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  • ‘Wellness Warrior’ Jess dies from cancer | Most Popular | Most Popular Stories
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:17 am
    JESSICA Ainscough was diagnosed with cancer at just 22. Instead of having chemo, she decided to take a different path.

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:38 am
    Greetings to youWe are great family  in USA I am a busy entrepreneur, working sometimes 120 hours per week and  looking for a graduate from any country that can speak a very good English  Looking for a Personal assistant , Nanny ,Housekeeper and a Driver  ,caregiver who can take good care of my daughter and a experience driver with driving license, Candidate are expected to work for approximately 40 hours per week (8hours/day Monday to Saturday ) Sundays you have your day off and you can spend it anywhere as you would have the weekends off.Salary/Wages Are Below : Personal…
  • Western Bulldogs face anxious wait as Tom Liberatore injures knee in win over Richmond

    Sydney Morning Herald RSS News Headlines
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    A left knee injury to one noteworthy Bulldog Tom overshadowed the debut of another Tom in the tricolours at the Whitten Oval on Saturday afternoon.
  • A year on, where on earth is MH370? | Top Stories
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    FOR a year now, the world has waited and wondered about the fate of MH370 — a mystery so out of step with modern day technology no-one has been able to find it.
  • Abbott's forestry call shamed Aust: Greens | Breaking News
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:22 am
    PRIME Minister Tony Abbott made a "captain's call" over a Tasmanian forestry proposal that globally humiliated Australia, the Greens claim.
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    The Conversation

  • NSW Polls show Closer Contest, but Coalition still Favoured

    Adrian Beaumont, PhD Student, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Melbourne
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:46 pm
    The New South Wales election will be held in four weeks on the 28 March. The last three NSW polls from Galaxy, Morgan and Newspoll show almost identical primary votes, though they disagree on their Two Party Preferred (2PP) estimates. I discussed Galaxy in Thursday’s article, so I will only discuss Newspoll and Morgan here. Newspoll has the Coalition leading by 54-46, a 2% gain for Labor since the November-December Newspoll. Primary votes are 43% for the Coalition (down 1), 36% for Labor (up 3) and 11% for the Greens (steady). 59% are satisfied with Mike Baird (down 1), and 26% are…
  • Iraq: graveyard of the believers

    Mark Beeson, Professor of International Politics at University of Western Australia
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:09 pm
    What is it about Iraq? This poor benighted country has suffered from the consequences of tribalism, imperialism, factionalism, despotism, to say nothing of religious rivalries that still prevent the country from achieving even a semblance of security, much less peace. For a country and a region that takes God exceptionally seriously, He doesn’t really seem to be returning the compliment. While those of us fortunate enough to live a long way from such turmoil may react with a despairing shrug of the shoulders to Iraq’s seemingly insoluble problems, it contains some important historical and…
  • Blue is the colour: why do we see #TheDress so differently?

    Andrew Schofield, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Birmingham
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:25 am
    Not since Liz Hurley's safety pin number has a dress caused such a stir. TumblrThere has been passionate debate on the internet over a blue and black dress that to some people – perhaps even the majority – appears white and gold. But what is the reason behind a discrepancy that has caused such division within households and offices? The story began when Caitlin McNeill posted a picture of a dress that was worn to a wedding, but no one appeared to be able to agree on what colour it was. The picture, and debate, went viral. The physical colour of light coming from an object is made up…
  • Hillary Clinton donor scandal puts spotlight on US philanthropy sector

    Inderjeet Parmar, Professor in International Politics at City University London
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    Political to the end. EPA/Ray StubblebineThough she has yet to announce her 2016 presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton is already assumed to be runnning – and has already hit trouble. In recent weeks, there have been unedifying reports that the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as US secretary of state, skirting dangerously close to outright violation of conflict-of-interest agreements it had made with the Obama administration. But this isn’t just a problem for Hillary’s imminent…
  • MPs are right -- BBC must wake up to new media realities

    Tim Crook, Reader in Media and Communication (Goldsmiths), Visiting Professor of Broadcast Journalism (Birmingham City University) at Goldsmiths, University of London
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Maybe it's time to renovate those values, too. Jonathan Brady/PA WireMy advice to the BBC: ignore the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee report on your future at your peril. Over the past 30 years the BBC has largely been the author of its own misfortune. While the journalists and programme makers have continued to create and inform, executive leadership has been busy digging the corporation’s future grave. It’s easy to dismiss the media committee’s various incarnations as a small bunch of parliamentarians washed up from ministerial sackings and twilight political…
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    Daily Telegraph | Top Stories

  • Aussies in an onion ring of fear

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    ONIONS imported from the US are suspected of bringing a deadly strain of superbug that is resistant to many antibiotics into Australia.
  • Hoppa’s honeymoon will have to wait

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    MOST rugby league players get married during the off-season … but not one week out from the premiership kick-off. Will Hopoate has always done things differently.
  • Man fatally stabbed at park

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A MAN enjoying a day at the park was stabbed to death in front of his friends following a confrontation with a group of men in Sydney’s outer west yesterday.
  • How police sniffed out sport’s coke team

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    THE multi-million dollar cocaine ring John Touma has been charged with establishing, would register a 9.9 on the Richter scale of Australian sport.
  • Buzz: Harvey’s $1m loan saves Tinkler again

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    WHAT’S the Buzz: Nathan Tinkler saved his shaky ownership of the Newcastle Jets by borrowing another $1m from businessman Gerry Harvey to pay debts.
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    Women's Network Australia Blog

  • How to Achieve Your Best – Part 2

    David Solomon
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Symmetry is often expressed via the ancient Chinese concept of Yin and Yang. For example, we see it in the dualistic nature of day and night, fire and water, active and passive, masculine and feminine. According to the Taoists all things have both Yin and Yang properties and business is no exception. And yet, modern […]
  • Boundaries: A Challenge for Many

    Thomas Downey
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Do you know what a boundary is? Do you know how to establish one and maintain it? Boundaries are meant to be learnt in childhood yet for many of my patients, professional women or otherwise, the actual holding of a boundary can be challenging. Many don’t understand what boundaries are or how to establish them. […]
  • Become Your Own Super Hero

    Janet Culpitt
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Being a ‘Super Hero’ is not as hard as you think. We all make decisions in various aspects of our life, but we tend to put our head in the sand in respect to one of our biggest assets, our Superannuation policy and plans. So how do we take control of our destiny when it […]
  • Think of Your Brand as Human

    Emelye Lovell
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    In my line of work, I often come across business owners who misjudge the depth of branding. In some cases, branding is viewed as a logo only. This is likely due to the fact that branding—or a large part of it at least—heads towards the intangible. A logo is tangible, but branding certainly goes well beyond this visual identifier. […]
  • Guest Blogging 101

    Sorcha Mullis
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Guest blogging involves publishing a post or article on someone else’s website. In today’s competitive environment, the goal of guest blogging is not meant to gain publication on as many blogs as possible, but to publish relevant share-worthy content on high quality respected websites. Think of sites such as Business News, My Business or an […]
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    Karen Andrews - learning through life and creativity

  • Fibromyalgia

    Karen Andrews
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
      You might have seen this image in the media over the past week. If not, let me briefly explain: this is a statue of Buddha that has the 1,000 year old mummified remains of a monk hidden inside. The owner bought the statue without any knowledge of its secret contents – this happened in the late 90s, and only recently was the statue run through a CT scan, along with other tests, to discover more about the remains. But it was the photo that got my attention – even before I read the headline, and the story that followed. It was those yellow bones. On my handheld device, in the…
  • Living List Tick – Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Karen Andrews
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
      As you’ll hear in the opening minute of the video, we were told to meet at Yering Station. In the time it took to get from my suburb over to Yarra Glen, as I passed (and was passed by) a surprising amount of traffic on the back roads of winery country, I had woken up a little thanks to the sip of old coffee that was leftover in the percolator and had begun to wonder what on earth I was doing. After all, yes, they might be graceful, giant pendants of the sky – but they went a long way up! What if we lost control and floated up and away in the manner of the Wizard of Oz? Or…
  • Packing Light for Overseas – Kids Version

    Karen Andrews
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:21 pm
      Keira came along when I was shooting the video for last week’s post about what I will be packing for Europe (100+ outfits and they all fit in half a suitcase!) and asked if she could do one too. Of course I said, and this is the result. If you stick around to the end you’ll see how we managed to fit everything in. What neither of us mention, but it makes a sneak appearance at the start, is that we’ll be sharing a toiletry bag and it was also packed too.   Note: Apologies for the slight blurriness at the start when as well – my DSLR is being very…
  • What I’m Reading February 2015 (+ a Question)

    Karen Andrews
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
      A few months after putting a hold on it at the library, Poems that Make Grown Men Cry finally came in. I can’t confirm first-hand that it indeed makes grown men cry, but what I can say is that it made me cry. Several times. Many inclusions are poems that I am familiar with and are to be anticipated – if not expected – from such anthologies (Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas among those authors), and the few new (to me) ones were those that really hit the mark: ‘For Ruthie Rogers in Venice’ and ‘For Julia, in the Deep Water’ are two examples. What…
  • The Weirdest, Most Random, Wonderful and Hot Moments of Love (for Valentine’s Day)

    Karen Andrews
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    It’s almost Valentine’s Day. If you’re like me, that means the day is of semi-interest (at best). I won’t be heartbroken if I don’t get anything. A hug will be fine! Maybe a hug… and someone to cook tea. Oh, that and maybe a flower. From the garden. Or the florist. AND CHOCOLATES DON’T FORGET THOSE… Ha! I’m kidding, a hug is fine. But when I think about Valentine’s Day, and the goopy, shmaltzy sentiment that often coincides…. I’d rather think about other expressions of love: be they weird, quirky, spontaneous, hot,…
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    Karen Cheng's Fashion and Life

  • 3 Seconds of Weightlessness

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:24 pm
    I tried NOT to think about it. I knew if I actually stopped and considered my situation, I would find myself overcome with fear. I took two fast steps towards the edge of the wooden jetty and leaped high into the air. In the 3 seconds before my feet touched the water, my senses exploded and I was suddenly so aware of the moment. As they say, it was as if time had frozen. 3 seconds is not very long. But curiously, it was long enough for me to have a conversation with myself, in my head. Stay upright. Don’t do anything silly. This will be over in a sec. You want to be alive at the end.
  • Possibly Not So Nasty

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever shopped at Nasty Gal before? I haven’t… because the name alone makes me want to run far away! But I recently bumped into a friend of mine who was wearing this lovely dress and it made me think twice about the site… Pretty huh? So I popped over to the site and found some nice pieces – a spotty drop-waist dress, lips jumper, turtleneck dress, furry handbag. And in the mix I found some crazy pieces too… try to spot the Dyspnea Mutha Fluffa Feather Dress!   Turn on your JavaScript to view content   Have you bought anything from Nasty Gal…
  • 33 Poets from Tu Clothing

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:50 pm
    On the weekend, I attended a Chinese New Year Ball and saw in the Year of the Goat with lots of eating, dancing and fireworks!! This is the dress I wore to the ball – it’s not red, but isn’t it GORGEOUS?! I found it at a local boutique, Tu Clothing which focuses on West Australian fashion labels, independent designers, as well as popular Australian labels. The dress is by 33 POETS, by Rebecca Paterson, one of Australia’s leading fashion practitioners in innovative and experimental design. I recognised her name, as she’s had another label (Breathless) and she has…
  • Maple Plum Crumble

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    I bought a large bag of beautiful, dark red plums from the fruit markets, but when I got home, they turned out to be quite tart. No one was very keen to eat them, so I decided to put together a delicious plum crumble for my family. The plums were pretty sour, so I had to use a few spoonfuls of maple syrup to sweeten them up. Crumble 100g of plain flour 50g of diced butter, at room temperature 50g of rolled oats 50g dessicated coconut 50g slivered almonds 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (optional) Filling 10 medium sized plums, stoned (about 10) 2 tablespoon of maple syrup 1 green apple, finely…
  • Happy Chinese New Year!

    18 Feb 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year of the Goat! May your next few weeks be filled with food comas, fat angpows, annoying Chinese New Year music, Asian snacks that you don’t know the name of, and fruit the size of your head! Love and happiness to you all!
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    Boomerang Books Blog

  • Review: Canary by Duane Swierczynski

    Jon Page
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:47 pm
    It’s been awhile between drinks for a Duane Swierczynski novel but as always it has been worth the wait. Straight away its like jumping on a runaway train with that instant pleasure of having no idea where Duane Swierczynski is going to take you this time. After the brilliant insanity of the Charlie Hardie series […]
  • Player Profile: Nigel Bartlett, author of King of the Road

    Boomerang Books
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Nigel Bartlett, author of King of the Road Tell us about your latest creation: My debut novel, King of the Road, was published by Vintage (Random House) in February 2015. It’s a fast-paced crime thriller that follows David Kingsgrove’s descent into hell after his 11-year-old nephew, Andrew, disappears from under his nose. The novel is based in Sydney and New […]
  • The Unforgettable Book of Strange New Things

    Joy Lawn
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:05 pm
      Author Michel Faber is tinged with enigma and exotica. His name sounds both European and British, with its allusion – probably fictictious – to the famous publishing house, Faber & Faber. The 54 year-old was born in the Netherlands but educated in Australia – and so could be regarded as one of our own, […]
  • Review: Touch by Claire North

    Jon Page
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August announced the arrival of a very special talent. Claire North maybe the pseudonym for Catherine Webb (and Kate Griffin), who has already published a number of books, but Harry August was something else entirely. It was bold, intelligent, gripping and mind-blowing. Before the real identity of the pseudonym […]
  • Review: Resistance by John Birmingham

    Jon Page
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    John Birmingham takes up where he left off at the end of Emergence. Dave is enjoying a well-earned rest after the battle of New Orleans while the rest of the world is coming to terms with the fact that monsters (Orcs, dragons, super-sized bugs, you name it) are now among us and wanting to re-subjugate their […]
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    The Interpreter

  • Weekend catch-up: National Security Statement, aid to Indonesia, QE, Australia-Japan and more

    Brendan Thomas-Noone
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Bringing together the best longer Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. On Monday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott gave the National Security Statement, which addressed the threat of radical Islamic terrorism and how the Government has chosen to respond. Sam Roggeveen gave a first take on the implications: 'In Australia and elsewhere, the threat of terrorism has become a terrible fact of life that government must do all in its power to counter', said Abbott. Just like when an airline tells you that 'safety is our number one priority', this is one of those reassuring…
  • Quantitative easing was not a 'beggar-thy-neighbour' policy

    Leon Berkelmans
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    It seems my colleague Stephen Grenville is somewhat sceptical of quantitative easing (QE). He says 'QE might have been an admirable second-best policy, but it was still "beggar-thy-neighbour".' I agree that QE (where the Federal Reserve purchased long term government bonds along with securities backed by mortgages) was second-best policy, but for different reasons. I think negative interest rates would have been better. But I strongly disagree that QE was 'beggar-thy-neighbour'. In fact I think QE was quite effective. My thinking on the topic has been strongly influenced by a paper released…
  • A false dawn in China-Philippines relations?

    Richard Javad Heydarian
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:56 pm
    The late-2014 'icebreaker' meeting between Philippine President Benigno Aquino and Chinese President Xi Jinping raised hopes for a de-escalation in bilateral tensions amid the ongoing territorial standoff in the South China Sea. Benigno Aquino with Xi Jinping at APEC 2014 in Beijing. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung Hoon.) Ecstatic about the possibility of a revival in Philippine-China relations, Aquino went so far as claiming a 'meeting of minds' with Xi during their short exchanges on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Beijing. It marked the first face-to-face talk between the two heads of state. Since…
  • Greece has compromised, so too must Europe

    Mike Callaghan
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    The recently approved extension of the EU/ECB/IMF bailout program kicks the Greece debt problem four months down the road. Where to from there? Unless there is a major change in approach by both Greece and the EU, it will not be long before we are again fretting over Greece exiting the euro and the future of the euro itself. Stephen Grenville says ‘Greek politicians have to learn to break election promises’, specifically promises that the austerity bail-out program would be rejected. Wolfgang Munchau says ‘Athens must stand firm against the Eurozone’s failed…
  • Digital Asia links: Mao Xinyu, Facebook in Tibet, Vietnam's tech boom and more

    Danielle Cave
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technology and the largest concentration of mobile and social media users. An escalation in online activism, changing cyber dynamics, developments in digital diplomacy and the exploitation of big data are shaping the region's engagement with the world. China has dropped some of the world's largest tech companies, including Apple and Cisco, from its approved state purchases list in a move that has been linked to both Western cyber surveillance and domestic protectionism. Fergus Hanson has…
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  • We have HR Internship opportunity in Chennai.

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Dear Candidate, Greetings from Gingerbox Mobility Pvt. Ltd Requirement for Internship – MBA HR We need some HR Internship candidate who is interested to Internship. 1) Responsible for employee database management , induction rolling out offers letters, completing joining formalities etc. 2) Interns will be given a experience certificate at the end of the  internship. No stipend will be provided. 3) Fresher’s pursuing graduation/completed graduation can apply. 4) Candidates should be willing to work for a period of 2 months. 4) Good verbal and written communication skills. 5)…

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:38 am
    Greetings to youWe are great family  in USA I am a busy entrepreneur, working sometimes 120 hours per week and  looking for a graduate from any country that can speak a very good English  Looking for a Personal assistant , Nanny ,Housekeeper and a Driver  ,caregiver who can take good care of my daughter and a experience driver with driving license, Candidate are expected to work for approximately 40 hours per week (8hours/day Monday to Saturday ) Sundays you have your day off and you can spend it anywhere as you would have the weekends off.Salary/Wages Are Below : Personal…

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:38 am
    Greetings to youWe are great family  in USA I am a busy entrepreneur, working sometimes 120 hours per week and  looking for a graduate from any country that can speak a very good English  Looking for a Personal assistant , Nanny ,Housekeeper and a Driver  ,caregiver who can take good care of my daughter and a experience driver with driving license, Candidate are expected to work for approximately 40 hours per week (8hours/day Monday to Saturday ) Sundays you have your day off and you can spend it anywhere as you would have the weekends off.Salary/Wages Are Below : Personal…

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Greetings to youWe are great family  in USA I am a busy entrepreneur, working sometimes 120 hours per week and  looking for a graduate from any country that can speak a very good English  Looking for a Personal assistant , Nanny ,Housekeeper and a Driver  ,caregiver who can take good care of my daughter and a experience driver with driving license, Candidate are expected to work for approximately 40 hours per week (8hours/day Monday to Saturday ) Sundays you have your day off and you can spend it anywhere as you would have the weekends off.Salary/Wages Are Below : Personal…
  • Implement your change today

    28 Feb 2012 | 3:45 pm
    What’s your next career move? Gigajobs has the best job listings from great companies, whether you’re looking for opportunities at a start up or at a major corporate. You can search our job listings or create a profile and let employers find you. Need the an IT resource right now? Find the candidate you’re looking for here. Post a job or search the candidate database.
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  • Flow Hive beehive with honey on tap

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:55 pm
    What an amazing Australian design by Byron Bay beekeepers (and Father and Son team) Stuart and Cedar Anderson. A few friends had passed on info about the amazing Flow Hive beehive invention that launched this week that allows you to extract honey via a tap on the hive, instead of smoking the bees and removing the frames. Less stress for the bees and incredibly easy for the owner. It's a brilliant way to introduce people to beekeeping, especially for kids.Read more »
  • Best In Show: Kids InStyle Sydney 2015 - Phoenix and the Fox

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    My favourite stand at Kids InStyle Sydney 2015 was Phoenix and the Fox, a brand new clothing label based in Sydney. Let me start by saying that I only had 4.5 hours to traverse the enormity that is the Kids InStyle and Life InStyle trade shows. Camera in hand, I zoom up and down the aisles, pausing only to catch-up with designers that I have already been following. But I literally stopped in my tracks as I passed Phoenix and Fox. Here's why:Read more »
  • Milk & Masuki owl blanket

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    One of my favourite pieces at the Kids InStyle 2015 Sydney trade show this past week was this gorgeous stretchy wrap/throw/blanket/cover by Milk & Masuki, featuring this cool owl print designed by label co-owner Ishak Masukor (also holding the piece).Read more »
  • Buy 2 sale items get 1 free from eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M

    22 Feb 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Hurry, last chance to snap up sale items from the current eeni meeni miini moh and e3M SS14 collection. This special offer to buy two sale items and get the third sale item free lasts only until Wednesday 25th February 2015. Get on it quick!See my favourite sale picks from SS14 here on Bondville.Image: eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M
  • Australian bird melamine plates from Lalaland

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    You know by now that I'm a sucker for good Australiana, and these gorgeous melamine plates from Lalaland Design House fit the bill. They feature gorgeous illustrations by in-house illustrator Clarisse Djaja including a Zebra Finch, Yellow Breasted Sunbird, Purple Crowned Lorikeet and Flame Robin.Read more »
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    Rocky Travel

  • Top 5 things to do in Perth

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    Perth is the sunniest Australian city with the largest city parkland of the world. Thanks to its perfect climate throughout the year it offers a laid-back lifestyle that is hard to beat. I have been three times to Perth and every time I seem to like it more and more. Among many things to do […] The post Top 5 things to do in Perth appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Pacsafe Hip Pack Review

    6 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    My review of the Pacsafe Hip Pack Venturesafe 100 GII The Pacsafe Hip Pack is the new entry in my travel gear collection. In addition to my Samsonite wheeled duffle bag and my Deuter Day pack I have now a Pacsafe Hip Pack. I started using this handy hip pack last September on my Australia […] The post Pacsafe Hip Pack Review appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 11 tips for successful Airbnb Stay

    1 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    11 helpful tips for successful AirBnB stay In 10 years of solo travels in Austalia I have been exploring different types of budget accommodation to suit my needs as a solo traveller. My was in Rome in 2012 and I simply loved it. Since then, I have used Airbnb five more times in Paris and […] The post 11 tips for successful Airbnb Stay appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Celebrating Australia Day 2015

    19 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    How will you celebrate Australia Day 2015 On 26th January 2015 Australians and Aussie Fans will celebrate Australia Day, the most important Australian public holiday. Over the weekend from 24th to 26th of January an array of events will take place everywhere across the country to celebrate the passion for a great Nation. Sydney is […] The post Celebrating Australia Day 2015 appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 healthy eating tips for travelling Australia

    8 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    10 healthy eating tips for travelling Australia Let’s face it, to maintain healthy eating habits when travelling Australia, it’s a struggle! Many factors, like changing climate and time zones, changing location, eating at odd times and poor cooking facilities may lead to changing your eating habits. When travelling, it’s easier to prefer eating pre-packaged food, […] The post 10 healthy eating tips for travelling Australia appeared first on Rocky Travel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 10 Different Things to do in Fremantle

    12 Feb 2015 | 1:37 am
    Fremantle is a surprise. I never tire of wandering around its historic streets. It has a totally different ambiance to Perth, which is so close in distance, yet so far in character.   Freo is quaint and quirky with old buildings which line the streets in faded glory giving a glimpse into life in days gone […] The post 10 Different Things to do in Fremantle appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • Top Margaret River Wineries – Watershed

    5 Feb 2015 | 5:12 am
    It was a hot summer day in the Christmas holidays, and a day of little agenda when we could do as we wish, go where we fancied. Bliss. We drove to Bunker Bay for a walk on the beach before our thoughts turned towards food, lunch specifically, and Margaret River with its lovely wine estates […] The post Top Margaret River Wineries – Watershed appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • Introducing the Fabulous Ferguson Valley (to Fabulous yTravelBlog)

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
    If you’re flying into Perth and time is limited, but you want to see something a little different and off the beaten track, then a visit to The Ferguson Valley two hours south could just be the ticket. Living in Bunbury means that The Valley is our backyard stomping ground given that we can reach […] The post Introducing the Fabulous Ferguson Valley (to Fabulous yTravelBlog) appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • Live an Idyllic lifestyle in Dalyellup, Western Australia

    7 Jan 2015 | 12:53 am
    So you want to ‘live the life’ in Western Australia but you’re not quite sure where to start looking? North, South, East, West? The state is huge, about 10 times the size of the UK, and even if you’re looking at a specific destination due to work considerations,  you’ll find plenty of options for different […] The post Live an Idyllic lifestyle in Dalyellup, Western Australia appeared first on ZigaZag.
  • Sponsored Video Airbnb – The new way to stay

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
      Video sponsored by Airbnb Hands up. Who’s ever booked an Airbnb room or apartment? I haven’t yet, but the more I hear about Airbnb, the more inclined I am to give it a go. A few years ago accommodation on a micro scale would have been unheard of. It was always about the big […] The post Sponsored Video Airbnb – The new way to stay appeared first on ZigaZag.
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  • Wine Tasting in Barossa Valley

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:12 am
    If you head 60km north east from Adelaide you’ll reach Barossa Valley. The Barossa region is a part of South Australia which is particularly well known for its wineries and vineyards. When a place has a reputation for making wine, you can’t help but feel obliged to at least give it a try. There are a lot of wineries in the area which are open for wine tasting, as well as events such as the Barossa Vintage Festival. Now, I’m no wine connoisseur, but.. .. I like to pretend that I am! Straight up, I enjoy a good merlot, but I’m really picky and I’m not much of a…
  • Barossa Reservoir’s Whispering Wall

    16 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Built between 1899 and 1903, the ‘Whispering Wall’ was once the tallest dam in Australia, standing at 36 metres. The concrete arch is built in such a way that it causes a parabola effect, allowing sound to travel across the face of the damn. After travelling the 144 metres across, sound, even whispers, can still be heard perfectly. It is this phenomenon which means that even after 112 years it continues to attract tourists and locals alike. When it was originally commissioned it cost around £170,000 to build. That works out to be around $20 million AUD in modern terms. It was one…
  • Dubai Desert Safari: Dinner & Dancers

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    I mentioned before that there would be a second part to my post about my short stay in Dubai, so here it is. In the first installment I covered the 4×4 desert safari and the camel rides at the desert camp, this time around it’ll be a little bit different. More focused on, well, other things. Dancers, food, and desert sunsets. You get the idea. I also have a bunch of badly taken photos that I want to share too. I mentioned before that we arrived at the camp, which is where the camel rides took place. Here, though, is a picture which I took inside the relatively large encampment. In…
  • Cradle Mountain, A Tasmanian Landmark

    4 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Cradle Mountain, in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, is one of Tasmania’s most widely recognised locations. At 1,545 metres, Cradle Mountain owes its popularity to the natural beauty of the landscape in which it resides. The national park has plenty of activities, from fishing, cycling, walking and hiking to less strenuous trips and amazing look-out points which can be accessed by car or shuttle bus. Here are a few of my personal recommendations. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge We made this our base of operations for our short stay, and camped up in a log cabin. Spacious…
  • Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    I just wanted to share this picture I took in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania. This is the opposite side of the “neck” from Wineglass Bay,  and features a 360 degree view of mountains, sea and sand. The post Freycinet National Park, Tasmania appeared first on Macrodyl.
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  • Getting to know Mulberry

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Mulberries are refreshing, delicious and nutritious fruits enjoyed by people all over the world. The fruits, like grapes, are red or white, and grow in bunches called “drupes”. Image Courtesy: Martin LaBar used under the Creative Commons Licence Mulberries are cultivated in countries where silk is a major export. This is because silk worms love feasting on leaves of mulberry trees. It goes without saying, therefore, that mulberries are widely grown in China. The Chinese term for the mulberry plant is ‘Sang’, and the fruits are known in China as ‘Sanshenzi’…
  • The 15 Special Days of Chinese New Year

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Chinese New year is the most significant of all Chinese festivals. It is also one of the most widely celebrated events across Asia. It lasts for 15 days, with each day carrying its own special meaning. Asian Inspirations sheds light on each of these 15 special days of Chinese New Year. Image Courtesy: Daniel Dionne used under the Creative Commons Licence Day 1 Fireworks, lion dances, and parades adorn the streets. Senior members of the family are honoured, while the young receive money, sweets, and small gifts in red envelopes. Day 2 This is the official beginning of the new year as well as…
  • Jindian Temple Fair

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    The Jindian Temple Fair, also known as Kunming’s Golden Temple Fair, is a traditional festival for the people of Kunming in China. It has been held for over 400 years, on the ninth day of Chinese New Year. Image Courtesy: Yoann Gruson-Daniel used under the Creative Commons Licence The Golden Palace Scenic Area includes the Golden Palace, the Bronze Palace, the Bell Tower and the Harmony Palace. Various types of local snacks and delicacies are made and sold by street vendors. Delicacies such as Shaoerkuai (a cake made from boiled rice), Rose Miliangxia (rice milk with rose sugar) and…
  • Healthy Chinese Soups You Should Try

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Do you love the sights and sounds of a pot simmering above a roaring fire, with the tastiest Asian ingredients bubbling inside merrily? Do you love the idea of a simple evening in, cosy on the couch with a bowl of soup in your hands? Do you want to know the best one-course meals for a quiet dinner? Asian Inspirations gives you the best of Chinese cuisine! Here are a few healthy Chinese soups you should try. Chinese Dumpling Soup Image Courtesy: John Herschell used under the Creative Commons Licence A perfectly cooked dumpling in itself is quite a treat. Add to a sprig of fresh coriander, a…
  • Lettuce cups (San Choy Bow)

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    1 Place lettuce cups on to serving plates. 2 Heat oil in a wok; add garlic and onions and stir-fry for 1 minute. 3 Add pork and oyster sauce; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add water and simmer covered for 1 minute. 4 Toss in water chestnuts (diced), mushrooms and carrots; stir through Hoisin sauce. Stir-fry for 2 minutes and remove mixture from heat. 5 Spoon meat mixture into lettuce cups, garnish with spring onions and serve. The post Lettuce cups (San Choy Bow) appeared first on Asian Inspirations.
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