Monthly Archives: June 2017

Review: SimCorner – prepaid travel SIM cards

Oh, the things I’ve done to get connected to my phone while travelling overseas. Hovering around Starbucks. Lurking outside of airport lounges. And many years ago, to the mortification of my husband, opening up my laptop in the middle of … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Al Taglio, Surry Hills

It seems that the curse of this location has finally been broken. There was Josh and Ai’s little cafe ages ago, a bruschetta place, and another Italian place. No one could ever seem to make it work. But along comes … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe & Cucina, Surry Hills

I’ve passed by this place at the corner of Holt and Cooper streets a million times. Nice vibe. There’s a bike on the wall. The same week that we dine at Masala Theory on Crown Street with a bike on … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Masala Theory, Surry Hills

Taking over the interesting space (a converted terrace house, I suppose) most recently occupied by Pork’d and before that by the famous Red Lantern is new kid on the block Masala Theory. While it’s a stone’s throw away from the … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Pokéteria, Midtown

I don’t remember poke (pronounced poh-kay, which is why some places are spelling it poké) from when I was a kid, visiting my grandma in Hawaii during summer vacation, but I do remember being introduced to it years ago by … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Maybe Frank, Surry Hills

If NYC was spectacular Korean and Mexican food, Sydney to me seems lately to be spectacular Italian food. It’s not fancy, but the flavours are so punchy, the execution of the dishes so great, and the prices reasonable: it’s got … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Desnuda, Williamsburg

The playlist at Desnuda was the soundtrack to my teenage years. Not only the background music but favourite songs by A-ha, Human League, Stevie Nicks and New Order. It was kind of freaking me out. Luckily, after a delicious, strong, … Continue reading

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New York City Adventures: The Flower District

I can’t find much or anything recent about visiting NYC’s Flower District, also called the Chelsea Flower Markets, between 6th and 7th streets on 28th Avenue. But as my mother is a bit of a flower fanatic, I found what … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: La Isla Restaurant, Williamsburg

One day, I’m at Margon in Times Square (having Cuban/Dominican food) and the next day, I’m to Puerto Rico. Or the Dominican Republic. I’m not sure. Yelp calls it both. Zomato votes Dominican. For a quick lunch in Williamsburg before … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Margon, Times Square

Just a last adventure before I leave New York City (drizzling and cold, a good day to leave) and the adventure is food from islands where they speak Spanish. This review in the New York Times for Margon made it … Continue reading

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