The caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil, built around Cachaça, a unique Brazilian spirit made from fermented sugar cane juice. The origin of this cocktail is disputed: some believe it originated as a cure for the Spanish Flu whilst others believe it originated on sugarcane farms. A popular drink sold everywhere from Brazilian restaurants, … Continue reading How to Make a Caipirinha – Brazil’s National Cocktail
Dodger stadium is a baseball stadium located in Los Angeles, California. Built in 1962, Dodger stadium is the home ground of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers. The stadium was built as the home stadium for the Dodgers after moving across America in 1957 from Brooklyn, New York. The area chosen for the stadium was … Continue reading Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
A large sculpture located on Brava Beach in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Whilst commonly referred to as La Mano, the sculpture is also often referred to as ‘Los Dedos’ and the more artistic sounding ‘Hombre Emergiendo a la Vida’. La Mano was completed in 1982 by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabel as part of sculpture competition … Continue reading La Mano, Punta del Este
A slice of the Old West in the heart of old Sydney town.
Opened in 2017, Jacoby’s Tiki Bar quickly established itself as one of Sydney’s best themed bars. Having once hidden behind the facade of a fictitious Thai restaurant, Jacoby’s Tiki Bar no longer wishes to hide itself away from a post-COVID world.As you enter, you pass through a set of drawn, red-velvet curtains, reminding visitors of … Continue reading Jacoby’s Tiki Bar, Sydney
Book Review of Michael Palin's Classic 1989 Travelogue Around the World in 80 Days.
A natural history museum located in Sydney’s central business district that hosts an impressive collection of over 21 million scientific specimens. Built in 1827, the Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia and the fifth oldest natural history museum in the world. Originally opened with the aim of gathering together some of the most … Continue reading Australian Museum, Sydney
Opened in 1826, the State Library of New South Wales is a public library located in Sydney. The library is the oldest in Australia and is dedicated to reference and research as well as containing a special collection. The State Library of New South Wales has its origins in the Australian Subscription Library, a private … Continue reading State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
TRIP What was originally built to help locals traverse the hilly streets of Lisbon has now become one of the city’s top tourist attractions. A testament to late 19th Century ingenuity and a must ride when visiting this excellent European city. TAP Completed in 1902 under the guidance of Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard, the Elevador … Continue reading Elevador de Santa Justa, Lisbon
TRIP As Africa’s second largest mosque and the seventh largest in the world, the Hassan II Mosque is undoubtedly the city of Casablanca’s top attraction. Visitors of all faiths visit to marvel at the size and scale of this exceptional piece of religious architecture. TAP Completed in 1993, the construction of the Hassan II Mosque … Continue reading Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca