The beautiful city of Venice, Italy

Venice is considered among the the most beautiful cities in the world due to its unusual urban design and artistic heritage.  It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Venice is comprised of 118 islands separated by an extensive system of canals within the shallow Venetian Lagoon and linked by 400 bridges.  My first […]

The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

A highlight of my August, 2018, trip to Melbourne, Australia, was a day bus tour along the Great Ocean Road and seeing the 12 Apostles.  The 243-kilometre Great Ocean Road is listed as an Australian National Heritage site and winds along the south-eastern coast of Australia.  The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 […]

Landmarks of Sydney, Australia

I had visited Sydney when I was with the Canadian Navy back in November 1986 when we joined in to celebrate the Royal Australian Navy’s 75th anniversary.  I didn’t have much time ashore so I was happy to visit again, this time on my own, in July 2018, for 15 days.  I stayed at an […]

A day trip to the Blue Moutains, NSW, Australia

For the last day of my 15 day trip to Sydney, Australia in May 2018, I spent a full day’s journey to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales (NSW). Some Wikipedia tidbits on the Blue Mountains: The Blue Mountains are a mountainous region and a mountain range located in New South Wales, Australia. The […]

The Medieval Town of Toruń, Poland

After a hectic two days in Gdansk, my northern Poland journey continued on Friday morning, May 24, 2018, to the Medieval Town of Torun.  The Torun Miasto train station was only a short walk to my hotel just outside the old town, a great location for my two day stay and my last stop before […]

The bubble busker lady in Toruń, Poland

A highlight of my 11 day trip to northern Poland in May 2018 was my 2 day stay in the medieval town of Torun.  One late afternoon I was presented with a fun and challenging photo opportunity.  Next to the Old Townhall a lady, accompanied by her two children, started bubble buskering much to the […]