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Singapore - Chinatown tour

Singapore: A Foodie Tour of Chinatown

Singapore’s historic Chinatown is a vibrant mix of old and new. Colonial shop houses, restored and painted in candy hues, are home to traditional stores and cool cafes. The streets bustle with tourists looking for cheap colourful souvenirs as well as locals going about their daily business. You’ll find temples, markets and lots of opportunities to eat. There’s no better…

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A tour of Little india Singapore

SINGAPORE: The colours of Little India

As soon as I booked our trip to Singapore, the one place that I really wanted to visit was Little India. Singapore is a melting pot of cultures having no less than four official languages: English, Mandarin, Malay & Tamil, and through it’s history has attracted people from all over the world that now call Singapore home. Due to it’s…

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Melbournes best local beaches

Best Melbourne Beaches – Where you’ll find the Locals this Summer

Melbourne may be best known for it’s laneways, street art and coffee culture, but on hot days you’ll find most Melbournians hanging out at the beach. Melbourne has hundreds of kilometers of suburban bayside beaches starting in the west at Point Cook, and extending all the way round Port Phillip Bay to Frankston in the south. Sure, you won’t find…

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Textile Shopping in Dubai

Those of you that know me fairly well know that I kinda have a thing for fabric, I have a whole room full of it in fact. So many things about textiles rock my world, the colours, patterns and textures are just a feast for the senses, and of course there is the marvelous inherent potential that every piece of…

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10 Things to do in Dubai for 10 Dirhams or Less mypoppet.com.au

10 Things to do in Dubai for 10 Dirhams or Less

Dubai has a reputation for being a playground for the rich and famous; boasting the world’s only 7 star hotel and more luxury cars than you can poke a stick at, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you need to take out a second mortgage to holiday here. There is no denying that this city does a fantastic job of…

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notting hill portobello road

A Day Out in London – Portobello Road, Notting Hill

Notting Hill, famous for it’s market on Portobello road, colourful houses and many movie appearances where it plays a strong supporting roll. If you’ve seen the movies Notting Hill, About A Boy, Sliding Doors, Love Actually and Paddington, you’ll get a strong sense of déjà vu, like you’ve possibly been here before. It was our last Sunday in London and…

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A Day out at Columbia rd FLower Market London - Travel Guide MyPoppet.com.au

A Day Out in London – Columbia Road Flower Market

If you ever find yourself in London on a Sunday, I’d highly recommend a visit to the Columbia rd Flower Market. We spent a delightful morning there on our recent trip to London and it was one of the highlights of our visit. It was a lovely sunny morning and we headed off early to avoid the crowds, at 9am,…

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A weekend in sydney travel guide Things to Do

Winter Weekend Away in Sydney – A Mini Travel Guide

When it comes to weekend winter escapes, Sydney should be on your radar. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking to spend some fun family time with the kids, or enjoy it with a group of friends and leave the kids at home. “Thanks to Destination NSW, Qantas and Rydges” I was lucky to be invited up for…

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A traveller's guide to japanese toilets

A Traveller’s Guide to Japanese Toilets

Travelling is awesome, all the big stuff like, trying different food, seeing the sights, trying to communicate with the locals, it’s challenging and makes life feel like an adventure. But sometimes it’s the little things that you normally take for granted, that really make you realise that you are far from home. Take the humble toilet for example, we’ve all…

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