March 2015 archive

Cimu Motherly Devotion Bridge Taroko Gorge, Tawian

Gorging in Taroko, Taiwan

I’ve written before about my love for Taiwan, one of the few destinations that I’ve ever visited with few preconceptions or expectations.  I guess, if anything, I expected to find a lot of factories stamping “Made in Taiwan” on to plastic toys. Because I vaguely recall that the Barbie dolls I shaved and tattooed as a child  came […] Read more…

jade seafood and chive dumplings at Mr Wong Sydney

Raffles reviews: Mr Wong, Sydney

The first thing we needed to do at Mr Wong was find it. That’s ’cause it was hidden away in a mysterious alleyway* in the city which is so, so cool because it reminded me of somewhere you’d bump into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Luckily though there were no traps and no Krang or […] Read more…

Green Mango Salad with Balmain bug recipe

Green Mango Salad with Balmain bug

When I was growing up, back in the days when the paleo diet was all about eating actual dinosaurs, salad pretty much meant tomato, cucumber and lettuce in a bowl. We’re talking of a time when kale and quinoa were unheard of, chia seeds were used to grow the grass-like fur on faddish 80’s terracotta […] Read more…

Raffles takinga breakon the carpet of our Venetian hotel

10 hacks for child proofing holiday accommodation

A recent hotel stay with Raffles and Sugarpuff shocked us into the realisation that just because our kids are no longer toddlers, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t still be child proofing holiday accommodation. You see, Sugarpuff decided to hide under the bed (because hotel room hide-and-seek is one of her all-time favourite pastimes) and what should she […] Read more…