Chauchilla Cemetery, Nasca

Chauchilla Cemetery, Nasca

Posted In: Destinations | Peru
While visiting Nasca we decided to visit the Chauchilla Cemetery. The cemetery is located 30km south of Nasca.  We headed out to the cemetery in the morning and on the way back into Nasca we stopped at the Nasca airport for our flight over the Nasca lines. There is a small fee to enter the cemetery and the best way to see it is to hire a guide who can explain the historical significance of the area. The history of the cemetery is really interesting.  It is believed that cemetery dates back to 200 AD with most[...]
Pau Hana Market, Waikiki

The Pau Hana Market – Waikiki’s Food Trucks

I was in Hawaii to present at a conference so I had travelled there by myself.  My usual travel companion, my husband Darren, stayed home to look after our fur children!  So I explored Waikiki by myself. I found the Pau Hana Market by accident as I went for a walk looking for somewhere to eat out in Waikiki.  Pau Hana Market is a permanent set up with up to seven food trucks.  There were seven trucks on the night I ate there and five when I returned two days later for lunch. The market[...]
Fellini Restaurant & Bar
Gold Coast

Fellini Restaurant & Bar, Gold Coast

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
A cold and wet winters day on the Gold Coast.  What is there to do?  Find a great restaurant for lunch, of course! There is nothing better than great Italian food on a cold and wet day.  So we decided to eat at Fellini Restaurant & Bar.  Fellini has a reputation for serving great Italian cuisine. Fellini's is located at the Marina Mirage in Main Beach and had great views of the marina and broadwater. The view from our table. Even on a rainy day the view is amazing. Fellini has been awa[...]
Cafe De Gaeper

Our Local Bar in Amsterdam – Cafe De Gaeper

One of the things I love about travelling is finding a great spot to eat and have a drink.  Even better is when the atmosphere is so great that you want to go back again and before you realise, it has become your local bar while you are there. Whilst in Amsterdam, we called in for a drink and dinner at a small cafe / bar near our hotel called Cafe De Gaeper.  We ended up having drinks there most nights we were in Amsterdam. Food Cafe De Gaeper serves reasonably priced typical pub / bar food.  The meals tast[...]
5 Reasons to Visit the Butchart Gardens

5 Reasons to Visit the Butchart Gardens, Victoria

Posted In: Canada | Destinations
Regardless of whether you find gardens interesting or not, the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada are a stunning and tranquil place to visit. The Butchart Gardens are located on Vancouver Island, about 23 km north of Victoria at 800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay.  The gardens are open every day, but you should check the web site for opening hours and entry ticket prices. In 2004, the gardens was named a National Historic Site of Canada. Reason 1 – The stunning sunken garden The gardens were or[...]
Male Statues - The Louvre

Male Statues & Their Appendages – Paris Part 3

The Louvre This is the fourth in my blog series of Male Statues & Their Appendages.  If you haven’t seen the previous three 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. I think this guy has had an unfortunate mishap! Ouch! There are still more! Phew, ok there are still more male statues showing their appe[...]
Trip to Davidson Glacier, Alaska
Davidson Glacier, Alaska

Trip to Davidson Glacier, Alaska

We arrived in Skagway on board the MS Noordam, a Holland America Line ship as we were sailing the Alaskan Inside Passage.  There were a number of options for excursions in Skagway and we were excited to be able to visit Davidson Glacier. Getting to Davidson Glacier A mini bus collected us from the cruise ship dock.  The dock has minimal facilities but is a short work into Skagway.  The mini bus drove us to the harbour where the smaller boats are moored.  This is where we boarded a motor boat for[...]
Statue of Liberty
New York

Statue of Liberty – A Photo Gallery

The Statue of Liberty is such an iconic landmark, it really does not need any introduction.  We took a ferry to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island to visit. The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbour. The copper statue was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor and was built by Gustave Eiffel. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a Libertas, the Roman goddess  who bears a torch and a a tablet.  The date on the tablet is 4 July[...]
Santa Catalina Convent, Arequipa

Santa Catalina Convent, Arequipa

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The Santa Catalina Convent is located in Arequipa.  It was built in 1601.  It was founded by Lucia Isabel Rivera de Padilla after the original convent she had founded in 1559 was destroyed by the Waynaputina Volcano.  In 1975 the convent was transformed into a museum, although a small number of nuns continue to live at the convent. Once you pay the entrance fee and enter the convent, you can hire a guide to take you on a personal tour of the museum which takes about an hour.  The price can vary depending on how[...]
Zombie Apocalypse? Attending the Brisbane Zombie Walk

Zombie Apocalypse? Attending the Brisbane Zombie Walk

Posted In: Australia | Destinations | Events
Zombie Walks are held around the world where people get to dress up as zombies.  We were able to attend the Brisbane Zombie Walk in 2016.  The Brisbane event allows participants to bring out their inner zombie while raising money for the Brain Foundation. If you weren't scared of clowns before, you will be now No matter how hard you might try to ignore the zombie phenomenon, zombies have become a big part of the sci-fi world.  From The Walking Dead to zombie apocalypse computer games, you will know someone who loves the[...]