Peaceful arcades at Mirogoj Cemetery Zagreb

One of the most beautiful final resting places in Europe is situated in the leafy foothills of Mount Medvednica in the Croatian captial of Zagreb. Mirogoj Cemetery. Commenced in 1879 by architect Herman Bollé, the walls, arcades, pavilions and morgue took half a century to complete. The powerful brick wall of the Cemetery, topped by […]

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How to visit Eumundi Market

Our family are serial Sunshine Coast holiday-makers and no Robinson holiday is over without first having visited Eumundi Market, at least once. Hubby and I were discussing the other day why we keep coming back year after year – 20 years to be precise. In this post we discuss the Market’s success and advise how to […]

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Jellies at Coolum Beach

Jelly Blubbers are appearing like blobs of Alien gloop at Coolum Beach. I’ve seen bright blue Jellies before, but this batch is in the brown colour range. There are many different species with the biggest I’ve seen measuring 35 cm across, ranging down in size to a cute 6cm. Coolum Beach is on the Sunshine […]

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A Tropical Aussie Christmas Downunder

It seems like Christmas has turned into a divisive time of year. The threat of terrorism is rife and political correctness raises it’s head once again. Christmas is a happy time of year for us – one where we meet up with friends and family, enjoy good food and company, river swims and try to […]

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Kyoto Train Station and Christmas

Although only one in two million Japanese are Christians, the Festive Season is not overlooked in Japan.  In fact anything involving the national sport of shopping, is embraced with gusto and Christmas with it’s shining lights, trees, gifts and ornaments is enjoyed as a cultural event. I was particularly transfixed by the decorations for sale […]

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Ishiyama-dera Temple near Lake Biwa Japan

If it wasn’t for our Japanese friend Reiko inviting us to Dinner in a Japanese Home we would not have known about Ishiyama-dera Temple near Lake Biwa in Japan. She collected us from the JR Ishiyama train station and before taking us to dinner at her Mum’s place, kindly showed us around this important temple. Ishiyama-dera temple. […]

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Dinner in a Japanese Home

Because Japanese homes are so intimate in size, entertaining traditionally takes place at a restaurant or bar. Therefore we were surprised and pleased to be invited for dinner at the home of our friend’s mother, who lived in a prefecture close to Kyoto. Our hosts seemed as excited for us to be in their home as […]

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An Aussie Sunday Drive Mullumbimby to Uki

I can’t think of a better route choice for that popular 1950’s Aussie tradition of the Sunday Drive, than the one from Mullumbimby in the rainbow region of northern New South Wales through the Mount Jerusalem National Park to Uki. What’s in a Name? Mullumbimby – Known locally as Mullum. Uki – The original European settlers […]

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Explore the beaches of Split and Marjan Park in Croatia

Split, on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia is gateway to islands like Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula. Croatians love sun, beaches and swimming and gravitate to the seaside whenever they can. A walk or cycle along Split’s coastline provides many water views and swimming opportunities. Bacvice Beach. Air temperatures were warm in early June 2015, but […]

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Krka Versus Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

Krka National Park is accessible by bus, car or boat and we chose the boat trip which departs from Skradin, a downstream port on the Krka River. Krka is a karst travertine river system whose waterfalls rival those of the Plitvice Lakes for beauty, with the added benefit of far less visitors. We caught the […]

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