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Oct 2, 20, 12:51 am
Replies: 57
Views: 7,973
Posted By FlyingJoy

Yes 95% of the time I book directly with the...

Yes 95% of the time I book directly with the carrier. The other 5% of the time, I have been happy with Expedia. However, in this very rare instance, this other vendor was ~$700 cheaper than the...
Oct 1, 20, 11:01 am
Replies: 57
Views: 7,973
Posted By FlyingJoy

Adding my experience to this thread... I'm...

Adding my experience to this thread...

I'm in Australia. I had booked flights in October 2019 for travel between here and Europe in June/July 2020. Booked through a third-party website using a...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 4, 20, 10:16 am
Replies: 554
Views: 26,951
Posted By FlyingJoy

Looks amazing! Blueberries and coconut are a...

Looks amazing! Blueberries and coconut are a match made in heaven. I think I might have to add this book to my (rapidly expanding :D) collection. I am also keen on his Plenty and Plenty More books...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 31, 20, 9:50 am
Replies: 554
Views: 26,951
Posted By FlyingJoy

The Bay Area is like a second home to me! One end...

The Bay Area is like a second home to me! One end of my family has been there for decades. I make the 15 hour journey over from Australia at least once a year. If I actually lived there, I wouldn't...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 30, 20, 9:59 pm
Replies: 554
Views: 26,951
Posted By FlyingJoy

Pre-covid, I was dining out or buying...

Pre-covid, I was dining out or buying takeout/ready meals at least 3-4 times a week. It's not that I didn't like cooking; I was just so busy and exhausted from work plus constant personal long-haul...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 4, 20, 6:41 am
Replies: 61
Views: 22,578
Posted By FlyingJoy

There is a fantastic Turkish cafe near my home...

There is a fantastic Turkish cafe near my home airport. I live on the other side of town, so I make sure to stop in every time I land back home from a trip. Here is the big Turkish breakfast spread I...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 4, 20, 6:32 am
Replies: 554
Views: 26,951
Posted By FlyingJoy

And while I'm on the subject of baking: this is a...

And while I'm on the subject of baking: this is a pretzel which I recently baked - sprinkled with Maldon sea salt flakes and served with whipped wholegrain mustard butter:
...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 4, 20, 6:19 am
Replies: 554
Views: 26,951
Posted By FlyingJoy

I just bought this beautiful cookbook (link with...

I just bought this beautiful cookbook (link with samples here). It is incredible - 550+ pages of well-researched history, stories, photos, recipes, templates, and advanced baking advice. It contains...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 12, 20, 10:49 am
Replies: 62
Views: 16,197
Posted By FlyingJoy

About 10 years ago, I was walking along a street...

About 10 years ago, I was walking along a street in an un-touristy part of Vienna. I walked past two old local gentlemen. As I passed them, both stared at me like I was some zoo animal. One of them...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 7, 20, 10:30 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By FlyingJoy

Scandinavian homewares addict here :D ...

Scandinavian homewares addict here :D
Definitely +1 to Georg Jensen. Here are some other designers I can recommend for great homewares, kitchen tools, etc:

-HAY
-Ferm Living
-Fiskars ...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Apr 17, 20, 10:15 am
Replies: 831
Views: 86,210
Posted By FlyingJoy

I live in Australia ;) But I shall forward this...

I live in Australia ;) But I shall forward this to my US friends and relatives who know and love Mollydooker! :tu:
Forum: DiningBuzz
Apr 17, 20, 9:57 am
Replies: 554
Views: 26,951
Posted By FlyingJoy

An emphatic "yes" to the question posed by this...

An emphatic "yes" to the question posed by this thread! I've been a keen cook for about 7 years now, but haven't always found regular time for it, between running my own small business and all my...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Apr 17, 20, 9:26 am
Replies: 831
Views: 86,210
Posted By FlyingJoy

2017 Mollydooker Two Left Feet. A blend of...

2017 Mollydooker Two Left Feet. A blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot from one of my favourite wineries in McLaren Vale, South Australia. One of my all-time favourite wines is...
Mar 14, 20, 9:50 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 13,137
Posted By FlyingJoy

I am booked to be in the UK, Austria, Germany and...

I am booked to be in the UK, Austria, Germany and Switzerland from mid June to mid July. International and intra-Europe flights are booked, some accommodation is booked, and I also have tickets to...
Forum: Thailand
Feb 10, 20, 6:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By FlyingJoy

I've visited all multiple times, except the new...

I've visited all multiple times, except the new TG Prestige lounge, which I will try in June. I lounge-hop through all available lounges whenever I have a layover at BKK, because I feel that they all...
Forum: Europe
Feb 2, 20, 12:42 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,133
Posted By FlyingJoy

Just a random experience to add to this thread: I...

Just a random experience to add to this thread: I travel to Switzerland once a year, and I have found one specific situation in which I need cash. I do a few hikes there every year. Those of you who...
Dec 19, 19, 5:59 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,718
Posted By FlyingJoy

A few things I personally enjoyed and would...

A few things I personally enjoyed and would recommend for anyone visiting Porto and Lisbon...

Porto:

Walk across the Dom Luís I Bridge to Vila Nova de Gaia (the city on the other side of the...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,708
Posted By FlyingJoy

I really like Kirk's Wine Bar (46 Hardware Lane)....

I really like Kirk's Wine Bar (46 Hardware Lane).

Another of my favourites is Milk the Cow. It has branches in St Kilda and in Carlton - I prefer the St Kilda one - both branches easily accessible...
Forum: Star Alliance
Nov 22, 19, 9:19 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 18,768
Posted By FlyingJoy

Can guest 1

01/16 MEL 10:00 - 12:15 NZ Lounge FlyingJoy +1

01/29 LAX 16:15 - 22:00 *A Lounge TBIT firstly, and then UA Club T7 from 21:00 FlyingJoy +1
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By FlyingJoy

I can definitely recommend Devonport Chocolates....

I can definitely recommend Devonport Chocolates. You do have to take a ferry across the harbour to get to Devonport, but being at the Hilton, you are just around the corner from the wharf where the...
Forum: Europe
Oct 1, 19, 10:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By FlyingJoy

SBB = Schweizerische Bundesbahnen = Swiss Federal...

SBB = Schweizerische Bundesbahnen = Swiss Federal Railways
ZVV = Zürcher Verkehrsverbund = Zurich Transportation Authority

As the names suggest - ZVV manages Zurich's local transport network of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 15, 19, 10:01 am
Replies: 161
Views: 36,020
Posted By FlyingJoy

A few gems which come to mind, out of many... ...

A few gems which come to mind, out of many...

Renting a traditional wooden summer cottage by a lake in Finland, complete with sauna and hot tub (just came back from doing this).

Hiking anywhere...
Forum: Europe
Jul 15, 19, 9:33 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By FlyingJoy

There are fantastic views to be enjoyed within...

There are fantastic views to be enjoyed within Zurich itself if you get a clear day! Going up to Uetliberg offers nice views over Lake Zurich. If you don't want to hike up, there's a train (the...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,708
Posted By FlyingJoy

If you're wanting to stick to the CBD, I really...

If you're wanting to stick to the CBD, I really like these places for brunch (some of which are already on my list upthread):

Grain Store
Operator25
Bowery to Williamsburg
Arbory
For...
Forum: Italy
Jul 12, 19, 11:17 am
Replies: 120
Views: 18,215
Posted By FlyingJoy

I just finished 7 days in northern Italy...

I just finished 7 days in northern Italy (Bologna, Florence, Milan), during which I tried about 10 gelaterie. If anyone's heading that way, these were my top picks:

La Sorbetteria Castiglione,...
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