Archive for the ‘travel’ Category


Monday, November 9th, 2009

I was in Japan recently for a holiday. This time it was longer than usual, 3 weeks. Chika went ahead of me and stayed an extra week too.  We traveled around together; 2 weeks in Osaka and 1 week in Tokyo. This was my first proper trip to Tokyo.  I ...

Hunter Valley wineries

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Pictures from a recent trip to the hunter vallery visiting cellar doors. We visited our old favorites Moorebank and Petersons and 8 others. Standout new winery for me was Calais Estate. Most of the rest were passé. Still, you don't discover good things if you're not adventurous.


Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Flew into Fiji last night. 747 into Nadi then a puddle-jumper into Suva. Much safer here than I expected. The personal safety habits acquired in the Caribbean are overkill. Still, better safe than sorry.

Tips when visiting Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

From Kateigaho 2007 Summer edition

Lilianfels, Katoomba

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

We stayed at Lilianfels at Echo Point Katoomba this weekend. Dinner was at their famous Darley's restaurant and again there for brunch the next day. I was very impressed with the whole experience and that doesn't happen often. I've been spoiled in my travels. It's the ...

Food in Melbourne

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

We decided to see how good the food is in Melbourne. Hanabishi Formal restaurant, not cheap. Very good food but not the best value for money. The Tonkatsu was the highlight, they use "kurobuta" Black Berkshire pork. The best I've ever had. I must seek out a good Tonkatsu restaurant the next ...

Melbourne Trip

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

We took a trip to Melbourne for a short break and to escape APEC. Turns out it was a good idea. Just crossing the road to go for Yum Cha was enough to get arrested. I've never spent much time in Melbourne until this weekend. It was a great experience. The ...