Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Park of Remembrance

A calm, peaceful escape from the endless traffic; an oasis sitting at the highest point in Fort Bonifacio, you will rarely find more than a handful of visitors at Manila’s American Cemetery and War Memorial. On a rainy day, it … Continue reading

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The Art of Terry’s

Terry’s has become something of an institution in Manila for authentic, Spanish, tapas-style eating. This long-time favourite is owned and run by Juan Carlos de Terry,  who now has three restaurants under the one banner: one in Salcedo; another in … Continue reading

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Wining & Dining at The Depot

The Brett Tolhurst story began in the South Australian Riverland, where there is a strong family tradition of wine-making.  Brett, however, chose to break the mould to study Finance. He started out in business development in Hong Kong in the … Continue reading

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Of Fireworks and Aussie Icons…

Sydney Harbour is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. Australian writer, Ruth Park, called it ‘beautiful as a dream, laid upon the map like a branch of blue coral.’ Taking full advantage of this enviable … Continue reading

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

A deckchair on the lawn overlooking a calm, clear sea; a mug of tea squatting in the grass by my feet; a light breeze whisking through the palm trees; local kids playing among the fishing boats ; a couple of old men perched on an upturned boat, smoking, staring … Continue reading

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Kingsbrook Wines and Moroccan Lamb

It was an intensely hot day in December complete with north wind. My sister-in-law had sweetly suggested taking us out to her favourite restaurant at Currency Creek, on the Fleurieu Peninsula. It was a Christmas treat, so I insisted on … Continue reading

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