Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Cheap eats: Crunchy fried rice @ Lao Village

Lao Village is out of the way. 45 minutes’ drive from home out of the way, to be exact. And Fairfield was just named as Sydney’s most dangerous suburb – four murders … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 4 Comments

Strawberry-picking at Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries, NSW, Australia

One weekend last winter, I found myself halfway up the coast in New South Wales, Australia, in a tiny town called North Haven. Driving along the highway, I spotted the … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 8 Comments

From above: A perfectly white African Daisy

It was a bright summer day in Sydney, and I was on one of my short visits to The Doctor. After a lazy morning indoors, we headed out for a … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

My biggest life changes have always begun with a plane ride. Flying to Hong Kong and leaving home for the first time at 18 to go to college. Flying to … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 5 Comments

Hotel review: Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Australia

Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park is rated as one of the best luxury hotels in the city. Overlooking Hyde Park in the city’s Central Business District, the hotel has been … Continue reading

March 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

I was strolling through The Rocks in Sydney the other day when I chanced upon this quaint little puppet shop. The costumes are amazing and they look like they’re having … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Hotel review: Crown Promenade, Melbourne, Australia

If you’re a fan of casinos, the Crown Promenade hotel has an unbeatable location right next to the Crown Casino, one of Melbourne’s hottest entertainment spots. Don’t miss the nightly … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Melbourne Central cone has to be one of Melbourne, Australia’s most iconic shots. The dome was built to shelter the historic Coop’s Shot Tower in the middle of the … Continue reading

February 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

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