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10 Must Visit Churches in Iceland
Iceland

10 Must Visit Churches in Iceland

Posted In: Destinations | Iceland
We spent an amazing 18 days exploring Iceland.  The churches in this beautiful country are unique and usually are accompanied by stunning scenery.  The churches on this list are in order of us visiting them as we drove clockwise around Iceland. 1 – Reykholt Church There are two churches on this site, with this church being the oldest, dating back to 1896.  The church sits behind its new counterpart and amongst an old cemetery.  It is also open to the public. 2 – Budir Black Church[...]
Tessellated Pavement
Eaglehawk Neck

Tessellated Pavement – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
The Tessellated Pavement is a state reserve at Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania.  It is about 25 minutes from this historic Port Arthur. We stayed at Eaglehawk Neck overnight which allowed us to take the short drive to Port Arthur to be there when it opened.  It also allowed us to see this amazing formation both at dusk and the following morning. From the Tessellated Pavement State Reserve car park it takes a couple of minutes to walk along a bush track and down a few flights of stairs to[...]
Colossi of Memnon
Luxor

Colossi of Memnon

Posted In: Destinations | Egypt
The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues, standing 20 metres tall, of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.  Since 1350BC (over 3,400 years), when Amenhotep III ruled Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII, the statues have stood in the Theban Necroplolis, west of what is now Luxor and the Nile River. The Colossi of Memnon was built during the pharaoh’s lifetime with its original function being to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple, where he was worshipped as a god both before and after his death. Bo[...]
Albano, Italy
Albano

Albano, Italy – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Destinations | Italy
Albano Laziale is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, on the Alban Hills, in Latium, central Italy.  It is 25 kilometres outside of Rome.  It is a beautiful town with stunning old buildings. Albano is a great place to spend time wandering the streets, exploring and sampling the food from the local shops.[...]
Honolulu
Honolulu

10 Random Things About Honolulu

I had a week in Honolulu for a conference and thought I would share 10 random things I noticed while there. 1 – Get up early to see a sunrise To get out of Waikiki for a sunrise I decided to take a photography tour with Oahu Photography Tours.  It was a great way to see some amazing scenery around the island and to get some amazing photos.  A special shout out to De-Jay who was my guide on the day. 2 – Waikiki is full of designer shops Waikiki is set up for tourists and for shopping and[...]
Pompeii Brothel
Pompeii

Pompeii Brothel – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Destinations | Italy
Pompeii is the most famous of the ancient Roman towns preserved after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. What is not as well known is that Pompeii was home to brothels and the graphic sexual images that adorned their walls. One such brothel, Lupanare, was built only a few years before the volcanic eruption. Much of the art shows sex acts that some archaeologists believe were advertisements of available services. However, it is also believed that the images may have shown an idealised version of what it was like to wo[...]
Visiting Port Arthur
Port Arthur

Visiting Port Arthur

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
Port Arthur is a small town and UNESCO world heritage listed former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania.  It is one of Australia's most significant heritage sites.  It has a tragic history both in the convict era and in modern times. Getting to Port Arthur Most people who go to Port Arthur travel from Hobart to the site. Port Arthur is about a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Hobart.  If you are staying in Hobart, I recommend you get up early to make sure you are at Port Arthur when the g[...]
15 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Iceland
Iceland

15 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Iceland

Posted In: Destinations | Iceland
Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries to visit.  From its rugged coastline, to its stunning waterfalls, to its quaint churches, this beautiful country is a must visit. We spent 17 wonderful days exploring this beautiful country and it simply was not enough time.  As we flew out of Reykjavik, I knew I was already missing Iceland and I cannot wait to return. I hope these 15 photos encourage you to visit this stunning country soon. Glymer Waterfall is the second highest waterfall in Iceland[...]
Hiking the Inca Trail - What We Took With Us
Peru

Hiking the Inca Trail – Packing List

Posted In: Destinations | Hikes | Peru
Hiking the Inca Trail had been on my bucket list for some time.  So to actually hike the trail was a dream come true.  But there was a lot of things to do before we did the trek, getting fit for one!  But what was also important was what we should take with us on the trek. Two Packs You get to take two packs with you.  The first pack was carried the entire trek for us by a porter and we could pack up to 6kg in that pack.  The second pack we carried ourselves.  In this pack we carried everything[...]
Male Statues & Their Appendages - Paris
Paris

Male Statues & Their Appendages – Paris Part 4

The Louvre This is the fifth in my blog series of Male Statues & Their Appendages.  If you haven’t seen the previous four blogs, please head over to my Male Statues Series. We spent a day at the Louvre.  Now can I just say that there are sooooo many male statues in the Louvre that show their appendages.  Here are a few examples of them. This one just looks painful The laid back sexy look. The noble one. The dad The tragedy.[...]