Bless those Brazilians!

Generally I’m not one for a beach holiday.  I’m not the right size for a beach holiday.  Swimming laps in a pool for exercise is fine, but parade along a beach in my togs… I don’t think so!  I don’t think it’s just me either.  In New Zealand where I’m from and in Australia, where […]

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In the beginning…

Holidays have to start somewhere and for me, this time, stop one was Lima in Peru. I didn’t really have any desire to go to Lima, but my travel agent said it was nice and I decided to take the advice of an ‘expert’. Turns out, that may not have been my best decision ever. […]

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How to be a good traveller.

Travellers seem to come as 2 types of people.  Those who embrace travel and get involved in the environment they go to, and those who probably should have stayed home.  There are the people who will try that new fandangled food even though they’re a bit wary of it, and then the people who complain that the […]

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The Strawberry Jam conspiracy

I freely admit I’m not a regular hotel stayer…but every time I do, the only jam available is strawberry.  Not apricot, not plum, not mixed berry…strawberry is the only jam available.  Occasionally they’ll have marmalade and/or honey, but the only jam is strawberry. I can’t help but wonder if there is some kind of agreement […]

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