Located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur are the ancient Batu Caves. I couldn't help but be taken aback as these limestone giants appear out of nowhere - in stark contrast to the city I'd just left behind. The cave system is enormous but it's the main one, along with its statue of Murugan (a … Continue reading Visiting the Batu Caves
Throughout my visits to France, there is one small town that really stands out. It's a charming old town with narrow streets situated on the edge an enormous, crystal clear lake dwarfed by mountains. With easy access to the Alps, good food and hiking, this town has a little bit of everything. I first heard … Continue reading Is this the most beautiful town in the French Alps?
The other day, I celebrated Birthday #24 with a little day trip to the Mornington Peninsula. Situated only an hour south-east of Melbourne, it boasts a distinct regional flavour: Upmarket beachside towns like Sorrento and Blairgowrie with white sandy beaches on the eastern side, and berry farms, apple orchards, cellar doors, and surf beaches throughout … Continue reading Day Trip from Melbourne to the Peninsula Hot Springs
In my previous posts about Byron Bay, which you can read here, here and here, I've spent more than a bit of time raving about how good the food is. So I've put together a guide of some of my favourite places to eat in Byron and the surrounding Northern Rivers region. This place is … Continue reading Where you should eat in Byron
Three days was not enough time in Byron, but it was long enough for me to seriously consider moving north. But all good things must come to an end and it had been a beautiful three days. Despite being the middle of winter, we'd had near constant sunshine and my bathers had made more than … Continue reading Byron Bay Part III
When you live in a big city, it's easy to forget the importance of relaxation. Surrounded by people, buildings, cars and constant stimulation, it's sometimes difficult to take a moment for just yourself and no one else. It only took two days in Byron for me to reach a state of peacefulness I rarely have … Continue reading Byron Bay Part II
So I've been in Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales for the last couple of days (perhaps a place best described as Australia's playground) It's the place where locals go to let their hair down. Anything and everything goes and that's part of the charm. With world-renowned music festivals and surfing, excellent food and great views, Byron … Continue reading Byron Bay Part I