Orange (France)

Posted: March 7, 2021 in Sydney Streets
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A beautiful town near Avignon, famous for its beautiful Roman amphitheater.
Those Romans sure were busy!

Greenwich

Posted: February 28, 2021 in Sydney Streets
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So this weekend, we went to Greenwich.

Some things have changed… there wasn’t an IGA last time we were here… but I’m pleased to report the Prime Meridian remains.

Berlin

Posted: February 20, 2021 in Walking
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3 years to the day since we farewelled Tom before he headed off to study and live in Berlin.
We were overdue for a catchup, so we’re back! Hi Tom!

Darling St, Balmain
3 years ago to the day

Crete

Posted: February 14, 2021 in Walking
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A bit cooler than last time we were here. And fewer restaurants… must be COVID

Oxford

Posted: February 6, 2021 in Sydney, Walking
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Beautiful Oxford. We were last here in 2016/17. Home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English speaking world. And close to the more contemporary Macquarie University.

We need to get to Norfolk Island one day 🙂
Oxford’s changing. Unrecognisable to many from previous generations.

Dresden

Posted: January 31, 2021 in Sydney Streets
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They did a good job rebuilding after the war.

Dresden Pl, Raymond Terrace

Bender Parade

Posted: January 31, 2021 in Sydney Streets

2018 we set out to walk all the streets in our family tree.

A few we didn’t manage to cover as the only instances of that street were geographically difficult.

So, this weekend, while we were up Newcastle way for something else, we walked Bender Parade, Kotara.

Keith and Pat Bender, Robyn’s parents. Great people.

The Danube

Posted: January 25, 2021 in Sydney Streets
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Ahh the Danube. Some famous cities straddle Europe’s second longest river, including Linz and Vienna in Austria.

A little warmer this time; we’ve never visited in Summer before so the change in the landscape is striking.

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Having arrived the night before departure we had the evening at leisure, so we had time for some Sangria. Delicious!

The next morning, we were on our way. The river was just beautiful!

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Danube St, Kiama.
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We docked beside a beautiful, huge old fig, which had some of the local area’s dry stone walls running to it. We found a stone that didn’t belong *

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Finished the night with, of course, schnitzel. Perhaps not as good as previous, but still, it completed the holiday, back in Vienna.
And an ice cream 🙂

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All in all, a lovely weekend away (in Kiama).

*https://youtu.be/DAYX.lC59yWs?t=122

Previous visits included Christmas Day where we had lunch at a hotel, and with the kids a couple of years ago.

Florence

Posted: January 19, 2021 in Sydney Streets
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Went back to Italy for the weekend.
Love Florence.

We decided to stay in France this weekend, and re-visited lovely Avignon.