Month: March 2014

What does Eucalyptus smell like?

Originally posted on La Vale and Her World:
eucalyptus or gumtree (source: lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com) It’s been months that I have been planning on writing about Eucalyptus, or Gumtree. I guess I just waited to be inspired or directly asked to describe the perfume of gumtree. And this finally happened last Friday night at Meyers Place, in Meyers Lane one of many Melbourne’s hidden lanes, and full of nice of little cafes, restaurants and bars. Why did I want to write about gumtree in the first place? Well because it’s what reminded me of Australia after my first visit a few years back. And that’s what reminds of Australia now that I’m back. Yes because when you live in Melbourne, you know that you’re in Australia, but it’s living just like in another city. Well, not quite, but this is another story… So, I was asked: “What’s the smell of gumtree, if you had to describe it?” I started by saying that the smell of gumtree is what reminds me that I’m so lucky to be in…

Beach Weekend South of Sydney… Where? // Un weekend al mare a sud di Sidney… Dove?

Whether you are cruising around Australia, you’re looking for a nice relax stop south of Sydney or you live in Sydney and you’re searching for a nice escape to the beach, Jervis Bay is definitely one of the best places to go! It’s about 2:30-3hr south of Sydney, a nice drive through NSW. Jervis Bay is a laid back summer holiday destination, mostly for 2nd houses, so the accommodation offer is not huge. If you don’t want to rent a nice little cottage, it’s not available just for the weekend or you don’t want to pay premium prices even for average accommodation, you can spend the night in Berry. It’s a cozy, little town full of cafes and nice little ships. It could take up to a week to try all the coffee shops, although half a day is enough to visit. Accommodation is not cheap here, but still probably a -20% less than down the bay. BEACHES NOT TO MISS: – Vincentia Beach on Marine Bay – Hyams Beach, absolutely amazing white sandy beach …