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”

Where Beauty and Tragedy Meet

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”

Frozen in Time

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”

How to Halloween at Home

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 Uncovered

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”

Spirit of the ANZACs

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.

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Beneath a Tuscan Sky

The wine region of South Australia, such as the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale are well-known around the world for producing high quality wines.  Yet it is sometimes hard to believe that some of the big labels are located in my backyard.  Quite literally in the case of McLaren Vale which is a short hop away. Continue reading “Beneath a Tuscan Sky”