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Baroque Gardens of Bratislava @ Bratislava, Slovakia

Hi Everyone,

After our visit at the Bratislava Castle, we went to check out Baroque Gardens which is right behind the castle. It is one the must see attractions when you visit Bratislava as it is very close to the castle therefore most people will pay a visit.

It is free entry so you can enjoy your time in the garden. It is not very big like some of the parks around the city but it is sure a special one. When you walk in, you can see that the garden has been designed carefully like a special art work. While we were researching, we can see that depending on the season, there would be various flowers planted around to make it a picturesque for visits to take photos and enjoy. If you stand on top of the stairs, it’s like a beautiful art work.

As we visited during winter, there weren’t any flowers unfortunately so we just see green and simple garden. I can imagine summer months this garden will be so colourful!

Along the side of the garden, we see rows of plants and statue like on the tall walls. It matches the castle which is next door. As it was getting cold in the afternoon, we decided not to stay too long and headed back to the car. Just a reminder that the garden is not pram friendly due to the stones on the floor. Be prepared to take your little ones out of the pram and walk around the garden.

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Travelgirl

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Bratislava Castle @ Bratislava, Slovakia

Hi Everyone,

While we were in Bratislava, the castle was one of the highlight was visiting the castle. It was a public holiday when we wanted to visit and surprisingly the castle was opened. We parked out car nearby and walked up the hill to see it.

The first thing we noticed was the beautiful view of the city. Just where the view is, there is a large gate which make a nice photo opportunity.

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As we walk into the middle of the castle, you see a simple map to show where things are. As we had a stroller, the lift was not available so we didn’t end up going in. In the middle of the castle, there is also a well which of course is not in use but it was quite popular with the younger crowd all wanting to peer down the whole.

It was a nice place to visit especially on a public holiday. I was a bit disappointed we couldn’t make it inside as the lift wasn’t working. Hope we can go inside next time if we visit the castle again.

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Travelgirl

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A Visit to “Something There Is” Art Exhibition with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

A week ago, I quickly dropped by to a local exhibition called “Something There Is”. Honestly I had no idea what to expect as this venue runs different displays every month with free entry (I’ve never been to one that had an entry fee).

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I’m not an art person so it didn’t interest me when I walked in but the thing that got my attention were the display right in the middle of the venue. They seem to look like they were made from newspaper all braided to a bowl like shape and they were all around the room. It was very diy to me and that really got me interested and I stood there for 5 minutes trying to work out how its made. They were all the same shape just in different sizes as they were all handmade. It was an interesting display and I hope the next one at the venue would be a more exciting one.

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Travelgirl

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Awesome Korean Snack For The Kids!

Hi Everyone,

I limit the amount of snacks I allow my kids can have each day/week. This includes going to and from daycare, lunch boxes or to keep them occupied. Unfortunately, I have run out of snacks to give them as they are bored of the healthy stuff I’ve found for them. Being a parent is so hard – trying to satisfy your kids as well as trying to keep them healthy.

The other day I was going through the Korean grocery and found a cool packet of snacks. They are perfect sized (bite size) and in a large pack so I can distribute them to the amount I like rather than give them a pack like some brands in Sydney. These biscuits are $5.50 per pack and I’ve bought them for a week already and only 1/3 of it has been eaten.

The only thing for me is this snack has a little bit too high sugar for my liking but then it will be a boring snack right? I’m sure this particular brand of snack is very cheap in Korean but for $5.50, I don’t think it is too bad to buy in Sydney.

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Travelgirl

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The Wet Edge Restaurant @ Sheraton Resort, Fiji

Hi Everyone,

During our time in Fiji, we had a lovely meal at a restaurant on the walk between the Sheraton & Westin resort. It is ALWAYS packed so we had to book ahead of time to ensure we get a table to see why it is so popular.

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Let’s have a look at the menu. I love the fact that you get a seperate kids menu in Fiji as they are very family friendly and allows kids to enjoy their meal with many options available.

The waitress bought out a sauce rack in preparation for our food to arrive. We ordered a hotdog meals for the kids, a kids fish and chips and a daily special seafood & rib platter for 2. Here comes our food. The whole platter is 90% seafood except for ribs which is from the bbq.

The platter was defiantly enough for 2 adults and we had some food left over. Most of the food on the platter was fabulous except for the battered fish which I thought was a bit small and had a thick layer of batter. The Fijian Kokoda was sooooo delicious I wanted more. It is like semi raw fish mixed with veggies and coconut juice/soup. It is a traditional dish in Fiji. There were little prawns than what we saw on the picture but it was very fresh. Squid was done perfectly! yummmm

The service here was great. The kids had a great time and seating was pretty spacious. The only downside and I’ve mentioned this previously, in Fiji, many food outlets don’t have any air condition therefore it was a bit warm eating dinner and trying to keep cool. We didn’t order any drinks that night but were supplied with plenty of cool water throughout the night.

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Travelgirl

Address: Within Sheraton Resort in Fiji

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Great Coffee Cart at Parndorf Designer Outlet @ Austria

Hi Everyone,

While we were in Austria, it was already cold and being at the outlet walking and buying things non stop (yes non stop LOL), you do get tired and thirsty. We didn’t want anything cold like a soft drink or water from the vending machines so we tried to look for a something warm. The other criteria I had was I didn’t want to really sit down because we don’t have a lot of time left as it was getting dark so something quick and easy would be preferred.

Then we found this cute coffee car. The coffee smell so nice and they also sell hot chocolate. Without thinking, we got a coffee and a hot chocolate (extra hot!). Gosh it was the best drink we had all day! It gave us energy and we were off shopping again after our drink. If you are at the outlet, do look out for this coffee car cos it was a life saver for us!

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Travelgirl

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Shopping at Designer Outlet Parndorf @ Austria

Hi Everyone,

While we were in Slovakia, we planned to go to the Designer Outlet Parndorf in Austria as its was only an hour away from Bratislava. You may have noticed during my trip to Europe as of now, I have not bought and shopped so this is my chance!

We arrived around 10am so we made we had enough time to go through the shops and also taking consideration the kid’s rest time. After an hour drive from Bratislava, we have arrived! What a great day to be out and about shopping!

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There were lots of luxury brands as well as local brands. Before we arrived, I was on the website checking out the brands so I can just visit those stores to avoid further time wasted PLUS to ensure our kids don’t run out of patience. My aim was to get a pair of shoes (or two!) and I had high hopes considering it was a pretty big outlet and had so many brands. When we arrived, we saw Prada and Furla. I do go in for a quick spin at Prada but not as cheap as I wanted due to the exchange rate. Many years ago, I remember going to the Prada outlet called The Space in Italy and those prices great!

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The shop I was looking forward to was Tods but soooo sad they didn’t have my size for the style I liked. I guess it is the outlet so the popular sizes would be gone very quickly. It was definitely a lot cheaper than in Australia and Asia. I guess next time!

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We stayed there till dark (yes time just ticked by so quickly) but we did get a lot of things. Towards the end, we saw a really nice play area for the kids so we let the kids play till they were hungry for dinner and started heading over to the car to drive back to Bratislava. Did I end up getting any shoes? Noooooooo *cry*. The hunt will continue on this trip.

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Travelgirl