Category Archives: Travel

Vancouver Food Diary: Sushi Van, Fairview

                                            I wasn’t expecting much from this place: it’s really humble looking; the chefs and staff are Korean; and … Continue reading

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Vancouver Food Diary: Frenchies, Mount Pleasant

When I was a kid, poutine was not really known much outside Quebec and certainly not outside Canada. But it’s a welcome and interesting contribution to global cuisine now, eh? The last time I was in Vancouver, my nephew wanted … Continue reading

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Vancouver Food Diary: Bauhaus, Gastown

I’ve had many tasting menus (and matching wines), often reflecting the location of the restaurant: Copenhagen, Sydney, Buenos Aires… but I’ve never had a German-inspired contemporary menu. And to highlight Riesling wine was a good bonus. They offer a 4 … Continue reading

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Travelling Food Diary: Stage Wine Bar, Victoria, BC

I have to write Victoria, BC since if I say Victoria in Australia, people think of the state of Victoria. I don’t think most Australians know what the BC stands for but writing Victoria, Canada looks a bit weird. In … Continue reading

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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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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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Review: Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC

This hotel has received the worst reviews that I’ve ever read. Period. They are so terrible as to be comical, and yet, since my mother booked this hotel for our five-night stay in New York City, non-refundable, without checking with … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter

What is Soul Food? I wasn’t sure but I wanted to try some. Alphabet City in the East Village seemed closer to Kips Bay than Harlem, so I headed down to Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter at 94 Avenue C. … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Luke’s Lobster

A colleague mentioned a few times that a lobster roll is a must in NYC and that Luke’s Lobster Rolls are her choice. I kind of remember the last time I was in NYC having a lobster roll… but that … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Del Posto

    Where do I start with Del Posto? We first came here on our last trip to NYC. I’d heard about the incredible lunch deal. This is top-notch dining, but if you go for lunch, the price really drops! I … Continue reading

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