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”
For a natural and unspoiled beach head south of Adelaide to Port Willunga. Golden white, soft sand that meets cool, blue sea lapping gently against the shore. A stretch of beach somewhat hidden away from the crowds is popular with families in summer. However, the beach is not the only drawcard. Perched on top of the hill is the Star of Greece restaurant, its name from the grain ship that tragically ran aground 200 metres off the coast. Continue reading “Where Beauty and Tragedy Meet”
Little is still known about the origins of Pompeii prior to the city being covered in ash and rock back in 79 AD. Pompeii covers an area of 66 hectares, but so far only 48 of those has been carefully excavated to reveal what is seen today. Yet as you walk the ancient streets you will continue to see remains of further excavation activities. Continue reading “Frozen in Time”
Halloween – that American tradition Australia pretend to celebrate. Only a small percentage of people like to participate so trick or treating on the neighbours presents somewhat of a challenge. But for those who do want to join in on the American spooky spirit, there are alternatives around Adelaide. Ghost tours in the city are a popular choice for that unique Halloween experience. Continue reading “How to Halloween at Home”
Delos has magical powers. Those who have been confirm it. A magic pulls you towards the island on a spiritual journey. What is this magic? That depends on what you are looking for – everyone takes away something different. For some it is spiritual or in the ancient times – a pilgrimage. Continue reading “Delos Uncovered”
As the temperatures soar in the city, the coolest place to be is on Granite Island at South Australia’s (SA) regional city of Victor Harbor. A day trip to the south coast is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Continue reading “Beauty of the South”
ANZAC day has different meanings to everyone and will bring back both good and bad memories. The bad are outweighed by the friends and mateship of those who were involved in the war. Many soldiers were young boys who lied about their age to go fight. They were driven by pride and honor to fight for the country they loved.