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Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Flemington cheap eats: Happy Snack Cafe House

There’s very little that captures my attention as much as the prospect of discovering a new hole in the wall, cheap eats joint with amazing food. So when the Happy … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

Weekend getaway to Noosa, QLD

The Happy Gwailo and I recently managed to squeeze in a quick weekend getaway to Noosa in Queensland. Noosa is a beautiful beach town, half an hour’s drive north of … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · 7 Comments

Flashback Friday: A picnic in the Royal National Park

One of the things I love the most about Sydney is its proximity to a plethora of state and national parks. Knowing this, the Happy Gwailo planned a picnic in … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · 5 Comments

Exploring the Sydney Harbour National Park

One glorious Sunday morning, we headed out to Manly to explore the Sydney Harbour National Park. We considered taking the ferry, but as we live on the other side of … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · 7 Comments

Unusual: Fairview Wine Farm

One of the things I love about Cape Town is the number of great places to visit that are a quick day trip away. One such example is the cape … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · 13 Comments

Sunrise on False Bay, South Africa

One of the advantages of being severely jetlagged after a long flight is that I’m often up before the sun rises, and asleep not much later after the sun sets. … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · 11 Comments

Exploring Sydney’s Bicentennial Park

On a beautiful winter’s day one Sunday, on the rare occasion that the Happy Gwailo wasn’t working on a weekend, we decided to go for a walk in Sydney’s Bicentennial … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 3 Comments

On safari in the Klaserie

I came across this mural in Newtown one day in March. Amazing though it is, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city, it looked completely out of place. … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · 9 Comments

Transient: Life in Klaserie

On safari in Klaserie, a private nature reserve adjacent to the Kruger, we are lucky enough to see a pack of African wild dogs. Once widespread, there are just 6,600 … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 4 Comments

High tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Some say that high tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town is among the best in the world, so when I found myself in that beautiful city, I … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 16 Comments

Exploring the roads of Bagan

It’s Valentine’s’ Day and I’m clinging on to my boyfriend. Not in a particularly amorous way, mind you – I was just trying to stay on my perch on the … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 5 Comments

Dining at Cecconi’s

The first time I went to Cecconi’s Flinders Lane in Melbourne was for breakfast. That early in the morning, there were just two other tables occupied, so I had unparalleled … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 14 Comments

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