International

Hindu Temple Art SIngapore

Art and about in Singapore with kids

When I ask Raffles and Sugarpuff if they would like to spend the afternoon visiting an exhibition at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum, the answer is a definitive, “no”. And I get it, I really do. I mean, with so many epic activities to be found when travelling in Singapore with kids, like wakeboarding at Singapore Wake Park, mountain biking at Ketam […] Read more…

BoyEatsWorld: Spaghetti alle vongole

Ravishing Ravenna and a recipe for Spaghetti Alle Vongole

Italy’s enchanting Ravenna is a treasure chest of art, history and culture and though it may not be as famous as Rome, Florence or Venice, it’s a little slice of heaven for art lovers, literature lovers and history nuts. And, as it turns out, gluttonous seafood loving pre-schoolers. The extraordinary little city was once the capital of […] Read more…

Bo Kaap Cape Town

Cape Town: Bo Kaap in living colour

Imagine if you will narrow cobbled streets strung with continuous rows of low-roofed houses, sitting under an imposing mountain backdrop and bright blue skies. Now pop on your imaginary sunnies and paint those houses in varying shades of canary yellow, cobalt blue, perky purple, retina searing pink and acid green. Sounds a little unreal right? […] Read more…

SUgarpuff at Raffles Singapore

A family affair with the Raffles Singapore

There are two Raffles that are dear to my heart! My cheeky boy is one, of course, and the other is the hallowed Raffles Singapore.  I’ve written at length about my love affair with the fabled hotel before and our little travelling circus always makes the pilgrimage when we head to the Lion City so we […] Read more…

Capetown from a NAC helicopter flight

The magic of Cape Town by Helicopter

Though I have travelled the world on everything from planes, trains, and automobiles to mega ships and even ships of the dessert, I have steadfastly avoided ever setting foot in a helicopter. This is mostly due to a) my being scared of flying, b) my being claustrophobic and; c) my being a gutless chicken shit. […] Read more…

Cape Dutch Architecture in Stellenbosch

Bites and sites on the streets of Stellenbosch

The pilgrimage to Stellensbosch is one all self-respecting foodies visiting South Africa should make. The vibrant university town in South Africa’s Western Cape province is not only home to some of South Africa’s best food and artisanal producers, but is conveniently plonked (if you’ll pardon the pun) amongst hundreds of wineries. Indeed there are so […] Read more…

Robben Island's Maximum Security Prison, Cape Town

A pilgrimage to Robben Island, Cape Town

They say that nobody comes back from a journey the way they began it. Nowhere has this proved, at least for me, more prophetic than Cape Town, a diverse and impossibly beautiful city that is dominated by a legendary mountain and the spectre of Nelson Mandela. It was here, on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela served 18 of […] Read more…

stunning Wat Suwan Khiri Khet, Karon Temple, Phuket

Phuket with kids: Novotel Phuket Karon Beach

What are the key ingredients to a perfect beach holiday? It turns out that for my kids it is curry spices, fresh seafood, slithering serpents and selfies with Spiderman. Wait, what?  No, the kids are not having acid flashbacks. And neither am I. They’ve just fallen more than a little in love with the unique offerings of the […] Read more…

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