Category Archives: Food

Arigatou Japan

A few days in Tokyo, and the end of our trip to Japan in 2017, was a chance to sample some more great food to fuel our final round of sightseeing. Each morning I started the day with the standard … Continue reading

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Konnichiwa Japan!

On our round-the-world air ticket in 2017 (after hopping from Australia to North America before our usual European sojourn), now homeward-bound, we arrived at our final stop: Japan – both to visit Tony’s son, teaching English there, and to explore … Continue reading

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Finishing on a high

From New York to Niagara; from Canada to California; from desert to tropical island… we finished off our year-long round-the-world gap-year in 2010 with a month in North America, visiting Canada and 3 states of the USA. New York, New … Continue reading

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Warm Canadian hospitality

The world is getting smaller. With travel relatively cheap these days (how else could we afford to travel half-way across the world every year?) and the internet making communication so effortless, we found ourselves in Toronto, Canada, being collected by my cyber-friend, Denise. Feeling … Continue reading

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Visiting Vancouver

We might be seasoned travelers but perhaps that makes us too relaxed at times, and the night before flying to Canada, attempting to check-in on-line, we discovered that we needed visas! Oops. Oh well, easily fixed. What would we do … Continue reading

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Completing the loop

Last year, we drove from our house in central France, up to Belgium and across to Germany before embarking on our “big day” travelling homeward-bound across 3 countries (I just love that about Europe!) to complete our 3000km “loop.” We left Stadtkyll, … Continue reading

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Visiting the land of beer, waffles and chocolate

When in Belgium it’s only right and proper to drink beer, eat waffles and indulge in some chocolate, don’t you think? On our one day in the city of Brussels we did just that. First things first though – stopping … Continue reading

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Ever been to Evreux?

Sometimes plans just slot together perfectly, as if they were meant to be. We had already booked our side-trip from France to Berlin when Tony was presented with the opportunity to visit a chocolate factory in Northern France (via a … Continue reading

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Makes my mouth water

There is a very good reason why we can’t be in France at the moment: Tony is doing a patisserie course here in Melbourne. A little late in life perhaps, but better late than never! Take a look at a … Continue reading

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Simply wonderful

Limoges is an easy 45 minute drive from our house in Argenton-sur-Creuse, France. (Unfortunately there is no direct train route, and would necessitate travelling in the opposite direction to Chateauroux to make the connection, making it impractical for a day trip.) We will always remember Limoges for … Continue reading

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