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Postcards from Asti, Italy

22/08/2016 | By

I get to know the charming Italian town of Asti, in Piedmont – the perfect spot of spend a few days wandering the streets.

Asti street

The ancient town of Asti, in the Asti province, is a charming spot to while away a couple of days when exploring the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. 

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Unique Off-Train Experiences on the Indian Pacific

15/08/2016 | By

A holiday like no other – I enjoy a unique taste of Australia as I ride the iconic Indian Pacific train from one edge of the continent to the other.

indian pacific

At nearly 4,000 kilometres across, Australia truly is a wide brown land, and a couple of weeks back The Bloke and I were privileged to ride across it as guests of Great Southern Rail on the iconic Indian Pacific.

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Monterosso al Mare on Italy’s Cinque Terre

18/07/2016 | By

Some glimpses of Monterosso al Mare – an historic and charming little village which forms part of Italy’s beautiful Cinque Terre.

Sea wall monterosso

Monterosso al Mare is one of the five villages (along with Vernazza, Corniglia,  Manarola and Riomaggiore) which form part of the rugged coastal stretch on the Italian Riviera called the Cinque Terre, and the bloke and I stayed there with some friends for a couple of days last year.

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Great Wine Capitals of the World – Adelaide

15/07/2016 | By

Adelaide is officially designated as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the world – an exclusive & internationally noted network of elite wine regions.

Adelaide, one of the worlds great wine capitals

Sometimes we need reminding just how good we have it here in South Australia. Take our wine, for example.

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Psar Leu Market, Siem Reap

11/07/2016 | By

Lose a morning at the sprawling Psar Leu market in Siem Reap – an exciting spot for a truly authentic look at local daily life.

psar leu market flower seller

These blue flowers are used in cooking and tea.

A visit to local markets when travelling is one of the best ways to gain insight to everyday life, and nothing is more lively and vibrant than Asian markets. While in Siem Reap I spent a morning at Psar Leu market, the city’s largest.

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Longview Vineyard – Adelaide Hills Wine Tourism at it’s Best

04/07/2016 | By

Head to Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills – because when it comes to great wine, fine food and warm hospitality, the Saturno’s at Longview Vineyard are doing everything just right.

Adelaide Hills longview vineyard

Macclesfield is not really on the way to anywhere, so you’d need a reason to visit this charming little Adelaide Hills. The Saturno family of Longview Vineyard, with Mark and Peter at the helm, offer that – in spades.

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