On the road in Egypt

Thursday 3 January 2008: Getting up at 0345 is not particularly child-friendly. Luckily, my daughters are easygoing. They look forward to sailing the Nile and seeing Egypt. A six-hour flight later, we land in Hurghada. Now, I won’t knock Hurghada, because I didn’t see all of it, but apart from beautiful beaches, grand resorts along […]

Where do you want to go in 2008?

An unexpected recommendation is Sylt. All of a sudden, I want to go to this windy German North Sea island. Where do you want to go in 2008?

Autumn in Vienna

Autumn in Vienna, I adore it. Oktoberfest is on – with beer (and wine)! I take my wine glass along as I stroll along elegant Graben street.

Bicycles in Copenhagen

What never ceases to amaze me is the sheer number of bicycles in Copenhagen. This is how you go to school, to work, to the shops…

Thoughts of Zimbabwe

Isixula Marondera artwork Zimbabwe today The Sydney Morning Herald Online, that little glimpse from the other side of the world, continues to feed me with inspiration and reminders – even those that have nothing to do with Oz. Today, my eyes were drawn to an article about Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, who has just […]

Kids and Dublin traffic – momentary musings

Why haven’t I noticed the busy Dublin traffic on previous trips? Walking the streets of Dublin with an active 5-year-old is a bit stressful.

Norfolk Island murder solved

In the Pacific paradise Norfolk Island, a man just pleaded guilty to the murder of a woman 5 yeas ago, the first murder there in 148 years.

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