Month: March 2016

Puccini’s Turandot Opera at Sydney Harbour brings together the best of Sydney

A most spectacular production of Puccini’s Turandot is now being staged in Sydney Harbour. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s production reimagines Puccini’s exotic fantasy about a brutal princess and the brave suitor who will make any sacrifice to win her love. The cast for Puccini’s Turandot features 12 principals, 18 dancers and 48 chorus members …

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Great shopping deals in the Hong Kong International Airport Instant Rebate Promotion 2016

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has just introduced an array of promotions to travellers, including an instant rebate of HKIA cash coupons up to HK$5,000 and free delivery service. With these premium offerings, travellers can enjoy an extraordinary shopping experience at HKIA. ABOUT HONG KONG  INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is an international …

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Tempura at Ten-Ichi in Tokyo. And about eating very good tempura in Japan.

Last night in Tokyo, living a #Travelife, we brought a bottle of vintage champagne to Ten-ichi in Tokyo and had tempura at the counter. There was once a time when Ten-ichi reigned supreme as the best tempura restaurant in Tokyo.  This was at a time when there were not too many fancy or famous restaurants …

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The best hotels and suites in Sydney, Melbourne and across Australia and New Zealand

The Hotel Windsor in Melbourneis one of the nominees for the 2016 World Travel Awards Here are the hotels nominated for the 2016 World Travel Awards, and they’re pretty much also the best hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand. The World Travel Awards™ (WTA) was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate …

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Renewing my driver's license in Japan. And about the requirements to renew your license.

I spent this morning at the Metropolitan Tokyo Government Offices in Shinjuku renewing my driver’s license so that I can rent a car in Europe this summer and continue living a #Travelife. The paper pushing to actually renew the driving license was done in one hour in a clean, orderly and peaceful facility with speedy …

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Saturday night kaiseki dinner at Kien, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Akasaka, Tokyo

Two Saturdays ago, in Tokyo living a #Travelife, saw us having dinner with some new friends in Tokyo who really feel more like old friends, for some reason. We met at a cocktail party in Tokyo late last year and one email led to another and to two dinners together on two trips to Tokyo …

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