Category Archives: Australia

Moonless Nights In Gold Coast

No theme parks for me. I’m way past that. No sea world, no zoos. I hate watching animals behind caged areas or aquariums.  And absolutely no swimming here this cold winter. Oh, there were sunny spells the day after we … Continue reading

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Beach Walk From Bondi to Coogee (New South Wales)

I have long planned to do this coastal walk. Both Bondi and Coogee are superb beach destinations, but it’s winter here in Down Under. No chance to sunbathe, swim or just beach bum. Or so we thought. At low temps, … Continue reading

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CHILLING @Mayfield Garden

Take that literally. Tops of 5 Celsius. We were even welcomed with a light shower (hail, actually) as we dined in the Mayfield Garden’s Kitchen Café. Located about 10 kms from Oberon, NSW, we thought the place would be empty. … Continue reading

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Bushwalking Around Lake Parramatta

Nestled away west of the city is a man-made reservoir in Parramatta, New South Wales. Lake Parramatta Reserve offers good bushwalking trails around it. Short but challenging. I’d say it’s a great place to spend time with family and friends, … Continue reading

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Flaneur On The Loose

My 3rd week in Sydney. Staying till near-end of this August. Spent time in the City, Katoomba, Berry,  Lake Conjola and soon Gold Coast. Not the best of time, winter and all, but family time is for all seasons. Right? … Continue reading

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Another Weekend In Lake Conjola 

Last time we were here, my 2 teen-age elves from Manila were with us. Their younger cousins are now 2 years older, the lake house porch has been extended for better views of the lake while holding one’s wine glass, … Continue reading

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Cupitt’s Winery & Restaurant

Here’s one gem of a place in Ulladulla, New South Wales. A boutique winery, vineyard,  micro-brewery, growers’ market and restaurant with traditional French and English influences. The restaurant and vineyard sit on a lovely slope overlooking Burill Lake and Pigeon … Continue reading

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