Is there a barber in the house?
Or, let’s visit saucy Seville Arriving in Seville on a sun-drenched early autumn day will set you up for your senses to be tickled and your spirit to be enriched. Various seasons spent here will prompt different moods – so let’s discover the city as the last of the soporific summer sun takes us on…
Travel: Victorian Highlights
I‘m going out on a limb with this post, taking a risk, throwing caution to the wind, heading into troubled waters . . .that’s a bit dramatic. Posting this piece on Victoria today, 1 June 2021, while the state of Victoria is in a state of lockdown feels a little ambitious? Yes? No? Victorians have…
How to capitalise on the capital
Australia’s capital city is a little different to those of other countries; it is confined to a territory and is surrounded by the bush, with a mountain range in the backdrop. It really began as a rather vast paddock with a view of the Brindabella mountain range to the west, the high country snow fields…
How to hang out in the Huon Valley, Tasmania
As I said last post ‘How to indulge in Tasmania’, Tassie is hot to trot as borders open up and folk are on the move. Following is more info to fit into the travel plan. This is provided content that I am happy to share as we are all in this together – domestic travel…
Staycation or how to swing a few days in Sydney – good vibes all ’round.
Sydney likes nothing better than to celebrate the ‘new’. Always up for a party, the city by the harbour turned its attention to the latest Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour. Restrictions on borders are being relaxed (at time of writing) and people want to enjoy the new freedom of being able to move about and…
Vietnam’s Hanoi and a shining ritual
I do love tradidition, especially ones that have a gentle message.
Travel: How to explore Tangier
Tangier, top of the continent and a name that conjures myth, legends and exotic stories of decadence is a city of intrigue. Go see for yourself. There’s the labyrinthine medina, an expat dream town, cafes and souks, tempting tagines – there is so much to uncover in Morocco’s top town. It’s a city on the edge,…
Miss Saigon? Sure do.
A day or so in Saigon is like a week anywhere else, staying in District 1 at the delightful Caravelle Hotel (yes, still the best breakfast in Asia). I’m a sucker for a good hotel breakfast, and as one who has the simplest morning meal at home I go crazy when I’m at a brekkie…
Travel: looking for the best doors to capture
A simple wooden door made from fence palings – whatever does the job. On the road to Freycinet, Tasmania. What is it about doors? I can’t stop photographing them. Below are just a few of the recents I’ve slammed but I’ve been shooting them for years. The beautiful coloured doors of Ireland, especially Dublin –…
Road trip: Go West
Forbes Town Hall. I wrote this post as the smoke pall was settling over Sydney and we were preparing to head outta town to support people in the rural areas. And then the hammer of Covid-19 slammed us, and we went into quarantine. Locked in and not going anywhere. As restrictions are cautiously being lifted…