Bound for South Australia

by Saturday, September 29, 2018

I am a bit biased, but regional South Australia is among the best destinations to visit. So many of our regions are on people’s bucket lists – I’m lucky to have these experiences in my backyard, from cage diving with the Great White Sharks on the Eyre Peninsula, to the best wine regions and the ...

Travel is not a privilege

by Friday, September 28, 2018

How is the week treating you? For those of you with school children currently on holidays, my wish for you is that you’re coping. I’m willing you through with 'emotional Panadol', via this Newsletter. For the rest of you, know that I’m always wishing you the best. I wanted to share a conversation I had this week ...

Don’t flick away – hear me out

by Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Have you been on a business trip to Asia? I have and I had to learn the hard way about negotiating my way through cultures and customs I had no idea about. So, upfront this week, I'm pleased to be able to help, via our Q&A, at least one of you avoid the pitfalls I experienced. Thank you ...

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Guangzhou? Yes, mm goi!

by Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Josh Zhu has held the title of Chief Concierge at Mandarin Oriental in Guangzhou since 2015. Guangzhou (广州; Gwóngjāu in Cantonese, Guǎngzhōu in Mandarin, Canton in English) is a sprawling, port city northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River, in southern China. Home to 12 million people, it's China's third biggest city, after Beijing and ...