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My First Ironman. (Cairns Ironman) Pain, Injury, Finishing

What made me think I could do an Ironman? I had never completed nor attempted any of the three disciplines individually at full Iron Man distance. Yet here I was about to do the 3 together in one day. My first Ironman and only my fourth triathlon. Little wonder my wife thought I was mad! …

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Hai Van Pass. Travel Hue, Hoi An, Danang via Hai Van Pass.

Hai Van Pass – Đèo Hải Vân lies just north of the central Vietnamese city of Danang and is part of the Annamite range that extends down to the East Vietnamese Sea. The name means Cloud Pass or Ocean Cloud Pass as a result of the constant fog that can cover the mountains even while the lower …

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Vietnamese Food for Beginners | Vietnamese Food Blog

Having spent 6 months plus in Vietnam, I’ve put together a brief Vietnamese food blog for beginners. A guide to what is best to eat and try in Vietnam and particularly Hoi An, a culinary capital in Central Vietnam, but with some tips for north, central and south Vietnam. Cuisine does vary up and down …

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Travel Destinations for Travelling Dads

Every family travel blogger writes list posts about the best places to take travelling kids. I bet you’ve seen a few. Well, what about us dads? It’s our trip too and we deserve to have a great time. Below I’ve detailed how I rank travel destinations for travelling dads. My wife loves to travel, not …

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Discovering Local Foods as You Travel

Discovering the local foods of a region is a huge part of travel for most of us, but it isn’t always so easy. If you stick to the main tourist strip you will more than likely find yourself eating western favourites and watered down versions of local classics. Discovering local foods as you travel requires …

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Traditional Full English Breakfast

The traditional Full English Breakfast is an institution in its own right. Served everywhere in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland it should really be called the full British or full UK breakfast, but each country has its own twist on what should be served on the plate. From small “greasy spoon” cafés to London’s top …

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Port Douglas Marina Restaurants, Restaurants on the Marina

Dining in Port Douglas is made all the better if you can find a restaurant with a good view and the majority of those are at Port Douglas Marina. The Port Douglas marina restaurants can serve a delicious dinner of local seafood, a light lunch, bar food or a tasty breakfast with views of the …

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Port Douglas Pubs and Bars, Best Pubs in Port

Port Douglas Australia, an hour or so north of Cairns in Far North Queensland, has a great selection of pubs for such a small town. If you’re looking for a historic country-style Australian pub, a modern bar, or somewhere family-friendly with great pub food, you should be able to find it in Port Douglas. Port …

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Port Douglas Accommodation

 Port Douglas accommodation ranges from campsites and hostels to luxury 5-star resort hotels, villas, rentals, and apartments. Port Douglas accommodation caters to all sorts of holiday-makers and visitors and if your budget is big, you could easily spend it here on a stunning place to stay. What is the best Port Douglas accommodation for you, …

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Tips For Camping in Australia, Australia Camping

Australia has some amazing camping opportunities and Australians of all ages love to camp. Australia also has some of the most hazardous and difficult camping conditions in the world. Safety must always be your first thought, particularly if you’re heading into the bush or anywhere off-the-beaten-track. I’m here to give you some tips to make …

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Cool Chef Gadgets For The Home Kitchen 2022

As a professional Chef, and a husband and dad, I cook at home for my family fairly often. My Chef’s tools usually stay in my commercial kitchen, but our home kitchen is also well-equipped. Here are a few favorites, useful, maybe more unusual Chef’s gadgets to use at home. These make great gifts for the …

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Homeschooling Our Kids. A Homeschool Dad’s Perspective

I am a homeschool dad. One of our kids has always been homeschooled, the other attended school very briefly to 6 years old. Since then they have been homeschooled and it’s been great. As a dad, I have never had any issues at all with them being homeschooled, in fact, quite the opposite. They have …

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Nepalese Cuisine. Top Nepalese Dishes to Try!

What do they eat in Nepal? Nepalese cuisine has similarities with the cuisines of nearby countries. Nepal has borders with Tibet (China) and India, Bhutan isn’t far away and some foods can be found throughout the Himalayan region. I find Nepalese cuisine and the dishes we’ve enjoyed in Nepal to be very tasty, a little …

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