An offbeat glimpse of the city’s oldest market place.
To describe the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Australia, as “sprawling” is an understatement. At a whopping seven-hectares, this iconic landmark is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere — and it does not disappoint.
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Make a wish and set a lantern alight while partaking in the city’s ancient tradition.
As the sun sets over Hội An, the everyday humdrum begins to fade and is replaced by magic of a human invention.
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The serene Imperial City encompasses much more than what meets the eye.
Wandering through Hué’s Imperial City, one can’t help but feel a sense of calm and tranquillity having escaped the hordes of Hué’s bustling west bank.
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History meets modern Vietnam in this riverside city.
A city separated by the Perfume River, Hué was once the capital of Vietnam and the imperial seat of the Ngyuen Dynasty. Connected by the Tran Tieng Bridge, this popular tourist destination is a living example of modernity meeting antiquity. Continue reading “Hué There”
Vietnam’s favourite beach-side city plays host to colourful local life off-the-beaten-tourist-track.
While Vietnam boasts many beautiful seaside towns and cities, none truly offer the charm and luxury of Da Nang. Stretching south from the city’s trademark Dragon Bridge, the coastal road alongside Non Nuoc Beach is crammed with sprawling resort upon sprawling resort. North of the Dragon Bridge, one will find a plethora of restaurants, cafés and businesses catering to tourists’ every need lining the River Hàn. Continue reading “Discovering Da Nang”
As the sunshine fades and rain takes its place, St. Kilda beach transforms from a mass of sunbathers to lone wanderers.
There is something lonely but beautiful about St. Kilda beach in the rain. During lazy summer days sunshine warms the expansive beach — the sand soon covered by partially naked bodies trying to soak up the sun’s piercing rays. The boardwalk fills with locals and tourists heading to one of the ocean-side patios, meandering out to visit the resident penguins making their home in the cove at the end of St. Kilda Pier, or settling in to catch the sunset.
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Since moving to Canmore with her boyfriend two years ago, Rachael Meckling has been taking the Calgary art scene by storm with her sensual, delicate and playful illustrations.
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“I watch this YouTuber called Alexa Poleti, she is a bit more out there about it than me. And I have always had a love for socks — and I always try to base my style around socks. I actually don’t live in Melbourne, I live in Townsville where it is hot, so I can’t wear socks very often. I just came down for the weekend, so I thought it would be cool to try out and play around with some different styles.”
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These three cafes couldn’t be more different, so be sure to stop by and savour each distinct coffee and vibe.
Coffee culture reaches new heights in Australia. With cafes spotted roughly every city block, narrowing down a list of three shops in Melbourne’s St. Kilda area was no easy task. Aussies take their coffee seriously — with trained baristas adding their own spin on classic caffeinated beverages such as the latte or cappuccino and perfecting Down Under specialties like the flat white or magic. Not to mention, each café possesses its own distinct vibe. From cool to cosy, nostalgic to modern, these three businesses bring both excellent coffee and memorable café culture.
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