Malaysia / Borneo: Kuching – Orangutans

Warning warning: not a food post. There’s only orangutans within. Really, really cute orangutans though. We had to see orangutans when we went to Borneo, since they’re native to Borneo and Sumatra. There’s actually two species: the Bornean orangutan and the Sumatran orangutan. We saw the Bornean orangutan on two occasions – once at a [...]

Cold brew coffee

Hey, it’s summer. And surprise! It’s hot! Well, it’s not that hot *today* but it was stupidly hot last week, and we have another bout of 40°C weather coming up early next week. What to do when it’s already 30°C at 7am and getting a bit too warm for coffee? Never fear coffee addicts, there’s [...]

Malaysia / Borneo: Kuching – Bumbu Cooking Class

One thing I really wanted to do on our holiday was a cooking class. Before we left Melbourne, I did a search online and found Bumbu Cooking School. After a couple of emails back and forth, I had booked Alastair and myself into a morning class. Alastair and I wandered down to Carpenter Street early [...]

Malaysia / Borneo: Kuching – Bumbu Cooking Class – Market Tour

Hey, remember when we went to Borneo? Yeah, I hardly remember it either because it was in July/August 2013. Tsk tsk! This is what happens when you don’t immediately edit holiday photos, they sit on your hard drive for months and months and months, with a little gentle nagging reminder popping up in your head [...]

Malaysia / Borneo: Kuching – Top Spot Food Court

Editing holiday photos is so. freaking. boring. Normally I force myself to edit them within the first couple of weeks of arriving home. But this time, I haven’t done it and a month has gone past, and they keep niggling at me. GO AWAY PHOTOS.

Hobart: Garagistes

The Queen’s Birthday public holiday saw Haz and me hitting up Hobart for a bit of long weekend fun times. We flew into Hobart on a Saturday morning (with the husbands of course) and after leaving luggage at our hotel, proceeded to walk the entire length of the town in search of a particular cafe. [...]

Ecuador: The Galapagos Islands Part 2

Part 2 from the Galapagos Islands – see part 1 for lots of animal photos. We spent four days (not long enough – definitely, definitely need more time in the Galapagos!) on board a smallish boat – the Yate Darwin. There’s room for 16 guests and I think about 5-6 crew, so it was pretty [...]

Ecuador: The Galapagos Islands Part 1

So ahhhh I’m finally up to the Galapagos (yes friends, we are almost at the end of the trip posts). HOMIGAWD we went to the Galapagos. Yes, it was fricken amazing. Anyway, blah blah blah, you know all about the Galapagos Islands – they’re a cluster of volcanic islands famed for the vast number of [...]

Ecuador: Quito – Iñaquito Market

After leaving Peru, we briefly went to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, before heading to the Galapagos Islands. Our hotel was located in the historic center. which is the best preserved and least altered in Latin America, and was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1978.

Peru: Lima – Astrid y Gaston

Astrid and Gaston was the only restaurant I booked before we left for our trip, reserving a table for our last night in Peru before we headed to Ecuador. If you take any notice of those “Best Restaurants in the World” lists, it’s on one of them at number 35. Astrid and Gaston is owned [...]

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