Tag Archives: travel

Weekly Photo Challenge – Off-season

Last year I took four months off work to do some serious travelling. I was in Europe for much of the time – mostly Turkey, Italy, Spain and France – with the final three weeks spent sailing around French Polynesia. This trip changed my life in so many ways. It was the reason I started […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge – On the Way

On the Way to the train in Hong Kong I walked through this subway. I was so taken by the vibrant colours and the artists’ quotes that I took a few shots. This one is my favourite.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Enveloped

Since returning from my recent visit to Shanghai I’ve been asked many times about the smog. How bad was it? Was the sky ever blue? Did it affect me or my plans in any way? Yes, most days were smoggy, some worse than others. But the smog certainly didn’t impinge on my plans or my […]

Remembering Rome

One year ago today I arrived in Rome to begin a journey around Italy. While I was excited to be exploring Italy I was a little apprehensive about visiting Rome. I’d been warned about expensive food, pick-pockets and excessively crowded tourist attractions. How wrong I was to be concerned. Rome was beautiful and trouble-free and I loved every […]

Shanghai spring

I’ve just returned from a week in Shanghai. I’d not been to China prior to this trip and had been told that Shanghai was a good place to start for a first time visitor to this very large and intriguing country. Getting around Shanghai is quite easy. Taxis are cheap – around $40AUD from the […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Intricate

During my recent visit to Macau I stumbled across Lou Kau Mansion, an old Chinese house which was open to the public. The mansion was built around 1889 and belonged to a wealthy merchant. These beautiful Intricate tiles were on the floor and looked like they’d been there since the house was constructed. Old floor tiles always […]

Macau

Throw together some old Portugal, contemporary China, old and new Vegas, a white Brooklyn bridge and you’ve got Macau. This eclectic region of China, an hour’s ferry ride from Hong Kong, attracts hundreds if not thousands of tourists each day, many attracted to the family friendly packages offered by the casinos. I’d read about Macau […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion

I’ve just returned from a week in Shanghai, a city that is in constant Motion, even in places where you’d least expect to see much happening. From early in the morning until late into the night the beautiful parks fill with people looking for an escape from the traffic and noise of the city. They chat […]

24 hours in Hong Kong

It’s no secret that Hong Kong is famous for high-end shopping, but as a first time visitor I was blown away by just how many designer shops there actually are. I’d expected all of the well-known brands to be here, but most of them have three stores, and big ones at that. Thankfully I’m not […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself

This shot was taken in Gubbio, Italy and I think it’s perfect for this week’s theme – Express Yourself. While walking around the Ceri festival – when the entire town parties for a day – I spotted these two enjoying a quiet beer and lunch away from the festivities.