1. Old Operating Theatre, London Bridge In the 1800s, this Operating Theatre was in use as part of St. Thomas’s Hospital. In those times medical equipment was a lot less sophisticated, but more importantly anesthesia was not available or indeed as effective as it is these days. So you can imagine the tortuous nature of large surgeries, especially those that were invasive surgeries or drastic, such as amputations. The theatre was used by most skilled and training surgeons, with some nasty results for the poor […]
I have always wanted to try abalone. I mean why not? It is supposed to be a delicacy and highly sought after, so it has got ...
Today’s snap is of Abraxas taking a nap in the afternoon sun. We are missing our extended family of 14 huskies in Austria!
Keukenhof had just opened when we arrived in Holland last week and given that Holland is the place to see tulips, we went to check ...
If you want to try somewhere new for your holidays 2014 this year but would still like to enjoy comfortably high temperatures, relaxing beaches and other great entertainment that is vital for any exotic summer holiday then why not check out the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes and explore somewhere new today! Whether you want to treat the whole family to a break away, party with friends or just want to get away from it all by yourself, Rhodes makes […]
As the second most visited place in the UK, Edinburgh must have something that keeps drawing visitors back. Making your way to the Scottish capital for a weekend in the city will make you understand why it’s such a popular place to visit and with cheap rooms in Edinburgh available, you don’t have to worry about unnecessary expense, either. In fact, a weekend in Edinburgh can be as affordable as you want it to be – with various initiatives such […]
In my opinion, the humble diner is an iconic part of US culture. So, I think that on any trip to the country you should try to visit at least one – and in New York there are some real gems. The lowdown on diners First of all, I’d like to just talk about how diners are different from other eateries. Over the years, the classic US diner has become ingrained in the nation’s culture, known primarily for extensive menus, […]
Tonight at 9.57pm Australia will have a population of 23 million people. Fact. This has been calculated by the Australian Beurau of Statistics. The number crunchers have come to this conclusion by looking at the average number of expected births, deaths and people migrating (incoming residents minus outgoing) each year. What’s even cooler is that based on current population growth hot spots, birth statistics and name trends it can be generally predicted that the 23 millionth person born will be a boy […]
We loved the rainbow crossing that Sydney put up in the heart of Oxford Street for the Mardi Gras, and we were glad we got to check it out in person before the council decided to rip it up in the dead of the night.
I always thought that Venice was only a city for the old, rich and in love. But I have come to think I was wrong. Or perhaps it is just because I am in love. Either way, the city that refuses to sink has slowly made it’s way to the top of my travel list and I am itching to get there. So why do I want to go? The easy answer in one word? Gondolas. The long answer in more […]
Welcome! Couch Talk is where we sit down to have a friendly chit chat with some cool people from the world of travel blogging. This week we are talking to Katie from Katie Going Global who has a huge obsession with the former soviet states which makes her blog one of our all time favs! 1. What floats your boat – solo, couple, a mate or group travel? If I was coupled up, I would say couples travel…but since I’m not, […]
Getting the goss on Couch Talk Welcome to Couch Talk, where we sit down to have a friendly chit chat with some cool people from the world of travel blogging. This week we are talking to Skott and Shawna from Get up & Globe. Recently married, they left Saskatchewan in June 2011 on what can only be described as the ultimate honeymoon to explore this incredible globe! 1. What floats your boat – solo, couple, a mate or group travel? We have […]
At the moment I am thinking about New Zealand. It is so close to Australia. I really should have been there more. I like to get all jealous that in Europe you can be in a new country within a few hours on a train or for 15 euros on a cheap airline. And while I might not be able to get to New Zealand for 15 euros, it is still relatively close and not that expensive. […]
It has been a little while since out last update. There has been a lot going on, but maybe that is a story for another day. So, what is new? Well, even though we have not been writing, it does not mean that we have not been reading. Over the last month we have read some great stories about what people are up to around the world and we want to share some of our favourites: Charlie and Pamela are two (crazy?) […]
We have thoroughly enjoyed hosting Round 42 of Travel Photo Roulette. Firstly, we want to say thank you to everyone that entered this round, it was great to see all the photos and get to know some new blogs. Plus, there were a few people who were entering for the first time which is good to see. There were some outstanding photos submitted for our chosen theme; Evening, and we had a very hard time choosing a winner! But we finally finally managed to narrow it […]
We spent a month travelling through Turkey last summer and our week spent in Cappadocia still tops the list. Cappadocia is located in the Central Anatolia region and is famous for its unique landscape of caves and rock formations, called fairy chimneys. The landscape of the Cappadocia plateau has been sculpted naturally by erosion. The ancient volcanoes of Mount Erciyes, Mount Hasan and Mount Melendiz expelled many layers of thick volcanic tuff over the area thousands of years ago. Over time this volcanic tuff […]
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