Nusa Lembogan

Finally I have had to resign myself to the fact that today I can only squeeze in a massage and snorkel at most. As Western though patterns and chasing leaving my body, so does stress. I feel myself decompressing like a tension chamber that has become unaccustomed to it’s own internal pressure – in actual…

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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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Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium, is a newish stadium in the CBD of Melbourne. It is home to sporting events, namely AFL and Rugby Union and entertainment concerts. On this night I went to watch Hawthorn’s last game of the season. I was so glad I flew down to watch them play. Etihad has a real vibe. On…

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The Bangalow Food Festival

Bangalow is a funky town twenty minutes inland from Byron Bay. It’s also reasonably close to the Gold Coast and a day trip is easy. Bangalow has a many festivals, markets and events and is worth visiting. Last minute we decide to head to the Bangalow Food Festival. With no expectations of the festival, we…

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The Seeds of Life

On my first trip to Bali I was honoured enough to interview the knowledgeable and food leader Ben Richards. Byron Bay Ex pat living in Bali for many years, Ben has been a big part of the raw food movement. His philosophies around health, mindful eating and eating plants are sensational. He has a cafe…

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Binna Burra Gold Coast Hinterland

There’s something very Ned Kelly about Binna Burra and the Gold Coast Hinterland. I am always surprised more people don’t visit as it is so close to the coast and yet, offers a totally different perspective of Australiana. Green bush, misty fog, a cooler climate – it is actually like leaving Queensland for the day…

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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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The Lawn

Reclining back, watching the last of another magic Balinese day, I giggle at the outlook of The Lawn. It is like a piece of Seminyak in Canggu. A little piece of glamour in the surf village.  I don’t mind it for a change but I know it wont’ become my local. I am still an…

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Bamboo Charcoal Burgers!

There are so many awesome eateries in Canggu, Bali so that eating burgers hasn’t really been high on my agenda. However … this time round I decide to check out two burger places; Warung Cucu and Burgerz across the road. Both are located not far up the road (Jalan Batu Bolong) from Old Man’s pub.…

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Cafe Vida Canggu Bali

WOW! Another incredible organic and local produce restaurant in Canggu and definitely worth a visit. Really impressed with the menu and food. I had some badass salad called “The Healthy Bowl” This is what was included: 5 grain mix: millet, buckwheat, quinoa, sorghum, amaranth, sauteed seasonal greens, cheery tomatoes, house made beans, marinated tempeh, red…

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