Posts Tagged ‘Warrandyte Diary’

Finding Frida

Finding Frida

Who was this bohemian, evocative artist Frida Kahlo, and why has she risen to such posthumous media popularity and commercialisation, over the last decade? Whether you’ve seen a ‘Frida lookalike’ flash mob in the USA, posters of her self-portraits or even tacky fridge magnets in discount stores, the Mexican born artist may either be on…

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Jewel of Mexico’s Underground

Jewel of Mexico's underground

As I bounce around in the back of a land rover on a rocky, dry track with a half dozen other adventurers, I’m reminded of previous trips into the Australian outback exploring sinkholes. But here in Mexico, it’s just a little different. A local man working for the landowner at Dos Ojos takes our 300…

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Road to Petra

Camel Petra Debi Slinger

With the conflict in Syria and refugees spilling into surrounding countries, these days tourists are uncertain about their safety in Jordan and consequently, taking their holiday dollars elsewhere. I have travelled to many countries while neighbouring hostilities have continued but never have I seen the effects so great on a country’s economy as I have…

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Myanmar Magic

When’s the best time to visit Myanmar? In a short answer – now. Before the hair braids, beach massages, mani/pedis, and cheap t-shirts that seem to represent many beautiful Asian countries. Visit now while Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) maintains the look of old Asia with remote villages, traditional fishing techniques, spectacular pagodas, exceptional food…

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Time out on Titicaca

Time on Lake Titicaca

When I was younger, I’d watched enough documentaries to know that Lake Titicaca was synonymous with living a simple life in a hut on a floating pile of weed, people dressed in colourful clothes and eating fish for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Forty years on and I finally visited this remarkable part of Peru, spending…

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Nature’s Paradise

Warrandyte Diary

Bled is known as one of the most beautiful cities in Slovenia with Lake Bled being the most well-known natural attraction in the country. Located 475m above sea level in the north-west amongst the Julian Alps, this is a ‘must see’ place on your trip. Only 55kms from the country’s capital Ljubljana, you can easily…

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Icelandic Adventures

Icelandic Adventure

As a foodie, I was looking forward to my dining experiences in Iceland. Sitting in the now trendy and hip city of Reykjavik at a popular restaurant I perused the menu with an eagerness to enjoy the spoils of Icelandic culinary delights. The main courses had me on the back foot straight away. Hákarl is…

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