Silent Retro Sunday: Gritty street scene, Curepipe Mauritius, 1995

Gritty street scene, Curepipe Mauritius, 1995

Sedlec ossuary, bone church, chandelier

World at a Glance: The Bone Church at Sedlec

About an hour’s drive east of Prague you’ll find a curious church. In the late 1800s, František Rint, a Czech wood-carver, was given the task of furnishing the church with, well, bones. A few years ago, I travelled with my daughter, 10 years old at the time, around in Czechia for a bit. I much […]

Silent Sunday: The Giant Buddha in Nha Trang, Vietnam

The 24-metre high white Buddha seen above the roof of the Long Sơn Pagoda in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Chasing ghosts in New Orleans

Have you ever been chasing ghosts in New Orleans? This delightfully spooky city just beckons us to come ever closer, to hear just one more spine-chilling story. When we were in town, my mum, my little sister and I joined a haunted history ghost tour and we all enjoyed it heaps. Our little group met on […]

Silent Sunday: Vøringsfossen waterfall in Hordaland, Norway

Norway waterfall in the noonday sun: Vøringsfossen in Hordaland

Sailing and cooking in Sestri Levante

Is there a better start to the morning than a brisk sail in a fresh breeze? I don’t think so. As I’ve mentioned here, here and here, there’s much more to the Italian Riviera than Cinque Terre. So much more. Here’s yet another little jewel. About 56 kilometres from Genoa you’ll find Sestri Levante. Once […]

Silent Sunday: Kuwait City at Sunset

Kuwait sunset

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