The Global Traveller

A travel addicts and foodie's favourite places around the globe. Always out to find new adventures!

Hectic Hong Kong

This post is way overdue, I spent new years eve in Hong Kong last year, and stayed a couple of days to discover the city. 

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Having heard so many great things about this city, I was overly excited to go and discover this cosmopolite place and get a little insight into the ‘Asian’ (you can’t really call it Asia, can you?) lifestyle.

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I spent Christmas on Hamilton Island with my family. Here are some snapshots from the couple of days I spent there. Including the world famous photo of the heart reef which I was privileged to see from the sky. 

It was the most incredible experience, some of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. 

Looking back at it now I wish I would have taken the time to properly take it in and truly enjoy it. Hopefully I will be going back soon!

Sydney, Sydney, Sydney…

I’ve spent the past 6 months in Sydney doing an exchange with my university in London and getting some work experience before moving back to Europe.

Sydney is one of those cities where you need to take the time to get to know all the different areas of the city to truly enjoy it. When you finally get acquainted with the city, it is a truly amazing place to be. My personal favourites have to be Surry Hills, Paddington, Woollahra and Watsons Bay. 

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Back in Europe

Apologies, 

I have been way too inactive here. I have just moved back to London which I am really excited about. However, I miss the weather and the easy going lifestyle of Sydney. 

Anyways, as I promised way too long ago, some posts about my latest travels and my little ‘Sydney guide’ will follow.

Love,

-P

It’s been too long

Its been a while since I last posted here, it has mainly been because I’ve been working and doing a bit of traveling too. 

So in the next couple of weeks I will be catching up with everything I’ve been doing lately, and all my latest recommendations. Get ready for my Sydney favourites and other goodies. 

I have been away from Europe for 10 months now, it is going to be super weird being back there on Monday. Currently in Singapore, I am not looking forward to the cold and wet weather in Europe!

Stay tuned!

Messina Madness

If you’re a gelato lover this is the place for you! 

Messina is a haven of this ice cold goodness. There is such a vast range of flavors that, when you go, you’re going to have a hard time picking what you want. Thankfully, you can get a taster of the flavors if you wish. 

Expect a queue of a good 5-10m no matter what time of the day you go (it becomes surprisingly busy after 9-10pm), some good tunes blazing through their sound system and some happy smiles from the people working there.

My pick of the day, salted coconut and mango with their Whitehaven special.

Voted ‘Australia’s Best Ice Cream’, if you haven’t been yet, you don’t know what you’re missing out on!

Locations. Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, The Star.

About a month ago some friends and I decided to take a trip to Byron Bay. Seeing we had heard it was one of the places you absolutely have to see when you’re in Australia we thought we couldn’t miss out on this opportunity.

Arriving in Byron Bay, you are faced with a typical beach town, lots of cute shops and plenty of different cafes and restaurants. For the occasion, we had rented an apartment for the weekend. 

Let me tell you, if you’re in Australia and haven’t gone to Byron Bay, you are missing out! I couldn’t tell what the place is like during the summer months but going there for a couple of days in the beginning of spring is amazing. The beach is probably the biggest one I have ever seen, when you stand there you cannot even see where it ends. 

If you’re interested in taking a vacation there, I would recommend having a look at this website which rents out luxury holiday houses: http://bit.ly/RrG7LT

How can you not love simple white and grey interiors?

(Source: 79ideas.org)

I have been living in Sydney for the past few months, a great city with loads of different areas to discover. Bars, restaurants and shops, there is so much to see! Prepare to read about some of the areas around the city!

I have been living in Sydney for the past few months, a great city with loads of different areas to discover. Bars, restaurants and shops, there is so much to see! Prepare to read about some of the areas around the city!

My Favourites in Buenos Aires

If you’ve ever been to Buenos Aires, you know that it’s one of these places you have a hard time explaining to others what it’s really like, uber cool, confusing or stylish doesn’t quite cut it. You have to experience it for yourself, and when you have, try explaining it to someone who has never been. You’ll see what I’m talking about!

Anyways, being a bit of a foodie… Okay, I’ll admit it, being a major foodie I obviously have tons of places I like to go to, and usually I go to certain places to have specific dishes. Buenos Aires not being an exception I’ll give you a list of my favourite places.

Palermo Hollywood

Oui-Oui, a local favourite among the Porteños and well known within the expat’ community. Head there if you want breakfast, a hearty lunch or just have some coffee and pastries whilst reading some magazines or catching up on the latest gossip with friends. My favourite is the ensalada de burrata with their famous ‘limonada de menta y jengimbre’.  [Nicaragua 6066 esq. Arévalo]

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Morelia, from the outside it doesn’t look like much, but believe me, it is the best steak I have ever eaten! It isn’t featured in any well known guides about Buenos Aires (such as La Cabrera, Don Julio, etc), but it really offers some great food and at a fantastic price! For those who haven’t become addicted to the Argentinean meat just yet, the pizzas are some of the best in town. If you’re planning a visit, make sure you book a table before you go as it tends to get real busy any day of the week, and indulge on a ‘bife de lomo muy jugoso’. [Humboldt 2005 esq. Nicaragua]

Tegui, if you have a reason to celebrate or simply want to impress your loved one (or a potential lover), this is the place to go! Hidden behind a graffiti:ed facade, you step into a beautiful restaurant with dimmed lights, a gorgeous wine ‘wall’, a small court yard and even a space for private dining. The food does not come cheap but it is one of the best meals I have had in the city. Reservations are necessary. [Costa Rica 5852 esq. Angel Carranza]

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