• Restaurant Review: Ester Restaurant and Bar

    Before the Covid hard lockdown was imposed on Sydney, we were able to make a booking at Ester Restaurant and Bar. This highly awarded restaurant has always been high on our list to check out and we were glad to be able to finally make it.

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  • Circular Quay to Manly, best ferry ride ever

    Sydney ferries offer unrivalled flexibility and convenience for Sydney-siders and visitors alike. Definitely a must do while in this beautiful Harbour city is catch a ferry or two. There are nine ferry services from Circular Quay, the main ferry terminal in Sydney. It’s also the hub for buses, trains, the new light rail and taxi/ride share options, all ready to take you to the metropolis and beyond. Around the Quay, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, iconic pubs and the famous landmarks of Sydney, The Rocks, Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to name a few. The exciting new Barrangaroo foreshore and precinct is also close by and well worth visiting.

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  • Things to Do at Coogee Beach

    Coogee Beach is one my favourite beaches in the Eastern part of Sydney. It’s less crowded compared to Bondi Beach, easy to reach by public transport with plenty of parking. There are lots of things to do, a perfect destination for everyone! Dotted with top notch restaurants, cafe, pubs, shops and parks making it an ideal day out.

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  • Filipino Food Movement Australia celebrates April 2021 FILIPINO FOOD MONTH

    The Filipino Food Movement Australia Inc. will present a series of events celebrating Filipino Food Month in April 2021. In partnership with Filipino Food Month in Manila and the Philippine Culinary Movement founded by Jam Melchor.

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  • Soul Dining experience

    Finally we had the chance to check out Soul Dining, a Korean restaurant with a modern twist using local produce. It’s regarded as one of the must-visit restaurants in Sydney. Located on bustling Devonshire St, a teeming thoroughfare of the new Sydney Light Rail from the City to the East. This street is a foodie destination with restaurants and pubs abound this area, with easy access to the ever popular Crown St. and beyond.

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  • Celebrating the year of THE OX

    Well and truly the Year of the Ox is upon us for those who celebrate Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. Each year is associated with one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, 2021 is the Year of the Ox. Hopefully the Ox brings us happiness, good health and prosperity, much needed for the world right now amidst the lingering pandemic.

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  • Bondi Beach is a must-visit attraction for every traveller in Sydney

    Bondi Beach is one of the most iconic beaches in Australia located in eastern Sydney. If you’ve visited Sydney before and missed out on a trip to Bondi Beach, then your visit was incomplete. It’s world-renown must do! A go-to beach for a stroll, picnic, swimming, surfing, dining and shopping. Getting there is easy, accessible by public transport from the city, direct bus or a combination of train to Bondi Junction and bus to Bondi Beach.

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  • Things to do and see in Kurnell NSW, Australia

    Want a great spot to enjoy a walk, swim, picnic and even a cuppa with views that’s not too far from Sydney? Then make a trip out to idyllic Kurnell, a suburb located in the Southern part of Sydney, less than an hours drive from the City. Driving is the best way to get there although it can be reached by public transport from Central Station. Catch a train to Cronulla, a day out all by it’s self, then a bus to Kurnell. We love this place, being away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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  • A day trip to Saint-Émilion

    A trip to one of the many wineries is a must if you visit Bordeaux, not only for wine tasting but also the opportunity to soak in the breathtaking views that have stood the test of time. Our second day in Bordeaux was a trip to Saint-Émilion, a Unesco World Heritage Site!

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  • Destination Bordeaux

    French wine, wine not! Our sojourn in Marseille has come to an end so it’s bonjour to Bordeaux! The famed wine growing region is our next destination. As vinophiles, this city has been high on our bucket list to tick off for a while. Aside from wine, Bordeaux is also known as the culinary capital of France, so bon appetit!

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TRAVEL

Circular Quay to Manly, best ferry ride ever

Sydney ferries offer unrivalled flexibility and convenience for Sydney-siders and visitors alike. Definitely a must do while in this beautiful Harbour city is catch a ferry or two. There are nine ferry services from Circular Quay, the main ferry terminal in Sydney. It’s also the hub for buses, trains, the new light rail and taxi/ride share options, all ready to take you to the metropolis and beyond. Around the Quay, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, iconic pubs and the famous landmarks of Sydney, The Rocks, Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to name a few. The exciting new Barrangaroo foreshore and precinct is also close by and well worth visiting.

Things to Do at Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach is one my favourite beaches in the Eastern part of Sydney. It’s less crowded compared to Bondi Beach, easy to reach by public transport with plenty of parking. There are lots of things to do, a perfect destination for everyone! Dotted with top notch restaurants, cafe, pubs, shops and parks making it an ideal day out.

Bondi Beach is a must-visit attraction for every traveller in Sydney

Bondi Beach is one of the most iconic beaches in Australia located in eastern Sydney. If you’ve visited Sydney before and missed out on a trip to Bondi Beach, then your visit was incomplete. It’s world-renown must do! A go-to beach for a stroll, picnic, swimming, surfing, dining and shopping. Getting there is easy, accessible by public transport from the city, direct bus or a combination of train to Bondi Junction and bus to Bondi Beach.

Things to do and see in Kurnell NSW, Australia

Want a great spot to enjoy a walk, swim, picnic and even a cuppa with views that’s not too far from Sydney? Then make a trip out to idyllic Kurnell, a suburb located in the Southern part of Sydney, less than an hours drive from the City. Driving is the best way to get there although it can be reached by public transport from Central Station. Catch a train to Cronulla, a day out all by it’s self, then a bus to Kurnell. We love this place, being away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A day trip to Saint-Émilion

A trip to one of the many wineries is a must if you visit Bordeaux, not only for wine tasting but also the opportunity to soak in the breathtaking views that have stood the test of time. Our second day in Bordeaux was a trip to Saint-Émilion, a Unesco World Heritage Site!

Destination Bordeaux

French wine, wine not! Our sojourn in Marseille has come to an end so it’s bonjour to Bordeaux! The famed wine growing region is our next destination. As vinophiles, this city has been high on our bucket list to tick off for a while. Aside from wine, Bordeaux is also known as the culinary capital of France, so bon appetit!

A Day in Cassis

As promised we returned to spend the next day in Cassis, thankfully the weather had changed to give us bright sunshine and warmth giving us the opportunity to just laze under the Mediterranean sun, a self-imposed break after all the previous days of constant driving. So Cassis here we come!

Nice to Marseille – a 2 day Coastal Road Trip (Part 2)

According to our Michelin route planner, the fastest way from St Tropez to Toulon was via D58 with a driving time of one hour and 20 minutes. It was a straight forward drive although we thought if it was during the day, we would have been able appreciate the scenic views a lot more with a few stops here and there. We joined A570 in Hyeres then the A57 into Toulon.

FOOD REVIEWS: CAFES/RESTAURANTS/PUBS

AIRLINE/CRUISE REVIEWS

Sampler cruises, a fun weekend gateway

We have sailed with Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas a number of years ago for a 7 day cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong visiting Vietnam (Nah Trang) and Thailand (Pattaya and Chabang) and we loved it. As first time cruisers our expectations were all met hands down! We were impressed with our room and service, dining, entertainment and activities and shows onboard, never a dull moment.

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