A trip to Central Australia is all about culture and outback exploration. Home to the Arrernte Aboriginal people, Alice Springs is a remote outback town located in the Northern Territory and halfway between Darwin in the north and Adelaide (South Australia). It is exactly halfway between the two capital cities, equally 1500 kilometres each way. Best known as the gateway to Australia’s Red Centre, it also played a significant role in our telecommunications history. In 1872, Alice Springs linked the Overland Telegraph line between Adelaide and Darwin. The old telegraph station is just one of the historic sites you can visit on your trip to Central Australia. Continue reading “Beginner’s Guide to Alice Springs”
In Kyoto, it is all about slowing down and relaxing. The former imperial capital of Japan is located on the island of Honshu and home to many Shinto shrines, peaceful gardens and traditional wooden town houses known as machiya.
Amidst the temples and shrines you can explore centuries of history and stories waiting to be discovered. You will then venture through the cobbled streets of Gion and immerse yourself into a world of tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, calligraphy, Japanese puppet shows and, of course, the world famous (and elusive) Geisha. Continue reading “A Beginners Guide to Kyoto”
The prospect of domestic travel is on the horizon for Australia, so this week’s post is a reflection on the trip I took to Central Australia in 2016. With international travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, there is a silver lining. It gives us a chance to explore the beauty, culture and history in our own backyard. Continue reading “Desert Highway”
As the world continues through lockdown, their year’s Easter travel plans are put on hold as people face the reality of a holiday at home. But Easter at home does not have to be a mundane experience. There is plenty to keep you and your family occupied to have an enjoyable Easter at home. Continue reading “Easter in Lockdown”
With the Olympic Games rescheduled to July 2021, there is plenty of time to plan your trip to Tokyo. Tokyo is a fast paced, hectic city which may seem overwhelming at first. However, the Japanese people are the most friendly and helpful I have met. You only have to give the slight indication of uncertainty and they will quickly offer their help.
This guide has been prepared to help make your experience here less hectic so that you can fully enjoy your journey. Continue reading “A Beginners Guide to Tokyo”
The most popular dessert in Italy was finally given its own day in 2017 by the restaurant Eataly – 21 March. While popular, the origins of this sweet dessert are unclear. To find who created Tiramisu will depend on whom you ask. Continue reading “Tiramisù Day”
In this new monthly series, I will be preparing a beginners guide to visiting popular destinations to allow you to fully enjoy your travel experience around the world. When I first started travelling I found it hard to locate authentic, real life accounts of what the country I wanted to visit was really like.
Since then I have created my own formula for researching a destination to ensure I am as prepared as much as possible. Of course, there will always be a few surprises and unexpected encounters along the way. But if you are armed with as much information as possible, you will be able to handle many challenges thrown at you along the way.
The most important skills to have when travelling are flexibility, an open mind and understanding to expect the unexpected.
This will allow you to experience something truly wonderful on your journey.
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We are halfway through our Adelaide’s Fringe Festival season for 2020 and the crowds and excitement only gets bigger and bigger each year. So much so that it now rivals the Edinburgh Fringe as the best in the world. Continue reading “Fringe Alive!”
Adelaide is opening up more venues each week and the popular markets are making a slow comeback. However, a day out at the markets is about more than just shopping, it is a social experience. Continue reading “To Market To Market”
While it was not a white Christmas this year, Oxford is still worth braving the crowds and the elements for. It is the perfect long weekend getaway type of city. Oxford has managed to maintain its old world charm of cobbled streets and heritage buildings. Continue reading “A Guide to Oxford”