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March 16, 2017

Naxos

I left Folegandros under a storm cloud. Not emotionally, of course, but an actual storm cloud. Always worrying when you're about to undertake a sea voyage (Yes, I know. It's a hardly a voyage but I thought it would add to the drama) which involves Greek ferries. H...

March 7, 2017

Folegandros

            Folegandros is a short SeaJet ride from Santorini - 30 minutes, give or take .... or 3 hours on a diesel powered time machine.... I say time machine because it's like the 70's as soon as you step aboard. It can also...

February 28, 2017

My battle with Qantas has been ongoing for over 10 years. Here is today's instalment. I'm not proud. I'm just at my tether's end with them.

February 26, 2017

Greek Islands - Santorini

After the wonder of my brief time in Italy, I caught a hopper flight, or two, to Santorini. Aegean Air are a bit of a joy for me. I've flown with them so many times, landing at dawn on one island or another, has only filled me with good will to...

February 24, 2017

The Lonelymoon

      Once upon a time, not so long ago, I was single, terminally single, and it dawned on me, a passionate and romantic traveller of old, not only will I not be getting married any time soon, but I won't be going on a Honeymoon either. Thi...

February 6, 2017

Teatro del Sale - Florence, Italy

           Often, especially on long trips, the whole process of finding a restaurant can become a little tiring. It needs to be shaken up at the best of times - Sometimes a big lunch instead, settling for an ev...

February 2, 2017

      To begin, what hasn't been said about Rome already? It's either one of your favourite places or it's something of a disappointment, but one thing for sure is, it's changing. I have visited Rome wearing many hats. The boys weekend hat, worn at a slightly rakish an...

January 28, 2017

                    Where does it all start when it comes to planning a trip? For some, it's an invitation somewhere, whether it be to a wedding or a family reunion, and for others the world is a blank canvas on which to start drawing up our grand plan. We can go back...

January 13, 2017

Torre di Bellosguardo - A Love Story

       Now before I go on, I must explain that I don't think Trap Advisor is a bad thing, or even Trip Advisor, to give Trap Advisor its more common name. It's a valuable resource and its really made operators pul...

January 9, 2017

 

        I'm not rich, firstly. I work a regular job, but one that affords me time off at Christmas and a mid year break. I'm British but live in Australia, and it's here that the first seeds are sown regarding the nature of my travels. When I lived in the UK, I didn't...

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