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Bali Travel Diary, Part 3 | Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is the completely opposite of Ubud – while Ubud is rushing waterfalls in the rainforest, Nusa Dua is sandy beaches and pristine coastline. Arriving at Kayumanis Nusa Dua was two parts surreal, one part an architectural showcase of what would be my dream villa if I lived on the beach in Bali. Walking through the labyrinth of pathways to our villa, I was in a tired daze from a day exploring, and luckily, we were being taken straight…

Montreal Travel Diary

Midnight, walking up the red-carpeted stone steps, music and drinks flowing as snippets of French drift by from the next room. My first impression of Montreal. We took a later flight and only arrived at our hotel a little past 12 in the early hours of Sunday. WHERE WE STAYED The hotel we were staying at has quite the opulent history behind it, the building originally belonging to Lord George Stephen, converted into a private gentlemen’s business club, and finally…

Dominique Ansel | The Original Sacred Cronut

Many have heard of Dominique Ansel’s famous cronut – a hybrid that is a mix between a croissant and a donut. Flavours have included rose vanilla, lemon maple, blackberry lime, salted dulce de leche, peanut butter rum caramel and raspberry lychee. The pastry boasts the perfect flakey texture of a croissant while shaped, glazed and cream/jam-filled like a donut. Oh yeah, it also boasts lines that stretch around the block. So i’ve heard. Usually sold out before 11am, the quest…

Maui Part 3 – Wailea Beach Path

A path winds along the ocean, just off the water, wrapping around headlands and linking the stretches of beach (Wailea, Polo, Ulua and Mokapu) and hotel grounds in Wailea. It’s windy, and it is beginning to cool down as the sun sets in the West. Wailea Beach is flanked by the Andaz Maui, the Wailea Beach Marriott, the Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea and the Four Seasons Maui, and the path winds through the base of each resort – providing easy…