Category Archives: Travel

Swimming in Budapest

This post is part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge. Find the challengers via the Blog Sign-Up or on Twitter using #AtoZChallenge

Hungary’s capital Budapest is one of those grand old cities oozing with bygone opulence and vibrating with life.

There’s the Váci Utca, possibly Budapest’s most famous pedestrian street, with its fancy shops and restaurants right next to old-fashioned market halls and street vendors. The covered markets offer everything you could possibly need and they’re a great source for authentic Hungarian food – I just hope you like paprika, because you can buy it in any conceivable form.

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A Town Called Alice (Springs)

This post is part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge. Find the challengers via the Blog Sign-Up or on Twitter using #AtoZChallenge

Let’s face it folks. Alice Springs, smack in the middle of Australia’s vast Outback, is a long way from anywhere.

Driving there  takes at least 18 hours from Adelaide or Darwin, and that’s not counting breaks and road conditions. It’s all just one straight road, the Stuart Highway or “The Track.”

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Auckland – The City of Sails

This post is part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge. Find the challengers via the Blog Sign-Up or on Twitter using #AtoZChallenge

Auckland is an awesome place! And I am not just saying that because New Zealand’s biggest city used to be my home when I was 16.

The city-wide joke is that Auckland has “four seasons in a day.” And that is often true. So it’s good news that there is something to do for every weather.

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A-Z Challenge: Theme Reveal!

I had this all planned out. My theme for this April’s A-Z Challenge was going to be based around books to tie-in with the general theme of this blog.

But: I want to change things up a bit. If you look to the right-hand margin of this blog, you’ll see that I’m a travel journalist. At least that’s what my B.A. is in.

So my A-Z Challenge Theme is: Postcards

There are a lot of places I have been and still a lot more that I want to go and there are stories to tell about all of them.

It’ll give me a chance to show some of my other writing, and there’ll be plenty of pictures. And as I was a student for most of my travels, it still ties in with Study. Read. Write.

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