Sherbert Cafe and Bakehouse

So it was a Saturday afternoon and after sleeping in we were in dire need for a wake up and the Sherbet Cafe and Bake Shop in Maylands was beckoning our names. This vintage cafe has a nice relaxed atmosphere and a very big line of loyal customers. We basked in the sun at the front of the shop whilst consuming rather large cupcakes and good coffee. We could of easily shared ...

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24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur + Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia is special place to me, having worked for a company with offices in Kuala Lumpur I have made some great friends over the years and along with that many wonderful memories. Apart from the obvious reasons of seeing my friends, overall Kuala Lumpur makes a great stop over city from Australia to Asia or vice versa. Be it for 12 hours or 48 hours. On a recent visit to ...

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Toodyay

In remembrance of my 2nd cousin whom we lost to skin cancer our family spent an evening in Toodyay where we went on a special bush walk in memory of  our dear Narelle.         Toodyay Holiday Park & Chalets 188 Racecourse Road Toodyay WA 6566  

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La Tour Eiffel

Our experience of La Tour Eiffel was not exactly what I was expecting. We visited it twice during our stay in Paris. The first was during the day where we were followed by hagglers trying to sell us china knock offs and scammers in the form of so called 'deaf girls'. Oh and the French army personal walking around with big guns was definitely not a romantic experience. We returned at ...

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Choux Café, Swanborne

Sometimes the best place for a traditional dessert is away from the city and today it was on a residential street in Swanbourne in the middle of two small stores; a patisserie named Choux Cafe. Choux Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch serving an array of exquisite French cakes, savoury pastries and breads including coffee and tea. All the foods are handmade every day at the Cafe and I definitely ...

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Our first Airbnb Experience!

Having returned from two airbnb.com stays in Europe (Paris & Berlin) I am delighted to say I will be booking my next holiday through the airbnb website again. The concept of airbnb is brilliant and I believe it did shape our holiday experience. We booked and paid the funds 6 months before our departure on their easy to navigate website. The reviews, pictures and Google maps definitely helped us in making the final ...

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Waffles in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the city of treating yourself in every way imaginable..... Scooting around Dam Square we found this bustling place and stopped by to eat some waffles and dutch Poffertjes, on holidays in Amsterdam we had the time to leisurely explore the city and try out new places. Metropolitan Deli is an all in one dessert haven with patisserie cakes, chocolate, home made ice cream and for those watching their weight well there ...

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Europe on a budget

Europe on a budget is very possible and If you are like me and love the idea of travelling frequently for the rest of your life, travelling on a budget is a must! Having spent a month in Europe I can say that with the right attitude it is possible and not too difficult. I had a great time in Europe and returned to Australia with some money in the bank, ...

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Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers at Gendarmenmarkt

Having spent a day largely exploring the confronting history side of Berlin, we stopped by a local chocolatier to indulge in a much sweeter side.  Any Chocolate lover, who happens to be in the city of Berlin should not miss the opportunity to visit the Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatier. Let me repeat this again, should not! Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers is located south of unter den Linden in a beautiful and ...

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Staying in Chamonix, 6 steps away from a Patisserie

We were holidaying in the French Alp town of Chamonix and our apartment was located on the main strip of Rue Du Docteur Paccard above retail store, it was the perfect spot as across from us was a little patisserie called Richard. I could count 6 steps from our apartment to the shopfront window, I do not think I have ever lived so close to a patisserie before. I wanted to ...

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Bye Bye Chamonix, Paris Bound

Leaving Chamonix and heading to Paris was an adventure in itself and despite a delayed train the journey seemed to work out to our favour. I pre-booked the first train from St Gervais to Paris through the French website of SNCF . On the rather useful The Man in Seat 61 website I learnt that tickets are substantially cheaper if booked on the French SNCF website than that of the English website, ...

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48 Hours in Geneva, Switzerland

On the way to Chamonix, our soon to be French ski destination, we stopped by Geneva for two nights to recoup after a rather long haul flight from Perth, Western Australia. In the middle of winter, Geneva is a quiet but charming city. The Old Town of Geneva Orientation Geneva is a small town located in Switzerland and nestled around the stunning Lake Geneva. The city is expensive to transit however as we ...

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