Destinations

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Lunching at Natural Nine

by Rosemarie John May 9, 2017

I’ve been looking for a Chinese restaurant close to work that would serve a good hearty porridge and I was excited to hear that Natural Nine did just that.

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Enlighten 2017 – A Canberra art and food festival

by Rosemarie John March 11, 2017

It’s that time of year again when Canberra lights up and the night noodle markets offer up a delicious fare! Held from 3-12 March, Enlighten 2017 is one of our favourite festivals. We even try to sneak a quick visit on work nights. This year, our favourite displays were the light projections of Questacon and the National Gallery. Food wise, […]

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National Multicultural Festival 2017 – Canberra

by Rosemarie John February 19, 2017

The only thing we look forward to in summer (we’re not a fan of the heat) are the myriad of festivals that take place in Canberra and the National Multicultural Festival 2017 is one of them. Celebrating diversity since 1996, through the showcase of food, music, dance, costumes, culture and friendship, Joseph and I have always made it a point […]

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No. 10 Restaurant + Bar – A great spot for $15 lunches

by Rosemarie John February 14, 2017

It was a hot sweltering afternoon and we decided to lunch. We ran from the office into the air-conditioning of the car and sped away to No. 10 Restaurant + Bar. It was recommended to us and I roped my colleagues into the idea of checking it out. “They do $15 lunches,” I said. Finding parking wasn’t that difficult since […]

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ACT Multicultural Awards – Travel and Beyond wins the Media Award in Canberra

by Joseph Ellis December 22, 2016

I was stunned to hear the announcement. “The Media Award goes to Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis.” As we walked up to receive our awards from the Minister of Multicultural Affairs, Rachel Stephen-Smith, my mind was blank and Rosemarie’s eyes were a mixture of joy and disbelief. I think we were both simply awestruck. The winners in the other categories […]

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A BentSpoke Beer Review

by Meagan December 4, 2016

As someone who always enjoys a cold beer on a hot day, I was thrilled when Rosemarie asked me if I’d like to review the new tinnies (that is, beer in a can) from BentSpoke Brewing Co. At this time of the year, when the weather is warming up and things begin to wind down, a lazy Sunday afternoon is […]

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The Hungry Buddha – Nepalese Cuisine in Canberra

by Rosemarie John October 21, 2016

The Hungry Buddha – Nepalese Cuisine in Canberra Nepal conjures up the images of snow clad Himalayas, of trekking and mountain climbing, but very few know about its eclectic cuisine. Nepalese food is a gastronomic experience with not only a culture of its own, but also an amalgamation of Tibetan, Chinese and Indian flavours. So we were absolutely delighted to […]

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The Crooning Whales of Bermagui

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis October 12, 2016

Whales! There were scores of them, all around Pelican 1, as far as our eyes could see. They seemed to be simply hanging out and generally having a whale of a time. Boisterously trumpeting their presence, they hung around in groups of threes and fours’ racing across the shimmering waters of Bermagui. While the young males blew their bugles one […]

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Tathra , Merimbula and a Merry Whale

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis October 2, 2016

Tathra , Merimbula and a Merry Whale In the picturesque little town of Tathra, the azure tides of the south coast wash over a  golden sand beach that is enveloped in dense greenery (of woodland) as far as the eye can see.  As the waves lazily lapped the aureate shores, we drove in from Eden with the sea breeze caressing […]

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Sapphire Coast and the Whales of Eden

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis September 24, 2016

It’s that time of the year again when we embark on a whale trail, hoping to catch a glimpse of that colossal creature in Eden on the Sapphire Coast. Just a three-hour drive from Canberra, Eden also known as ‘humpback highway’ is located in the far southern regions of New South Wales, and every year, between September and November, the […]

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