The Gabba and cricket

Affectionately known as the GABBA, the Brisbane Cricket ground,  home to the Brisbane Lions… is an iconic sporting field in Australia. On this night, my son and I are venturing to watch a short, newly introduced, cricket game. It’s called twenty twenty cricket (20 overs each team), or the BIG BASH LEAGUE. It is like…

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Moana Fish Eatery Canggu

I am unsure why I hadn’t got to visit this awesome little restaurant tucked away up Jl. Batu Bolong. Moana Fish Eatery has been around a while now. The menu is extensive – salads, sushimi, cooked fish and more. I have the grilled mahi mahi and it is delicious. Tender and cooked to perfection. The…

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Sweet Orange Warung

This eclectic warung/bar opened by Putu last year is set amongst the rice paddies in Ubud. You need to know the secret walk way beside Starbucks. The secret rice paddy walks connects lots of hotels up the road… It’s a leisurely walk and once you are on it, it’s easy to find Sweet Orange Warung.…

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Waiheke Island New Zealand

Situated 40 mins by ferry from Auckland is the lovely island of Waiheke. The population is about 9000 steady residents that swells to 45,000 in summer. The scalloped wind-protected bays are delightful and on a sunny day shimmer in the light. The ferries with Fullers leave pier 2 in Auckland Wharf every thirty minutes on…

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Salamanca Markets Tasmania

If you are booking a trip to Hobart, Tasmania, make sure you include a Saturday morning in Hobart and visit Salamanca Markets. A local iconic experience shared by millions over the years and a mainstay for locals. I remember growing up here (in Hobart), we used to frequent the markets every Saturday. It was a…

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Mona Art Gallery Hobart

Situated up the Derwent River, a twenty minute drive from the CBD of Hobart, is MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). It has only been opened since 2010 but I make sure I go there every visit. There is a solid collection of regular exhibits (the building has actually been built around several) and…

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Five things to do in Zurich

Zurich is one of the great cities of the world, boasting a modest population of 400,000 which swells each working day to 1.3million. I have travelled here a few times and find it very clean, surprisingly old and the people very friendly. It is a very business savvy city with many of the world’s largest…

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The Art’s Cafe Roma

This restaurant caught my eye as the perfect place to sit and paint one afternoon. The food is reasonably priced but with most restaurants with world notable views, there are premium prices for everything, including drinking water. But it is worth it. It is plum across from the Colosseum and for that reason alone worthy…

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5 Things you MUST do in Rome

Five Things you MUST do in Roma Roma as it is affectionately known to Europe is an incredible place and will require at least 3-4 full days of sightseeing and exploring…  Longer if you have the time and really want to enjoy the Roman lifestyle, of sleeping in, lazying around a piazza for lunch, exploring side…

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24 hours of FUN in London

24 Sights in 24 Hours in London If you haven’t been to London, you must! Over the years I have spent a couple of years all up, but is has been in 1-2 day short stays, or staying out of town and traveling in. There is always something to do, day or not. This trip…

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