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 [...]
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 to be good right? Wrong. Recently when we were in Korea (where we ate quite a number of strange things) we sat down to lunch and heard that abalone was on the cards and I thought you beauty, I am finally going to get to try them! After the table is laid with all the [...]
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 [...]
Hello and welcome back (why thank you). It has been a little while since we have been active in the bloggersphere (I got a bit of altitude sickness and whip lash trying to keep up with everything I wanted to do). But we are now happy to be back, we have been working hard on some side projects and have managed to take our income earnt from our blog and other online work from, well, zero to a few hundred [...]
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 [...]
Don’t let their appearances fool you. While they might be over 70, look old and wrinkly and tell you all about their five grandchildren, they are as fit as ever. Jeju Island, in South Korea, is famous for it’s female divers. Known as the mermaids of Jeju or ‘haenyo’ around the island, these women dive in the ocean to gather clams, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, abalone, or seaweed, selling their catch at local markets and restaurants. The incredible thing is, they [...]
Welcome to Round 42 of Travel Photo Roulette. Travel Photo Roulette started in November 2010 as a way for travel bloggers to showcase their best photography. For each round a new theme is chosen, and independent travel bloggers are asked to submit their photos. Then a winner is chosen to host (and judge!) the following round. Round 41 was hosted by Adventure Crow with ‘Spirit of the Country’ as the theme. After seeing some of the great entries (check them all out here), [...]
We had read about this place in Melaka called Capitol Satay on numerous blogs and we were looking forward to heading there for a meal. Then flicking through the latest Malaysian Lonely Planet in the hostel I saw it was in there. Hmmmm. It is not that I don’t like the Lonely Planet, I like the easy to follow information on the history, layout, sights and transport. I am just a bit wary of any resturants they mention as more [...]
Today’s snap is of Abraxas taking a nap in the afternoon sun. We are missing our extended family of 14 huskies in Austria!
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