Wednesday, September 15, 2010

H-moon Recap: Always take the advice of locals

We had some amazing food experiences in Australia and Bali.  The best thing I can suggest for future honeymooners or travelers is to ask a few locals what their recommendations are for restaurants.

On our way down from the rainforest retreat in Australia, we saw a little 'cafe' that we thought we'd stop for breatkfast at. Unfortunately, they just opened at like 10:30 or 11 am and didn't serve breakfast...just sandwiches that were basicly grilled cheese. When we asked for avocado on mine, they came out later and said they had no ripe avocado and then they forgot to put cranberries in Mr Fix It's sandwich. But the trip was salveged when we struck up a conversation with the three people at the table next to us. Two of them were fellow Americans but one was a local who suggested a restaurant for us close to our hotel back near the coast.


The suggestion led us to Ashmore Steak & Seafood.  It was incredible!  A bit pricey but totally worth it for the quality and amount of food you get. 

In Kuta, Bali we found a restaurant called Nero Bali and loved it so much we even went back a second night!  They had insane food and Mr Fix It ended up buying shots for a couple about to get married after he offered to take their photo so their whole group of friends could be in a picture.

We also had a concierge at a casino in Surfer's Paradise suggest we check out Omeros Bros seafood in the Marina and that again was a high end but ever so yummy find!

I highly recommend you check out these places if you ever visit these areas!

Do any of you have fellow recommendations for dining near your home towns?  Do you typically ask for locals to suggest places for you?

9 comments:

Bicoastal Bride said...

We defintiely ask locals when we travel, and we've found some great places that way! Once when Stephen was doing a cross-country drive a few years ago, though, he asked a local for a suggestion in Nashville, and the woman reccommended Red Lobster! I guess this can sometimes backfire. :)

PartyPlannerGal said...

The locals know best, for sure! One time in Mexico, one of the hotel staff told us about a restaurant right on the beach where they catch lobster and bring it inside to cook. Best lobster I've ever had, and it cost about $8.00.

Mrs T said...

Will be checking out Nero if we ever make it back to Bali again. Locals definitely know the best places to go.

Emily said...

I definitely think asking the locals for recommendations is a good idea. Many times you this will lead you to great places you might not have checked out.

Mrs T said...

Just swinging past to check for new posts! Hope you're good x

Nicole-Lynn said...

Noticed you haven't posted in a while, and wanted to say that I hope all is well! Miss ya girlie.

Have a great weekend ahead...

Mrs T said...

No more blogging? I miss you x

very married said...

are you still around??

The Southbay Newlyweds said...

I hope all is well :)

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