A day spent in Cabramatta is just like a trip to South East Asia with the advantage of leaving your passport behind. It’s a vibrant and colourful suburb located in South-Western Sydney about 30 kilometres from the City. A melting pot of different cultures all rolled into one place. A gourmand’s destination with restaurants offering the authentic taste of Asia. An ultimate shopping destination of dry goods, fresh seafood, jewellery, electronics, fabrics, street food and an amazing array of exotic fruits and vegetables.
During our recent break on the Central Coast, we were going for two things: catch up with our friends and food. So if food is something you’re looking forward to on your next trip to the Central Coast here are some of our new discoveries including some old favourites, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or those thirsty moments.
Another leisurely coastal walk in Melbourne is the Brighton Beach to St Kilda, an under 2 hour walk covering approximately 7 km from Brighton Beach train station. We caught the train from Flinders St. Station taking the Sandringham line with a travel time of around 30 minutes.
We chilled out, dined and partied away on The Food and Wine cruise with P&O Explorer as we sailed out to sea on a Friday evening with an easy check-in that afternoon. The only set back was that our cruise sailed from the White Bay Cruise Terminal in Rozelle, there is no immediate public transport here, note to planners, the redundant rail lines, though severed in places, could be reconnected to the now Light Rail lines from which it originally spurred from to serve this very area, either way, it’s a pain not to have public transport options from a Terminal that is not used as a one-off site.
Another fantastic location for a view of Melbourne’s skyline from a distance is to try the the bay walk between Port Melbourne and St Kilda. This walk is a leisurely one and it will take you around 2 hours, a total of 4.4 km via the Bay Trail. The views of Melbourne from this walk are picture perfect.
If you enjoy planes, trains and automobiles as modes of transport in your travels, considering a bus as an option is not a bad idea. Bus fares are low cost compared to other modes of travelling and with today’s standards, most buses are modern appointed vehicles, ergonomic interiors fitted with a toilet in general for longer journeys, air-conditioning, entertainment, and seat belts for passenger comfort and safety.
A day trip to Bruges or Brugge in Dutch is really not enough to cover what this Unesco World Heritage City offers, shame that I had only one day free when I visited this enchanting Capital city of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. There’s so much to do and see this part of Belgium and I guarantee you, this charming medieval city will capture your heart.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve had a fantastic time during the Christmas holiday break and are looking forward to an exciting New Year ahead. We are still trying to catch up from our vacay last year, hoping that our travel blog will inspire your next travel destination. This post, we look at what it’s like flying with Etihad Airline – Business Class.
That song, ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas’ is literally a fantasy here in Australia, not unless a weird weather pattern strikes, a recent weather front brought plunging temperatures with snow and hail across parts of this amazing continent, when barbies should have been firing the shrimps. It’s a rare occurrence but it does happen. December through to February are the summer months here, it’s also the season of bushfires, heatwaves and tropical storms. Last week alone, the western part of Sydney suffered under blazing 40 degrees Celsius + and the CBD and City suburbs were in the high thirties, now that was hot, cool Southerly winds, where for art though?
Traveling has changed a lot these days, it’s a whole lot easier than it used to be. With all the gadgets, tablets and smartphones, every piece of information we need is at our finger tips where ever we go. Finding our hotel, direction for a nearest pizza place, language interpreter, and hotel reviews are just a click away.
If the offers are too good, grab them before they’re gone forever, that’s my advice for promo fares, accommodation and tour packages. Just make sure that you read the terms and conditions, most promo fares are non refundable and payment is upfront. If your travel dates coincided with the promo dates then you’ve landed yourself a good deal.
Visiting foodie friends overseas is such a joy and privilege, not only for a good catch up but sharing sumptuous bites and drinks is such a memory maker. Every time we visit our friends Charlie and Mike in Cirencester UK, they always introduce us to the latest food hot spots in their area.