Dubai International Airport and a Hot Chocolate at Cafe Chocolate, Dubai, UAE

Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest airport when it comes to international passengers. It is a stop off point for many going from Australia to…well anywhere in that direction really. Flying in from Perth the view out of the window is of sand, lots and lots of sand. The sky is a perfect blue but the space between the sky and the sand is hazy and dusty After a while there are a few light coloured boxes that appear, houses, buildings some with impossibly green yards. Soon the sand has been replaced with what looks from above to be [...]

2017-11-21T01:51:17+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Dubai, Middle East, UAE|

Lots of Money and a Hot Chocolate at Sprungli, Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich was founded by the Romans. Here they collected taxes from everyone who came by so it really has always been about money. Today there are 250 banks in Zurich and many of them are based around Paradplatz. To accompany the banks are many stores where you can spend all the money from the banks: luxury watches, shoes, bags, suits. But this area wasn’t always been so expensive. What is now a meeting place of banks and trams used to be a pig market. When the pigs left and the bankers came in, they weren’t so impressed with the name [...]

2017-11-15T05:02:29+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Switzerland, Zurich|

A Hot Chocolate at Lune, Melbourne, Australia

Lune is truly a thing of beauty and I am by far not the only one that thinks so. This blog post will be added to the dozens of posts published a day by various kinds of media in Australia expressing admiration for this relatively new business. But it is all well deserved and they reward our praise with more of what made them deserve praise in the first place: croissants. But no, these aren’t just croissants. I lived in Paris for many years and ate more pain au chocolate that I could ever count. This is Melbourne’s version. They [...]

2017-10-03T01:28:28+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|AUSTRALASIA, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria|

A Hot Chocolate at Churros, Queen Victoria Night Market, Melbourne, Australia

I don’t have a poker face. Definitely not when it comes to hot chocolates, but cities as well. So it should be very obvious to you all already how much I love Melbourne. I don’t think there is any city in the world like Melbourne, and I have been to many of the great ones. Not only does it have the best hot chocolates), but it is just all round fantastic. Just come here and if you are already here, pat yourself on the back and thank the hot chocolate gods. Ok, so the reason I’ve gone on this little [...]

2017-09-25T13:15:43+00:00 September 25th, 2017|AUSTRALASIA, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria|

A Hot Chocolate at Dex2Rose, Melbourne, Australia

Dark and dingy laneways are usually a pretty strong signal to stay away. But take a second look, especially if you are in Melbourne. Some of the best nightclubs, jazz bars, even restaurants I have been to are hidden at the end of so called dingy laneways (places you would like too, nothing scary I assure you!). And I found a new gem at the end of a new dark lane, and this one doesn’t sell alcohol or play loud music but they are open just as late. So turn at the laneway with the graffiti piece that has two [...]

2017-09-18T14:09:09+00:00 September 18th, 2017|AUSTRALASIA, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria|

Union Square and a Hot Chocolate at Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate, New York, USA

I love wandering around Union Square. Just a stone’s throw away from the craziness of Times Square, Union Square is the opposite. On one side the New York Public Library stands majestically and silently. On the other side is a beautiful green space with a large area of grass to set yourself down on, or many chairs around the site where you can set up and spend the day. There are ping pong tables, an outdoor library with books and newspapers you can read for free, concerts in the summer, stands to buy coffee. It is a little pocket of [...]

2017-09-12T05:57:15+00:00 September 12th, 2017|New York, New York City, USA|

Hot Chocolate and lots of Alpacas at Bibble and Sip, New York, USA

In the heart of the theatre district, nestled between The Gershwin theatre where the musical Wicked is showing and an Irish pub, is small but mighty Bibble and Sip. If you didn’t know it was here you would likely not find it (I guess that applies to almost everything in busy Manhattan). But I knew it was here and I knew that they had a hot chocolate I wanted to try. What I didn’t realize what that they also gave me my yearly dose of Alpacas which, to be honest, I never realized I needed until I was immersed in [...]

2017-09-05T06:13:51+00:00 September 5th, 2017|New York, New York City, NORTH AMERICA, USA|
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