CB&W: Letters Q and R

The theme this week for Cee’s Black & White Photography Challenge is something beginning with Q and/or R. I’ve opted to submit a photo for each … I know, pretty daring. What can I say? I like to live on the edge. Continue reading “CB&W: Letters Q and R”

Snapshot – Warsaw

When I was making a list of places I wanted to visit on my trip to Europe last year, Warsaw wasn’t actually on the “must see” pile. It was simply somewhere I was stopping at for a couple of days between Berlin and Krakow. I’m almost ashamed to admit to that now. As it turns out, Warsaw was one of the prettiest cities on the itinerary and I would gladly return.  Continue reading “Snapshot – Warsaw”

Snapshot – Vienna

Vienna – Austria’s capital city and also it’s largest by population, is located in the eastern part of the country. It is without doubt an historic city and the architecture speaks to this lengthy and varied history. It is a city of large scale ornate buildings, statutes and sculptures, palaces and churches. I’ve been a couple of times, I confess I don’t remember much of it from my first trip but I returned in August 2016 so the memory is fresher now. Continue reading “Snapshot – Vienna”

CFFC: Winter – Water

As soon as I saw that the theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge was Winter – Water I knew exactly what I shot I wanted to submit. This photo was taken just before sunrise at St James Beach near Cape Town, South Africa in August 2015. It’s one of my favourite photos taken that day … and it ticks the boxes for both water and winter in one shot!  Continue reading “CFFC: Winter – Water”

Unusual Foods

A non-destination specific post for today’s A-Z Challenge letter. Mostly because I used up my only “U” location for last years post when I wrote about Uluru. So instead I’m discussing the one thing all of us can relate to, whether we travel internationally or domestically or no further than our own multicultural home towns, …. unusual foods. Every country has them. Some little oddity, a dietary quirk if you will, that is a signature of our culture or geographic region. Some are more unusual than others, some are just a unique combination of globally available food products. So, here’s some of the different foods I’ve tried to date: Continue reading “Unusual Foods”

Snapshot – Ta Prohm

Well, here we are folks. It’s the final week of the A-Z challenge, and a challenge it has been this year. I’ll confess I’ve struggled with the motivation to write and I’ve often felt like I’m behind and playing catch up. I realise that’s not the case, as I’ve posted on time each day (so far!) but I was far more organised for the 2016 version. So, I’m kicking the final week off with a visit to one of my favourite sites in Cambodia – Ta Prohm. Continue reading “Snapshot – Ta Prohm”

Snapshot – Sydney

G’day readers! Well, I’ve finally got around to it. Time for a post on my home town – the beautiful harbourside city of Sydney!! I know. I can’t believe in among all the travel posts that I’ve never written about the city I was born and raised in. The place that, no matter where in the world I may live or travel, will always be called home. So … lets get into it! Continue reading “Snapshot – Sydney”

Reading

Moving away from the travel snippets for today. Life can’t always be holidays and exploration, not on my salary anyway! There have to be other joys to keep us entertained and without doubt my favourite past time for a quiet day at home is to pick up a book and lose myself in it pages. In reality, reading is something I do every day. Without fail. Sometimes for many hours on end. Voracious reader would be an apt description if ever there was one. I am a devourer of words.  Continue reading “Reading”

CB&W: Letters O or P

Well, I haven’t done one of these for a while but I’ve been dying to get back into it. So here goes! This week’s photo challenge for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is the letters O or P. I’m going with O … for Opera House. My home town of Sydney has a pretty iconic and certainly unique looking opera house. Continue reading “CB&W: Letters O or P”

Snapshot – Queenstown

It has dawned on me that I don’t believe I’ve done a post on our nearest neighbour yet! The stunningly beautiful country of New Zealand. Home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, it truly is a feast for the senses. I would love to return one day, as it’s been decades since I was last there. There’s no excuse really, it’s only a 3 hour flight from my home in Sydney to NZ. When I say it like that I feel rather ridiculous for delaying my return for so many years. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of New Zealand to share with you. At the time of my visit, all my photos were taken in slide format. Yep, slides. Old school or what? And sadly over the years those slides have faded to the point that they are no longer salvageable. So, this post is going to focus on NZ’s adventure activities capital, Queenstown, and some of the things I tried while there. Continue reading “Snapshot – Queenstown”