Three days was not enough time in Byron, but it was long enough for me to seriously consider moving north. But all good things must come to an end and it had been a beautiful three days. Despite being the middle of winter, we'd had near constant sunshine and my bathers had made more than … Continue reading Byron Bay Part III
When you live in a big city, it's easy to forget the importance of relaxation. Surrounded by people, buildings, cars and constant stimulation, it's sometimes difficult to take a moment for just yourself and no one else. It only took two days in Byron for me to reach a state of peacefulness I rarely have … Continue reading Byron Bay Part II
So I've been in Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales for the last couple of days (perhaps a place best described as Australia's playground) It's the place where locals go to let their hair down. Anything and everything goes and that's part of the charm. With world-renowned music festivals and surfing, excellent food and great views, Byron … Continue reading Byron Bay Part I
There's a little walking track that extends between the charming town of Sassafras (read more about that here) and Kallista. The Sassafras Creek Walking Track winds its way through a gully under a dense canopy of ferns and eucalyptus trees; the quintessential landscape of the Dandenong Ranges. If you like, the track continues all the way … Continue reading Hiking Review: Sassafras Creek Walking Track
Situated an hour east of Melbourne's CBD, in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges is one of my favourite small towns, Sassafras. Named for the trees growing in the area, this town always feels like stepping back in time. You won't find supermarkets or chain stores here; just cafes, boutiques, a candle shop, antiques and … Continue reading Escape to Sassafras: heart of the Dandenong Ranges
It's a question that can incite heated debate: when can you count a country among those visited? Does an airport stopover count? A few years ago I had every intention of visiting Switzerland and some might even say that I did. We landed in Geneva after taking a flight from Venice and we sat ourselves … Continue reading When does going to a country really count?
In my last post I told you about a few mishaps that took place while I was in Budapest a little while ago and I promised a follow-up post on my favourite things. Well here it is. Even though I was only there for a few days, Budapest is one of the most beautiful citiesI've … Continue reading 11 Best Bits of Budapest