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Santiago de Chile: one helluva stop-over

After such an amazing month in Colombia our plan of stopping over in Santiago was more about breaking up the long haul flights home to Australia than really getting time to explore anywhere new. Within a couple of hours in the capital we could tell that we had totally misjudged the appeal of the city. With a looming mountain vista, a […]


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Poking around Parap Markets

For a small city by Australian standards, Darwin has an unusually dense mix of people from many different cultures and countries. Nowhere does that feel more apparent than at a local food and produce market. In fact if I half closed my eyes, breathed in the cooking smells and listened to the banter, Parap Markets felt […]


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Seafood gazing at Jimbaran Bay

First stop in Bali – we needed a place close to the airport for our midnight arrival, preferably near the beach and preferably cheap. Come on down Jimbaran Bay! The biggest attraction for us being that the area boasts the best seafood in Bali. While Andres slept off his recent lengthy night shifts I took an early morning […]


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How to make seafood paella

 With family visitors staying with us in Byron Bay for a week, we thought it only right to break out the decadence. So Andres kicked off the cooking with a dish that fuses spicy Latin style with good Australian seafood – Paella. This is how you make it – in pictures. Enjoy! Social media whore […]


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Farmers Markets – Byron Bay style

It’s no secret that the Byron Bay region is home to a lot of health conscious, peace loving, preferably organic eating folk. So every Thursday in town the good farmers and their faithful patrons gather to share the best of the in season gifts from the land. It’s a pleasure to shop there. You’ll find […]


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Following our stomach around the markets of Melbourne

One of the nicest things about a city visit to Melbourne has to be the abundance of shopping choices. But for me, as a woman who is not in to aimless wandering for clothes, preferring a good poke around an outdoor food or art market, Melbourne certainly delivers. There’s something about open air stalls, dealing […]


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A taste of Straddie

North Stradbroke Island or Straddie as it’s affectionately known, is a spectacular place. Close to Brisbane, the island has the magical ability of making you feel far away as soon as the boat chugs away from the shore. Winter or Summer the island is stunning. With wild coastline, beaches that can only be accessed by […]


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Sunset worshipping from Mindel Beach Markets

Speak to any local from Darwin and they’ll tell you a visit to the Top End isn’t very thorough without a stop at Mindel Beach Sunset Market. Sure, there are plenty of places in the world with great sunset views; but Mindel is definitely special. So special in fact that watching everyone watching can be […]


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Homage to one of Australia’s fondest drinks – Beer

The other night Andres and I had the pleasure of eating with good friends – one being a chef of fancy proportions, home on a flying visit and eager to get stuck in to the kitchen. And like most men reunited with familiar home comforts, Chef Andy thought a beer matched feast was in order. […]


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Australia’s obsession with tea

The other day I was involved in a celebration and exhibition at the State Library of Queensland based on the sheer passion Australian’s have about drinking tea. It made me sentimental for the ‘brew’ I grew up sipping with my English born grandmothers. I realised, like a lot of Aussies, that we are closely linked […]


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