Destination Guides

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Sassy and Lulu attempt to be posh

Sassy and Lulu attempt to be posh

This is part of a series of posts – to get in the mood, you might want to backtrack a little… This morning began with pork. Are you sensing a pattern? We fueled our day with Cumberland sausages and scrambled eggs at the Fleet River Bakery (Don’t go the bacon […]

June 15, 2014 ×

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Sassy and Lulu hit London

Sassy and Lulu hit London

I think we’ve unconsciously developed a cunning plan to avoid theft in London. Use our unavoidably base Australian accents, excitable volume levels, innuendo, cloying cliche, laughter and non-PC dialogue to attract the attention of everyone around us. Nobody’s going to dare stick their maw in my handbag whilst everyone is […]

June 13, 2014 ×

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No age limit in Paradise – a snapshot of Mykonos

No age limit in Paradise – a snapshot of Mykonos

No photos – want to know why? I was inspired to write this after reading Ishita’s post about dondurma, which takes up the dpwriting challenge, “Snapshots”. Create an image with words. It’s a challenge I need to put myself to more often…. The music just got heavier. There was no […]

December 10, 2013 ×

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The Camargue – Gardians, pink seas and my own patron saint.

The Camargue – Gardians, pink seas and my own patron saint.

It’s said that the bloodline of Christ once landed upon the muddy shores of the Camargue. A refugee boat landed from Palestine, carrying Mary Magdalene, Marie-Jacobe, and Salome (making up the three Marys) and Lazarus (a man Jesus had brought back from the dead.) Accompanying them was Sarah, and her […]

July 16, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

Doing Doha

Doing Doha

Many find themselves in Doha by accident. Up until recently, Doha was a city to travel to only for business, and before they discovered the fields of gas, nobody went at all. But Qatar Airways have taken their rapid and giant leap into the top Airlines of the world, and their […]

June 19, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

Navigating the green mountain – Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Navigating the green mountain – Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Imagine you’re just a quiet bloke. You live in the hills, just about as far away from civilization as you can manage. Your electricity trickles in on a single wire that hangs from a concrete pole that is currently being used as a butt-scratching device by the neighbourhood goat. Your […]

March 6, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides, travel

Camping, glamping and dune stamping. Desert accommodation in the UAE and beyond

Camping, glamping and dune stamping. Desert accommodation in the UAE and beyond

Weekend breaks just ain’t what they used to be. None of that popping into the hills behind town, buying organic apples at a roadside stall, wine tasting on the way, rolling fields, fragrant gums, roos doing their kamikaze leaps across the highway in front of your speeding car at dusk. […]

February 25, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

Where’s your slice of South West Sri Lanka? Part 2

Where’s your slice of South West Sri Lanka? Part 2

Part one showed three areas of the west coast, now we’re going south, deep south. I’m going to show you three distinct areas of coast, all within three hours drive of each other, but each remarkably different. We’re going to start at the bottom this time, and work back up […]

February 5, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

Where’s your slice of South West Sri Lanka? Part 1

Where’s your slice of South West Sri Lanka? Part 1

I’ve been to Sri Lanka a few times now. It’s one of the only countries I find I can never get enough of (along with France and New Zealand). There’s always something I didn’t get to see, or didn’t have time to do, a dish I couldn’t find in a […]

January 24, 2013 ×