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Review of Pullman Sydney Hyde Park and Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

by Zhiqiang & TingyiOctober 14, 2014
Pullman Hyde Park Sydney

During our recent foodie trip to Sydney, we stayed at two Pullman Hotels with excellent locations and great accommodation and services – the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park and the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour.  There are many other hotels in Sydney but in terms of location and hospitality, but I think Pullman is one of [...]

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Dining Experiences in the Southern Highlands – Eschalot, Bendooley Bar & Grill, Montfort’s Dining Room and Biota Dining

by Zhiqiang & TingyiOctober 12, 2014
Southern Highlands Dining

We shared about our dining experience at Sydney’s restaurants e.g. CHISWICK, Sagra, Three Blue Ducks and raved about their fresh food produce and how some of these restaurants even have their own kitchen garden.  In our quest to check out the best dining experiences available in Sydney and its surrounding areas, we took a 2 [...]

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What to Do Around Centennial Park in Sydney – Australian Garden Show Sydney, Parklands Equestrian Centre and Moore Park Golf

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 30, 2014
Centennial Park Horse Riding

Having done the usual Sydney touristy stuff e.g. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and eating at Sydney’s popular restaurants like CHISWICK, you might want to check out Centennial Park which is one of the world’s largest park in the city – I think it is second only to New York City’s Central Park.  You [...]

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Exploring Sydney’s Food Scene with Sagra, Q Dining, CHISWICK, The Potting Shed and Three Blue Ducks

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 22, 2014
Sydney Potting Shed at Alexandria

Sydney is home to some of Australia’s best restaurants – here you can enjoy many award-winning gourmet dining experiences and dynamic chefs well-known for their innovative cuisine. Some of the chefs in these restaurants with the prestigious Chefs Hat Award had even struck out on their own to setup restaurants in their own style! What [...]

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Exploring Mount Eden (Maungawhau) in Auckland

by Zhiqiang & TingyiDecember 16, 2013
Auckland Mount Eden

No trip to Auckland would be complete without a visit to Mount Eden – one of Auckland’s highest natural point (the SkyCity SkyTower is of course much higher). The views from the peak are absolutely breathtaking – on a clear day you can see for miles in all directions (Waiheke island, One Tree Hill and [...]

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Different Australia Visa Options for Different Reasons

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJuly 1, 2011
Australia Visa

PassportChop had received a few email enquiries from confused readers who were not sure on which visa to apply for their trip to Australia. Thus we had prepared this article which hopefully will help to clarify on the visas to apply for. There are many different visa options for Australia, and which one you choose [...]

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New Zealand Auckland Souvenirs: Manuka Honey, Kiwi Chocolate

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJune 11, 2011
Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey is perhaps one of Auckland (or New Zealand)’s most famous tourism exports. Not surprisingly, we found Manuka Honey sold in various forms in all souvenir shops and even stores dedicated to just the sale of Manuka Honey in Auckland. Manuka Honey is derived from the nectar of the manuka tree (leptospermum scoparium) which [...]

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Ultimate Auckland Experience with Explore NZ – Whale & Dolphin Safari

by Zhiqiang & TingyiMay 7, 2011
Dolphin and Whale Safari Auckland

Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf area is one of the world’s most biologically and geographically diverse maritime national park. Over 25 of the 37 southern hemisphere marine mammals have been identified in this marine park, making up almost a third of the world’s population of species! Explore NZ’s Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari cruise [...]

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Food Exploration Around Auckland – Elliot Stables and the Foodstore

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 28, 2011
Auckland Foodstore Elliot Stables

Feeling hungry after SkyJumping 190 metres from the Sky Tower, the Elliot Stables which is just a 6 minutes walk from the Auckland SkyCity Grand Hotel, is a great place to enjoy different types of food e.g. crepes, pasta, sausages and even sushi all under one roof. This is the equivalent of a Singapore food [...]

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Wine and Dine at Cable Bay Vineyards Waiheke Island

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 26, 2011
Cable Bay Vineyards

Cable Bay Vineyards’ award winning Restaurant and Wine Bar on Waiheke Island have an enviable reputation for great food and wine with an unrelenting focus on quality. Besides the ala carte menu which offers a wide selection of food with wine and cheese, guests can also order from Cable Bay Vineyard Chef’s Selection Menu (Main [...]

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