From Mexico City to Nova Scotia, and Arizona to China – it’s time we took another little flitter (I made that up) across the web to see what adventure goodness we can find…
TRAVEL – When I was 21, I spent a year in Canada. I was on my way to New York City on September 11, 2001. Yup. We were in Toronto and heading via Niagara Falls to NYC when the World Trade Buildings were hit, which saw us get stranded (poor us) in Canada for 3 weeks. I should tell that story here in more detail at some stage, but what happened was we were left to travel more of the East Coast of Canada than planned. We went as far as Newfoundland via a road-trip on the Cabot Trail. I was delighted to see the beautiful blog This is the Place I Was Telling You About do a piece on the Cabot Trail of Nova Scotia, which stretches up to Cape Breton. Check out their beautiful photos HERE.
STAY – So, friends, who’s keen to rest your weary eyeballs in one of the new Muji hotels? The first of a series of Muji Hotels is set to open on 18th January in Shenzen in China, which is part of a multi-floor building with 79 hotel rooms, a two-floor Muji store and a Muji restaurant. The Beijing outpost will open in March, followed by Ginza in Japan in Spring. I’m super keen to stay in one of these minimalist rooms. One day I might have a bedroom that chill, one day…more details can be found HERE.
TRAVEL – I have a blog crush on Our Wild Abandon. It’s written by two American girls Jill and Kyla who sold everything and travel around (North America mainly) in a refurbished trailer. I especially love this post on their journey through Arizona and Utah, recounting tales of a harassing raccoon, dumpster diving, roadside elk and Monument Valley. Read the post I Just Kept Runnin’
TRAVEL/TASTE – If you missed my posts A Short Guide to Copenhagen, Hotel SP34 or the one of PapirØen Street Food, you could be mistaken for thinking I’m not obsessed with Denmark’s capital. And one of my main arteries into the wonderful land of pastries and bicycles is the must-bookmark Scandinavia Standard, run by two lovely Aussie gals, including Freya McOmish who I interviewed on my Bondi Beach Radio show (and randomly bumped into at Roskilde Festival) and Rebecca Thandi Norman, who wrote this delicious little piece you should definitely check out Best of 2017: New Restaurants, Cafes and Bars in Copenhagen.
GUIDE – I think I may have gone a little Mex loco after watching the fabulous Pixar/Disney production Coco over the break. So, I loved seeing that one of my fave travel sites Roads & Kingdoms has a guide to Mexico City, including a soundtrack of classic Mexican tunes, places to eat and stay, as well as turning some of their usual journalistic flair to an interesting read about mezcal. Check it out here. They also have guides to other locations like Tokyo and Beirut as well!
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Oh, and if you haven’t already, go and see Coco!