Tag: walk

Beach walk: Waverley to Bondi

The heat called for a remedy: we took the tube ans bus and headed to the coast. First stop: the beautiful, eerie, silent Waverley Cemetery. Waverley cemetery sits on top of the cliffs at Bronte, a suburb of Sydney on the seaside. It opened in 1877, and looks out over the Tasman Sea. It is full of beautiful Victorian statues and…

Sydney Icons: Opera and Harbour bridge

You cannot avoid them, and nor should you. Any visit to Sydney will inevitably lead you to the Opera House and to the Harbour bridge. After our stop at the Royal Botanical Gardens, we went on along the water to the Opera House. It is an iconic building. Recognizable around the world, it symbolizes Sydney like the Eiffel Tower symbolizes…

Visit Sydney’s Botanical Garden

Our first day was an exceptionally hot day in Sydney, with temperatures hitting 36 degrees. Not ideal for a city walking tour. We decided to walk along the water, to stay cool. Our walk lead us to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a perfect viewpoint over the harbor. We first passed one of the ever present swimming pools – and cursed ourselves for…

Getting up on Table Mountain

You simply cannot visit Cape Town without getting on top of Table Mountain. When I first saw it, I was stunned. I had no idea how prominent and massive that mountain towers over the city. No wonder, it’s peak is 1086 meters up in the sky. And as the city is basically at sea level, it’s really impressive. So every…

Sandy Bay beach

It’s a hidden gem some 20 kilometers south of Cape Town, my favorite beach on the cape: Sandy Bay beach. Unlike the other main beaches such as Clifton or Camps Bay, you have to know this one and look for it. Getting there Driving down the winding M6 towards Hout Bay, you’ll have a great view on the Twelve Apostles,…

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…

Valencia Street Art

I love street art. In any new city, I can put aside my guidebook, and wander off for hours, just following the street art. Some cities are covered with it, and i can’t even follow all the trails and take pictures. I did not expect anything of Valencia. So I was surprised I saw the city’s old town covered in…

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 –…