Hello! I'm Simon (29) working as a young professional in digital publishing.
I'm the foodie that my friends call on for the latest restaurant review and where to find the hidden bar. If you're visiting me in Melbourne, I'll be your personal urban concierge to many delicious and interesting places. I'll also be the person in the kitchen cooking for a dinner party and will try to feed you from the moment you walk in the door (trained by the best - Italian nonnas). If you stay at my place you'll probably also end up meeting other members of our gang (my girlfriend Sofia, my neighbour Paolo the Italian and many other interesting characters).
When I'm in my hometown of Melbourne (the most liveable city in the world!) I enjoy going for a bike ride along the river, reading my cookbook collection (and of course cooking up a storm), wandering around various food and craft markets, listening to NPR or podcasts from The Splendid Table, slurping on a big bowl of pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) and now addicted to Japanese ramen.
I'm lucky to travel internationally regularly and have so far visited some amazing locations around the world including France, Germany, Canada, USA, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Africa. My next trips are to the USA west coast (Feb 2015) and Bora Bora (2016).
When I travel, I can be found: eating chocolate, drinking classic cocktails, eating great food, catching up with friends over a cuppa, walking around exploring a city, trying out bike share systems and of course meeting the locals!