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Australia

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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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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Elegant French Cuisine at Melbourne PM24 Restaurant

by Zhiqiang & TingyiFebruary 27, 2011
PM24 Melbourne Restaurant

Just across the Yarra River from Tutto Bene famed for its risottos lies Russell Street in Melbourne’s Central Business District which is also well-known for its upscale dining options for both Melburnians and people like us here on a short holiday in the city.  Melbourne holidays offer a variety of travel experience. PM24, one of [...]

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Savour the Exclusive Italian President Risotto at Tutto Bene

by Zhiqiang & TingyiFebruary 13, 2011
Tutto Bene

Southgate is a unique leisure destination, offering unparalleled views of the Yarra River and an eclectic mix of dining and shopping. This is also where you will find Melbourne’s finest restaurants, one of which – Tutto Bene, as the name suggests in Italian “Everything’s Good” offers a unique selection of risottos, among other Italian dishes. [...]

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Melbourne Aquarium – Amazing Worlds to Discover

by Zhiqiang & TingyiFebruary 2, 2011
Melbourne Aquarium

Where else in the world can you get penguins from the cold Antarctica climate, tropical marine creatures and sharks, stingrays from the Australian Ocean all under one roof? Interestingly, the Melbourne Aquarium managed to do just that and visitors to the aquarium were treated to 4 different type of marine world to discover – from [...]

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Strawberry Mania at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJanuary 29, 2011
Strawberry Farm Mornington Peninsula

After getting lost in mazes and labyrinths at Ashcombe, we concluded our Mornington Peninsula tour with the most popular tourist activity in this area – Strawberry Picking! Located just a 3-minute drive away from Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, the Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm was where we participated in its U-pick programme. If you are [...]

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Getting Lost in Ashcombe Hedge Maze, Circular Rose Maze and Lavender Labyrinth

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJanuary 24, 2011
Rose Maze

Just when we thought that the most physically tiring part (Bush and Beach horseback riding) of the Mornington Peninsula tour is over, the next part of the tour involved a challenge that was mentally tiring! It had to do with finding our way out of one of the world’s most challenging hedge maze. We conquered [...]

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