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Overlanding Africa

    South Africa

    Stellenbosch lunch for two: fine feasting and rustic goodness

    Stellenbosch lunch for two: Semi roasted tomatoes and button mushrooms at The Kitchen at Maison

    April, 2017: I don’t know about you but we love a long boozie lunch. There is something naughty and awesome about getting nicely sozzled in the middle of the day while feasting on great food. The area around Stellenbosch and Franschoek is perfect for this given the multitude of quality winery based restaurants. We sampled The Kitchen at Maison and The Werf at Boschendal…plus found a a few other treats scattered around. Stellenbosch lunch for two anyone? Stellenbosch lunch for two – The Kitchen at Maison: On first impressions, The Kitchen at Maison tickled us in all the right places. It was recommended by The Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine…tick; the restaurant itself was sleek and modern with a beautiful outlook onto the vineyards…tick; we were welcomed by friendly and attentive staff…tick; and the sound of the dishes on the tapas style menu gave enough to get us excited but not…

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  • Fisherman at dusk in the Cat Ba National Park: North Vietnam Itinerary
    Vietnam

    Seven awesome days in North Vietnam

    Oct, 2016: Everyone raves about Vietnam but North Vietnam is where it’s at for me; the only problem is there is so much to see.  My mum, Fi, her sister and…

  • Love the colours of Hoi An's central market: Eating Hoi An
    Vietnam

    Eating Hoi An and a run in with MSG

    Oct, 2016: As one rides down the gorgeous streets of Hoi An in central Vietnam, other than the never ending array of tailors and impossibly cute colonial cottages, one of the…