Tik Tok Pasta – Uunifetapasta.

I caved in, I signed up, I joined the squad, I got excited and made the Tik Tok / Uunifetapasta dish. I’ve always been a fan of anything from Finland – Marimekko designs are fun, Finnair is a great airline – and this is a dish that may just make you excited as well. I…

My Top 3 Lookouts in The Blue Mountains.

The stunning Blue Mountains, a World Heritage Listed Area since 2000, is a mere 2.5 hours by train from Central Station in Sydney. The Blue Mountains brings you to not only to cooler climes – wonderful in the height of a Sydney summer – but also to some magnificent views. While there are a number…

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. Byron Bay.

With a booking required and it being the beginning of the holiday season, we were lucky to get a table at Balcony Bar, in Byron Bay, one of the hippest joints in town. While it’s not during the lunch or dinner service, our booking is for 3:30pm, which is fine as we’re also on holidays!…

“Best Poo’s Ever” – Bix Mix – I LOVE THIS STUFF!

“Best Poo’s Ever!” With our hands over our mouth, Ciaran and I giggled. We took a peak and what it was, but we kept giggling till we passed the stall. We continued on through the Byron Bay Sunday Markets. I am a big kid, so of course this toilet humour amused me. *Wanna hear a…

Auschwitz – Birkenau. A Day Trip From Krakow Everyone Should Take.

EDIT: I first posted this almost two years ago, as it is the 76th anniversary of the camps liberation and during these COVID-19 times, I find it befitting to repost.  “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana.  I could never call Auschwitz-Birkenau a travel ‘highlight’ of Europe….

Middle Pub – Mullumbimby.

We took the ‘Jellybean’, the nickname we’d given the Mustard coloured Fiat 500 we’d hired, to Mullumbimby, about a 30 minute drive northwest of Byron Bay, and had lunch at The Middle Pub. It was a great little car, but we never quite worked out how to open the boot! I googled it but no…

Those Greens are from my Garden.

It was an awful Christmas Day as I came down with an illness. Thinking COVID-19, I decided not to visit my family and stayed in bed. All I ate that day was 4 chicken nuggets. My dear Housemate, Ciaran, had a burger, he said it was the most boring and tasteless Christmas ever. I agreed….

Taverna Greek Restaurant – Kingscliff, NSW.

I simply cannot get over how lovely this meal was. On every trip I like to go and try a few restaurants that have had good reviews, suggested by locals or by friends from home. The winner and top restaurant for this trip to Northern NSW was by far, Taverna in Kingscliff. I could not…

QANTAS Flight QF1161, Ballina (Byron) to Sydney.

What a wet day! Quite a bit of rain had come to Northern NSW/Southern QLD! “We need it though” said one lady as we splashed across the tarmac to our waiting aircraft. Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland were in for a drenching over the next few days, so we were kind of glad…

Happy New Year! FreakyFlier Is Now Matty Somewhere.

What a year 2020 was! It certainly directed me to somewhere different from where I thought I would be at the beginning of this year. I’ve worked in the Travel Industry for 20 years, so when 2020 threw a spanner in the works, I took this as an opportunity to study at TAFE NSW –…