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Travel Australia. Stylish Vegetarian-Friendly Breakfast Places in Melbourne


Days start best with coffee, and Melbourne is the place to be for coffee lovers. Melbourne is that kind of town where you go to bed and start dreaming of tomorrow’s morning coffee and breakfast spots. Read Speciality Coffee. Travel and See What The Fuss is All About. Vegetarianism is common in Melbourne, it is easy to live green. I have selected the best vegetarian-friendly spots in Elwood, Fitzroy, Williamstown, South Melbourne, Prahran, South Yarra, Abbotsford and Albert Park. Breakfast creates a state of euphoria for most Melburnians, it is so popular to go out for breakfast, and one often has to queue on every given day during the week to get a table. Booking on weekends is obligatory unless you would like to wait, hungry and craving your first coffee, in a rather long line. Sometimes one can't book and they make you wait in line, it is all part of the Melbourne experience.

I have chosen places where you can also meet with all your carnivore friends. Remember, we are all in this world together, no matter what we eat. I mainly focused on where to get the best Avocado Smash since this is one dish everybody needs to try at least once when in Melbourne. It is a massive hit. Financial advisers have been saying for years that kids should stop having these since they otherwise will never get a foot into the property market. Chefs create ever fresh versions of it. My choices of cafés are in no particular order, I love all of them, whereas the first café truly deserves to be ranked as the number one spot on the list.

Travel South Africa. Lindy Meiring talks about Cape Town

Cape Town, the metropolis at the foot of the famous and beautiful Table Mountain is one of the prettiest towns on earth. The cultural mix and laid back lifestyle make the town a hot spot for literally everybody who loves travelling. The Mother City, that is great coffee, fabulous local design and shopping, trendy bars, world-class restaurants, a gruesome recent history, traditional and modern wineries and last but not least, a breathtakingly beautiful scenery. This ideal combination is a recipe for success and attracts tourists from all over the world.

Sun lovers flock to Camps Bay and Clifton. Kite surfers make their way to Sunset Beach or Big Bay. The urge for shopping can perfectly be cured at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cavendish Square or on everybody's darlings Bree and Kloof Street. History fans go on a boat tour to Robben Island and everybody should visit District Six museum (at least once) to learn what happened in Cape Town and South Africa during apartheid.

You can visit Cape Town over and over, the excitement and wonder you feel will surely never cease. As with every popular vacation spot, it is obviously busy during the summer from November till February and especially so around Christmas (hey, everybody loves it as much as you do), but you can still find places where you will be blissfully alone.

One of the lucky people who call Cape Town home is Lindy Meiring, she loves road trips and the ocean but is also a dedicated hotelier and the General Manager at Africa's greenest hotel, Hotel Verde. In her job, Lindy, who moved to Cape Town after she lived for many years in Bloemfontein, is the one who sets policies, operations, creates and maintains budgets, and looks after employees and the hotel's performance. Here Lindy tells us what she loves in Cape Town.

Travel Australia. Ultimate Byron Bay Guide for First-Time Visitors

Everyone needs a little sunshine in their life, especially when the weather turns icy cold and daylight hours dwindle north of the equator. Swimming in the Pacific Ocean, riding down waves (in my case baby ones), and meeting interesting people to talk about creative endeavours, drinking Ginger Necktar. A dense green bush that grows right down into the beach. The sweet smell of frangipanis in the air. In summer the water temperature is at 24 degrees Celsius. A legendary vibe. An iconic lighthouse. Cute wildlife. Talented street buskers. Trendy cafes and restaurants that use single origin coffee and organic products. People who care about their community and the environment. Hang on, where is that place? Book a trip to the Southern Hemisphere, and make your way to Byron Bay, the easternmost point of mainland Australia in the state of New South Wales. A place for dreamers and drifters and for everybody else. I find summer extra sweet when I jump straight in from winter. In Byron Bay you get to live a Bikini kinda life but there are also events like the Bluesfest, the Writers Festival and The Falls Music and Art Festival. This town makes me feel like flying.