Tag: city

6-day itinerary of our Tasmanian Road Trip

Tasmania is so diverse, it was hard to make a choice on how to spend our six days at the very far end of Australia. If you’re into hiking, and big empty nature, you’ll probably visit the Western parts of the island with all its national parks, mountains and lakes. We opted for a drive along the Eastern coastline. And…

Tasmania Road Trip: Launceston architecture walk

On our last day in Tasmania, we simply explored Launceston. The weather was nice ans we walked through the city centre, zig-zagging back and forth. It turned out to become an architecture tour. Here is a bit of the back story: The area was settled by Europeans in 1806, which makes Launceston one of Australia’s oldest cities. Hence it is…

Impressions from District Six

District Six is a former residential neighborhood in Cape Town. It’s pretty central, within the so-called city bowl. And, weirdly, it’s a pretty barren area in the middle of town. It is barren and abandoned, as over 60.000 of its inhabitants were forcibly removed from their homes during the 1970s under apartheid laws, when the regime declared the area a whites-only neighborhood. The…

Melbourne Bike Ride

My friend Artur loves his bike rides around Melbourne. He’s also a great tour guide, having done city tours for tourists. The combination is therefore irresistible. And as I got my old bike from Colin again for the three weeks in Melbourne, we decided to use Good Friday for an early bike tour around Melbourne. It started at 9 a.m.…