Author - Joseph Ellis

A Night at the Sapporo Beer Garden

A Night at the Sapporo Beer Garden

“You must try the Genghis Khan,” exclaimed our trusty guide when we informed her that we would spend two nights in Sapporo. Genghis Khan, why him? I said chuckling to myself. What has the great Mongolian got to do with Japan? Well, tales of how he cooked his food seem to have influenced a dish best served with cold beer. So, on a wintry evening we decided to go about...

Sponsored Post: Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts

Sponsored Post: Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts

Sponsored videos As you all know, Rosemarie and I are foodies. And if you follow us on Instagram, you will know that, that is indeed a fact! With the launch of Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, our urge for an international food adventure has become stronger. Chef to Chef features acclaimed chef and host Sharone Hakman meeting with...

The Ruins of Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Photos

The Ruins of Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Photos

Three magnificent bell shaped stupas in white and grey stood firm under the blistering heat of the unforgiving Ayutthya weather. We walked around them, up their steep stairs and through their narrow passageways. They have stood the test of time even after it was destroyed and looted by Burmese conquerors in 1767. Wat Phra Si Sanphet now in ruins, was a Buddhist...

Stuff I Want – Our New Online Shop

Stuff I Want – Our New Online Shop

Travel and Beyond is excited to announce its first online shop called Stuff I Want. The dream behind this venture is to bring joy to any soul seeking to paint the canvas of their life with a dash of colour and style. And most of you who have known us through our musings on this blog would discover that the products that we have displayed on our Etsy Store share our...

Floriade 2014 – A Plethora of Vivid Colours

Floriade 2014 – A Plethora of Vivid Colours

The sun was shining brightly, the cool wind brushed our shoulders, the scent of jonquils and hyacinths filled the air, and the beautiful sight of tulips make spring the most beautiful season in Canberra. We were at the Floriade 2014, an annual celebration of spring showcasing one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park! These photos will give...

The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

This year has been a great year for our blog. We won several awards and even recently got nominated in the Top 10 Singapore Blog Awards 2014. But the Versatile Blogger Award is where you are nominated by your peers – and that’s something very special. Thank you Travel Notes & Beyond for selecting us! It is truly an honour to be in your list of...

Adventure Travel in Boracay – Philippines

Adventure Travel in Boracay – Philippines

And the adventure with SilkAir and Tourism Philippines continues… Rise and shine, it’s a good day to be alive. I woke up early to catch the sun rise, but realised I was on the wrong side of the island. Oh well, nothing like a hearty breakfast to get on with the day. I walked up to Star Lounge and found a delicious spread of both local and International cuisines...