The Grand Hotel in Yomanto

We went out for lee’s mum's birthday to Falvey’s Grand Hotel in Yomanto; this is a restaurant with function rooms. As we walked in...

Dreamworks Sand Sculptures down at Surfers Paradise

Oh, the Dreamworks Sand Sculptures down at Surfers Paradise.  It was our first week in Australia, and we had been told that it was...

Is It Worth Staying With Family Whilst Travelling The World?

Well, there are many pros and many cons for staying with family not native to that country whilst travelling the world.  You have the...

Wet n Wild, My First Waterpark Experience

Okay so before you read this, you kinda have to understand that with my copious amounts of body issues, I’ve never been to a...

A Pie at the Old Ferndale Bakery

We, well I had been to the Old Ferndale Bakery before back in 2011 and then again in 2013.  This, however, was Tina's first...

Category: Australia

The Unforgettable Brisbane River Fire 2016

It was towards the end of September 2016 and it was the Brisbane river fire fireworks display. The event was a free event which meant every man and his dog was going. Little did I expect how busy it was to be. Indeed every man and his dog turned out for the annual celebrations.

The Incredibly Smooth Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream at Nitrogenie

Nitrogenie. OMG! These desserts were incredibly smooth, I knew they would because they use liquid nitrogen to freezer their ice creams.

Welcome To The 2016 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

This was the final main event while in Australia before heading back to Blighty. Typically a week-long festival full of various events culminating on...

Our Grill’d Lunch At Southbank, Brisbane

Heading to Grill'd in Brisbane's Southbank for a quick lunch. Did it live up to expectation?

The Cost of Feeding Ourselves Downunder

So we had been in Australia for about 3 months now, and the cost of living over here differs greatly depending on what part...

The Final Lunch With Mum and Abbie Before We Left

Nandos is normally really good, especially in the UK. However, when we visited this Nandos in Ipswich, Queensland we were left disappointed both times with the incompetence of the service given.

My Indian Lunch Date With My Sister At Indian Mehfil

It is always nice when you can treat a family member to lunch. Even more so when you only get to see your sister every 3-4 years.

Australia Just Doesn’t Seem To Do Kebabs Like They Do At Home

We were heading up to Toowoomba to experience the Carnival of Flowers.  We stopped off at a service station in Plainlands for-a spot of breakfast.  You know, the sort of breakfast that would clog up all your vital arteries.

The Final Return To Eat Street Market in Brisbane

Our final visit to Eat Street Market before we headed home. Sampling some of the very best street food you will find in Brisbane. Have a read of the soft shell taco, loaded friends, and our unique dessert you see here.

Brisbane City YHA

I recently stayed at the Brisbane City YHA as a guest of YHA Australia. This is a review of my stay in a 4 share female dorm with en-suite. This gives those travelling on a budget on what to expect when coming to the Brisbane City YHA.

Pumphouse Point: A Taste of Tasmania

If you are after destination accommodation that is like a Cinderella story, then this is the place for you. No glass slipper required.

Sydney: My Most Memorable 24 Hours

It is believed that all human emotions should be a consequence of the interaction between people.

Not Even Allowed Tasters at the Wicked Ice Cream Co.

Well, the Wicked Ice Cream Co.  Or the not so Wicked Ice Cream Co as it should be called.  Everywhere we have eaten ice cream you have the ability to sample some before you buy but oh no not here.

Chocolate from the Bald Man Himself, Mr Max Brenner

This is a very famous chocolate dessert shop set up by the chef Max Brenner; he has quite a few restaurants/ shops in Australia and of course I had to give it a go being the queen of desserts. We went to the restaurant based at Southbank in Brisbane (Queensland).

The Beautiful Little Town of Rosewood in Queensland

Home to my mum and youngest sister.  Rosewood is located around 60 minutes west of Brisbane. To put it into a context of how remote this little town is, you have a single supermarket which is by English standards, tiny.

The Never Ending Urangan Pier

So we were coming to the end of our 2-week tour up to the northern tropics of Queensland.  Stopping off at the tourist town of Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay is a typical spot for tourists both young and old heading over to Fraser Island.

Our Few Hours as Inmates at Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison, what an experience. We only had a short visit in Perth and after our Urban Adventures tour. The tour gave us such an intrigue into the life of the prison we had and go inside.

We Have Been Biten By The Jazz Bug At The Morrison, Brisbane

Every Sunday, down in Brisbane at the Morrison, you have a jazz and blues jam. You get musicians to come from across the city, perform for free with other musicians.  Arrive early so you can get yourself a parking space.

5 Years Lee Had Waited for his Hogs Breath

Hogs Breath a leading chain restaurant in Australia; this branch was in Ipswich. We came to this restaurant as a celebration dinner for lee’s little sister's eighteenth birthday. It does have a few parking spaces but not that many and as we went on a Friday night and it was busy.

The Incredibly Huge Wivenhoe Dam in South East Queensland

Lake Wivenhoe, well this huge, and I mean huge dam. Had to release millions and millions of gallons of water back in 2011. This lead to some of the worst flooding the area had ever seen.

The Legacy Lives On At Steve Irwins Australia Zoo

What a whirlwind adventure filled day we had at Australia Zoo; we went with Lees family which meant nine of us descending on the park on a school holiday too. As you could imagine a little manic but a good day was about to descend on us.

The Tibooburra B&B on the Australia West Coast

Tibooburra's run by Bronwen and Peter, they are honestly the most welcoming people I have met. Their stunning newly built home has three beautiful bedrooms on the lower floor. They are immaculately decorated, and each has their own colour theme. This place was so comforting; I instantly felt right at home.

My Place in the Heart of the Perth CBD

My Place is a lovely locals hangout is located on Pier Street, in the heart of Perth's central city. With excellent transport links and not far from the action.

Some Australian Asian Fusion at the Aviary in Perth

The Aviary restaurant is placed in the city centre of Perth's high street. It's located upstairs and looks out onto the shops below. Very convenient but I can't help but wonder there must be a better place for this to be.