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Travelgirl Is Getting Ready to Move Soon ….

Hi Everyone,

We are about to move to a new place. I have already started packing a few weeks ago and have been doing it bit by bit but the day of the actual move is coming near, I am not sure if we could make it. We have been here at the current place for 6 years so you can imagine the stuff we have accumulated. I am at a point that we have used up all our cardboard boxes and I had to buy another 15 of them from Bunnings (Aussie hardware store).

I have also found that we just have too many soft toys and clothes to put into boxes so I ended up buying a lot of the Asian tough bags so I can dump everything in there. We bought 6 from eBay which worked out to be $6.50 each but we saw a new batch of stock came at The Reject Shop for $3.50 so we bought another 8. Even if we don’t end up using them, we can keep them for the next move.

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The one thing that is bothering me now is how we will transport our Lego. For the time being, I have put the lego in a box for fragile stuff and move them slowly over to the new place. I don’t want to disassemble them, it is not even an option. We also converted a room to a storage room so we can move the boxes ready for the move into 1 place. It makes everything neat but also a bit safer for everyone to walk around the house. Anyone have good tips for an easy move? We have moved for ages so I need some clever ideas/hacks to make my life a little easier for the move.

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Travelgirl

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Travelgirl’s Review – Anahola Granola

Hi Everyone,

One of my friends came back from Hawaii and gave me a whole heap of stuff as souvenirs. One of them was a pack of granola. Here in Sydney, good quality ones are expensive so I was pretty excited to try these ones from overseas. She bought me a tropical one with a combo of macadamia nuts, papaya, pineapple, sweet coconut, oats, seeds and honey. The pack was a nice size and allowed me to have 6 bowls ie 6 breakfasts. This brand is a Hawaiian brand so definitely hard to find here in Sydney. If you do know of anywhere that sells this here, please let me know!

 

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As you can see, there are lots of ingredients there. Lots of goodness to start the day off for breakfast. I have to say, I don’t eat much cereal normally but this one is definitely something to look for. The amount of coconut and pineapple really turns the boring nuts and oats to an amazing bowl of goodness. As it is packed with different things, you do get full from a small bowl.

If you are in Hawaii for a holiday, do look out for this. Highly recommended!

 

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Travelgirl

 

 

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77 Sushi @ Krakow, Poland

Hi Everyone,

I have been meaning to write about this restaurant but have been hesitant. The reason being is this might be one of the most expensive Japanese meal we have had for a long time (with basic menu options with no expensive produce). The reason we decided to have this Japanese meal was Baby M really wanted Asian noodles as we haven’t had them for a few weeks in Europe. We quickly had a look at the menu and we decided to give it a go.

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Let’s have a look at the menu first. What I like about the place was they had a separate kids menu which was perfect for us. The normal adult menu was quite extensive as well. We were pretty impressed with the selection all the way in Poland!

First, they gave us a seaweed appetiser complimentary from the restaurant. Then we ordered a salmon tarte, two kids soba soup noodles and a variety of nigiri. For drinks, we just ordered some still water. Here comes our food.

The salmon tarte was delicious! It is actually better than the ones we get in Sydney! The noodles were most needed for the kids and they scoffed it down. The nigiri was average. Some of them didn’t feel that fresh but it was acceptable.

What I like about the restaurant was they gave the kids some activities to do while we waited for the food. The service was really good considering they were so busy. There were a lot of people at the restaurant so I guess it is a well known branch in Krakow. The only thing that was a shock to us was the price. We knew the prices of course when we ordered but was shocked how much they charge for Japanese food considering the other cuisines we had there so far was relatively cheap. If you don’t look at the price, the meal was very enjoyable all the way in Poland.

 

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Travelgirl

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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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Quick Visit to Kossuth Lajos u. @ Tihany, Hungary with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

When we drove towards our Aribnb, we drove past the main strip of the small town in Tihany called Kossuth Lajos u. You would see most of the action on this main road where tourists are being dropped off by the tour buses or people who drove like us will be parking around there to walk around the town.

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There are a few restaurants overlooking the view, a few shops, a public toilet which you need to pay to use (someone does man it in each toilet) and a bank.

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We parked out car at the carpark but they don’t take credit card so we had to go to the ATM located at the bank and pay for parking. Do keep that in mind when you are driving to have a bit of local currency handy for the parking ticket. Overall there isn’t much to see though it was a very nice walk with very people around.

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Travelgirl

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Visit Szantod Ferry Terminal @ Szantod, Hungary with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

It has been awhile since sharing the rest of our Europe trip. Let’s continue! Since leaving our glamping site at Slovenia, we are on our way to Tihany and to get to our Airbnb we need to take the ferry at Szantod. The drive was smooth even thought the weather was a bit gloomy.

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When we arrived, there were a few cars in front of us waiting to get onto the ferry. The ferry can take cars, bikes and people across to the other side. As we arrived in the late afternoon, the shops were closed already. Luckily the wait wasn’t too long and we were on the ferry very quickly.

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The view here was just wonderful! The ferry was very clean and you can have the option to stay int he car or go out and check out the view. The whole ride as around 5-10 minutes max. It was a nice way to get to our Airbnb.

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Travelgirl