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Maeklong Railway Market
The toothless woman behind a pile of tentacles stares at me. It's a you-look-like-a-tourist kind of stare that transcends the language barrier. I nod and point my camera elsewhere. If I had bought a kilogram of squid from the toothless lady I'm sure I'd be posting her photo here...
Quails Gate Estate Winery table
A road trip through the Thompson Okanagan region takes you past rich pickings of vineyards and orchards, where meeting the winemakers and farmers is part of the farm to table experience.Barrels of freshly picked apples, baskets piled to the brim with sweet cherries, juicy peaches, plums and vegetables.A picturesque region...
Kelowna wineries
You might be surprised to learn that British Columbia's Thompson Okanagan region is a favourite holiday destination in winter. But visit this region in summer, spring or autumn for orchards and vineyards. So, put these Kelowna wineries on your list of places to visit.  The lure of the “vine change”...
vernon attractions
In the fertile Okanagan Valley near Vernon in British Columbia, the produce barn at Davison Orchards Country Village is packed with shoppers filling up their baskets with punnets of apples, peaches, apricots and cherries.The fruit is fresh and straight from the orchards. So are the tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplant and...
Tea plantations
Most of my life I have been a coffee drinker. But in recent times for some unexplained reason, my palate has changed to tea. My current diet fad (the Sirt diet) encourages drinking green tea. One cup of green tea ticks off one portion out of 10 weight-losing portions...
wine regions Tasmania
It’s time to explore wine regions in Tasmania along Australia’s coolest wine trail. So come along for a swirl and a sip. Put your nose into a glass of Aussie Vinifera and guess what region it’s from.Tasmania may be famous for its beautiful places to visit but Tasmania's wine...


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