By Erin Aldersea on Sun, 26/02/2012 - 4:54pm, 0 comments
We all know that familiar feeling when you're getting ready to head off on a holiday... 'What do I pack? Will it rain? Will I need a dressy outfit?' Don't stress if you're about to set off on safari, we're here to help. We have chatted to the experts and come up with this comprehensive list of items not to be left out of your safari suitcase.
By Kellie Bright on Wed, 22/02/2012 - 5:30pm, 0 comments
Sure, we all know France, Italy and Spain make some fantastic wines. But what about South America? It's not always the first thing you think of, but one sip of those luscious reds and crip whites and you'll be thinking "Europe who?"
South America, winemakers have been using European stock since the Jesuits arrived in the new world, to produce wines that are uncorked, poured, swirled, tasted, drunk, exported and lauded all over the planet.
By Kellie Bright on Thu, 16/02/2012 - 3:43pm, 0 comments
No visit to Greece is complete without indulging in some of its delicious cuisine. One of the delightful aspects of Greek cooking is the popularity of mezze - lots of smaller dishes that you can taste and sample. You'll find such delights as dolmades, fried haloumi, olives, chargrilled eggplant, labnah and tabouleh
By Erin Aldersea on Tue, 07/02/2012 - 3:43pm, 0 comments
Discover the wonderful world of African food with this traditional 18th century South African dish called Bredie. The dish of stewed mutton and vegetables originated in the Cape region and it's still enjoyed throughout South Africa today.
By Erin Aldersea on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:38am, 0 comments
From meerkats to hippos and heavenly beaches to vibrant nightlife, South Africa’s diversity is hard to beat. Full of culture, history, wildlife and wilderness; it’s one of those life changing destinations.
Here are some dreamy images of South Africa’s must-see destinations…
By Kellie Bright on Fri, 27/01/2012 - 12:14am, 0 comments
There's bound to be a few sore heads around the country today, after yesterday's Australia Day celebrations. People gathered at barbecues, restaurants, parks, beaches and camping grounds to enjoy the sun and celebrate all things Australia.
There's no denying that Australians love a beer. And we also produce some incredible wines. But what can you expect to drink when celebrating Australia Day (or any day, really!) while you're out of the country? Here's five unique drinks to try around the world:
By Kellie Bright on Thu, 05/01/2012 - 1:17am, 0 comments
How good is Christmas pudding? And what about that leftover ham, devoured on Boxing Day between two slabs of fresh white bread? And who could forget the obligatory cheese platter to help wash down all that white wine.
If (like me) you’ve over-indulged a little over the silly season, why not work it off in style. Here’s five unique ways to get the legs moving, set your heart racing and help work off that extra serving of pavlova:
By Kellie Bright on Wed, 16/11/2011 - 5:56pm, 0 comments
The Gecko's team is committed to Movember, and it's not just for the boys! This year the Mo Sisters are doing our bit to raise funds for men's health too. And what better way to bring people together than cookies!
We spent a productive morning whipping up some delicious mo-shaped cookies, and set up a decorating station in the kitchen. Everyone was invited to decorate a cookie for a gold coin donation. We had some pretty interesting results, here's a selection...
By Kellie Bright on Mon, 03/10/2011 - 12:27am, 0 comments
For me Morocco has to be one of the most perfect travel destinations. It offers everything an adventurous backpacker could want: beach, mountains, desert, medieval cities, amazing food, people and culture! I've listed some of the obvious choices that are popular among travellers along with some of my personal, less visited favourites.
By Kellie Bright on Wed, 21/09/2011 - 12:37am, 0 comments
Tell us about yourself. Who are you? Where are you from? What is your favourite animal?
I’m Juno Kim, ex-Mechanical Engineer and now a perpetual backpacker. A firm believer of serendipity, and living by passion and love in life.
I travel with the Kiwi brothers (stuffed animals), maybe you have seen them occasionally on Runaway Juno? But I’ve never hung out with actual Kiwi birds though. Llamas, baby goats and turtles are recently registered on “Juno’s favourite animals” list.
By Kellie Bright on Tue, 13/09/2011 - 4:05pm, 1 comments
If you love a challenge, why not travel the world and see if you can handle its five spiciest dishes?
The spiciness or heat of a chilli is measured on the Scoville Scale. This indicates the amount of capsaicin present. To give you an idea of some peppers and their Scoville Units:
• Tabasco sauce: 3,500 - 8,000