Dubrovnik in Photos

A maritime power house in the 15th and 16th Centuries, today Dubrovnik is Croatia’s biggest tourist drawcard, attracting up to five cruise ships at a time. You can read our Dubrovnik planning tips here, while this post provides additional photos to help build a mental image of the city. Dubrovnik Arrival and Departure options can be found […]

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Mullumbimby or Mullum a Little Town with Big Spirit

If you’re driving through the Rainbow Region of New South Wales,  you might happen upon the self proclaimed Biggest Little Town in Australia. I think it’s moniker should be Little Town Big Spirit. The Rainbow Region. The Rainbow district starts to the west in the town of Nimbin and wafts it’s way through The Channon, Uki south […]

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Piazza Navona and the Tale of Three Fountains

As soon as I read about the fountains of Piazza Navona in Rome, I knew they would be at the top of our Rome Walking Itinerary. With the Trevi Fountain closed for repairs during our 10 weeks in Europe 2015 trip, you can imagine the excitement of discovering a Piazza that was home to not one, […]

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Coolum a Beautiful Australian Beach

Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and Coolum on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland is a real beauty. Queensland’s Sunshine Coast stretches 55 km from Caloundra near the top of Bribie Island in the South to iconic Noosa in the north. Coolum is the name of a beachside town, beach […]

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Luang Prabang the When, Why and How

Planning a trip to Luang Prabang? It is worthwhile putting thought into When to Visit. The Why and How will come later on in the post. Dry season (Nov-Apr), Luang Prabang, some 300 km north of the Laos Capital Vientiane, hides beneath a slash and burn smoke haze during March/April. I underestimated the ill-effect this had on […]

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Much more than 100 Unusual Travel Tips about Vietnam

It seems fitting to discuss the newly released book Vietnam 100 Unusual Travel Tips written by Barbara Adam and her husband Vu Vo, in a food context. After all food plays a huge role in their life in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon for simplicity). With an especially lovely lunch of freshly cooked mud-crab under […]

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Southern Sicily Unplugged

The aim of Southern Sicily Unplugged is to reveal the streets as they really are. Some shots were taken from the car whilst moving from A  to B, while others are from our walks on the streets of Modica, our home base in this Baroque corner of Sicily. I hope they impart a feeling for the […]

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Sicily’s Scenic Southern Corner Revealed

Driving in Sicily can be challenging. Much to my dismay as chief navigator, I discovered how easy it was to become lost, even when using a GPS as well as a paper map. Keeping in mind that trips can take much longer than anticipated, it is a most enjoyable way to explore and reveal this scenic […]

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Strange Sights in Siracusa

If I were given the task of filing Sicily into a suitable Destination niche, I would struggle to categorise this island of contradictions. After experiencing the Seductive Streets of Siracusa I might be tempted to slot this most beautiful city of the Ancient Greek Empire into the Enchanting Box. But Ortigia Island, the historical centre of Siracusa […]

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The Seductive Streets of Siracusa Sicily

May 2015 in Siracusa, the ancient Greek stronghold on the south-east coast of Sicily, was seductive. The Season was Spring, but the stone that formed the streets and buildings of this World Heritage listed town, radiated and stored the mid-day heat. Walking, instead of taking a long Sicilian style Siesta with the blinds firmly pulled down, pushed my […]

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