As you know, we like the curious and unusual here in Sophie’s World. We like places that tell a story. Today, as I’m sitting on the roof of Oslo Opera House, I’m inspired to write a little something about that other opera house, on the [...]
Driving from Armidale to Coff's Harbour with my oldest daughter some years ago, I spot a sign for Dorrigo. The name sounds familiar. But why? We're at the other end of the world, after all. In Australia. And not Sydney or Melbourne, but inland Australia. [...]
I love the Blue Mountains. It's the first place I ever saw kangaroos in the wild. And no matter how many Aussies might consider these marsupials a pest, I think they're absolutely beautiful and one of the features that make Australia special. Just a short [...]
Travelling with children in Australia is very easy and an absolute joy. One of the highlights for my daughters has been the opportunity to get up close with the local fauna, both with farm animals and with wildlife so different from what we have in [...]
To me, nothing says Byron Bay quite so much as the Cape Byron Lighthouse. It shines a mighty powerful light and it's a beautiful lighthouse.
Norfolk Island was once Britain's worst convict colony. So bad was it, convicts sought execution as relief from suffering.
Island hopping in the Pacific, including Norfolk Island (capital: Burnt Pine), home of the descendants of the Bounty-mutineers. Beautiful, isn't it?