Barangaroo Beauty

March 10, 2020
For those who travel frequently, hotels start to look and feel the same. Check-in, sleep, check-out. Convenience, consistency and price are the main determinants of a satisfactory stay. But what if a hotel could offer […]

What to see at the French Film Festival

March 5, 2020
Like all of France (and much of the world) the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival was forced to close. The post below was written before the enforced shutdown of all cinemas in Australia. March 4 […]

Japanese adventure

March 2, 2020
Catching the train in Japan is unlike taking to the rails anywhere else on the planet. Rail travel is fast, comfortable and the trains run on time. East Japan Railway Company (JR East) is one […]

Bavarian Rhapsody

March 2, 2020
There is plenty to please even the most demanding traveller in Munich, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports.  Think Munich and you probably think beer, castles and football. Distinctively different to most of the rest of Germany, […]

Local cinemas this week

February 27, 2020
Two movies about troubled women from two talented Australian filmmakers. Both, in very different ways, point to our deeply disturbing times. Undertow Australian films hardly ever make much headway at the local box office, and […]

2020 French Film Festival giveaway

February 20, 2020
Making a welcome return, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is back in Sydney for the 31st time on March 10. It opens in other capital cities a day or two later, and will screen […]

Military Wives giveaway

February 20, 2020
The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo recruits A-listers Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan to lead this inspiring drama about the bravery of the women of war, and the power of the music that saved them. […]

Local cinemas this week

February 8, 2020
Two tales from distant days, both “vexing” in very different ways Emma. Leaving the horror of The Witch behind, here Anna Taylor-Joy plays Jane Austen’s most “difficult” heroine Emma Woodhouse – the incorrigible meddling matchmaker […]

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears giveaway

February 6, 2020
In her debut cinematic adventure, join detective-extraordinaire, the Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher, as she embarks on a globe-trotting romp of mystery and mayhem across the exotic 1920s deserts of the Negev, glamorous manor-house ballrooms, and the […]

Wine with Winsor

February 4, 2020
Some excellent wines for enjoying over the last days of summer Back in vogue  Yalumba 2019 Y Series Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon blanc is back in vogue with cooler regions of Australia leading the way. The Y […]
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