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'Heaven' I have just got to be there?

CHINA | Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | Views [711]

Our day in Hangzhou started off like any other in China; with food. We arrived at breakfast to witness the whole hotel; guests and cleaning staff included, dining at the buffet. I ventured, with plate in hand, to find something to satisfy my desire for ... Read more >

From the 'Workhorse of Industry' to 'Heaven': Ningbo to Hangzhou

CHINA | Saturday, 26 Jun 2010 | Views [764]

It has taken me a week to sit down and add to this journal. What a week, what an adventure. There are so many stories to tell. After so many years away from China I thought that there would be many changes. There are many changes but in the same respect ... Read more >

Hong Kong International; Little has changed

CHINA | Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | Views [534]

Late yesterday evening a group of trepid travellers left Melbourne on a week teacher exchange to Shanghai. An eclectic group of travellers including myself, the Head of Mathematics and the Head of the Language department led by Wei Min our Mandarin teacher ... Read more >

Gallery: Montreal & Toronto

CANADA | Sunday, 12 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Leaving on a Jet Plane....Oh! Canada! We love your stores!

CANADA | Sunday, 12 Jul 2009 | Views [480]

  The last leg of our trip. We are sitting at Pearson Arport in Toronto awaiting our flight to Los Angeles and the journey that will take us 26 hours to fly back home. Canada has been just the same as always. Friendly service in restaurants and shops ... Read more >

Gallery: London

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 4 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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London Calling.....The Sales are on!!!!

CANADA | Saturday, 4 Jul 2009 | Views [696]

  Paul and I are now at Heathrow awaiting our flight from London to Montreal. Paul is very excited because a) we are at one of the world's newest air terminals and b) we have been upgraded. We always have loved London and our 5 days here have not disappointed.... Read more >

Gallery: Bilbao

SPAIN | Sunday, 28 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Spiders, Rockstars and 'China Men' in Bilbao

FRANCE | Sunday, 28 Jun 2009 | Views [695]

  We are sitting on a plane and leaving Europe behind us. Paul was very disappointed to make his last high speed train trip from Madrid to Bilbao on Wednesday. We were impressed that we got breakfast on the train. This is unusual for Spain for, after ... Read more >

Gallery: Madrid

SPAIN | Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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The Metropolis that is Madrid

SPAIN | Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [673]

Madrid is a very different city to the other Spanish cities we have visited. It is a very new and modern city but still has some very grand buildings lining its main wide avenues. Madrid is also full of small plazas where there are numerous bars and ... Read more >

Gallery: The Pilgrimage to Avila.

FRANCE | Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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"Let nothing frighten you or worry you" In the footsteps of Santa Theresa de Avila

FRANCE | Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | Views [1177]

  Paul wanted me to title this entry as “Let nothing worry you nor frighten you” which is a saying of St Theresa, the patron saint of Avila, the school at which he teaches and the city which we have just spent 2 days. This statement should not be taken ... Read more >

Gallery: Cordoba

SPAIN | Sunday, 21 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Fans & Flamenco in Castilla Cordoba

FRANCE | Sunday, 21 Jun 2009 | Views [826]

  Another high speed train, another Spanish city. We arrived in Cordoba earlier this week. The first view of the city appeared that Cordoba was like any other Mediterranean city, palm trees and modern buildings, until the taxi arrived in the old centre ... Read more >

Gallery: Barcelona

SPAIN | Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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'Buenas Nochs!' Barcelona

FRANCE | Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Views [962]

  As I have never been to Spain before I have decided to write entries on each city that we visit as a way of keeping a diary of our experiences. As I am typing this, we are travelling on a very high speed train from Barcelona to Cordoba. In contrast ... Read more >

Gallery: Canal Du Midi

FRANCE | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Week 7: Boating on the Canal to Bustling Barcelona:'Hola Espagne!'

SPAIN | Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | Views [758] | Comments [1]

  This has been a relatively quiet week for those of you who enjoy our travel stories. We spent the week on the Canal Du Midi in the South of France. Last Saturday we picked up a canal boat at Negra about 50 km east of Toulouse. We had spent the morning ... Read more >

Gallery: The Dordogne

FRANCE | Saturday, 6 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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