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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 PacksYou get to take two packs with you on the Inca Trail hike.  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 we[...]
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.[...]
Pau Hana Market, Waikiki
Honolulu

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
Amsterdam

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
Victoria

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
Paris

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.  A smaller version of the statue stands on a small island on the River Seine in Paris. The statue is of a Libert[...]
Coloured buildings
Arequipa

Santa Catalina Convent, Arequipa

Posted In: Destinations | Peru
Arequipa is the colonial-era capital of Peru's Arequipa Region.  This is where you will find Santa Catalina Convent.  It was built in 1601 and 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 mu[...]