Chateau de Versailles, France

Before our big trip to Europe I had read online mostly from fellow bloggers that if there is one palace to see in France, it is the Chateau de Versailles a UNESCO world heritage site previously the epicentre of the political system as well as residence to three great reigning kings.   A work of art the 17th century palace is steeped in history. It is also recognised as the place where ...

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What does Adventure mean to me?

A few phrases come to mind when the question is asked - What does adventure mean to me? Embarking on a journey that excites, inspires and challenges. Breaking free from the ropes of daily life, be it for a short period of time. Adventure to me is goodness for the soul. It is a fairly personal question and each and every individual views adventure from all sorts of angles. Travelling for me ...

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Aiguille du Midi + Mont Blanc, Chamonix

Two young men, Michel-Gabriel Paccard & Jaques Balmat were the first to successfully reach the summit of Mont Blanc in 1786 and ever since mountaineers strive to transcend the mountain 4,810 metres above sea level in an environment where extreme climate conditions prevail. This morning we were taking two cable cars from the French town of Chamonix to Aiguille du Midi, a nearby summit with a great vantage point to the ...

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Amsterdam to London via rail + ferry

TRAVELLING FROM AMSTERDAM TO LONDON With the end of our European trip approaching we needed to be back in London to commence the long  and rather arduous journey to Perth, Western Australia. There was one slight snag and that being airfare and train tickets from Amsterdam were quite pricey and no last minute travel deals were available. Sitting in bed in our Amsterdam hotel with the laptop I asked  google for a ...

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48 Hours in Singapore – Part 2

Our second day on the island of Singapore began with lunch at a Japanese restaurant called Tampopo found on the ground floor of the Liang Court Shopping Mall. Novotel Clarke Quay where we were staying was conveniently located next to the mall making it more than ideal for food before setting foot around the island for the day. Dk ordered a steak bento box to satisfy his red meat craving and ...

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48 Hours in Singapore – Part 1

Orientation Singapore is an island at the end of the Malaysian Peninsula; it is one of the most efficient and cleanest cities I have ever visited. This cosmopolitan holiday city has an incredible food scene to experience from Hawker centres to Michelin star restaurants and even though it is our third visit there are still some places left to discover on the island. View from the top (57 storeys high) of Marina ...

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Waffles in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the city of treating yourself in every way imaginable..... Scooting around Dam Square we found this bustling place and stopped by to eat some waffles and dutch Poffertjes, on holidays in Amsterdam we had the time to leisurely explore the city and try out new places. Metropolitan Deli is an all in one dessert haven with patisserie cakes, chocolate, home made ice cream and for those watching their weight well there ...

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An Australian in Chamonix – We hit the ski slopes

Our first day in the French ski village of Chamonix we were itching to venture up into the mountains but before we could hop into a cable car we had to go about arranging the needful. It was a rather expensive morning indeed involving purchasing a ski pass, hiring equipment, buying some mountain clothes and booking a ski lesson for myself. Having never skied before it was unavoidable really, compulsory ...

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