Central Australia is a popular destination, especially for visitors who flock to take in the magical views of Uluru. The red brown rock, shaped like a jelly mould, has a history dating back more than 60,000 years which can be best appreciated by helicopter or guided walking tour around it. Uluru is home to the Anangu Aboriginal people who are happy to talk to you about this sacred site located on Pitjantjatjara Lands. Continue reading “Beginners Guide to Uluru”
The annual Anzac Day march, which has been a tradition since the end of World War One, has been cancelled across Australia and New Zealand. However, many people will still commemorate the day by lighting a candle and standing out the front of their houses. A united tribute remembering those who fought proudly for their country. However, there is still one tradition that all Australians can still enjoy from the safety of their homes – the humble Anzac Biscuit. Continue reading “History of the Anzac Biscuit”
Australia really is a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains – as the poem goes. One just has to set foot into the Central Australian outback to experience a whole different view to our country.
Continue reading “A Sunburnt Country”
It is impossible to try and understand what it was like for the men and women who lived, and died, during World War One. However, that does not stop us remembering the sacrifice they made.
Continue reading “Lest We Forget”
The narrow twists and turns of Mykonos’ streets were designed in a way to confuse the pirates who roamed the high seas of the Mediterranean centuries ago. Continue reading “Pirates of Mykonos”
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”
Dawn was not only the start of a brand new day, but it was a strategic defensive tactic employed by the military. The early morning light, as the sun slowly rose slowly over the horizon, played tricks on the eyes. In war, it was the perfect time to take advantage of your enemy.
And so was born the Anzac Day Dawn Service. Continue reading “Strategic Dawn”
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.
Beneath the streets of Paris is a whole new sinister world to explore. One of these places is the Paris Sewer System. It doesn’t sound to attractive, but once you are down there one cannot help but be fascinated. The sewer system is not an attraction that immediately springs to mind. However, if you love visiting off the beaten track places, Des Egouts De Paris will give a unique and different perspective to the City of Light. Continue reading “In the Sewers”
Only in Ireland would a goat be crowned king. The oldest known festival in Ireland, the Puck Fair, is held in Killorglin each year on 10, 11 and 12 August. It is a glorious three day celebration where a mountain goat is crowned king and honoured on the banks of the Laune River. So how does this all work? Continue reading “An Irish Beauty Pageant”