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Rural Dining Experiences in Orange, NSW

Rural Dining Experiences in Orange, NSW

From fine-dining to rustic, to really out-of-the-box experiences there’s something for every gourmand and bon vivant in the cool-climate wine region of Orange, NSW. Tired of the traditional restaurant experience, where you book a table, order off the menu, and pay extra for wine? One of the superb discoveries of living in regional Australia isContinue Reading

Sri Lankan Restaurants in Sydney

Sri Lankan Restaurants in Sydney

It’s been five years since I moved to Sydney to attend university (I’m from Sri Lanka), and whilst the choice of international food is limitless, there is always that sudden urge to have something Sri Lankan. Nothing really compares to a home cooked meal, and in my search for quick methods to make a mealContinue Reading

Back in Santiago

Back in Santiago

I’ve recently returned to my hometown Santiago, Chile after being away for a couple of years. Being away has made me realize some things that I once took for granted. First: the Andes. See above. They are huge! Majestic mountains that can be seen almost from anywhere in Santiago, and provide a sense of orientation that isContinue Reading

Coconuts galore!

Coconuts galore!

Tourist brochures often portray Sri Lanka as a destination with beautiful sandy beaches (rightly so!), but those amazing beaches are not complete without the tall, straight or windy coconut trees that silhouette the coastlines. Coconut trees in Sri Lanka are not just limited to the coast but found almost anywhere in the island. Here areContinue Reading

Sri Lanka – the more food, the merrier

Sri Lanka – the more food, the merrier

I’ll tell you one thing about Sri Lankans. We love large quantities of food. If we can pay a little and a get lot, THAT’s what we call value for money. Do we not care about quality? Yes yes, we do. But when it comes to food, we love seeing a plate full and weContinue Reading

Salón Progreso – seafood in Mexico City

Salón Progreso – seafood in Mexico City

Apart from being very rainy, the past summer in Mexico City has been hot. Every day, from early morning up until the evening, the sun comes out and the heat makes you crave fresh and cool foods. One of the most obvious choices is seafood, which although not commonly considered a popular Mexican dish, isContinue Reading

Mornings in Saigon

Mornings in Saigon

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) usually rises much earlier than I do, but on the couple of days a week I do manage to get up for my morning run, the sights and smells that greet me are definitely worth the struggle. There is so much activity in the early morning, as local traders getting ready forContinue Reading

From paddock to plate – the Orange Region Farmers Market

From paddock to plate – the Orange Region Farmers Market

I’ve almost stopped going to supermarkets altogether since moving to the NSW countryside. With a plethora of farmers markets on weekends in nearby towns and villages, there’s really nothing better than going straight to source for your food. Here in Orange, the second Saturday of every month is the Orange Region Farmers Market. In theContinue Reading

Celebrating the launch of Vintage14 in the Orange vineyards

Celebrating the launch of Vintage14 in the Orange vineyards

Outside the sky is a silvery-grey and it’s trying really hard to snow. Meanwhile, about 100 people are standing shoulder-to-shoulder inside the cosy cellar door of Cargo Road Wines celebrating the launch of Vintage 2014 (or #V14 as we know it). And by celebrating, I mean celebrating being able to drink it. The grapes wereContinue Reading

Burger Week Toronto: Have a cow, man!

Burger Week Toronto: Have a cow, man!

A relatively new festival popped up in Toronto a couple of years ago, adding to an already jam packed spring/summer festival season. This one is nestled nicely between Hot Docs and the festival orgy that is June (Luminato, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, NXNE, etc). It’s Burger Week (although “week” is used loosely, as it onlyContinue Reading

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