Travel

This section details flights, ferries and trains. You’ll also find supporting information like airport transfers, lounges and arrivals.

Roadtrip Itinerary: Arctic Adventure

This post is about the itinerary I took on my recent “Arctic Adventure” which took me from Ireland all the way to Nordkapp in Norway, the furthest point North you can reach on the European ...

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National Wine Centre Adelaide – top place for lunch & wine

The National Wine Centre Adelaide solves a problem that a lot of solo travellers encounter. I want to try out good quality local wines, but don’t need a full bottle or even a large glass. ...

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Reviews: Best of British Comedy, Adelaide Festival

I love a bit of comedy.  Yes, I’m a picky person, but generally anyone setting out to make me laugh has a ready and willing partner, as long as I’m not picked on.  Thus, I ...

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Osteria Oggi, Adelaide – slow but worth it Italian

While food options in the Outback were pretty limited, I did find a decent lunch in Darwin. With Adelaide, my hopes were set higher: could I find a good Italian and maybe some of Adelaide’s ...

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Photo Diary: Downtown Darwin, Australia

One of my favourite things in a new town is to wander around with a camera. I couldn’t quite believe how quiet Downtown Darwin was nor how much diversity was on show. Perhaps Pride was ...

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Chow Restaurant Darwin – rich and friendly pan-Asian lunch joint

An urge for a spicy lunch tempted me towards the harbourside area and Chow Restaurant Darwin. I had not spent much time in this area, due to the continual warnings of saltwater crocodiles!  I discovered ...

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PM Eat & Drink, Darwin – service doesn’t meet the quality food

I think there is only one LGBT bar in Darwin, right opposite the Rydges Darwin Central hotel and there was a large friendly road crossing painted in rainbow colours to welcome all crossers! I was ...

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Where to Stay in Margaret River – Margaret River Motel

Margaret River is a small town south of Perth in Western Australia, famous for the food scene in town and the many excellent vineyards in the surrounding countryside. Because it’s popular, it can be difficult ...

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Dry Pizza at Little Creatures Brewing, Fremantle, Western Australia

After a very educational tour around Fremantle Prison, the hunger came on me. It was 34 degrees (mid 80s) with a stiff breeze as hot as the opening of an oven door and carbs were ...

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Where to Stay in Australia – New Norcia Monastery

On my visit to Western Australia, I stayed at the monastery of New Norcia and this blog shares with you insight into what that looks like. I’m not using this particular blog to comment on ...

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Delicious Barramundi at The Goose, Busselton, Western Australia

Regular readers might know that I enjoy road trips (there are MANY on my travel blog, Planet Patrick). I was driving from New Norcia down to Margaret River in Western Australia and started to feel ...

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Jaw Sushi in Perth: less sushi, more crunchy!

In the spirit of it being mega-hot (low 30s) in Perth and not feeling super-hungry, I sought out a sushi place near my hotel in the Perth CBD.  One seemed to tick all the boxes, ...

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Lava Restaurant, Blue Lagoon, Iceland – pitch perfect set menu

Fantastic lunch at the Lava Restaurant at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland, featuring arctic char, lamb and astarpungar or 'love balls'!!

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Discovering the Magic of El Ateneo Bookshop in Buenos Aires

People kept saying ‘go to El Ateneo’ and I kept ignoring them. It’s a bookshop. I like bookshops. But since I implemented hand luggage only rule, there were a million other places to go.  However, ...

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National Library of Teachers, Buenos Aires

After my attempts to make connections at one of the Buenos Aires universities, I tracked down the lovely National Library of Teachers or Biblioteca Nacional de Maestros in Buenos Aires.  With my shoddy Spanish, and ...

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Cumaná in Buenos Aires – Early bird, served quickly

Cumaná in Buenos Aires was one of three restaurants across from my hotel, and I am nothing if not lazy. The Good, the Bad and the Overcooked. Happily, Cumaná would turn out to be the ...

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Pani in Buenos Aires – Badly Bred Bread

Pani in Buenos Aires: Recoleta Mall Pain in Buenos Aires: First off, a tour around a cemetery to visit the grave of Eva Peron gives you a surprisingly generous appetite.  Happily, nearby the corner of ...

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Le Pain Quotidien in Palermo, Buenos Aires – International familiarity

I was looking for something familiar to eat when I stumbled across Le Pain Quotidian in Palermo, Buenos Aires. A few years earlier, when I worked at Canary Wharf in London, the addition of a ...

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