52 Weekend Microadventures to try from Perth

In the spirit of new experiences, the running theme for this list is outdoors, nature, wildlife and positive challenges. Also, a few coffee breaks slipped in for good measure.  52 outdoor activities and micro adventures to try from Perth, so that is one every weekend for an entire year. A little trip may give you the same happiness and satisfaction as a longer one, the mental challenge refreshing your mind and all ...

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Best Long Black Coffee in Perth

Earlier this year I switched to drinking long black coffee. This style of coffee is an espresso poured on top of the water, filling a cup. Yes, it’s long and it’s black. I love it. Enjoying a strong bodied long black in cafes can be a hit and miss around Perth. Milk tends to be helpful at masking bitter or over extracted beans by sweetening the overall taste. Fresh quality coffee beans and ...

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Come and find me…at Donnelly River Holiday Village

Completing a small section of the Munda Biddi last year, Donnelly River Village became our start and finish, where we spent a night in between preparing and recovering from the bike journey. You can catch those posts here and here. We had such an awesome break in the old mill town that we decided to book a return. Not your typical white robe, pool or spa type of holiday. Donnelly River Village ...

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Camping at Sandy Cape Western Australia

With no work scheduled for the weekend and wanting the feeling of disconnection from the daily grind, we packed up the car, leaving the cat with a big bowl of biscuits and headed North of Perth to camp on the beach for the night.  Jurien Bay is the furtherest north we’ve been, so it was a bit of a new experience for us to drive towards what is widely known as W.A's ...

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Tips for a Road Trip to Albany

We recently traveled to Albany for a couple of days in the Porongurup range. To reach Albany the options are -  fly, drive or public transport (TransWA). Driving is probably the most most common method as to explore the area you do need a car. It is almost a 5 hour drive south of Perth, Albany Highway from Perth will indeed take you all the way to Albany! We encountered quite a ...

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Little Bird Cafe, Northbridge

The oh-so satisfying journey from discovery to desire to dining to satisfaction. This kind of sums up the experience at The Little Bird Cafe in Northbridge earlier this morning. We had initially set out on the bicycles destined for East Perth however passing through Northbridge and stumbling across the Lake Street positioned café we were allured in by the sign - coffee! As we approached the counter I immediately noticed the tempting ...

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Communal Bathing in Nozawa Onsen

In the Japanese ski town of Nozawa Onsen one of the popular activities to do after a day in the mountains is to soak in an onsen. The island of Japan has quite a bit of geothermal activity going on below the ground and in some regions hot mineral rich water is released to form a natural onsen, also known as a hot spring. Ski field in Nozawa Onsen Communal bathing has been a ...

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Sushi Master experience at Hamachozushi

The final days of the ski season and the small Japanese mountain village is gaining back some of its normality. In the cold evening we walk up a deserted slope from our ryokan towards a warmly lit door, plastic sushi samples sit in the dusty window illustrating the menu for foreigners. Gradually sliding open the shoji door reveals a one room restaurant of traditional Japanese style floor seating and a bar. ...

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Aiguille du Midi + Mont Blanc, Chamonix

Two young men, Michel-Gabriel Paccard & Jaques Balmat were the first to successfully reach the summit of Mont Blanc in 1786 and ever since mountaineers strive to transcend the mountain 4,810 metres above sea level in an environment where extreme climate conditions prevail. This morning we were taking two cable cars from the French town of Chamonix to Aiguille du Midi, a nearby summit with a great vantage point to the ...

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Waffle Iron Review and Recipe

Waffles, they are versatile dessert or snack easily found throughout the world. The difference from country to country can be the recipe and appearance of the waffle, the texture and taste can also vary too. Liege Waffles, Brussels Waffles, Belgium Waffles, Stroopwaffles, Scandinavian Waffles and Hong Kong Waffles are a just a few varieties around the place. In Amsterdam I discovered in a few places the waffles were premade, ready to go ...

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