Beginners Guide to Uluru

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”

History of the Anzac Biscuit

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”

Strategic Dawn

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”

Photo of the Month: Paris Time Machine

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.

Paris Time Machine

In the Sewers

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”