Tag Archives: travel

Sicilian Diary

From time-to-time, I indulge in a bit of travel writing, although I haven’t done it for a while. This week’s Speccie features yours truly travel writing on Sicily, one of my favourite places in the world and a place where I once worked on an archeological dig. ‘Muslims will not blow anyone up here,’ the proprietor […]

Random travel observations (Padova and Venezia)

Padova In Padova particularly, one gets a real sense of the vigour of the Northern Italian emergence from the Dark Ages, a sense of emerging cities full of bustling purpose and underlying confidence about the possibilities of the future. While we were in Padova Friday night, wandering along discussing the many ways Northern Italy was […]

Random travel observations (Malta and Sicily)

My tips for long flights are: Stick to water on the flight; Have salt; Get massages. (Had a massage the evening I left and at the Dubai stopover. So worth it.) Malta Australian cuisine being Mediterrasian means that, when one gets to the Mediterranean, the food is familiar. There are lots of construction cranes dotting […]

Kids on Planes

My parents were transferred overseas when I was 2 and a half years old. Apparently, I was a sanguine traveller. Nothing has changed. I remember quite a lot from our overseas travel, as I’ve explained in my “Earliest Memory Meme” post. My parents went through Mauritius, South Africa, Greece and France until we got to […]