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Adventures in Australia – Reef and Rainforest, A Treehouse for Two!

One thing that struck Mr Silver and I during our travels in Australia was the marvellous spectrum of colour. The blue of the mountains, the red of the desert and now the green of the sumptuous rainforest. As our plane flew over the Daintree Rainforest we marvelled at the huge expanse of emerald hues that… Read more »

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Adventures in Australia – The magic of Ayers Rock and Longitude 131

Ayers Rock or Uluru is one of the most iconic natural landmarks of Australia. Situated in the Northern Territory in central Australia, the large sandstone rock formation is highly sacred to the Aborginal people, in the area. The rock itself stands at 348 metres high, 24 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower, with a total… Read more »

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Adventures in Australia – The Blue Mountains and Wolgan Valley

The Blue Mountains is a breathtaking mountainous region that borders the built up area of Sydney with the foothills starting 50 kilometres west of the city. The area is a World Heritage Site and is made up of rugged cliffs, deep valleys and gorges as well as numerous rivers and lakes. There are vast forested… Read more »

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Adventures in Australia – Sydney shenanigans

After a very short flight, our plane touched down for our much anticipated stay in Sydney. Due to the way the flights had worked out we would be spending another stint in Sydney at the end of the holiday and spending Christmas there. Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and the most populous… Read more »

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Adventures in Australia – Melbourne Part 2, the nature and culture

First to my favourite aspect of Melbourne culture, wine-tasting!! A slight confession, although I love wine I wouldn’t say I have a great knowledge of it. Mr Silver and I usually plump for the most reasonably priced Sauvignon Blanc on the wine list! That being said we were both very excited about our Melbourne wine… Read more »

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Adventures in Australia – Melbourne Part 1, the hotel and the food!

When we landed in Melbourne we were delighted to see a sunny sky after the disappointment of a dreary Hong Kong! Australia’s second most populous city would be our home for the next six nights, which was the longest we would be staying anywhere but we would be packing in alot! Melbourne is know for… Read more »

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Adventures in Australia – First a stop over in Hong Kong!

In order to break up the epic flight, Mr Silver and I decided to stop off in Hong Kong on the way to Oz. I was very excited about the glamourous hotels, restaurants and shops that abounded in Hong Kong so the small region seemed the ideal stop over for us. When we arrived the… Read more »

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Adventures in Australia – An introduction

2012 was the year I turned 30 and I wanted to achieve a long-held travel ambition. To go the other side of the world and see Australia! Having never had the gap year experience that many of my friends had had I wanted to do it now and to have an extended period of time… Read more »

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A night at The Ledbury

After a hot and exotic November spent in Thailand, December was rather dreary for me…over indulgence on holiday meant a healthy December and avoiding Christmas treats. Mulled wine is especially hard to say no to! That said, I was particularly looking forward to the treat planned for my three year anniversary with the lovely Mr… Read more »