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Trip: Mediterranean Autumn

There are [17] stories from my trip: Mediterranean Autumn

Travel with Children - Part IV

GREECE | Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | Views [1852]

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

GREECE | Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | Views [1149]

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

GREECE | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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

GREECE | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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

GREECE | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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

GREECE | Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | Views [2516]

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?

GREECE | Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [3025]

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

GREECE | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | Views [1331]

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


GREECE | Sunday, 14 Oct 2007 | Views [2560] | 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

GREECE | Saturday, 13 Oct 2007 | Views [1602]

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

GREECE | Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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

GREECE | Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | Views [5078]

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

Gallery: Mediterranean 2007

ITALY | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Family travcelling from Italy
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WHAT are you trying to do? Poison me?

ITALY | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Views [1200]

Who else would put a huge 'Supermarche' sign over the exit to the supermarket and keep the entrance hidden? Where else would you see a well dressed gentleman brawl with a taxi driver over the cab? Who else does u-turns in the middle of a six lane ... Read more >

Tags: chaos, food, poison, travel, work

Wild figs in the mountains

ITALY | Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [1710]

Surprisingly, you lose the throngs of package tourists just a few hundred metres up the main street in Amalfi as you start to climb, making the many walks around the hills here sheer joy. The small wild figs grow in so much abundance it seems that many ... Read more >

Tags: food, land, landscape, people, resources


ITALY | Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [1519]

There really can't be too many places left in the world where the background noise of the motorcar has been thankfully banished leaving laughter and footsteps to drift up from narrow alleys and bells to resonate across the tiled roofs. After arriving ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, family, travel with children, venice

Ready, set, wriggle

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [2324]

Someone asked me the other day how much stuff you pack for a six week family trip. Answer: when you are carrying it all yourself, exactly the same as a ten day trip! Online check-in is yet another superb benefit of the digital age: now we can ... Read more >

Tags: children, family, guidebook, home, lonely planet, nomads, travel, travel planning

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