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The Water Rats Hotel, Kings Cross, London

14/08/2017 | By

With a rich musical history, and fabulous breakfasts, the Water Rats pub in London reminds me to not to make the mistake of judging a book by it’s cover.

The Water Rats

Sometimes things really aren’t quite what they seem – high hopes are often dashed but, less frequently, modest expectations are delightfully exceeded, resulting in surprising experiences.

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The Coonalpyn Silos – A Mural by Guido van Helten

10/07/2017 | By

In a bold move that is reviving a local community, art takes centre stage on the striking Coonalpyn silos.

coonalpyn silos

For drivers heading south-east of Adelaide, along the long, flat road to Melbourne, historically there’s not been a great deal to look at. 

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Carmel-by-the-Sea – A Look at Some Northern Californian History

12/06/2017 | By

Taking in some of the history – from long ago, and just a little more recently – of Northern California’s Highway No.1 and the charming Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Carmel-By-The-Sea, Carmel Mission

 

 I’m not usually one for trying to jam too much into a trip, but when a trip is short, and the distance to get there is so very long I know I need to make the most of it. 

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The Historic Ortigia Market – Food Central in Syracuse

08/05/2017 | By

Just has it has been for millennia, the historic Ortigia market is still the daily shopping centre for the residents of this ancient town.

ortigia market - zucchini flowers

The local fresh food market is a must-see for me whenever we travel and the markets in in Sicily, with it’s rich and colourful food history, were one of the main reasons I wanted to visit the island. 

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Fairmont Empress High Tea

28/04/2017 | By

The Bloke and I share a special afternoon as we partake of a time honoured Victoria tradition – the fabulous Fairmont Empress high tea.

fairmont empress high tea

Those who know me will be aware of my total addiction to tea.

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The Agrigento Valley of the Temples in Sicily

10/04/2017 | By

A childhood dream comes true as I wander through the ancient archaeological area of the Agrigento Valley of the Temples, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

agrigento valley of the temples

Perched up on a hilltop in the southwest shore of Sicily is the magnificent Agrigento Valley of the Temples. 

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