A foodie’s guide to Ubud

Or how I grew my love handles in Ubud My friend had to leave Australia to apply for her working holiday visa overseas, and me being the awesome friend I am decided to tag along. We wanted to visit a cheap place, and the idea of Bali came through. Two chefs released in the heart of Bali and the product was an impromptu foodie journey where flavors were tried, and kilos were gained. I am sitting right now with my […]

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Seven steps to follow when you lose your passport

I will start this by saying; please don’t plan on losing your passport. It is not ideal. However, life happens. We make mistakes, and life must go on.   My story is so silly that you won’t believe how much I regret it. I just put my passport in a very unsafe place on the day I was planning to tick most of my Japanese checklist in both Kyoto and Osaka. But I lived to tell the story, and you […]

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Cape Trib & Daintree Rainforest – Epilogue

We returned to our hostel from the refreshing Emmagen Creek in the middle of the Rainforest. It had limited lighting at night and no modern commodities. We relaxed by a fireplace far enough from the beach to feel safe but close enough to hear the sway of the waves. The sky filled with stars and the locals told us stories of the times they have encountered crocodiles, cassowaries, emus and kangaroos in their daily routines.  The next day, Aline, my […]

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Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest – Part II

They left us to ourselves After arriving in Cape Tribulation, my new German girlfriend and I were dropped at our hostel. Peter says: Girls, I will see you tomorrow, have fun! We look at each other puzzled. What were we supposed to do in the middle of the rainforest for twenty-four hours on our own? Around midday, we checked in at Cape Trib Beach House. Luckily there was plenty to do. We were restricted by two factors though. We had […]

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Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest I

Less than a week in North Queensland and I am ready to embark on adventure number three: The town of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest; Or if you are familiar with Ozy’s habit of shortening every single word of the English vocabulary: Cape Trib and Dandee. I took a two day trip with Sightseeing Tours Australia for AUD$175. It included transportation to and from Cape Tribulation and one-night accommodation. Up and ready at 7 am I was picked up […]

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CAIRNtaSTIC WORLD II – Waterfalls

My second adventure in beautiful Cairns was wet, fun and unplanned, just like a waterfall is. After my Great Barrier Reef tour, I found out that one of the divers that I met at the boat was staying at my hostel. His very inviting smile and awesome vibe were enough for me to make it out of the comfort zone and dare to join him and his friends at his table. It happened to be Quiz Night at Mad Monkeys. We […]

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CAIRNtaStic world – Part 1 “The Great Barrier Reef”

My East Coast trip started in beautiful Cairns. And Cairns began with the Great Barrier Reef. I decided to go on a trip, a little bit escaping from mundane, a little bit looking some closure for a significant period in my life. I had a friend that traveled to the Australian East Coast with her boyfriend, and she said it was the best time of her life so far. So a lazy afternoon I booked my tickets and decided to […]

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Attica – My first fine dinning experience

They say a restaurant experience starts once you walk-in to a venue, others say that it begins when you first book your table and others would argue that it is once you hear of a restaurant for the first time. I am a firm believer of the latter. My Attica experience started a couple of years ago when I arrived in Australia, and my teachers and cook colleagues would talk about a place where chefs run their garden, prepare elegant […]

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Oh! Saka… 5 things to see in the Osaka Precint

After a wonderful ski trip in snowy Hakuba we headed to Osaka, via Tokyo and the JR Train Pass. Osaka is the second major city of Japan after the marvelous and eclectic Tokyo, and it is well known for its nightlife, incredible seafood and historical sites relevant to Japan’s history. Here are five things that you would not want to miss in this amazing city.   Osaka Castle Park  Curiously the Osaka Castle has been built and destroyed several times […]

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The Botanist Kirribilli – Sydney

  In a quiet corner of the suave suburb of Kirribilli lies a picturesque precinct that would humour all nature lover foodies. The botanist is not your typical restaurant; it has the relaxed atmosphere of a café and the chicness of a cocktail bar. As I walk-in the feeling of being in a modern-day apothecary shop mesmerizes my eyes. We are greeted with a laid-back joy by the host and we are suggested the banquet options that range between AUD$35 […]

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