Take it slow in Slovakia, don’t be a brat in Bratislava

Walk slow and absorb the picturesque views of 18th century rococo buildings in pastel colors, with the backdrop of castles, then sip a cup of hot cocoa at a street corner cafe. Welcome to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Text and Photos by Jennifer Ellson The best thing to do in this capital city, and […]

Goin’ bananas in Asia

When it comes to desserts, Southeast Asia has gone bananas! Text and Photo by Jennifer Ellson Gallivanting around Southeast Asia has taught me that despite their different languages, religions and cultures, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and most Asian countries near the equator share this common trait: they love their dolce banana!

New York: Eat & Run in the City

Move over Jamie Oliver and Wolfgang Puck, for here comes New York’s elite street food cart vendors to give the celebrity chefs a run for their money. Text and Photos by Jennifer Ellson | Additional photos by Zach Brooks (Originally published in Food & Travel Singapore) Who says the finest food is only served à […]

Where in the world is this nudist beach?

Where in the world is this wilderness-like, clothing-optional beach featuring 7 km of sandy stretches of naked beauty? Where women enjoy long… uhm… walks, and where men gets wowed by both small and nice big … waves. Text and Photos by Jennifer Ellson Everybody’s welcome at the Wreck Beach: small, medium, large, natural or enhanced. […]

Where in the world is the real X-Men and Luthor Mansion?

Where in the world is this castle?

Where can you find the Hatley Castle, which you might recognize as Xavier Institute/Professor X’s mansion in X-men films, or the Luthor Mansion on the hit TV show Smallville?

Clue: It is where you can have the classic afternoon tea at the iconic The Empress. It is also home to the second oldest Chinatown in North America – dimsum, anyone?

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Munich’s B&B: Beers & BMWs

Ah, what is there to talk about Munich – the land of BMW and Oktoberfest – other than their prized car and ‘liquid gold’, beer? Text and Photos by Jennifer Ellson The city of München, Munich’s native name, is known for two things: B&Bs, and not of the bed & breakfast variety. If you didn’t […]

Where in the world is this tower?

Where in the world is this tower?

Where in the world is this pretty red tower, which is a founding member of the World Federation of Great Towers, along with the Eiffel Tower and others?

Clue: it is the home of the famous annual rodeo festival, the ‘Stampede’, and host to the 1988 Winter Olympics. The city is also famous for its world-class steaks.

The king of crabs

Next time you order the world famous Singapore chilli and pepper crab, be sure to ask for the Alaskan king crab, if available. Text and Photo by Jennifer Ellson Most restaurants serve the famous Singapore pepper or chilli crab dish using Sri Lankan crab (also called scylla or mud crab), which is actually pretty good. But […]

Montreal, c’est magnifique!

It’s very easy to fall in love with Montreal. The city has a certain je-ne-sais-quoi charm to it. Its joie-de-vivre is contagious and ooh-la-la captivating. Text by Jennifer Ellson I Photos by Amorvida Muyrong & Tourisme Montréal  (Originally published in Food & Travel Singapore) Montreal’s natural beauty is a sure turn on for both locals and visitors. Some call it la belle […]