The Lawn

Reclining back, watching the last of another magic Balinese day, I giggle at the outlook of The Lawn. It is like a piece of Seminyak in Canggu. A little piece of glamour in the surf village.  I don’t mind it for a change but I know it wont’ become my local. I am still an…

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Cagar Budaya Gianyar, Bali

This amazing temple is about thirty minutes drive from Ubud. I didn’t know this temple existed until my latest visit to Bali (my 12th time in the last 3 years)! It is so worth the visit. The mere fact that the caved sanctuary was built  over 1000 years old makes this place a spiritual mecca.…

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P & O Cocktail mix classes

On board drinking experiences are they worth it? If you like a wine or cocktail I think the tasting experiences are a must. On the cruise I am doing there are a few days at sea which means forced rest and recouperation. I take this part of my life very seriously and aside from writing…

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The Vatican

The Vatican , as it is referred to, is a principality inside the city of Rome. As the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, many make the pilgrimage here to pay honour to the home of the Pope and one of the strongest religions world wide. Inside the grounds of the Vatican are the Sistine…

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Waiheke Island New Zealand

Situated 40 mins by ferry from Auckland is the lovely island of Waiheke. The population is about 9000 steady residents that swells to 45,000 in summer. The scalloped wind-protected bays are delightful and on a sunny day shimmer in the light. The ferries with Fullers leave pier 2 in Auckland Wharf every thirty minutes on…

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Alpine Hiking Mt Rigi

Switzerland offers many walking adventures, many accessible from trains, furniculars, cables and car. Today we set off for a short 3 hours walk along Mt Rigi. There is a car park at the bottom and three options for getting to the start of many walks. You can walk the entire way but you would need…

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Europe – to plane, train or helicopter?

Helicopter Well firstly whenever it’s an option take a helicopter. It is the best way I know to travel. Up in the air but close to the environment, a helicopter gives you an intimate connection with your surroundings. I usually take the helicopter from Nice to Monaco and it is a 7 minute trip of…

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The Art’s Cafe Roma

This restaurant caught my eye as the perfect place to sit and paint one afternoon. The food is reasonably priced but with most restaurants with world notable views, there are premium prices for everything, including drinking water. But it is worth it. It is plum across from the Colosseum and for that reason alone worthy…

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Musee de l’ oceanigraphy and Palace Monaco

There are a few touristy things to do in Monaco. Many of them a “must when in Monaco”. I highly recommend the On and Off Bus with the audio and a trip to the palace and Musee de l’ oceanigraphy. The bus gives you a good lay out of the land, and takes you to key points.…

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5 Things you MUST do in Rome

Five Things you MUST do in Roma Roma as it is affectionately known to Europe is an incredible place and will require at least 3-4 full days of sightseeing and exploring…  Longer if you have the time and really want to enjoy the Roman lifestyle, of sleeping in, lazying around a piazza for lunch, exploring side…

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