Author - Rosemarie John

Travel and Beyond by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis portrays a kaleidoscope of all things travel related mixed with just the right dosage of history and culture.

Delightful Malaysian Food at Ho Jiak

Malaysian food has been on my mind lately, and not the kind I make myself, but the food from Ho Jiak instead. During these trying times, dinning out or interstate travel has not been an option, but with restrictions easing a little and restaurants opening their doors to a few number of patrons at a time, I find myself reminiscing my experience at one of...

Canberra Balloon Spectacular 2019

If you’ve been up super early these past few mornings, you would have caught the balloons either inflating or already taken to the skies. For those of you who slept in, check out these lovely shots of the Canberra Balloon Spectacular 2019 from Bhaumik Bumia. An auditor by day (and sometimes by night), Bhaumik loves spending time with his daughters playing in the...

A quick guide to Canggu

Canggu, once a sleepy fishing village, is now one of Bali’s most desirable holiday destinations. This quick guide to Canggu will help build ideas for your next island getaway! Nestled between beautiful green paddy fields, black sand beaches and all the excitement of nearby Seminyak and Legian, Canggu offers the best of both worlds, a laidback ambience in a still...

Tulip Top Gardens and the colours of spring

Dutch pancakes amidst tulips and flowering trees was a wonderful way to spend a day out in the lovely warm sun and cool breeze of springtime. Soaking in the beauty of Tulip Top Gardens, a 20-minute drive north of Canberra, was just what we needed after a hard work week. Well, depending on where exactly you live in Canberra, the time it takes you to reach this private...

Handel in the Theatre

Anyone who thinks baroque opera is irrelevant will have their views challenged at Handel in the Theatre coming to the Canberra Playhouse this September. Directed by Caroline Stacey, Susanna is an intense, thought-provoking opera about a husband who goes away, a wife who is left vulnerable, and two men who see an opportunity. “While it was written over 250 years...