A Weekend With Mad Monkey Cairns

Matt and I spent most of last November trying to come up with a rough itinerary of the things we wanted to do and places we needed to see in Australia. There were a few obvious stops, including Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay and Cairns. As we began researching vans, activities, travel companies and hostels, we... Continue Reading →

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$10/day food budget in Sydney, Australia. Hear me out… 

As a backpacker, you're trying to cut costs wherever possible, which will enable you to keep travelling longer. Food and drink can be expensive, especially in big cities, and it's easy to spend more than you'd planned if you don't keep track. Setting yourself a daily or weekly budget is an easy way to monitor... Continue Reading →

The Coffee Bun

The Coffee Bun - $ - 8/10 Breakfast - Hot drinks - Cakes 147 Chadwick Ct, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K2 During our stay in Vancouver, we took the SeaBus (ferry) over to North Vancouver to check out the markets. On our way out of the terminal, we noticed this small coffee shop, but didn't... Continue Reading →

Le Chic Shack

Canada is only 150 years old, but it has a broad range of food joints, incorporating cultures from all over the world. Cards are accepted at most places you'll eat, aside from street vendors. Tipping is customary for any kind of table service, even just a beer at the bar. Standard tipping is 15-20%. Le... Continue Reading →

Coffee & Coconuts

Coffee & Coconuts – €€ – 9/10 Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner Ceintuurbaan 282-284, 1072 GK Located a bit further out of town, so worth getting a tram or cycling to. Walking distance from Stedelijk, Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, and close to the Heineken experience. We heard about this restaurant through our Kiwi mate, Mike. He... Continue Reading →

“Yolanda, be cool”

Ally and I had gone to meet her Uncle Kurt, for a late breakfast in Orangeville. Angel's Diner was exactly the way American diners look in the movies to us Brits: red booth seats, race flag flooring and neon lights. It could've been the set for the opening scene of Pulp Fiction for all I... Continue Reading →

Downtown Burger

Downtown Burger – €€ – 3/10 Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner Nieuwmarkt 26, 1012 CS After having a great experience at De Bekeerde Suster the night before, we decided to head back to the same strip as there were quite a few restaurants we liked the look of and wanted to try out. Most of the restaurants were... Continue Reading →

De Bekeerde Suster

De Bekeerde Suster – €€ – 8/10 Lunch – Dinner Kloveniersburgwal 6, 1012 CT Great restaurant-bar right on the canal in central Amsterdam. Old pub style interior and outside terrace seating for people watching on a warm summer evening. We highly recommend the 4 beer tasting board (€9.95) from an extensive selection, including some from their in-house... Continue Reading →

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