Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Cooking in Queenstown -My Fave Place!

June 10th, 2017

Food Jax Hamilton

I’ve cooked in some cool places, but this one took the biscuit, here in Queenstown,  cooking on a European fire pit called an Ofyr at minus 4 degrees, with the snow capped Remarkable mountains in the background.This different type of BBQ has a flat iron plate, you heat with wood and charcoal to the desired…

WOMAD the Wonderful.

March 2nd, 2017

Jax Hamilton, Taste The World Host, WOMADNZ

Every March, I have to pinch myself, as my flight takes me past  the summit of Mount Taranaki into New Plymouth for WOMADNZ … an international festival combining a World of Music and Dance. If you’ve never been, then let me tell you, you deserve to gift yourself this once in a lifetime event that will sooth…

Eat your way around vibrant Vietnam…

June 12th, 2015

Eat your way around vibrant Vietnam and enjoy the sensory delights this beautiful country offers you in abundance… I guarantee you will NEVER regret it! From recent blogs you will already know that during April I spent a glorious fourteen days co-hosting the ‘Culinary Delights of Vietnam’ tour with The Travel Club, Avenues Editor Yvonne…

Vietnam : The Markets

April 23rd, 2015

There is a saying in Vietnam ‘in our country we believe that your quality of life depends on how much you enjoy your food.  To be satisfied with our food is our top priority‘, and I total agree. Vietnamese cuisine can be described as 3 countries in one bowl, the North, Centre and South, each…

Halong Bay : The Beautiful.

April 21st, 2015

I’ve been to many, many places in my life, but nothing, absolutely nothing prepared me for the wonder of this magical place. The Vietnamese legend says the Dragon ascended in Hanoi and descended here amongst the limestone outcrops dotting the ocean….. incredible. Welcomed aboard, The Bhaya Classic II, with a song from the crew, up…