A Great Barrier Reef Tour to Remember

A Great Barrier Reef Tour to Remember

While traveling on the east coast of Australia with my confidante Carmen, seeing the Great Barrier Reef was at the top of our list of things to do. When we got to Cairns we could see that there were many different boats that had day trips to dive or snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. Since we had already arranged […]

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July 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Publo Kitchen and Bar

Publo Kitchen and Bar

A walk around Jakarta’s Kemang neighborhood will bring you past countless restaurants and cafes. Italian, Japanese, Indonesian, sandwich shops, bakeries… it’s definitely hard to decide on a restaurant. As my husband Tom and I walked around, a tall building with roman columns and full height glass walls caught our attention. As I stepped inside Publo Kitchen and Bar, my eyes […]

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July 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Healesville Sanctuary Victoria

Healesville Sanctuary Victoria

The Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria is a great place to see a wide array of Australian animals and wildlife. The sanctuary is so big you need a full day there to fully see and enjoy all the sites. You can watch a reptile show and a bird show or view animals out in the open. You can also see nocturnal […]

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July 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

A Thailand Under and Above Water Adventure from Krabi to Phuket

A Thailand Under and Above Water Adventure from Krabi to Phuket

After spending our first day on Railay beach, my travel companion Carmen and I thought we wouldn’t meet very many people as everyone seemed to be keeping to themselves. But that all changed when we met some really friendly guys staying on a boat mooring just off the island. They invited a group of us onto their boat that evening […]

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July 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

Ellenborough Market Café

Ellenborough Market Café

The beautiful Ellenborough Market Café is a gem hidden in the Swissotel Merchant Court. This restaurant has an a-la-carte menu and buffet spread. We had the opportunity to try the buffet dinner including many of the specialty Peranakan dishes that sets this buffet apart. Peranakan cuisine is a unique fusion of Chinese and Malay spices and cooking methods. The elaborate […]

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July 23, 2012 at 8:41 am

Lobitos – Surfer’s Paradise in Peru

Lobitos – Surfer’s Paradise in Peru

Just a few hours south of Mancora you can find Lobitos, an off the beaten track surf town renowned for its left hand waves.  Underdeveloped and slightly run down Lobitos has a nice charm about it, quite long beaches with no one around but other surfers there to spend as much time in the waves as possible.  Bare in mind […]

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July 22, 2012 at 10:18 am

Swissotel Merchant Court

Swissotel Merchant Court

Location Located in the center of the action along the Singapore River, Swissotel Merchant Court is a perfect home base for sightseeing and business. A multitude of restaurants and shops surround the hotel, while exciting dining and nightlife options can be found across the bridge in Clarke Quay. Hop on a river boat, and meander your way to Boat Quay […]

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July 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Mancora – Sun, Sand and Slushies

Mancora – Sun, Sand and Slushies

Mancora my first beach stop since Brazil and oh what a beautiful sight! Beach bars, seafood and surfing!  I stayed at the Loki hostel which is a chain of party hostels found through Bolivia and Peru.  Mancora Loki is an old resort turned hostel so we had a big pool, big bar, balconies off all the dorms and it’s located […]

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July 21, 2012 at 10:19 am