Category Archives: Europe

Jumping on the bandwagon: Lake Como

Tweet An invite to Lenno on Lake Como for a wedding made the perfect excuse to explore the region. Lenno was a charming cobbled stone village, complete with original roman road, which made for a picture perfect wedding in a 14th … Continue reading

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Seeking refuge in Santa Croce, Florence

Tweet Hidden amidst the groups of tourists encircling the duomo we found a low key friendly Florence which opened up a city full of surprises. We loved the Santa Croce neighbourhood, so-named for the Santa Croce church which is its … Continue reading

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Journey to the centre of the earth: a wondrous weekend in Iceland

Tweet Sandwiched between the Northern American and Eurasian tectonic plates, staring into a crack in the earth’s crust, I should have felt right at home. Which side to choose? I was in Iceland, in a lake, in water which was … Continue reading

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The virtual Trans-Siberian experience

Tweet Check this out – Google and Russian Railways teamed up to film the whole Trans-Siberian journey from the train window.  You can follow along, see the route and even enjoy local history snippets, music and book recommendations.  Pretty darn … Continue reading

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My Trans-Siberian Adventure Part 2

Tweet Returning to the summer 2008 adventure to China… The rest of China Even outside of the Olympics, China was impressive.  From the moment we crossed the border I knew I would like China. For starters they had the most … Continue reading

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My Trans Siberian Adventure: Part One

Tweet My report of the epic August 2008 that started off with Nic, Toni and I boarding a train in London and ended in Beijing watching Anna pick up her bronze medal at the Olympics. One for the history books. … Continue reading

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