Joseph Ellis

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Tastes of Two Regions in Canberra

by Joseph Ellis July 7, 2017

Canberra’s sunny winters, Italian wines and fine food… have we got your attention? The Tastes of Two Regions will be coming to town from 11 to 13 August 2017—bringing the wine and food of two magnificent regions, King Valley and Rutherglen. Located side by side in North East Victoria, these two regions are known for innovative wine styles and excellent […]

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ACT Multicultural Awards – Travel and Beyond wins the Media Award in Canberra

by Joseph Ellis December 22, 2016

I was stunned to hear the announcement. “The Media Award goes to Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis.” As we walked up to receive our awards from the Minister of Multicultural Affairs, Rachel Stephen-Smith, my mind was blank and Rosemarie’s eyes were a mixture of joy and disbelief. I think we were both simply awestruck. The winners in the other categories […]

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Canberra Lindt Chocolate Shop

by Joseph Ellis August 11, 2016

Lindt & Sprüngli will be opening their first retail store in Canberra on Friday, 26 August 2016 at 10am. The Canberra Lindt Chocolate Shop will feature its wide range of premium chocolate products, with many exclusive varieties including the largest selection of Lindor balls in Australia and drinks for Lindt chocolate lovers to enjoy. The shop opening will be celebrated […]

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Shangri-La Hotel Singapore – A Review

by Joseph Ellis July 13, 2016

James Hilton a British novelist describes Shangri-La as a mystical place filled with beauty and harmony. A paradise on earth filed with happiness and isolated from the outside world. Pause for a moment and muse on the word Shangri-La. Does it not evoke some vivid imagery of the exotic Orient? My own fascination of Shangri-La Hotel Singapore started in 1990 […]

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Daana Indian Food in Canberra

by Joseph Ellis November 17, 2015

Daana Indian Food in Canberra My quest for a quick Indian food fix in Canberra has ended with the discovery of Daana. This eatery located at 83 Theodore Street, Curtin (previously at Canberra’s Westside Acton Park) is currently right on top of my favourite Indian food picks. Lately I have been haunting this food joint at every given opportunity. It’s […]

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Christmas Getaways in South Australia

by Joseph Ellis September 8, 2015

Christmas is just around the corner. Have you got a trip planned? There’s something unique about Christmas in a small town, I’d say. Here are some ideas for Christmas getaways in South Australia – known as the wine and seafood capital of Australia. Cozy Christmas Brace yourself! Christmas is coming! Ever thought of spending the occasion in a small, cozy […]

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One of a Kind Apartments – A Canberra Getaway

by Joseph Ellis August 2, 2015

On a tranquil street in the wooded suburb of Dickson, One of a Kind Apartments was to be our weekend getaway spot. Located a mere ten-minute drive from the Canberra city centre, these apartments are a perfect choice for staycations and short-term accommodations. We recount our two-night staycation experience through this narrative… It was a typical winter evening in Canberra […]

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Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate – A Food Journey Like No Other

by Joseph Ellis May 3, 2015

  Text by Joseph Ellis | Photos by Rosemarie John It was a chilly autumn day, a Wednesday to be precise. The periwinkle clouds were low, the sky was in a shade of steel blue and we were heading to dinner at Farmhouse Restaurant on Pialligo Estate. Rosemarie had just picked me up from work and as I punched in […]

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Great Deals for Legoland Malaysia from BusOnlineTicket.com

by Joseph Ellis March 9, 2015

Sponsored Post Who does not like discounts and offers when traveling? Offers make traveling even more exciting, especially when you are traveling with your family and little kids. If you are planning to take your little ones to Legoland Malaysia, here is your chance to get great deals for day trips for your visit through the BusOnlineTicket website, with two […]

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A Night at the Sapporo Beer Garden

by Joseph Ellis March 8, 2015

“You must try the Genghis Khan,” exclaimed our trusty guide when we informed her that we would spend two nights in Sapporo. Genghis Khan, why him? I said chuckling to myself. What has the great Mongolian got to do with Japan? Well, tales of how he cooked his food seem to have influenced a dish best served with cold beer. […]

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