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Review: Café des Deux Moulins, Paris

A café des Deaux Moulins is a rather nondescript café, made famous by one of France’s most commercially successful international film. One of Paris’ newer tourist attractions is Montmartre’s Café des Deux Moulins (the two windmills), a quaint café on the corner of Rue Lepic and Rue Cauchois. The rather unassuming addition to many women’s Paris hotlist gained fame...

Review: Greta’s at the Haymarket, Stockholm

The bustling Haymarket Square, in central Stockholm is home to a hidden gem, Greta’s. Greta’s, named after Sweden’s greatest Hollywood actress, offered hands down, the most memorable meal on our Scandinavian journey, not for the food but for the atmosphere – to the point we backed it up and had breakfast (my most favorite meal of the day) each day. Located at the...

St Lawrence Gap, Barbados

No visit to Barbados is complete without a nightcap at one of the many spots on St Lawrence Gap, a long, winding road that connects Worthing and Dover Beach. It is said that The Gap has the best nightlife on the island and on the night we stopped in it certainly didn’t disappoint. St Lawrence Gap is a beach side entertainment precinct about half an hour from...

Chelsea Market, New York

Chelsea Market is a collection of boutiques and eateries in the midst of the bustling New York hot spot, situated between the Google Headquarters and the Highline. New York’s Chelsea Market is the home of hip eateries, farm to table restaurants and artisinal fare. Housed in the gut renovated National Biscuit Company factory (I never realized that is where the...

Casa Bacardi, Puerto Rico

Casa Bacardi, the home of the famed rum is a pleasant tour just minutes from Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. We took a few hours out  to sample it in its natural habitat and in the perfect setting – overlooking the harbor and walled city of Old San Juan. I (Bernie) have never been a big spirits drinker. The occasional single malt, a speakeasy cocktail, but never to...

Oistin’s Fish Fry, Barbados

Barbados’ seafood is world class and there’s no better place to sample it than Oistins Fish Fry. We had heard amazing things about attending a Barbados fish fry. The food, the aromas, the music and the energy. Chatting with ex-pats we met along the way, each raved about how delicious the national dish, the flying fish is and that we couldn’t possibly miss Oistins...

Mermaid Inn, Greenwich Village, NY

If you’re a fan of fresh seafood, the Mermaid Inn Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village really delivers. It’s home of the Sunday Lobsterpalooza (it tastes as amazing as it sounds) and the legendary Oyster happy hour.   Coming from Australia’s east coast, we were brought up on prawns and tropical and reef fish. Lobsters and shellfish were a rarity – definitely available...

Beaver Lake, Montreal

Beaver Lake, Montreal isn’t exactly a mecca for winter sports, but for a short break, it gives a taste of the fun you’d get out at Mount Tremblant or one of the other regional resorts. Waking after a heavy snowfall that has escalated from the early hours, it’s the obvious choice to embrace it and make the most of the fresh coating. We head up Mount Royal on foot, in...

Montreal’s Street Art Scene

Montreal’s creative street art scene creates a rainbow of color in the bleak conditions and dirty snow of a Canadian winter. Exploring Montreal in the heart of winter, what really stood out was the creative vibe permeating every aspect of the city. Per capita, its theaters dominate the cultural landscape and its appreciation and encouragement of the Arts has to...

Snorkeling Barbados

Rum, monkeys and beaches aside, the chance to have a close encounter with a turtle, snorkeling in Barbados has to be its biggest draw card. We landlubbers booked a berth aboard the incredibly 80s-monickered Stiletto for a day of snorkeling, cruising and drinking. Little were we to know how it would all turn out. Starting at 9am, an unexpectedly punctual taxi full of...