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Highlights from a weekend in the Grampians

Last weekend, I visited The Grampians for the first time with two girlfriends, Olivia and Marlo. The Grampians National Park is enormous, and best explored in sections. We stayed in Hall’s Gap, which is close to more lookouts, mountains and hiking trails than we could possibly do in one weekend. I was surprised to realise that it’s also the farthest west I’ve ever been in … Continue reading Highlights from a weekend in the Grampians

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Where to eat and drink in New Orleans

New Orleans is famed for it’s complex, flavourful regional cuisine and vibrant nightlife. Eating and drinking in the city was an exploration of several layers of foreign cuisines at every meal – American, Southern, Cajun and Creole. Despite having a few must-try iconic New Orleans dishes on my to do list, I didn’t really have a list of particular cafes, bars or restaurants I wanted to … Continue reading Where to eat and drink in New Orleans

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My favourite restaurants in the Melbourne CBD

I’m going to call it – Melbourne is one of the best cities in the world to eat in. It’s home to the best restaurant in Australia, and has a thriving food scene built on myriad food cultures conversing and colliding in one city. There are fantastic restaurants in every corner of the entire city, but there are so many fantastic restaurants in the Melbourne … Continue reading My favourite restaurants in the Melbourne CBD

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Where to Find The Best Brunch in South Melbourne

South Melbourne is seriously spoiled when it comes to eating and drinking, with more than its fair share of cafes, tiny owner-operated restaurants, specialty wine stores and old world pubs. At the centre of it all is the famous South Melbourne Market, full of fresh produce and street food. After living in the area for two years I’ve definitely put the cafe scene through its … Continue reading Where to Find The Best Brunch in South Melbourne

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Itinerary: One Day in Northern Tokyo

Tokyo is the biggest city in the world, so it makes sense to break the city into smaller regions to get the most out of your time. My itinerary for one day in Northern Tokyo covers Nishi-Nippori, Yanaka, Asakusa and Ueno and includes a variety of temples and shrines, shopping streets, charming neighbourhoods, Ueno Park and the magnificent Senso-Ji Temple. Morning: Temple Trail in Nishi-Nippori, … Continue reading Itinerary: One Day in Northern Tokyo

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Tokyo Photo Diary: Yanaka, Northern Tokyo

For a taste of Old Tokyo, head to Yanaka. This charming neighbourhood in Northern Tokyo has largely escaped the fires, earthquakes and WWII air raids that have flattened so much of the rest of the city and has one of the sweetest shopping strips in the city. Temple Trail in Nishi-Nippori & Yanaka We started at Nishi-Nippori station and wandered the backstreets of Nishi-Nippori, passing … Continue reading Tokyo Photo Diary: Yanaka, Northern Tokyo

Vegan Brunch in Melbourne: Matcha Mylk Bar, St Kilda

If you’d told me a year ago that I’d wait 30+ minutes for brunch at a vegan cafe, I would have choked on my poached eggs. I’m pretty dependent on a classic flat white + poached eggs + avocado combo on a Saturday morning, but I was rewarded when we branched out for a super healthy brunch in St Kilda at Matcha Mylk Cafe on … Continue reading Vegan Brunch in Melbourne: Matcha Mylk Bar, St Kilda