Italy – Rome, Siena, Florence, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Lake Como, Venice, Procida, Ischia, Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri, Positano

3.5 weeks of forgetting what hungry even means, staring wide-eyed at wondrous historical sites, jaw-dropping views and, of course, inspiring menus.   I went on two tours – G Adventures Ultimate Italy to explore the medieval, grandiose north, and Intrepid Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure to explore the modest, rustic coast. By the end, I left with such a…

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Greece – Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete.

On to Greece. An expensive destination, yes, but the €2.5 gyros make you feel better about it.   Growing up on the east side of Melbourne and being surrounded by kids of Greek ancestry meant that I have for long known some of the ruder words in the Greek language and the basics of a…

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Portugal – Lagos, Lisbon, Porto

Portugal was an unexpected gem.   Confession time – when I planned my trip, I was definitely trying to tick places of the list. I couldn’t explain why I wanted to go to Portugal. It’s near Morocco and Spain, so it just seemed logical. I decided to visit Lagos, because it’s pretty, Lisbon, because it’s…

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Kerala, India

For those who are not familiar with Kerala, it is a coastal state in South India and is best known for its natural beauty. The state is geographically insulated, and so the traditional culture is well preserved. The different states in India vary a lot in many ways – so much so that travelling to different parts of…

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New Zealand – South Island

It’s not uncommon to hear about New Zealand’s natural beauty. Once you see it with your own eyes, you realise it cannot be overstated. My photos do not really do it justice, but have a look anyway. I went with 3 friends and we booked an 8 day Sta Travel ski trip to Queenstown. 8…

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Thai Elephant Home

In February this year I spent five days at the Thai Elephant Home and it was the most wonderful experience! Myself and three dear friends sent ourselves on a well deserved and much needed holiday to Thailand and Malaysia. I have to admit, prior to arriving in Thailand, I had only seen pictures from friends and…

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