For many spring time in Japan is a scene of blossoming cherry, plum and wisteria trees which start in the south and move gradually north. Tourists from around the world converge on the small islands of Japan in order to catch a glimpse of the fleeting cherry blossoms which only bloom for a short time before falling to the ground like snowflakes. During the last two weeks I was fortunate to catch sight of the cherry blossoms as I travelled through Japan. Continue reading “Cherry Blossom Time”
I will always love this photo I took of the Pantheon in central Rome. During the day the piazza is hot and crowded. But when the sun goes down the city vibe makes Rome even more magical. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Illuminations”
I came across this clock on a daytrip to Laura, a small town in regional South Australia. Although I am not a regular church-goer, I still believe there is a higher being to watch and guide us through life. In what form that higher being takes will be different for everyone. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Time”
Camels are an intriguing animal and not temperamental as I discovered during my camel ride at Uluru last year. They are actually gentle and friendly. My camel, name Wally, was a great example of a placid camel. He was happy to follow along on our mini sunset camel train. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Camel Train”
Everyone kept telling me that leprechauns did not exist, but for a long time I had been curious about the little green man. So last year I was on a mission to find and meet a leprechaun on my trip to the emerald isle. After a week of travelling around Ireland, I was successful in locating a leprechaun on the streets of Dublin. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Leprechaun Spotting”
A trip to Kangaroo Island is not complete without a visit to the south-western most point of the island. Here you will find an impressive natural rock formation called Admiral’s Arch. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: A Wild and Rugged Admiral”
This month’s photo was taken a few years ago on my holiday in Hawaii. While walking along Punalu’u Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii I stopped to watch this beautiful sea turtle take up prime position on the pebbly surface for a rest. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Hawaii’s Giant Turtles”
The quirky and unusual always make for interesting travel tales. This photo was taken during a rest stop on a tour across Canada. It was across the road from a McDonald’s of all places. I loved how creative the gardeners were, not to mention patient – as they shaped bushes into statues of people. And yes, that is an actual jacket the bush is wearing. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Garden Art”
A trip to France is not complete without sampling their world-famous, meringue cookie. The French Macaron, also less commonly known as Gerber is a delicious dainty dessert like cookie with a long history. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Paris Macarons”
It’s not everyday that a time machine passes you by on the trendy streets of Paris. Yet that is what happened as I was taking a walk through the Marais district. The Marais district is a historic part of Paris home to many old, aristocratic style buildings rich in architecture. It also houses a number of smaller, quaint museums including the popular Musee Picasso.
Quirky and interesting characters are what adds colour to any travel destination. Quite often you remember them more than some of the most popular attractions you just visited. This guy certainly attracted some attention and became the most photographed “object” of the hour.