Tag Archive: living like locals

Dec 10

Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

We shared many delicious alfresco meals around that table above at a Bali villa rental a couple of years ago. My mother visited us from Australia for a week and our villa cook joined us for a meal on our final day. It was all good fun. Terence enjoyed reading a book from the day …

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Nov 19

How To Avoid Holiday Rental Scams

Following our recent post Tips to Renting Holiday Apartments – A Checklist a reader asked for tips on how to avoid holiday rental scams and getting ripped off when booking self-catering accommodation, such as how we handle money, how to make sure places are reputable, and whether there are ways to vet holiday rentals. We did …

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Oct 22

Cooking Quality Australian Produce Home Delivered By Hudson Meats

As our regular readers would know by now, we like to cook when we stay in places for longer than a week, which is one reason we prefer to rent apartments when we travel. There’s something comforting about making your own meals after days of eating restaurant food – especially when the ingredients include top quality …

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Oct 11

Price Check: a Sydney Shopping List

After posting our guide to experiencing Sydney on a Budget and our apartment reviews, it seemed like a good time to do our Price Check: a Sydney Shopping List for you. Despite spending a great deal of time in Australia over the last 12 months, we still had trouble getting used to how expensive the …

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Oct 06

Where to Stay in Sydney – Apartment Rentals

Where to stay in Sydney? Well, just like Melbourne, Sydney has plenty of choices when it comes to somewhere to check in – boutique places, flashy five stars, backpacker hostels, and, of course, apartment rentals. Just as we did in Melbourne, we also got to try a huge range of accommodation over a couple of …

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