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…

Vietnam : Oi! Hanoi!

April 19th, 2015

When I was asked to escort 28 people through Vietnam, I never really thought about the country, but spent most of my time thinking about the food – typical! So I really wasn’t prepared for the sight of 1000’s of motorbikes, cars, pushbikes, people and our laborious bus, weaving through traffic, having arrived in chaotic, exotic…

Last Day Of The Season : Whitebait

December 3rd, 2014

Oooh I’ve never been Whitebaiting before and was invited to the mouth of the Hurunui to catch my own, how friggin exciting.  So me and a good mate of mine, Julie went with gum boots, long johns, hair ties and high expectations for the last day of the season. We met our glorious hosts Woody,…

The Breeze – Jamaican BBQ

November 17th, 2014

The Breeze - Jamaican BBQ Youtube Video

Jax was in Auckland recently, hanging out with the team from The Breeze and cooking up a BBQ to remember for one of their lucky listener’s – Jax, The Breeze and Alfa One Spray Oil… What a combo!