Modern Australian Cuisine With a Middle Eastern Twist – COYA in Cromer

Tantalise your taste buds with an epic fusion food experience Located in Cromer, Coya is a local gem offering an epic fusion food experience for everyone who loves a very special and unique dining experience. Hospitality is central to Middle Eastern culture and the love for food is what you can taste in each and… Read more »

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Best Travel Yoga Mat: Review of the Mukti Float Yoga Mat

Sticking to your daily yoga practice can be hard when you’re travelling. But luckily, many yoga brands and yoga mat providers are coming up with great options and props for the nomadic yogis among us. We unusually go camping once or twice a month during the Australian summer. Last weekend, we went on a little… Read more »


Trust Me

I always thought trust was something that you gain, loose, earn or demolished – influenced by behaviours or simply words of other people. My ability to trust someone else was dependent on how others acted or reacted. Wonderful things have happened over the past year. I travelled a lot, I was very successful at work,… Read more »

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Ripple Yoga Pants: Flexible, Functional And Fun

When it comes to yoga pants, I am critical. I like pants that have a mid-to-high-rise waistband that stays in place and does not require me fiddle around and readjust after each and every pose during my practice. I also like pants that are comfortable, I like to think of yoga pants as sort of… Read more »

Cruise Espresso Cafe

Good coffee, sweet vibes and quality tunes – Cruise Espresso in Freshie

Cruise Espresso is a specialty espresso bar located in the heart of Freshwater village. A different blend of coffee is on offer every week besides the “always on” Byron Bay Marvell Street coffee blend. Besides the exquisite coffee taste, Cruise Espresso has a menu of locally produced breakfast options and snacks available. Not only is… Read more »

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Scenic Cycle Manly: Ride some of the most beautiful bike tracks in the world

I am usually not a big fan of indoor cycling. I love the outdoors and love to look around and enjoy the scenery while on my bike. Even though I am an absolute gym-enthusiast, I avoid spinning classes because I find it boring to cycle inside and found that they just last forever, even if… Read more »

Girdlers Cafe

Crepes, Acai & Sea Views – Girdlers in Dee Why

A great spot to refuel after a surf session in Dee Why Located at Dee Why’s beachfront strip, Girdlers is where you can always count on great coffee, a view of the ocean and fresh, healthy food. Owned and run by Ryan Girdler and his wife Katja, Girdlers has got it right. A former juice bar has… Read more »

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Aerial Yoga – Finding My Inner Acrobat

WHAT IS AERIAL YOGA? In short: Aerial yoga is a mix of traditional yoga poses and newer inventions performed with a suspended hammock. The hammock is used to support the weight of the body and also helps working the whole body – with specific benefits for core, posture and stability improvement. Aerial Yoga supports traditional… Read more »


Cakes, chocolates and confectionary may not travel very well

If your mum, best friend or sister wants to send you a parcel to Australia, they should check what they are allowed to send and what not, because with sending parcels to Down Under comes a lot of quarantine implications and rules. has put together a useful info graphic that comes in handy if your grandma… Read more »

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Bring Your Own Bag and Other Things You Can Do to Help Save the Planet

Want to help save the environment? I recently decided to do my own part to help save the environment just by changing some of my daily habits. And you can do it too! Going green is easier than you might think. Here are my top 3 tips that help you to be more environmentally friendly: 1. Plastic free Manly – Bring your… Read more »

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    Surfing. Bloody hard.

    I have always wanted to learn how to surf. And I felt I came closer to this dream when I moved to Australia. I started learning in January this year, so about eight months ago. I took a few lessons, I bought a board and I tried, I tried and I tried again. I went… Read more »

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    Travel makes everybody a more awesome person. You see the world, try new things, meet new people and friends, fall in love, visit wonderful places, learn about other cultures – but then it’s all over when you come home. This disillusioning and sobering moment when you realise you are back on your own ground. I… Read more »

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    Belated Dry July

    Better late than never. I wanted to do Dry July but then the World Cup (I mean – Germany won!) and Holidays in Brazil thwarted this plan of a booze-free month. Although this is can’t be an “official” or fundraising challenge now, it is a personal challenge for me. Being German and not used to a quite regular… Read more »

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    Hipster Paradise?

    Manly is known for its laid-back surfie culture, action packed activities like mountanbiking, shark diving, motorbike riding and – its hipsters. There is mustaches and beards everywhere. I guess the reason being is to symbolise ultimate manliness. But I do not go for men who wear a mustache that looks like an ironic facial accessory… Read more »

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    Coffee Addict

    I love coffee. I am not addicted to many bad things [and I am not sure whether coffee is bad or not], but I have to admit that I am a coffee addict. Being from Berlin, I have been drinking coffee ever since. Multiple times a day and if I do not get my coffee,… Read more »