Posts Tagged with: foodie holiday

Sensational coffee at Pickle & O, Nannup

Posted in - South West & western australia on September 24th 2016 0 Comments Pickle-and-O

Gearing up for a day of exploring the town of Nannup we stopped in at Pickle and O, a small fresh food focused cafe on the main street next to the tourist centre.

Around the town in spring there are some beautiful tulips in planter boxes along the street. We sat outside enjoyed a smooth long …

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Barking Cow in Bridgetown

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Coffee & Food and Drink Perth & South West on November 3rd 2015 2 Comments Espresso-bridgetown

Finishing our 3 day ride along the Munda Biddi trail and 71km behind us, we were talking about a nice big meal and barista made coffee when we rolled into Donnelly River Village.  After we unpacked the bikes and trailers we made our way to the nearby town of Bridgetown, wandering along the main strip …

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Sweet Potato, Beetroot Brownie at Nature’s Harvest

Posted in - Coffee & Food and Drink Perth & Perth Cafes on September 28th 2015 0 Comments Beetroot-Chocolate

Located on Napoleon Street and in the heart of Cottesloe’s shopping area is Nature’s Harvest, a combined café and health product store.

Nature’s Harvest offer fair trade coffee, a good variety of raw desserts, salads, warm bean bowels and juices. Most items are gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, raw, paleo, oil free (first time I have seen …

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Burgers, Ribs and Steak at Tony Roma’s

Posted in - Food and Drink Perth on July 18th 2015 2 Comments Louis-sampler

Celebrating Derek’s birthday we found ourselves at Tony Roma’s Restaurant in Perth’s CBD. The birthday boy was super excited about tucking into some sticky slow cooked ribs.  When I initially phoned earlier in the week to make a reservation, the staff member advised the restaurant doesn’t take bookings on a Saturday of which I responded ‘I have a …

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Beginner Skiing at Nozawa Onsen Resort

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on December 12th 2014 1 Comments Skate-park

Earlier this year Derek and I spent a week of skiing at a tiny Japanese mountain village called Nozawa Onsen. It feels like a life time ago now but it was a wonderful holiday with aspects of complete unfamiliarity like nude bathing in an onsen and fumbling our way through the country with our limited …

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Coffee Diary Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on October 2nd 2014 2 Comments P1040212

I enjoy my morning espresso and admittedly it is my one daily ritual or rather I could say a mild addiction, take it away and strange things may occur!  On our ski holiday at a traditional Japanese mountain village I found some great places around town and although coffee is a global product a cup of coffee …

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Shirakaba, our Japanese Guest House Stay

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on August 3rd 2014 4 Comments IMG_1282

Nozawa Onsen on the edge of  Kenashi mountain (1,964m) remains a traditional Japanese village that is located north of Nagano, a couple hours’ drive from Tokyo city. It is also only 30 kilometres from the ocean and this rather unique position is a hot zone for heavy dumps of snow. We travelled all the way from Australia for the …

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Sushi Master experience at Hamachozushi

Posted in - Featured & Japan & Travelling Me on July 25th 2014 8 Comments chef

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 …

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Wedding Rehearsal Afternoon, Koh Samui

Posted in - Thailand & Travelling Me on June 21st 2014 0 Comments me

Good friends of mine were getting married on a tropical island in Thailand and I volunteered myself to the task of organising the wedding rehearsal event. Socialise being the underlining word here. Everyone was travelling from different parts of the world and meeting for the first time. Whatever the idea, it had to negate any awkwardness before …

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Penang you were fascinating

Posted in - Malaysia & Travelling Me on June 7th 2014 0 Comments IMG_1061

Following a few highly spirited nights in Koh Samui we boarded a Firefly propeller plane bound for an island destination in the bordering country of Malaysia. The flight to Penang was a comfortable and uneventful 2 hour and 30 minute trip. Just enough time for me to snack and read the inflight magazine before the plane commenced its descent.

New to Penang

We …

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