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The best coffee in Brooklyn

It’s no secret that my time in Melbourne turned me into a coffee snob. It's made me unable to enjoy a Starbuck's latte (there's so much milk! And no beautiful design on top!) and completely distrusting of the standard drip coffee. While I still drink...
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Five things I learned about Malaysian food

A few months ago, I could barely place Malaysia on a map, much less define its cuisine. I had never step foot in a Malaysian restaurant or dared to try the Malaysian drinks that Asian students in Melbourne seemed to love. The Malaysia Kitchen...
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Re-imagining your worst case scenario

What's the worst that could happen? One of the lessons that stuck with me from The Four-Hour Work Week was envisioning your worst-case scenario. Too often, we avoid change out of fear of the unknown. But if we rationally lay out our worst-case...
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Introduction to Malaysian cuisine

I fully admit that I’ve never been a rock star at geography. But even I was a little embarrassed when a group of Malaysian students joined my Alliance Francaise class in Nice, and I couldn’t even begin to tell you where Malaysia was. I did little...
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My obsession with Cheap Eats

My rules for living in Melbourne: never leave the house without sunglasses, an umbrella and a copy of Cheap Eats. The weather in the Victoria capital is notoriously fickle, with sunny skies turning stormy and vice versa in an instant. And...
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Skinny, strong and hot: the Melbourne coffee scene

If nothing else, Melbourne will turn you into a coffee snob. I've never been someone who "needs" a coffee in the morning: my mom doesn't drink caffeine, so I've always thought it's more of a mental block than an actual physical need. I did fall prey...
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My favorite restaurants in Nice

It’s easy to be fooled—and disappointed—by restaurants in Nice. Many cater to tourists, and feature overpriced, generic dishes and unenthusiastic staff. However, there are a few gems tucked away in the less-bustling streets and squares that highlight...
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Where to grab a drink in Nice

There is no shortage of places to grab a drink in Nice. Old Town is full of restaurants, cafés and bars to sip some wine, chug a beer or splurge on a cocktail. Nice doesn't have a huge club scene, but many of the bars offer live music on a daily or...
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The best tastes of Nice for a budget foodie

Any trip to France isn’t complete without a veritable culinary experience, preferably complete with wine and dessert. While Paris and Lyon have their share of Michelin-starred restaurants and world-famous patisseries, Nice is the perfect destination...
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Why I chose African over French cuisine

So my grand French foodie plan was to go to Marseille to taste its world-famous bouillabaisse, and then share its secrets. I’ve never tasted the classic French stew, and I figured it would be best to go to the source for the most authentic...
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