Monthly Archives: July 2015

Auckland Restaurant Month in the Heart of the City

Auckland Restaurant Month

Auckland’s biggest dinning event is kicking off again, for the fourth year running. Restaurant Month in the Heart of the City runs all through August 2015 (1st August – 31st August) and offers some great deals in some of the

Posted in Auckland, Food, New Zealand

Flight Review – Qantas B747-400 Business Class Tokyo to Sydney

Qantas Tokyo to Sydney flight review

Flight no: Qantas QF22 Route: Tokyo Narita Japan to Sydney Australia Aircraft type: Boeing 747-400 Longreach Flight time: 8 hours 30 minutes Travel class: Business class Check out the video for the flight review – full video of the pre-flight

Posted in Australia, Feature article, Flight Reviews, Japan

Level 33 Restaurant and Bar Singapore

Level 33 view over Singapore

Great views, tasty food and a selection of awesome craft beers brewed on the premises is what Level 33 is all about. I think Level 33 is one of the best bars in Singapore (see our article about the Best

Posted in Fine dining, Food, Singapore

Nudibranch – Pokemon of the sea

Crested Nembrotha Dorid Nudibranch

I have never met a scuba diver who didn’t like nudibranchs! These colourful, wriggly creatures are part of the Nudibranchia family, a soft-bodied, marine gastropod mollusks which do not have shells. I had a friend describe them as flowers of the

Posted in Feature article, Wildlife

24 Hours In Tokyo – Timelapse video

24 hours in Tokyo timelapse video

Check out our timelapse video of Tokyo, showing the most popular tourist destinations including Shinjuku, Kabukicho, Shibuya, Roppongi, Odaiba, Tokyo Tower, Ginza, Roppongi Hills, Zozoji Buddhist Temple, Sensoji Temple, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Hanazono Shrine and the Imperial Palace    

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Tokyo

Hyatt Regency Hotel Shinjuku Tokyo

Hyatt Regency Hotel Nishi-Shinjuku Tokyo

The Hyatt Regency Hotel is like a home away from homes for me. I visit Tokyo 3 – 4 times a year and spend several weeks at a time staying at the Hyatt Regency. I have also stayed directly across

Posted in Hotels, Japan, Tokyo

Best Way To Get a Free Upgrade When Flying

How to get a free upgrade to Business Class

Many people ask what do you need to do to get upgraded to business class or first class when flying with an airline. In reality, your chances of getting an upgrade are very slim, so unless you travel a lot with a

Posted in Feature article

Best Burgers in Tokyo Japan

Classic cheese burger at Freshness Burger Tokyo

Burgers are very popular in Japan, with new hamburger restaurants opening up all the time. Japan has the well known American burgers restaurants like McDonalds and Burger King and they also have a number of Japanese burger restaurants that serve

Posted in Burgers, Food, Japan, Tokyo

Scuba Diving Southern Gili Islands West Lombok Indonesia

Southern Gili Islands West Lombok

The most popular scuba diving in Lombok Indonesia is on the Gili Islands which is a group of 3 islands of the north west coast of Lombok. There are another set of islands off the southern west cost referred to

Posted in Feature article, Indonesia, Lombok, Scuba Diving Tagged with:

Funny Signs in Bangkok Thailand

Funny sign in a taxi in Bangkok

When visiting Bangkok Thailand, you will come across some very strange and some very funny signs. Here are some of the funny signs I saw in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand earlier this year: I saw this sign in

Posted in Bangkok, Feature article, Thailand