hotel Metropolitan Nagano, Nagano, Japan

As the Shinkansen from Kanazawa pulled into Nagano Station I …

Read More September 17, 2017

ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan

After the relatively long, and slow, train trip from Shin-Osaka …

Read More September 13, 2017

ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

After Kyoto I jumped on the Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka, and …

Read More September 10, 2017

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

The Shinkansen from Shinagawa Station (Tokyo) arrived at Kyoto Station …

Read More September 6, 2017

InterContinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan

Having landed at Narita Airport at the start of my …

Read More September 3, 2017

Ah Yat Kitchen, Food Republic, Capitol Piazza, Singapore

Several months back I visited Ah Yat Kitchen the the …

Read More February 12, 2017

TAP Craft Beer Bar, Singapore

TAP Craft Beer Bar in the Capitol Theatre in Singapore …

Read More February 8, 2017

Ah Meng Restaurant, Singapore Zoo, Singapore

It was a hot and steamy Friday morning in Singapore …

Read More February 5, 2017

Eastside Tavern, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

It seems that this bar has changed hands since I …

Read More January 29, 2017

Tonkatsu Wako, Ark Hills, Tokyo, Japan

I'm a sucker for Tonkatsu - Japanese crumbed and deep …

Read More January 22, 2017

Aux Bacchanales, Ark Hills, Tokyo, Japan

Ark Hills in Tokyo has a good selection of restaurants …

Read More January 18, 2017

Bubby’s New York, Ark Hills, Tokyo, Japan

One thing that you miss when you travel in Asia …

Read More January 15, 2017

Craft Beer Tap, Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan

It was my penultimate day in Tokyo and had decided …

Read More January 11, 2017

Yakitei Juju, Nara, Japan

Nara, about an hour's train ride east of Osaka, was …

Read More January 8, 2017

Bier Central, Antwerp, Belgium

This is a very interesting place for beer lovers. It's …

Read More January 1, 2017

Suginoko, Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan

I'd arrived at Haneda Airport for my flight to Sydney …

Read More December 28, 2016

Le Brosella, Brussels, Belgium

What's the one thing you need to do if you …

Read More December 25, 2016

Hakata Ikkousha Ramen, Chjimes, Singapore

Wanting a taste of Japanese for dinner I saw Hakata Ikkousha Ramen …

Read More December 21, 2016

La Bergerie, Villard-Reculas, France

It was our last night in the chalet at Villard-Reculas. …

Read More December 18, 2016

Alt. Pizza, Suntec City, Singapore

Another revisit for a restaurant I tried last time I …

Read More December 14, 2016

O’Conway’s Pub, Gare Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon, France

With the week at the chalet in Villard Reculas over …

Read More December 11, 2016

Harry’s, Chjimes, Singapore

Harry's is a chain of bars in Singapore. One is …

Read More December 7, 2016

L’Alaska, L’Alpe-d’Huez, France

L'Alaska is a very relaxed restaurant / bar with a …

Read More December 4, 2016

La Cremaillere, L’Alpe-d’Huez, France

The insane cyclists decided to ride up the mountain so …

Read More November 27, 2016

Ramen & Tonkatsu, Capitol Piazza, Singapore

This was the Japanese restaurant I was trying to find …

Read More November 23, 2016

The Hair of the Dog, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Just around the corner from Fatt's Place is another small …

Read More November 20, 2016

Ah Yat Kitchen, Food Republic, Capitol Piazza, Singapore

I'd been past the redeveloped Capitol Theatre many times, and …

Read More November 16, 2016

Fatt’s Place, Kowloon, Hong Kong

We were in Hong Kong for our last evening and went …

Read More November 13, 2016

The Modern Izakaya, Chijmes, Singapore

Chijmes in Singapore was an old Catholic convent that has …

Read More November 9, 2016

Caffe Leffe, Grenoble, France

About an hours drive from Villard Reculas is Grenoble at …

Read More November 6, 2016

Renn Thai, Clarke Quay, Singapore

I'd been down near the Singapore River for the morning …

Read More November 2, 2016

Danish Tavern, Brussels, Belgium

On Sunday morning, my first full day in Belgium, I'd …

Read More October 30, 2016

Din Tai Fung, Sentosa, Singapore

Din Tai Fung is a restaurant chain in Asia that …

Read More October 26, 2016

Molly Malone’s, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Yes, I know its sacrilege to go all the way …

Read More October 23, 2016

TAP Craft Beer Bar, Singapore

I've been to TAP Craft Beer Bar before and managed to …

Read More October 19, 2016

Wurst & Schnitzelhaus, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

As the name suggests Wurst & Schnitzelhaus is sausage and …

Read More October 16, 2016

La Terrasse De Pomone, Paris, France

You can't fault the location of this cafe under the …

Read More October 9, 2016

Lavinia, La Defense, Paris, France

After spending the morning at The Eiffel Tower I'd headed …

Read More October 2, 2016

Crowne Plaza ANA Osaka, Osaka, Japan

After the Shinkansen trip from Nagoya to Shin-Osaka and then …

Read More September 9, 2016

ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Court Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan

After landing at Haneda Airport around 5am and finding I …

Read More September 9, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The last stop on my European adventure was Amsterdam. For my …

Read More July 31, 2016

Crowne Plaza Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp is about 70 minutes north of Brussels by intercity …

Read More July 31, 2016

Hilton Brussels City, Brussels, Belgium

After the train trip from Lyon to Brussels Central station …

Read More July 31, 2016

Hilton Paris La Défense, Paris, France

Landing in Paris at around 7am I was heading to …

Read More July 20, 2016

Daikokuya, Raffles City, Singapore

The memories of my Japanese trip earlier on in 2015 …

Read More May 27, 2016

Urban Roti, Lau Pa Sat, Singapore

I'd been traipsing around the financial area of Singapore when …

Read More May 27, 2016

Nam Nam Noodle Bar, Raffles City, Singapore

I'm not one for paying the usurious dollars that hotels …

Read More May 27, 2016

Bao Today, Marina Square, Singapore

Bao Today is a Dim Sum cafe with a superb …

Read More March 25, 2016

TAP Craft Beer Bar, Singapore

For many years the Capitol Piazza in Singapore was being …

Read More March 25, 2016

Zheng Swee Kee, Singapore

A stones throw from Raffles, where I've had one of …

Read More March 25, 2016

JC Cafe and Bar, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

I was looking for Fatt's Place on Hart Avenue in …

Read More March 25, 2016

Eastside Tavern, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Another good little bar that's close to the InterContinental Grand …

Read More March 25, 2016

Brotzeit, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

I've been to Brotzeit in Singapore a number of times here and here. …

Read More March 25, 2016

Alt. Pizza, Suntec City, Singapore

After deciding that the service at Brotzeit was in decline …

Read More December 12, 2015

Din Tai Fung, Raffles City, Singapore

It was my last day in Singapore, I'd packed my …

Read More December 12, 2015

Harry’s @ Chijmes, Singapore

After the less than average Nachos at Paprika and Cumin …

Read More July 26, 2015

Paprika and Cumin, Chijmes, Singapore

It was a Friday evening and my sales training event …

Read More July 26, 2015

Octapas, Clarke Quay, Singapore

It was a hot and humid Singapore Saturday afternoon (lol, …

Read More July 26, 2015

SQUE Rotisserie & Alehouse, Singapore

I stumbled upon the SQUE Rotisserie & Alehouse a couple of …

Read More July 26, 2015

Bridge, Singapore

I'd just gotten off the plane and thrown my bags …

Read More July 25, 2015

Brotzeit, Raffles City, Singapore

Another year, another trip to Singapore which means I need …

Read More May 17, 2015

ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

After Kyoto I returned to Tokyo and decided to stay …

Read More April 4, 2015

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

After a short stay in Tokyo I took the Shinkansen …

Read More April 3, 2015

InterContinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo, Japan

Having just arrived in Tokyo and being totally overwhelmed by …

Read More April 3, 2015

Park Regis, Auckland, New Zealand

With the Cricket World Cup and Chinese New Year happening …

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Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Brisbane, Australia

I don't normally stay at a Marriott hotel as I …

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Madeira Portuguese Restaurant, The Venetian Macau, Taipa, Macau

During my last holiday trip to Hong Kong I did …

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Sampan Seafood Restaurant, Lamma Island, Hong Kong

For my first week day in Hong Kong I wanted …

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Holiday Inn, Suva, Fiji

Sometimes life can be difficult, like the 3 days I …

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Ba Dao Guan, Chinatown, Singapore

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Singapore's …

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Brotzeit, Raffles City, Singapore

Brotzeit, it apparently means Bread Time, but in Singapore is …

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Gayatri, Race Course Road, Singapore

After a very hot and steamy morning walking around Singapore's …

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Mantra on Murray, Perth, Australia

I was back in Perth for the week and after …

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Tai Hing, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

At a loss for somewhere to have lunch after visiting …

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Duxton, Perth, Australia

I'd stayed at the Duxton once before, probably about 5 …

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Mody’s Bar, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

After the pretty crap service at Roccos Pizzeria I decided …

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Is airport security mostly pointless?

A 2017 update... I must say that Sydney Airport has …

Read More October 29, 2013

Roccos Pizzeria, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

For the past 4 or 5 years I've been lucky …

Read More October 27, 2013

Hanoi Hilton Opera, Hanoi, Vietnam

This was my first trip to Vietnam and, as you've …

Read More October 27, 2013

Curry Tiffin, Stanley, Hong Kong

I thoroughly recommend that you make the bus trip to …

Read More October 20, 2013

Looks like the only thing “deletable” was the C that’s missing.

Looks like the only thing "deletable" was the C that's …

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World’s most expensive beer – a new candidate

I'd previously thought that I'd found the world's most expensive …

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Four Points by Sheraton, Perth, Australia

It'd been 6 months since I was in Perth and …

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The Grill, Auckland, New Zealand

On Tuesday there were six hungry people looking for a …

Read More July 14, 2013

Elliott Stables, Auckland, New Zealand

A number of us were in Auckland for the week …

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InterContinental Dubai, Dubai, UAE

This is the "real" InterContinental hotel in Dubai. Like the …

Read More June 1, 2013

Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi, UAE

After the weekend in Dubai we were off to Abu …

Read More June 1, 2013

InterContinental Residence Suites, Dubai, UAE

This was my first time in the UAE so I'd …

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Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore

I've been to Singapore a heap of times. I've mostly …

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Ibis, Perth, Australia

Anyone else find it incredibly hard to get a hotel …

Read More December 8, 2012

Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Sydney, Australia

At work we have a list of hotels we're allowed …

Read More December 2, 2012

InterContinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The past couple of times I'd been in Hong Kong …

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Hotel Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, Macau

I had a 3 day training course in Macau of …

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Beijing Hilton, Beijing, China

I was lucky enough to spend 8 days in Beijing …

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2011 in Frequent Flyer miles

As 2011 draws to a close its always fun to …

Read More December 26, 2011

Chow, Wellington, New Zealand

I was in Wellington with several colleagues today and we …

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InterContinental Grand Stanford, Hong Kong

I was in Hong Kong for a week for a …

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Stamford Plaza, Adelaide, Australia

Do you ever have that sense of foreboding when you …

Read More March 31, 2010

A video tour of North Korea

Just came across the following on vbs.tv. The Vice Guide to …

Read More February 11, 2010

The Bolton Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand

This was my second stay at The Bolton Hotel in …

Read More February 8, 2010

The past year in frequent flyer miles

It's been another year shuffling between airports, hotels and the …

Read More December 22, 2009

Amo Roma, Sydney, Australia

I was in Sydney for an evening so decided to …

Read More December 4, 2009

InterContinental Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

I've never stayed at a bad InterContinental hotel, and the …

Read More October 19, 2009

Qantas Premium Economy

On my recent trip from Sydney to Bangkok I decided …

Read More October 19, 2009

You have to laugh

You hear about how the taxi drivers in Bangkok will …

Read More October 18, 2009

Don’t you just hate it when…

you end up in a swish hotel in a new …

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Medina Grand, Perth, Australia

Let me start off by saying that this is the …

Read More September 24, 2009

The great Singapore beer rip – day 2…

Well, decided to change tack a little, and rather than …

Read More August 8, 2009

Wolfie’s Grill, Sydney, Australia

I was in Sydney again during the last week for …

Read More June 19, 2009

Degree, Auckland, New Zealand

We headed to Degree on my suggestion that a decent …

Read More May 22, 2009

Crowne Plaza, Norwest, Sydney, Australia

We were in Sydney to attend a training course at …

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Thai Spice, Stanhope Village, Sydney, Australia

After room service for a couple of nights we'd decided …

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Mai Thai, Auckland, New Zealand

I've been to Mai Thai before... and it was good. This …

Read More March 10, 2009

Wangthai Restaurant, Auckland, New Zealand

After the "world's most expensive beer" © we headed off …

Read More March 10, 2009

Degree, Auckland, New Zealand

After having to mortgage my apartment to pay for the …

Read More March 10, 2009

Wolfie’s Grill, Sydney, Australia

I've been to Wolfie's a couple of times before, maybe …

Read More March 8, 2009

The Westin, Auckland, New Zealand

First time at the Westin in Auckland... Asked the cabbie on …

Read More March 8, 2009

It’s been a day of eating and drinking, across and between two countries

I'm off to New Zealand for a training course for …

Read More February 22, 2009

Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse, Canberra, Australia

Hhhhmmm.... Steak... I'm a sucker for a good steak, give me …

Read More February 12, 2009

La Rustica, Canberra, Australia

Another week, another trip, another fine feed. I've been to La …

Read More February 12, 2009

Sofitel, Brisbane, Australia

I've stayed at this particular hotel probably around 5 years …

Read More January 24, 2009

Shed 5, Wellington, New Zealand

Shed 5 is a pretty decent restaurant at Queens Wharf …

Read More December 6, 2008

Mai Thai, Auckland, New Zealand

I'd been to Mai Thai once before, but had forgotten …

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Rice, Auckland, New Zealand

In this case Rice is a restaurant in the Auckland …

Read More December 4, 2008

Man! Have I flown a lot this year…

I've just managed to clock up over 100,000 kms of …

Read More November 16, 2008

zaaffran, Sydney, Australia

zaaffran is a superb Indian restaurant at Darling Harbour in …

Read More November 12, 2008

Sebel Citigate, Brisbane, Australia

This is a review in two movements. I've stayed at this …

Read More November 12, 2008

Jellyfish restaurant, Brisbane, Australia

When we couldn't get into Cha Cha Char's because it …

Read More November 12, 2008

Cha Cha Char, Brisbane, Australia

When we asked the concierge at our hotel for a …

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The Sebel, Chatswood, Sydney, Australia

And this weeks winner of Gavin's "another hotel of the …

Read More August 1, 2008

Terraces on Wickham, Brisbane, Australia

Well, its another week, therefore I must be traveling. OK, …

Read More July 21, 2008

The perks of being a frequent flyer…

I probably do around 70 to 80 flights a year. …

Read More June 20, 2008

Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Canberra, Australia

This is one of my favorite hotels... its a real …

Read More June 16, 2008

The Regent, Singapore

Stayed for one night, well 13 hours really, on my …

Read More May 26, 2008

Shangri-La, Jakarta, Indonesia

Another very nice hotel, this time in Jakarta. This is the …

Read More May 26, 2008

Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore

I've stayed at at this hotel many times over the …

Read More May 26, 2008

InterContinental Burswood, Perth, Australia

All round, not a bad hotel though it is showing …

Read More April 24, 2008

Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

Well, I'm on my way home after six and a …

Read More March 5, 2008

Outback Steakhouse, Campbell, California, USA

It was with some trepidation that it was decided that …

Read More February 17, 2008

InterContinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco, California, USA

Now this is one swish hotel. The InterContinental Mark Hopkins is …

Read More January 28, 2008

Brisbane Hilton, Brisbane, Australia

Now, this is a nice hotel. Well appointed, good location, …

Read More November 26, 2007

Rydges Lakeside, Canberra, Australia

This hotel is old... mutton dressed up as lamb. The hotel …

Read More November 23, 2007

InterContinental, Wellington, New Zealand

Had to head off over the pond to Wellington at …

Read More November 18, 2007

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Stayed at the Four Seasons hotel, George Street, Sydney last …

Read More September 28, 2007

Sydney Marriott Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Not the one down by Circular Quay! Back in Sydney for …

Read More February 24, 2007

Arun Thai, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia

Arun Thai is, as the name suggests, a Thai restaurant …

Read More February 17, 2007

InterContinental Sydney, Sydney, Australia

I had the chance to stay at the InterContinental Hotel …

Read More February 17, 2007

Griffin Hotel, Kingston, Canberra, Australia

The Griffin Hotel, aka Griffin Apartments, in Kingston, ACT is …

Read More January 18, 2007

Madam Woo, Kingston, Canberra, Australia

Madam Woo's in Giles Street, Kingson in the ACT is …

Read More January 16, 2007