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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.

Thanks for reading

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

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Travelgirl Tries Irvins Salted Egg Fish Skin Snack

Hi Everyone,

I’ve finally got my hands on these high demand fish skin snacks from Singapore. I’m sure @ace108 and @jrvacation have had many in Singapore because they are just so yummy. My friend came back from Singapore 2 weeks ago and manage to only bring 6 back! We were lucky to get 1 pack considering you have to buy them from gumtree or Ebay in Sydney. People are selling them for $70AUD for 2 packs! Pretty crazy. Though the large back in Singapore is $16 Singaporean dollars when I checked online but that is still a nice profit.

Our friend got us a big pack. As many of you know, salted egg has high cholesterol but it’s a treats so its not a big problem to have a bit more than usual. First thing when I opened the packet was the smell of salted eggs. yuummmmmmmm. Then I took one out and the fish skin was really crunch and coated with lots of salted eggs. It was sooooo delicious and not salty at all! No wonder it’s so popular! But after having half a dozen of them, I had to stop and have a whole cup of tea as it was so heavy.

I’ve still got half a pack left and I see it being finished this week. Have you tried this before?

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Travelgirl

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Starý Otec @ Bratislava, Slovakia

Hi Everyone,

As we were traveling around Bratislava, we came across a deli which we bought some really nice jamón for our breakfast. This deli had high quality of cold cuts and the prices were a lot cheaper than what we pay for in Australia.

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For jamón for example, we pay around $40 AUD per kilo but in Bratislava, half the price or less depending which type you buy. There are all sorts of other meat and as it was the end of the day, they were starting to pack up but also the time where many people will buy their food for the night or the next day.

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Apart from cold cuts, they sell all sorts of cracks, sauces, other condiments as well as some dairy. I wish we had something so cheap with high quality in Australia. I miss Europe!

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Travelgirl’s Small Project This Weekend

Hi Everyone,

These two weeks have been really hectic as my other half have been away from home so I am here looking after the kids AND trying to survive in a full time job. But luckily the boys have been well behaved so we’ve been able to go on with our lives without too much trouble.

We did visit Ikea and got a small bookshelf. I am not a hands on person with furniture as it normally involves Daddy E but this time I had to put it together so at least we can use it while he was away. The bookshelf was $25AUD so it wasn’t too expensive. So let’s start!

It wasn’t too difficult as I treated it like lego but it was really hard in the end when I couldn’t find the screw drivers at home so I had to resort to using the crappy Ikea ones which was included in the box. All up it took less than 20 minutes, it would had been faster if I had the right tools. Now the kids have a small bookshelf to put their overflowing books from the other cupboard.

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Thanks for reading

Travelgirl

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Traveling the World #139 – Tihany Village & Lake Balaton @ Hungary

Hi Everyone,

It’s been awhile I’ve updated our trip. Today I’ll be taking you around Tihany Village and Lake Balaton in Hungary. Tihany is a small town in Hungary but also have some really nice views. Around Tihany Village, there are many shops selling traditional gifts and restaurants for those were are visiting. There are many cobble stones long the pathway so if you are pushing a stroller like me, be prepared.

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As were were visiting during low season, shops weren’t all opened but there were still plenty of tourists around. As we walk along the path towards the top end, it will eventually lead you to Lake Balaton which over looks the clear water. Do come here on a sunny day as there is no cover anywhere so a raining day not only ruins the view but you will get really wet. I suggest you where comfy shoes as it is a bit of a walk and on cobble stones, its is not easy.

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Travelgirl

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The Lavender Shop @ Tihany, Hungary

Hi Everyone,

Let’s continue on some of the cool things I’ve seen in last trip to Europe a few months ago. When we were walking around Tihany, there is a really nice shop that sell items made or related to lavender. This place was just so pretty with the soft lavender colour.

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If you visit Tihany during the right season, you will see lots of lavender fields. The sea of purple is what many locals and visitors see during that season. As we were walking through the main strip, we saw this store with many gifts made with lavender like soap, bath soap, candles, food etc. We didn’t get anything from the store except for a magnet just incase we cannot bring some of the flower based items back to Sydney.

It was just a beautiful store. If you are in Tihany, make sure to visit the store enjoy the products offered in this store.

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Travelgirl

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Quick Weekend Away to Avoca Beach with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

I haven’t had any fast internet access therefore haven’t been as active as I wish this weekend. We had a quick getaway to Avoca Beach which is around 90 minutes from Sydney. The weather was perfect as its was not too hot or too cold leading towards winter. We booked an Airbnb and the house was less impressive as in the picture. It was in a bushy area which I didn’t mind but the interior of the house was a bit dusty and had cobwebs in every corner. Probably will have to give them a neutral feedback on the app.

We visited Avoca Beach were the kids had a dip, found a nice cafe and visited the monthly Avoca Beach markets which I will be sharing some blogs and vlogs on it.

Hope you all had a great weekend and another week of work coming up!

 

Thanks for reading

Travelgirl

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Travelgirls Receives Gifts from Hawaii

Hi Everyone,

A good friend of mine just came back from Hawaii and she bought us some really nice gifts. We caught up for lunch and I didn’t expect to receive anything considering she has two kids and would have lots to bring back. She bought me so really cool stuff!

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First she got us a big pack of granola. It is like cereal so it will be nice to have for breakfast.

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Then there is a Hawaiian themed photo frame (Made in Hawaii) and two key rings

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And a mini box of Hawaiian Host with Hello Kitty on it *love*. I love Haiwaiian Hosts so the box of chocolate was my afternoon tea.

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Gosh I miss Hawaii. Maybe its time to plan another trip to go back again!

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Travelgirl