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Sydney Harbor cocktails

What better to start our trip down under than to head for the Opera house for some Sydney harbor cocktails? We took a much needed walk after all those hours on the plane, as the night was warm and beautiful. My sisters shrieked at a couple of low-cruising flying foxes, a species of mega-bat native to Australia. But we made it over…

Valencia’s markets

I love markets. In any city I visit, I’ll make sure I’ll walk through one of the local markets. Even if I probably won’t buy anything, I just love walking through the local produce, the things people buy, the food. Being a vegetarian, my choice is mostly limited. and as a tourist, buying a kilo of local vegetables won’t get…

Sydney in the rain (again)

Sydney and me… it’s not a love story. To say that up front. The city is fun. Beautiful. The harbor, the green, the cafés, the museums… It’s just…. it’s always raining when I’m there. Fourth time here and it rained for 48 hours. Tropical rain. When I was here for 12 days during my round-the-world trip in 2014, it rained…

Greetings from Brisbane

Around the two Madonna shows, I had a little time to explore Brisbane. First time here, so I had asked my friend Glenn what area he would recommend: Fortitude Valley. Said, booked. I got a room in the fabulous Tryp Hotel on Constance street, in walking distance to a train station and an enormous number of bars and restaurants. Fortitude Valley –…

Return to Melbourne

Sometimes you have this inexplicable pull towards a place, a subconscious attraction that draws you to a certain city, and – without having ever set foot in it – you know you will love it. I had this attraction with Melbourne, years before I came here on 1 January 2014. Maybe it was the tales from friends, maybe it’s something…

Atlanta

I made it safe and sound to Atlanta, after a short 2h flight from Fort Lauderdale, with no tropical hurricane in sight, thank God. Atlanta’s Airport is so huge – it’s the busiest airport in the US and the world, with more than 96 million passengers and a whopping 868.359 take-offs and landings! Can you believe that number??? It took a…