Author: Justine de Jonge

Top Tips for Surviving the Australian Open

A day at the Australian Open can be a fun way to spend a summer’s day in Melbourne. The champions, the action and the energy all combine for a memorable tennis experience. Though, arriving courtside unprepared can mean the difference between having a grand slam…
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Jaipur, India: A City that’s Pretty in Pink

From Hawa Mahal to the lively bazaars, palaces and forts, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan in northern India, has everything a travel belle could imagine and more. Driving through Gopinath Marg Gate in the middle of Diwali is a feat in itself. The street is…

A Vegetarian Foodie Tour of Melbourne

A vegetarian in Melbourne Melbourne would have to be Australia’s most cosmopolitan and multicultural city and is famous for its wide breadth of cuisines. Streets and alleyways throughout Melbourne are crammed with eateries, restaurants, cafés and bakeries, all boasting a never-ending list of choices –…
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Udaipur, India: Venice of the East

The city of Udaipur lies in the state of Rajasthan in northwestern India. It's known as the City of Lakes to the locals and fondly regarded as the Venice of the East by visitors. Udaipur was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II and…
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Ways to Learn a Language before you Fly

Excitement is building. After thumbing your way through armfuls of travel magazines and tour brochures, and scouring the web, you've chosen your next destination. Now is when the trip really begins. Preparation is an unavoidable part of travelling and sometimes requires skillful planning. So, there's…

Melbourne for Free

Sites and experiences in Melbourne that are free Melbourne, the capital of Victoria in Australia, was voted the most livable city in the world for the second year running earlier this year. With its many local attractions, thriving art and music scene, café culture, multi-cultural cuisine and colorful history, Melbourne…

The 'Three Hots' of Chongqing, China

We touch down on the runway at Chongqing’s airport and I glimpse at a heavy haze that weighs the city down. We disembark, gather our luggage from a sluggish carousel and greet our transfer host, Leila. She announces herself with an effervescent smile and a…
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