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When a Night of Local Travel Digresses to a Comedy of Errors

So, I entered a competition earlier in the week and I won two tickets to the Melbourne Comedy International Festival. In particular, I won a double pass to Australia’s own – Michael Workman – for last night. A welcomed win, indeed! I’ve been to the festival in years past and a good time always ensues. …

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Live a Happy New Year in 2017: Why You Should Travel and Not Chuck Sickies

Happy New Year to all of my readers and followers! I wish you all a fabulous 2017 and I hope it’s filled with many more travels and food journeys. What a week it’s been with so much celebrating over the Christmas and New Year’s Eve period. While I stayed engaged in my yoga practise when …

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Tips for a Top Day at the Australian Open

The Australian Open starts in Melbourne on Monday and I’m pretty excited. I think it’s a fun way to spend a summer’s day in my hometown – the champions, the action and the energy all combine for a memorable tennis experience. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to travel to Melbourne. Though, arriving courtside unprepared can mean the difference between …

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Hastshilp: A Handicrafts Society Helping to Spin the Charkha for Villagers

There is much truth to be told by a charkha. For some, it may just be a spinning wheel that’s a mere throwback to another time and generation. However, it’s a vital tool that keeps life, culture and values spinning in a harmonious direction. After trying to seek a “good” career, Ashok Bishnoi was drawn …

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Book Review: A Nostalgic Journey through Retro Melbourne

It almost seems ironic that Retro Melbourne has emerged in futuristic 2014. In a current photographic world that has been dominated by Instagram images and the extroverted selfie craze, it also seems perfectly-timed for Retro Melbourne to burst into life and challenge how Melburnians should capture their timeless moments. Fred Mitchell, an esteemed Victorian photographer, …

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The Other Path along Chapel Street

Chapel Street in South Yarra is one of Melbourne’s prestigious fashion destinations and one that is internationally-recognised. Yet, there are some interesting shops along the strip that are as far removed from fashion as possible. It’s these shops that embody Chapel Street’s inner city, community spirit and it’s this spirit that gives Chapel Street its …

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Wandering the Gertrude Street Projection Festival

A cold, wintery night on a Saturday for many Melburnians means warm pyjamas and nesting under a blanket. Though, those who are willing to rug up and brave the elements can venture out into the night and find themselves wandering through a lively festival. The Gertrude Street Projection Festival is one such festival where the …

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