The best of Australia: 2 years living and working down under

Bondi Beach, Sydney

PHOTO BLOG. Living somewhere gives you a completely different perspective than visiting for a few days. Australia has stunning scenery, especially beaches, but it also has a whole lot of nothing! A whistle stop tour of the sights doesn’t let you appreciate just how much outback there is, an endless untamed wilderness. in between the many hours of driving, passing the same old landscape, when you do finally arrive at points …

The best 17 wildlife photos from the last 17 months

Manta Ray, Gold coast

We’ve bumped into our fair share of critters over the last 17 months – here are some of the best pictures from our encounters!     Meeting the baby tigers at Tiger Kingdom (Chiang Mai), was amazing! As soon as you walk close to these Soldier crabs they bury themselves in the sand – call themselves soldiers! Read more about beaches of the Gold coast The Orangutans in the jungles …

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Top 10 Things to do in Sydney – our guide (with video): Malaysia Festival, Jet boat on sydney harbour and more!

We finally get to visit Australia’s most iconic city. You’ve seen the tourist photos: Harbour Bridge & Opera House, but Sydney has A LOT more to offer than just two landmarks. We briefly do the tourist thing and then quickly head out to explore this fantastic international city of culture. Watch the webisode and read the details on our adventure in Sydney below as well as our top 10! For …

Momo Brasserie, Sydney (Restaurant Review with Video)

Momo Brasserie: Pastrami New York Style Sandwich

Its sandwiches, awesome posh sandwiches! If you want to sit down and eat gourmet sandwiches in Sydney CBD then Momo Brasserie is the place. Not only is the menu extensively filled with mouthwatering classics as well as some unique and inspiring choices but the service is excellent too! Subway is cheap and tasty, and don’t get me wrong as a Five Dollar Traveller you should probably opt for eating fast food on …

Crazy Wings, Chinatown, Sydney (Restaurant Review with Video)

Meat on a stick at Crazy wings!

We set out to Chinatown with an ideal, for dinner we wanted to eat everything “on a stick”. In many parts of China it is quite normal for a large amount of street food to be served BBQ’d on a stick. Crazy Wings in Sydney upholds this tradition and was a lucky find whilst walking around – plus its BYO. So a cheap night of Meat on a stick with …

Yok Yor Thai Food Factory, Sydney. (Restaurant review with video)

Duck and Rice at Yok Yor

Lychee Smoothie Get ready to have your taste buds tickled, but not assaulted, by some fabulous and well crafted Thai flavours. Over our 4 days in Sydney we endeavoured to eat at as many budget restaurants (ie. Mains under $15) as possible. The Yok Yor Thai Food Factory is slightly factory themed with bare brick walls and the chefs wearing hard hats. Some amazing food awaits us, so lets take a look at what …

Sydney Pub Crawl: Manly to The Rocks (With Video)

pub crawl Sydney: 4 Pines Brewery, manly.

Beer? Yes please! Sydney boasts an excellent selection of pubs, particularly in The Rocks, which is the historic centre of the city. With so many to try we are left with only one option: Pub Crawl!!! A cloudy day had turned to a beautifully sunny afternoon and this seemed like the perfect time to enjoy the alcohol related delights that Sydney has to offer.   After a nice afternoon in …

Fishmongers, Fish and chips in Manly, Sydney. (Restaurant Review with Video)

Fishmongers basket at Fishmongers restaurant in Manly

This is not your traditional Fish & Chips. Fishmongers offers a menu of deep fried aquatic treats that differs from your regular street side fryer. We enjoy tempura prawns and veggies along with the slightly more classic fishermans basket including battered fish and Calamari. Take awesome fresh ingredients and deep fry them… how can you go wrong? Well, fortunately Fishmongers do not go too far wrong. The Fish was light, …