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When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life – Samuel Johnson Had he been born a few centuries later,  Johnson’s quote could equally be attributable to the city of Sydney. With another October (our third here) looming we were certainly not tired of life or Sydney and we geared ourselves up […]

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Our last day in Auckland was set to be a jam packed one. With a break in the weather we had an opportunity to see another suburb of Auckland – the seaside village of Devonport.  Located 15 minutes by ferry, Devonport is one of the oldest suburbs and was built on and around two volcanic […]

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On an island in the sun We’ll be playin’ and havin’ fun And it makes me feel so fine I can’t control my brain   Ah, good old Weezer. A great song and our expectation for today’s trip. When we planned our trip to Auckland we decided that we would need to go and see […]

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Another Bank Holiday loomed so we dusted off our map of Australia to work out where we would go next. Darwin and Uluru were the top of our list – our only enemy would be the price of flights for these two. So 2 nights spent on Skyscanner, working out the permutations and possible itineraries. […]

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So we have reached  our last post on Budapest and the end of our Wedding Rhyme. We have previously written about Something Old, Something New and Something Borrowed. It was time for Something Blue. Hmmm I wonder what we can write about to tie it all together. I think I will listen to some Strauss […]

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Read Parts One and Two here.   Like all great cities Budapest is not ashamed to take something that works and put it’s own spin on things. Budapest also plays host to a wild menagerie of visitors – each bringing different cultural values and traditions. Some of these ideas have stuck! Bath Time In Monty […]

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Commence au Festival! Away from the historic landmarks and beyond the shadows of the various buildings of antiquity of Pest but not quite within the reaches of the industrial new-town of Buda there is a magical place. An Island.  51 weeks of the year it is simply that – an island. It has trees, walkways […]