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croatia, dubrovnik, food travel, restaurants, travel

Croatia Part 3 – Dining in Dubrovnik

Croatia Part 3 – Dining in Dubrovnik

I’ve told you about the idyllic island trips, and the nightmare on 13th street. Now lets get down to business. I am a food nomad. I wander the world looking for delicious things to put in my mouth (easy tiger). My holiday is not complete without a culinary expedition, and […]

September 6, 2011 ×

Dubai, food sourcing, halal, meat, palm jumeirah, restaurants, steakhouse

So very nice to meat you…

So very nice to meat you…

Recently, I returned to my home town of Melbourne, Australia for a visit. While I was there, the Australian news teams discovered some brutality going on in Indonesia. Australians were being slaughtered callously, slowly, unhygienically, unprofessionally. No, I’m not talking about humans, I’m talking about livestock. A couple of reporters […]

July 3, 2011 ×

acland st, cicciolina, expat life, home, melbourne, restaurants, south melbourne market, st kilda, travel, visitors

Going home

Going home

Home As an expat, one only seems to return home for an event or a catch up. If it’s for an event, you catch up with as many people as you can while you’re there, and if you come back purely for a catch up, you try and schedule it […]

June 19, 2011 ×

Mall of the Emirates, restaurants, reviews, take away

Sheikh Shaq

Sheikh Shaq

When someone in my group of food-obsessed blogging friends started jumping up and down about a burger joint called Shake Shack, I had absolutely thought that she meant Sheikh Shack. I pictured this majlis-style hot spot with a swanky modern take on the Bedouin tent. An elite place for the […]

April 10, 2011 ×

Asian Food, Bars, Deira, Movenpick, restaurants, reviews, Wok In

O happy biscuit

O happy biscuit

“You are going to have a very comfortable old age” That, I seriously doubt. With my love of Champagne, Bouche D’affinois, chocolate truffles and many other vessels of alcohol, sugar and saturated fat, combined with my complete lack of willpower, I am probably going to spend my old age unable […]

March 31, 2011 ×

Beach, restaurants, Sri Lanka, travel

Poetry in ocean

Poetry in ocean

On the New South Wales coast, a couple of hours south of Sydney, there is a deep blue bay by the name of Jervis. On the southern arm, nestled in a crooked wrist, between the retiree-infected Vincentia, the most chilled out army base in the world, and the breathtaking Jervis […]

March 29, 2011 ×

baker and spice, breakfast, farmer's market, restaurants, shopping, Souk al Bahar

The good, the bad and the eggly

The good, the bad and the eggly

It’s Friday morning. I’ve been in Dubai long enough now that I don’t accidentally call it Saturday any more. To my right is the aroma of fresh cut herbs and earthy vine ripened tomatoes. To my right, the alluring nutty aroma of artisinal bread. I can’t stop myself from running […]

March 16, 2011 ×

backwater tour, Hikkaduwa, hotels, restaurants, Sri Lanka, surfing, travel

Let me paint you a picture…

Let me paint you a picture…

When I think back on my time in Sri Lanka, the image that first comes to mind is the one to the right: -> Not the tea plantations, the haunting exterior of the Hill Club, nor lilies at the Temple of the Tooth. Not the top of Granny’s head as […]

March 8, 2011 ×

Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai restaurants, Frankie's, melbourne, restaurants, reviews

Flashbacks at Frankie’s

Flashbacks at Frankie’s

I have just been transported back to Melbourne, circa 1995. I am sitting on plush ribbed velvet in a jockey-owned restaurant. There is deep red carpet, white linen, a balsamic/olive oil combo bottle, and a waitress looming over me with a titanic-sized pepper mill. But then again, if it was […]

February 3, 2011 ×