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 G[...]
Start a Travel Tradition

Start a Travel Tradition

Posted In: Travel Tips
One of the fun things we love to do when we travel is follow a travel tradition – something that we do everywhere we visit, well in a lot of the places we visit. The tradition doesn’t have to be big.  It can be something small.  My small tradition is to buy a key ring from every city / country we visit.  It’s just a small trinket to rem[...]
5 Tips to Get Though Airport Security Faster

5 Tips to Get Through Airport Security Faster

Posted In: Travel Tips
How many times have you got to airport security to be fumbling to find items that need to be scanned separately.  Or worse, have someone in front of you that doesn’t realise that they have to have their laptop and liquids scanned separately and once they find those items, they buzz the security screening because they haven’t taken items out of their[...]
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 o[...]
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[...]
Sacre Coeur

Be Respectful in Places of Worship

Posted In: Travel Tips
It should go without saying that you would be respectful in places of worship.  Well you would think so.  Unfortunately that isn’t always the case.Let me give you an example.  We visited the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo.  As is usual in Cairo, it was hot when we were there.  But I knew we would be visiting this and other mosques on the day.  We both[...]
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 gif[...]
Santa Catalina Convent, Arequipa
Arequipa

Santa Catalina Convent, Arequipa

Posted In: Destinations | Peru
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 t[...]
Zombie Apocalypse? Attending the Brisbane Zombie Walk
Brisbane

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 t[...]