Paris in Autumn: An expedition of great proportions

France, Paris. The leaves are falling from all the trees along the Champs-Elysées.  Surely it is not autumn yet? Summer has not even begun let alone finished, yet the flash of orange and red leaves marks the end of another chapter. Another season is threatening to pass, and we are all are left wondering, “what happened”. … More Paris in Autumn: An expedition of great proportions

The travelling blues

France, Paris. The bags have been unpacked, the souvenirs placed strategically around the home and we are looking back thinking, was that really us? Did we just really do that – take 8 months off work and travel 14 countries, boarded over 20 flights and endured more bus rides than I, at the time, would … More The travelling blues

Magical Myanmar – Is it time to leave already? (Part Two)

Myanmar, Mandalay. I would be very confident to say that Myanmar would be one of the top 5 most photogenic countries in the world. The friendly smiles from locals, ancient ruins and artesian handiwork – all adds to the colour, interest and depth which you look for before you take that ‘snap”. And we have … More Magical Myanmar – Is it time to leave already? (Part Two)

Magical Myanmar – the ruby in the crown (Part One)

Mandalay – Myanmar It is sometime after sunrise and I am in bed, laying on my back, listening to the noise outside the hotel window in the second biggest city in Myanmar – Mandalay. I believe it was monk chorus blaring from a loud-speaker which initially woke me, and now I can hear roosters crowing, … More Magical Myanmar – the ruby in the crown (Part One)

Culinary delights – the top 3 tips for experiencing Vietnamese cuisine – or not…

Rats, frogs, dog or cat even bat – are all on the menu in Vietnam. It seems that anything goes in the old city of Saigon and through the Mekong delta. Don’t get me wrong – I really do enjoy trying the local cuisine when I travel but sampling female genitalia of any animal takes … More Culinary delights – the top 3 tips for experiencing Vietnamese cuisine – or not…

Goodbye South America, and thanks for all the fish (mainly salmon)

Santiago International Airport – Chile It is time to say goodbye to South America and farewell to our last port of call – Chile. During our short time in Santiago we sampled some specialties including:- a Corona beer served upside down in a pint sized mojito; the Chilean version of a Pisco sour to compare … More Goodbye South America, and thanks for all the fish (mainly salmon)

Next stop – Chile (Porteño to Porteño)

Chile – Valparaiso Before arriving in Chile, I would have never have guessed another country would be as strict as Australian customs with smuggling a banana across the border. In a ‘police-esqe’ line up – everyone in our bus shuffled into 2 rows watching our luggage being X-rayed and dog sniffed. Unsuspecting tourists had to … More Next stop – Chile (Porteño to Porteño)