• Disney,  Featured,  Florida,  Travel

    Breakfast at Be Our Guest – a Walt Disney World Orlando restaurant

    At 8am, whilst queuing outside the Magic Kingdom, patiently waiting to get in (in July, if you don’t go early -> LOL) I noticed people were bypassing the queue, looking decidedly smug and getting into the park. There were no magic hours scheduled for today? What powers did these people have? Were they celebrities? Or Disney’s grandchildren? No — it turns out that they were savvy enough to make breakfast reservations and thanks to their smarts, could skip the lines, enjoy a sit-down breakfast and then swan about the park at their leisure. Very few people know about this tip. Obviously breakfast was booked at “Be Our Guest” — the…

  • America,  Featured,  New York,  Travel

    New York | Great coffee spots

    After living New York for 3 weeks, I’ve drunk enough coffee to float a fleet of small, yet very practical boats to China. New York is home to the finest coffee in the world, yet surprisingly it also plays host to some of the worst coffee in the known universe. Thanks to Yelp, help from a few locals and trial and error, I found some great spots that you should try. 1. Ninth Street Espresso Bar There are 4 Ninth Street Espresso Bars in New York city, and we chose to visit the one tucked away in the Chelsea Market (another experience for another post). Ninth Street is the first speciality coffee spot…

  • America,  New York,  Travel

    New York | Brooklyn day trip

    Whilst visiting New York, I lucked out and got the opportunity to cat-sit for friends who stayed in the financial district. That week, New York offered up a snow-free, sunny day and I decided to take a stroll over to Brooklyn across the famous bridge. Despite being able to see the bridge the entire time, it took me 35 minutes to find the actual entrance. I accidentally walked up an off-ramp (thankfully quiet) and had to navigate some strange back alleys to get back on track.     Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn bridge is beautiful, awe-inspiring and like every other iconic, global landmark, now home to its own community of love…