Snippets along the way

Learning the art of Pomalo in Komiza

Learning the art of Pomalo in Komiza

Sep 2, 2018

I am one of life’s doers. I’m a bound out of bed and go sort of person. But here on the island of Vis in Croatia, I am trying something new. It is called Pomalo, when you say it, do it slowly with a long “o”. I was taught this word yesterday by our AirBnB

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From Plitvice to Komiza

From Plitvice to Komiza

Sep 2, 2018

Our journeys between destinations do seem to be turning into epic adventures in their own right.  Our trip from Plitvice to Komiza was no exception. Starting at just after 7am, we expected the only problem to be filling in time but it did not quite work out that way. The weather that began as a

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Rastoke will delight you.

Rastoke will delight you.

Aug 31, 2018

After walking for hours around the Plitvice Lakes yesterday, our weary little legs were begging us to find something a bit gentler for today. The town of Rastoke was just what we needed. It is a delight of streams, waterfalls, rivers and watermills and only half an hour’s drive away. It is a real antidote

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A successful fill-in day on the way to Plitvice Lakes

A successful fill-in day on the way to Plitvice Lakes

Aug 30, 2018

It was a “fill-in day”. One of those days when you have to get out of your accommodation but you have to fill-in time before moving on. We could not pick up our hire car until 1pm but they said that they would look after our suitcases for us. A fellow visitor from Oz! We

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Our Journey from Ljubljana to Zagreb

Our Journey from Ljubljana to Zagreb

Aug 28, 2018

Everyone loves disaster stories. So here is the story about how it very nearly all went wrong today on our journey from Ljubljana to Zagreb. As with all these stories, it all started off rather well. The rain of yesterday had cleared and we woke up to a beautiful sunny morning. A wander around the

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Train to Ljubljana with guns and sex shops

Train to Ljubljana with guns and sex shops

Aug 26, 2018

Today it was time to move on to a new town and a new country. A train to Ljubljana in Slovenia was our plan. After packing up our bohemian garret, we headed to the station. Unfortunately, we had misread our tickets and the wait was a bit longer than we had planned. So it was

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Living a bohemian artist’s garret fantasy

Living a bohemian artist’s garret fantasy

Aug 24, 2018

This morning we are waking up in Graz. We are staying in a little attic apartment at the top of a beautiful old building. To enter the building, first you have to open one of the huge coaching house doors. This leads you into a courtyard with wooden cobblestones that have been worn smooth with

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Vienna to Graz

Vienna to Graz

Aug 23, 2018

We left our beautiful Vienna this morning bound for Graz in southern Austria. Today’s mode of transport is train and like all things Austrian it is fast, efficient and clean. Our journey is two and a half hours and whilst I had thought I would sleep the scenery wouldn’t let me. The one time I

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Morning Exercise with the Lipizzaners

Morning Exercise with the Lipizzaners

Aug 23, 2018

On top of my “Must Do” list for Vienna is seeing the Lipizzaners. Unfortunately in August and September there are only performances on the weekend, and guess who is here during the week? us! but not to be deterred we join the Lipizzaners for their morning exercise class. Our ticket is for a two hour

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The executive lounge At Bangkok airport

The keep moving game

Aug 20, 2018

There are games we all play as we board a long flight. The one that Suzannah and I play is called the keep moving game. It all starts because there are two of us and three seats in a row. So we always hope that we can have that special treat of a spare seat.

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Lunch at the Kandanga Kitchen

Our Ten “Gympie Bests”.

Aug 18, 2018

Tonight will be our last night in Gympie for this visit. It is also our friend Tanya’s birthday. So to celebrate we have decided to try the place that recently won Gympie’s best pizza. That got us thinking about all the places in Gympie that we have visited and what our ten “Gympie Bests” would

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The great grapefruit debate.

The great grapefruit debate.

Aug 17, 2018

It is a subject that seems to divide all our friends. They either do or the don’t. There is very little room for a middle opinion. The whole debate is brought on by the beautiful Queensland winter. With cool nights and sunny dry days, it is a wonderful time of year to be here. It

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