Cafes, Restaurants and Dining in Perth, Western Australia.

Borneo Day 6

Borneo Day 6

Aug 4, 2013

Up at about 7.30 for breakfast before heading off on a nature walk. Was interesting to see different plants and animals. Best thing was seeing a viper consume a lizard. We interviewed the viper who told us that it is like eating chicken but it does not go down as easily. Our tour guide was very quiet so we...

Borneo Day 5

Borneo Day 5

Aug 3, 2013

Yesterday we met up with the GM from Le Medirean hotel who suggested we have the special breakfast and that is what we have done this morning. Tried to burn a few kilos off at the gym first and then into breakfast before checking out. We started with coffee. I had a latte and I must say that it was very...

Borneo Day 4

Borneo Day 4

Aug 1, 2013

In the early 1800′s in the town of Donggongon, the British introduced a peace day where head hunters could not kill anyone. As a result a market was set up every Thursday. Today we are visiting this market. One of the special things about these markets is that much of the produce is from the Jungle....

Borneo Day 3

Borneo Day 3

Aug 1, 2013

Today has been a simpler day with a 9.15am start before boarding the steam train at North Borneo Railway Station. In 1903 the British built a railway line and in 1914 a steam train started to transport British soldiers through Borneo. Today tourists can journey on the train for fun to experience what it was...

Borneo Day 2

Borneo Day 2

Jul 31, 2013

Shopping for a cooking class was very interesting to see all the different cooking ingredients. Some I have seen before and others I have never seen. Coconut is huge here and the locals have several hundred uses for them from using its oil, as a drink, in cooking and so much more. I went into the fish...

Borneo Day 1

Borneo Day 1

Jul 30, 2013

We arrived at Perth International Airport at 9pm for a 12.45 departure. The plane was delayed so we had a chance to spend some time in the Malaysia Airline Lounge. It was a pretty small lounge but the service was good and the bar was adequate but the selection of food was limited. To get access you need to...

Tours From Sydney

Tours From Sydney

Apr 17, 2013

What do you do when had a few days in Sydney, you’ve seen the Opera House, you’ve climbed the Bridge and you’ve been to Bondi beach? It’s time to get out and explore the rest of NSW on a Tour from Sydney. Within a short drive from the city there are many opportunities to experience...

Exploring North Island’s Wine Country

Exploring North Island’s Wine Country

Mar 5, 2013

New Zealand’s North Island is an incredibly scenic destination, and there is no end to the historical landmarks, museums, attractions and scenic vantage points that travellers can enjoy. There are also a number of wonderful wineries, vineyards and wine tasting tours available, and the best way to see...

The Inside Scoop on the Best Hostels in Western Australia

The Inside Scoop on the Best Hostels in Western Australia

Feb 28, 2013

Despite the fact that Perth has more than one million residents, an impressive cultural scene and wonderful historical landmarks and museums, it remains one of the most isolated capital cities in world. Perth, and much of Western Australia, is a great place to go for a budget holiday. Get the cheapest...

Picnics and Wine – The Perfect Match

Picnics and Wine – The Perfect Match

Feb 28, 2013

Picnics are something many people, and all ants, enjoy during the warmer months. Pack a lunch into a nice basket, spread out a blanket on a nice comfy patch of grass, and you have the perfect excuse to spend an afternoon under the warm sun with a good friend or loved one. Many of the best picnics include...

12 Great Things to Do in the Hunter Valley

12 Great Things to Do in the Hunter Valley

Dec 16, 2012

NSW’s Hunter Valley has a long and rich history and wide variety of things to do but the obvious place to start is in the wineries! So here’s a list of 12 great things to do in the Hunter Valley … 1) Visiting Cellar Doors. There are over 100 wineries in the Hunter Valley and virtually all...

A Wedding Photographer’s Secrets to Best Wedding Photos …

A Wedding Photographer’s Secrets to Best Wedding Photos …

Jan 11, 2012

Stewart Dawes speaks to Sydney Wedding Photographer Ronny Hendriks from RH-Photography about why bridal couples should take care in which photographer they chose for their wedding … What do you think are the most essential questions couples should ask their photographer? Well the most obvious one...

Malaysia: Day 4

Malaysia: Day 4

Dec 19, 2011

We were scheduled to go and visit the tranquil Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and the Butterfly Park on our last morning in Malaysia. Unfortunately, my stomach was giving me a bad time – I had decided on grabbing a late night snack from one of the many mamat stalls dotted around KL, and was starting to feel...

Malaysia Day 3

Malaysia Day 3

Dec 18, 2011

Today was the day of the trip I was most excited about, as we had been scheduled for a cooking class at the famous Rebung Restaurant. For those who don’t know, Rebung is the brainchild of Chef Ismail Ahmad, one of Malaysia’s most iconic celebrity chefs. Regarded as Malaysia’s Food Ambassador, Chef...

Malaysia: Day 2

Malaysia: Day 2

Dec 17, 2011

After an early rise and quick bite to eat, we set off to our next destination. We were scheduled to check out the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, situated about an hour and a half out of KL. On the way Ganesh (our incredibly knowledgeable driver) pointed out a massive statue depicting Lord Murugan...

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