Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Splash of Danish Colour in Christiansted, St. Croix

Christiansted is the capital of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. The settlement was first established by the Danes in the 18th Century, although much of the actual construction was done by slaves from Africa. The Christiansted National … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest in Munich is Family Friendly!

Attending Oktoberfest in Munich is a prominent feature on a lot of Bucket Lists. Yet I wonder, how many people realise what Oktoberfest is really all about? Like Oktoberfest itself, this post is not all about beer or drinking! The … Continue reading

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San Gimignano At Night

San Gimignano in Tuscany is without doubt a special place. An inviting place. Especially at night, with its mustard-coloured stone bathed in warm, artificial light. Back in medieval Italy, the biggest (literally) status symbol going was… a tower! If you … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Blue Mountains

I don’t know why they’re called the Blue Mountains. Maybe it’s because of the clouds that seem to perpetually cloak their peaks. Maybe it’s because drivers are blue about the state of the roads. Seems to me, Amazingly Lush Green … Continue reading

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Zipping Around The World

The first time I went ziplining was with Ziptrek Tours in Whistler, British Columbia, in 2008. It was a spontaneous decision, and one I wasn’t completely sure about! I have to admit to feeling a little nervous as we headed … Continue reading

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Denali State Park, Alaska

Anyone who has driven up Hwy 3 from Anchorage towards Fairbanks, or who has planned a land-based vacation in Alaska, is familiar with Denali National Park. But I wonder how many people realise that Denali State Park straddles the highway … Continue reading

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Predjama Castle, Slovenia

Castles. Forts. Citadels. Strongholds. Fortresses. I’m a peaceful Giraffeses, but I’m still fascinated by all forms of fortification, no matter what name they go by. From prehistoric hill forts to Roman walled towns. From medieval castles to Napoleonic citadels. You … Continue reading

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