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 »

  • Happy As

    Because I’m Happy

    A lot of my friends back home think I am brave. They say they would have never had the courage to move abroad. I should probably take it as a compliment. But I rather call it choosing a happier life. I am a very positive and happy person. Moving to Sydney endorsed my way to… Read more »

  • Fakebook


    Facebook can be fascinating, useful, annoying and devastating. I am not sure how to feel about the power it has on people’s lives. I joined Facebook January 2008 (and yes, I had to look that up) and the fact that I did not remember it shows how less important Facebook used to be. At least… Read more »

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    I just wanna make you sweat

    When I run, my nose runs. Sweat is accumulating at parts of my body that I do not want particularly want attention drawn to. My face turns red and I puff like a grampus. I should really swallow my vanity while running, but in Manly, the whole Ocean Promenade along North Steyne as well as… Read more »

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    Viral Shark

    Terry Tufferson’s escape from a great white shark has gone viral after the video of his close encounter was published on YouTube. The footage filmed with a GoPro already had over 10 million views on YouTube. The video titled GoPro: Man Fights Off Great White Shark in Sydney Harbour shows Terry Tufferson jumping of the… Read more »

  • El Beau Room Manly

    El Beau is Beautiful.

    Coming from Berlin, I love the charismatic German corner bars. Quaint interior, comfy couches, vintage wallpapers, laid back atmosphere, an international, arty (or should I say hipster?) crowd of people. Tasty corner pubs like this are rare in Manly. Tonight, I found one. El Beau Room, Manly’s newest love child (established 2013) is a late… Read more »