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Being a traveller and not just a tourist

Being a traveller and not just a tourist

By on Sep 24, 2014 in Accommodation, Self Contained Accommodation, Travel and food, Travel experiences | 2 comments

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Finally we’ve left Australia! We’re in Lombok, Indonesia which is an island to the east of Bali. We’ve had a full week here now and starting to settle in.  The house we’ve rented for the month is in a gated community with a guard on duty all the time, however just outside the gate the Senggigi society awaits us everyday! When we first arrived...

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Things to do if you don’t want hawkers harassing you while you travel

Things to do if you don’t want hawkers harassing you while you travel

By on Sep 23, 2014 in Travel and food, Travel experiences, Travel tips | 1 comment

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Things to do to get hawkers to ignore you One Look the other way. Basically ignore them and hope they will go away. This only works if you know they haven’t seen you talking to someone else. Two Learn to say “NO” or “Sorry I don’t want to buy anything” in their language. Practise the phrase so its easy for you to say and refer to...

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Fresh food at the border

Fresh food at the border

By on Jul 7, 2014 in Camping, Life Hacking, Life Lessons, Travel and food | 0 comments

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We crossed the South Australia / West Australia border today and got a rude shock when they confiscated our fresh fruit and veggies! Problem was, I had only just purchased the veggies for our meals I’d planned for the next couple of days (while on the Nullarbor)! They took lemons, broccoli, green beans, zucchini, onions and two containers of honey 🙁 The kids...

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Feeding a Family on a Budget When Traveling

Feeding a Family on a Budget When Traveling

By on Jun 23, 2014 in Tech Tips, Travel and food, Travel planning | 0 comments

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One of the ways we’re budgeting is to stay in places with kitchens, that way we can have lots of healthy food without it costing an arm and a leg. Having a standard menu for your family and the appropriate shopping list on your phones notes (or Evernote) is a great way to do a fast hit on the local supermarket and not have to deal with travel brain fuzz!  That...

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Camping a practice run

Camping a practice run

By on Apr 28, 2014 in Camping, Life Lessons, Travel and food, Travel planning, Travel with kids | 2 comments

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Over Easter we spent 4 nights camping in our car big tent.  As it turned out this was a very good idea because we’ve only been bush walking and carrying smaller tents with us for the last 2 years.  Our big tent hasn’t seen the light of day for all that time.   Going car camping for four days meant we could, number one remember how to put the tent up and number...

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Google your way to a fantastic meal overseas!

Google your way to a fantastic meal overseas!

By on Mar 8, 2014 in Life Lessons, Travel and food | 0 comments

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One of the interesting things which we learnt while in the Philippines was that you could get your way through a menu with out ordering monkeys brains by Googling the names of the food you didn’t recognise.  For example we discovered that a Leche Flan is the Filipino version of a creme Caramel and its delicious!  We ordered that a few times once we knew what it was...

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