Tuscan Magic …

Medieval Towns, Ancient Horse Races … and The Best Gelato in Italy!

Situated in the central region of Italy, Tuscany’s rolling hills, artistic heritage, sandy beached coastline, coupled with a Mediterranean climate offers a beauty blessed by nature … Read More

Three Unforgettable Experiences … Budapest to Nuremburg …

Good Morning, Ladies and Gentlemen …!

A gentle reminder to assemble and start another morning … in a new town or city, sightseeing, food sampling, shopping therapy …

Michal, our Cruise Director, ensures we are in the right group, with the right guide, that we will have a good time out and about.

The 8-day river cruise meanders along the Danube, taking in sights along the river, stopping in a new town or city each morning, with new adventures and sights to visit.

I must confess this is the best cruise I have had; I have not been on many cruises; but I believe river cruise is an experience not to be missed.


Travel by night; visit a new town or city each day; see new and historical landmarks; enjoy either a brisk or active, regular or casual walk into town; sightseeing, shopping and snacking.

This is what a holiday is all about.

No rush, no stress, no hassles. Read More

My Pictorial Journey … 5 Amazing Places to Visit in Greece …

I love mythologies, especially Greek mythology … walk through history and archaeological sites … where Zeus and the Titans’ once were …


Meteora Monasteries

Serenity and peace – a place of worship; visit the 2000-year old Christian Orthodox monasteries; amidst the natural wonder of cliffs, architecture and history of Meteora.

Harmony, isolation and beauty.

Feel the serene, magical ambience when standing on the gigantic rocks perched north-west of the town of Kalambaka, maximum height of 400-600 metres above the plains of Thessaly.

Homage to a holy place; memorable and unforgettable. Read More

Raby Bay Harbourside and my 3 Favourite Eateries …





Roughly midway between Brisbane city and the Gold Coast, Raby Bay harbourside sits within Moreton Bay in South East Queensland, Australia; forming the coastline of Cleveland and Ormiston, suburbs in the Redlands.

Do you know Raby Bay is known for its seagrass meadows, which support the local dugong population?

Catch the occasional dugong along these shores … if you keep an eye out for them.

You can drive to Raby Bay or take a train to the most scenic railway station in Queensland, in my eyes anyway – the Cleveland railway station, which opens out to Raby Bay itself. Read More

My Pictorial Journey through … Mystics of Egypt

Morning … 6.00 am … 11°C, light wind blowing; noticeable but not uncomfortable.

Standing along water’s edge at Abu Simbel rock temple … dedicated to Ra-Harakhty, Ptah and Amun Egypt’s then deities … featured four statues of Ramesses ll … built around 1200 B.C. … Nubian village … southern Egypt, bordering Sudan …watch sun rise over west bank of Lake Nasser …230 km southwest of Aswan … was unforgettable!

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Fish on Fire – A Thai Sensation …

Fish on Fire’ came out with a trail of smoke, filling my senses with exotic aromas …

I am ready to indulge.

Cooked with commitment and passion;

Chef Noy has done it again!

The sight of sails swaying with gentle bay breezes; mingles with the aroma of fish fillets, lighted battered, stir-fried with vegetables and spicy sauce, a traditional Thai recipe.

Thai Inlay of Raby Bay Harbourside sits alongside a strip of Read More

My Pictorial Journey through … South East Asia

My Pictorial Journey through … South East Asia
South East Asia or SEA consists of the south-eastern portion of Asian countries. They include Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Brunei and Timor-Leste (Timor East).

Whilst I have not been to all the countries in South East Asia, let me share my pictorial experiences on some of the more popular destinations …

Meander along the Mekong River, South Vietnam, in a pole-propelled boat; too narrow for a motorised boat to navigate on … then lunch along the Mekong River on the freshest fish and vegetables, just caught in front of you & cooked to perfection within minutes; right before your eyes. A feast to behold and enjoy!

Travelling along the Mekong, South Vietnam Read More

The Lighthouse Restaurant – Simply Unforgettable!

270⁰ Moreton Bay views … freshest local seafood … simply irresistible!



Tucked away at the tip of Cleveland Point, Brisbane is a local secret. When you have a gem like this, you should share.

Surrounded by 270⁰ ocean views of Moreton Bay and surrounding islands … backing Cleveland Point Parkland … located on north-east tip … approximately 25 kilometres (16 miles) east-south-east of Brisbane …The Lighthouse Restaurant embraces Queensland lifestyle of water views, ocean breezes, freshest seafood and friendly personal service.

Named after the only remaining hexagonal-shaped historical timber lighthouse, built around 1865; popular recreation spot for families, social gatherings, watch boats and yachts glide by or just a day outdoors, enjoying sunshine and ocean breezes. Grassed playground, BBQs, sheltered picnic areas, stunning scenery, or sit at the spot where The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was filmed in 2009.

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