Category Archives: travel

Big smoke to bush BBQ

New York City has much to offer but this does not (yet) include the Big Three – koalas, kangaroos and emus. In Port Lincoln however, these special creatures are locals, and they really turned on the charm at Mikkira Station … Continue reading

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Clubbing with Qantas

It was just like being at Wimbledon – cucumber sandwiches, champagne, and pictures of Andy Murray on every publication in sight. His triumph was not unlike my own, although mine was not 77 years in the making and I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Downunder delights

I have to seriously rethink the whole definition of good coffee after being completely spoilt by the perfection of rich creamy flat whites in my recent (too) fast and fabulous trip DownUnder. Maybe it’s the water, maybe it’s the milk, … Continue reading

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Wine tasting in RedHook

If you were thinking of going wine tasting in Brooklyn this weekend you are out of luck. Sandy is on her way, so there is no subway to get you to the ferry, no ferry to get you to Red Hook and … Continue reading

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The Riviera of the Bronx

In perfect traffic conditions it only takes 37 minutes to drive from mid-town Manhattan to Orchard Beach, a magnificent stretch of sand on the edge of Pelham Bay Park that looks out to Long Island Sound. It’s hard to believe … Continue reading

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Colour in Connecticut

Leaf peepers are the scourge of the North East at this time of the year when the countryside turns from green to gold and red. Cars crawl along the scenic routes of New England on weekends oohing and aahing, and … Continue reading

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On the Waterfront

While there is no sign of Marlon Brando, there is plenty of action these days on the waterfront to the east of Manhattan. Much of this stretch was left to decay after being a historical hive of activity for industry … Continue reading

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Searching for Turkey in Manhattan

While we all know that the experiences of one amazing place cannot easily be transferred to another, accepting it is another thing – and this is New York after all. If the taste of Turkey can be transplanted anywhere in … Continue reading

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Sojourn to Samos

The Greek Island of Samos is only an hour’s ferry ride from Kusadasi on the Turkish west coast – an excellent alternative to island hopping from Athens, especially when your priority is just to dive into that aqua green water … Continue reading

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Selcuk and the Goddess of Abundance

After four intensely enjoyable days we departed Istanbul, taking the ferry to Bandirma, the train to Izmir ( Alsancak station ), a taxi to Izmir’s Basmane station, and from there another train to Selcuk. It was somewhat convoluted and a … Continue reading

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