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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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Alone in London

I have been lucky enough to travel far and wide during my lifetime. Perhaps being born in South Africa and voyaging across the Indian Ocean to a new life in Australia when I was only 2 years old firmly planted … Continue reading

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A winter wonderland

We celebrated this festive season with friends in Berlin, Germany, and hope yours was just as joyful. Alight with Christmas decorations, and especially under a dusting of post-Christmas snow, Berlin was a winter wonderland – and with sunset around 4pm … Continue reading

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Centering yourself in France

When you travel all the way to the other side of the world, it’s natural to want to make the most of your time and money and see everything you possibly can. But the truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

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Getting to know Genoa before fond farewells

Our final port on our 7 day Mediterranean cruise was the northern Italian city of Genoa. What a pleasure it was to take it easy, with no rushing around to join any sort of tour. We happily set off on … Continue reading

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So where’s the spice market?

Our first port of call on our Mediterranean cruise was exotic Tunis, Tunisia, northern Africa. As the ship docked, we were heralded by drums and greeted with a procession of camels, which added to our excitement, and our hopes were … Continue reading

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Weird and wonderful Barcelona

Driving into Barcelona, Spain, we learnt the hard way that you can’t turn directly off the Avenida Diagonal, but must slip into the parallel service road well before your intersection. Despite the detour, we managed to find our hotel – the swish and … Continue reading

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A pretty city

From Peñíscola, Spain, we drove 140 km down the Orange Blossom Coast past mountains and (not surprisingly) orange groves to Valencia… which I didn’t realise was the 3rd largest city in Spain. Funnily enough, there was a distinct lack of oranges in this pretty … Continue reading

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Au revoir France – hola Spain!

After lingering in France at a fabulous market in Gruissan, we crossed the border into Spain. And instead of heading straight down the autopista (the AP-7 tollway) directly to our destination of Peñíscola (notice how I make sure to write it in Spanish to gloss over its dubious … Continue reading

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Up down and all around Hong Kong

We loved exploring hilly Hong Kong: Day 1: Rode the 800m Mid-Levels escalators  – built to help move the 7 million people who live in this high-density city Meandered through the Zoo and Botanic Gardens (for free) which has been … Continue reading

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