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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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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Road Trip New Zealands South Island Part 2

Part 2 of New Zealand’s South Island road trip kicks off at Hope River in Canterbury, zig-zagging toward Christchuch before cutting back through the alps at Arthurs Pass to Hokitika on the West Coast. The route passes glaciers, threads between twin lakes before arriving at picture-perfect Wanaka, with a finale of the highest main road […]

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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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All Aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway

CAIRNS  some 1750 km north of Brisbane is the go to city for visitors to the tropical north of Queensland.  If you travel by road from the south, the climatic transition will be a gradual one, but with the relatively cheap airfares available today, flying is a much simpler and time effective way to arrive.  […]

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