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From On High

From the high ratings and location of From on High, one might be expecting a large, spacious venue. It was nice to discover that it ...

New Zealand: Auckland

After drying off from Black Water Rafting and eating the provided warming soup and bread, we embarked on a 2.5 hour drive to ...

Spring Round-Up!

It's been a little while since I did a little round-up of my articles elsewhere! Some of my newer readers may not know that I write ...

New Zealand: Hobbits, Caves & Geysers

Whilst we stayed at Golden Springs, the idea was to be within driving distance of Hobbiton and Rotorua, as there were not a lot of caravan parks in the small towns in the surrounding areas. Hobbiton Movie Set:  501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata Hobbiton has tours running all day but the peak times ...

Mappen Ramen

'Mappen' means 'one more time' *plays Daft Punk* in the Nagoya dialect, and why wouldn't you come back when prices are so cheap? Mappen already has an udon bar in Sydney with constant queues to get in. Now they have launched a Melbourne ramen bar. There are definitely a lot of Japanese and ramen ...

New Zealand: Taupo

We left New Plymouth and headed for the central area of the North Island on our second day. A long drive after New Year's! The Campsite: Golden Springs Holiday Park, 4085 SH 5, midway Rotorua & Taupo, Golden Springs We spent about three nights in the area but immediately regretted our chosen ...

Dog House

Dog lovers in Melbourne have probably heard of the new dog cafe that just opened in Collingwood. No, it's not like the cat cafe, it's a cafe FOR your dog. Humans take a back seat in this setting, with only coffee and premade snacks available. But the options for your dog are almost ...