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Travel with Children - Part IV

Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | Views [1860]

While travelling with children has it rewards, sometimes I feel like an Octopus with four mouths. Our energetic boys have just turned 3 and 5 respectively so try to imagine using your hands to read a menu, catch a falling water glass, grab a young one ... Read more >

Tags: Educational Experiences, exhausting, food, rewarding, tips, travel with children

Working while away

Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | Views [1152]

Because of the extended nature of this trip, it has been impossible to take that much time off from work so this is the first time I have really taken it with me. It didn't start out too well, with my wonderfully tiny 12" Mac choosing to die just ... Read more >

Tags: 3g, business, mobile, nokia, telstra, travel fuel, wireless

Gallery: Naxos & Paros

Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

From the trip around the Greek islands in October 2007
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Gallery: Santorini

Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

From the trip around the Greek islands in October 2007
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Gallery: Mykonos & Delos

Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Mykonos in winter, late October 2007.
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On the origins of classical Greek sculpture

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | Views [2522]

Sitting on the beach in the little fishing village of Apollonas on the northern tip of the Greek island of Naxos, I pick up a beautifully smooth pebble. Nothing unusual about that, except this one is made of high quality marble and has the most gorgeous ... Read more >

Tags: art, beach, culture, greek, greek islands, marble, naxos, sculptures

How can a pot be so interesting?

Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [3032]

Well, it can be 5,000 years old for start. If that seems like a long time, try imagining a man or woman making it in their home and what that might have looked like. It is hard to imagine the world in say the year 2407 and almost impossible to have ... Read more >

Tags: ancient, culture, disaster, perspective, philosophy, santorini, tsunami

Jesus and the rocketship

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | Views [1337]

On this trip Riu has, to my horror, become interested in Jesus. He babbles on incessantly with questions that just don't stop causing much mirth with other travellers who don't have to answer the blessed things. In a church on Santorini: Riu : "... Read more >

Tags: jesus, laughter, questions, riu, rocket, travel with children


Sunday, 14 Oct 2007 | Views [2578] | Comments [1]

All the ancient ruins are spectactular if for nothing else than their age: when you are looking at beautiful jewelry and art, often with very human humour, that is 1900 BC it is breathtaking. Over the years we have visited many of the anciant ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, ancient, culture, history, perspective, philosophy, ruins

Heavenly days

Saturday, 13 Oct 2007 | Views [1607]

I will never cease to be amazed at how a journey can turn on a dime and memorable days pop out of nowhere when they are least expected. Were you able to engineer them and string such days together, life would be rich indeed. Our day started ordinarily ... Read more >

Tags: children, crete, family, greek islands, loutro, magic, travel

Gallery: Crete

Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Heavenly days in October 2007
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The shirtless man & the huge breasted woman

Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [5090]

If you can, try to imagine a caricature of a barrel chested Yorkshire farmer with a vast beer gut drooping over his pants together with his wife who had removed her shirt to reveal impossibly large breasts sagging down to her navel despite the best ... Read more >

Tags: crude, escape, huge breasts, incarceration, misadventures

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