There is nothing like travelling to another place to fan the flames of my foodie fire. Food is the gateway to other cultures, how we connect and communicate without words, but through a sensory language.  I have been lucky to travel widely but have only just started to pen my experiences. Here are some and there are more to come, I promise!

Apollo Bay has been a sleepy holiday spot for as long as I can remember, and that easy going feeling I experienced as a child is still as breezy as the occasional winds that whip that unspoilt coast. We spent a week here in nearby Marengo, with the whole family in a house with a [...]

Ah Athens

For me, Athens feels like coming home. I am quickly embraced by my Greek heritage, in the faces of the people, the food, the culture, the filoxenia*… Like a fine piece of Greek marble that becomes shiny with time and wear, Athens has polished itself so that while you can still find the busy, friendly [...]

Our odyssey into the ancient heart of Greece – the Peloponnese region – felt like a journey into its soul. On the map, the area looks like a ‘hand’ and it comprises of four main peninsulas that offer archaeological sites, quaint towns, splendid hillsides and beautiful beaches. You are spoilt for choice here, and the [...]

Singapore feels like the future! It’s modern, sparkling clean, organised, sophisticated, the streets are like driving through a botanic garden and the people are sweet and a little cheeky. The new Jewel entertainment complex at Changi airport is an impressive destination in itself. A sparkling new shopping centre with a majestic indoor waterfall that has [...]

The mysteries of Morocco are waiting for the intrepid explorer to uncover in their own way and in their own time. It is a place one must visit at least once in a lifetime for the experience is one that will speak to all your senses. Our journey from Tangier, to Chefchauoen (the blue city), Fez, [...]

WHERE TO EAT IN OAKLEIGH If you wanna feel like you are in Greece in the middle of Melbourne, just head over to Oakleigh’s Greek Eat Streets, around Eaton Mall…Endaxi? On this Sunny Sunday, we were hunting for the best gyros and found it at Orexi Souvlaki Bar. The best place for a taste of [...]

WHERE TO EAT IN FLORENCE Sophisticated, self-assured and welcoming, that’s Florence. This delightful city has beautiful sights on every corner and yet is compact enough for it to feel like a cosy village. Staying right in the centre of town meant we could walk everywhere from Il Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio, the Pitti Palace [...]

WHERE TO EAT IN ROME When in Italy it is so easy to slip into la dolce vita…particularly when you are immersed in such beautiful, historic centres and surrounded by such good food. Italian life is completely foodcentric, from the morning coffee to the sit down bowl of pasta for lunch, or the slice of [...]

So Sydney…

WHERE TO EAT IN SYDNEY Sydney is just built for a long weekend getaway, especially when the weather is fine and you are staying in the heart of things…The Rocks. Just add foodie friends, some destination dining and a visit to the Opera House and the weekend easily fills with fun things to do. I [...]