A Walk around Lake Bled

You know how beautiful art installations are shown on a central display so they can be walked around and enjoyed from all angles? [pinit] While the only natural lake in Slovenia isn’t a fancy art installation, it is stunningly beautiful and as romantic a destination as you could wish for – so of course it has […]

Top Five Sunshine Coast Coffee Spots

It is three months since we shifted from Townsville in North Queensland to Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. In an attempt to find furniture for our home, we joined a Buy Swap and Sell Facebook group, which it seems, is a surprisingly easy way to become locals. We’ve clambered down steps to […]

Carp Fishing Lake Bled Slovenia

A walk around Lake Bled in north-west Slovenia, offers breathtaking scenery of Mount Triglav and Bled Island with it’s romantic church of the Assumption of Mary. We both like exploring on foot and with a couple of hours up our sleeve, the 6.7km easy track made an offer too good to refuse. [pinit] Here is […]

Charming Ljubljana with her River and Bridges

Ljubljana, Slovenia, is one of the smallest capital cities in Europe, but what it lacks in size, is made up for by an abundance of Charm. Stately baroque buildings, an ancient hilltop Castle, leafy green Tivoli City Park and gorgeous spring weather provide a winning combination. Charming is a word that describes an awful lot […]

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. [pinit] 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 […]

Stumers Creek Dog Friendly Beach at Coolum Australia

There are more than 4.2 million pet dogs in Australia with 39% of households owning one. Aussies love their beach-time and want to share it with their four legged friends. Just walking the dog for half an hour daily is said to improve fitness, lower blood pressure, build stronger muscles/bones, lower stress levels and give […]

Trapani in Photos

Being closer to Africa than the Italian mainland, the Sicilian fishing port of Trapani is an interesting place to walk around and photograph. Although it seems to be off the beaten path, Trapani is actually well connected by bus and train to the capital of Palermo, by air (Ryan Air and others) to the rest […]

Palermo or Ziz

The Phoenicians founded Palermo back in 734BC naming it Flower, aka Ziz. It seems fair that Modern Day Palermo, known for it’s onerous traffic, glorious art, still active Mafia and challenging piles of garbage should own such a name. [pinit] Marty, a firm believer in visiting Capital Cities, says you can’t gauge a country without visiting […]

Escape to Cefalu

When the streets of Sicily’s Capital, Palermo, get a little too hot and gritty, it’s time to escape to Cefalu for some cool seaside relaxation. It’s true that in Summer you’ll be far from alone in your admiration of Cefalu’s long beach and cute streets, but at other times of year it has a more […]