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Trip: Ancient Worlds

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Photos: A Host of golden daffodils

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | Photo Gallery


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A Host of Golden Daffodils

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | Views [355]

The day after the ceiling incident, Luke and I took off to the Lakes District. We stayed in a little gingerbread house in Windemere. Of course, it isn't really gingerbread. It is built of local slate, but at a distance it looks like gingerbread. Or maybe ... Read more >

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The Sky is Falling!

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Views [372]

No. Not a comment on the British Elections! Luke and Kerstin live in an old Victorian Townhouse that has been made into three flats - one on each floor. They are in the ground floor flat. When I visit I sleep on the sofa bed in the lounge room. During ... Read more >


Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner..

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | Views [457] | Comments [2]

I farwelled Bookworm at Istanbul airport. It has been a challenging holiday physically, but we've survived and thrived. She will have her own stories. She should be back in Oz as I write. The flight to London was full of Aussies who'd been at Gallipoli ... Read more >


Photos: Gally Polly

TURKEY | Sunday, 25 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Gally Polly

TURKEY | Sunday, 25 Apr 2010 | Views [1075]

The Turks call is Gelibolu, and our tour guide called it Gally Polly. You know where I'm talking about. But we aren't there yet, so let's go back to Rome. Our air-flight was on time and all seemed to be going smoothly. But half an hour after we had ... Read more >


Photos: Volare

ITALY | Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Volare

ITALY | Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | Views [386] | Comments [2]

On Monday we took off on a two day trip to Naples, Pompei, Sorrento and the Isle of Capri. With all the TV footage showing the ash from the Iceland volcano, it was easy to imagine the eruption in 79 AD that destroyed Pompei. Vesuvius just hangs above ... Read more >


Photos: The Eternal City

ITALY | Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery


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The Eternal City

ITALY | Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | Views [470] | Comments [1]

For the past 3 days we have been walking Italy. Not that we planned this. The all day tour with lunch that we had booked for the first day turned out to be two half day walking tours, connected by lunch. Over rough ground and smooth, up stairs and ... Read more >


The Big Black Cloud

ITALY | Sunday, 18 Apr 2010 | Views [445]

And Pele, the Goddess of Fire was angry. And she spewed forth her wrath in fire and ash and the big silver birds refused to fly. The Northmen were afraid, for this surely was a bad omen. They gathered together in their large caves called Aero-portos ... Read more >


Walking Like an Egyptian

EGYPT | Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | Views [493] | Comments [3]

And so on to the Pyramids. We docked at Port Said and then had a 3 hour journey into Cairo - most of which we slept because we'd been up so early. While we were in Cairo the ship moved on to Alexandria, where we joined it late at night. The Pyramids ... Read more >


Photos: Walking like an Egyptian

EGYPT | Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Jerusalem! Jerusalem!

ISRAEL | Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | Views [433]

Today we visited Jerusalem and Bethlehem and really experienced the trinity of religions that are represented by this city. The old buildings in Jerusalem are all built of limestone and the newer ones of white brick.  So from the top of the Mount of ... Read more >


Photos: Jerusalem Jerusalem!

ISRAEL | Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Mykonos

GREECE | Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | Views [475] | Comments [2]

WHAT A LOVELY DAY! We arrived in Mykonos in the afternoon and were busssed into town. Our tour director Lisa took us on a walking tour for about half an hour and then left us to wander the narrow streets with all the while washed houses and coloured ... Read more >


Photos: Mykonos

GREECE | Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Turkish Delight

TURKEY | Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Turkish Delight

TURKEY | Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 | Views [425] | Comments [3]

Today we have been in Istanbul and it has been amazing. Lots more climbing steps - we are becoming experts. Not. But it has been worth it to see the Blue Mosque - decorated inside with blue tiles and calligraphy and just gorgeous. We also went to Sancta ... Read more >


Photos: Acropolis Now

GREECE | Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery


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