Dating back more than 900 years, tea ceremonies in Japan were a way of welcoming guests . Participating in one yourself is a must if you visit Japan. Which is what I did today on my first day in Osaka.
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It’s that time of year again, when Adelaide comes alive with a multitude of festivals. While locals know it has Mad March, the festivals actually start in February. With warm weather, clear skies and a host of activities; there is something to suit all tastes in Adelaide – the festival state. Continue reading “Summer Festivals of Adelaide”
Move over cricket, the new Australian summer sport is Polo. Or at least it should be. Ever since I took a Polo lesson in 2017, I have a new appreciation for the game. It is more technical than you might realise. Not only do you have to balance on top of a horse while attempting to hit the ball with your mallet (taco), there are a few rules and techniques to grasp. Continue reading “Summer Means Beach Polo”
January in Australia is not just summer, but the start of another exciting season of tennis. Almost every state in Australia is involved in live tennis action for the lead up to Grand Slam excitement in Melbourne. Continue reading “Open Season on Tennis”
In August, the waters of the Mediterranean are rough. The wind seems to be twice as strong than normal. This makes a trip on the Greek ferry an interesting experience. The crew is well prepared for what lies ahead, however, passengers who choose to travel in August are not. Continue reading “The Greek Rollercoaster”
Each Greek island in the Cyclades has its own unique vibe. For Naxos, it is all about tradition. Even during summer you won’t find hordes of tourists like on the popular islands of Mykonos or Santorini. Continue reading “Traditional Naxos”
As a first time traveller, you want to see as much as you can within such a short space of time.. And hopefully keep the costs to a minimum. I remember when I first started travelling, there were so many things I wanted to do but it was also expensive to do so. Over the years, trip by trip, I have learned how to maximise my resources to get the most out of each city. Continue reading “How to See Rome for Free”