The origins of this refreshing cocktail can be traced back to the late 18th century American south. Like most cocktails at the time, the Mint Julep was once believed to contain medicinal qualities. The Mint Julep has transformed over the years, having once used rum and brandy as its base liquor, bourbon whisky is now … Continue reading How to Make a Mint Julep
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 A Review of Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium
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 A Visit to La Mano in 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 Bar Review: 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 A Visit to Sydney’s Australian Museum
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 A Visit to the State Library of New South Wales in 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 How to Visit the Elevador de Santa Justa in Lisbon