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Should You See Kensington Palace?

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW  Going to London and want to know if you should see Kensington Palace? Let me help you decide. Here are some things you need to know, information about what to see and do, useful tips and advice. A Brief History Built in 1605, historically, it used to be known as Nottingham House until 1689, when it was renamed by the …

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FREE Things To Do In Melbourne

Activities That Won’t Cost A Cent! If you are planning to visit Melbourne and are concerned that it might be a little pricey, think again, ‘cos there are a whole bunch of free things to do in this awesome Australian city that are fun and interesting for everyone, without costing a cent. You will be enthralled for hours with this extensive list of popular attractions …

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Fascinating Facts About Australia

More Than 50 Things That Will Inspire You To Visit Are you interested in learning more about the only country in the world that occupies a whole continent? Then here are some fun and fascinating facts about Australia that you probably didn’t know and will surely surprise many of you. It is pretty much isolated from the rest of the world, so a lot of …

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See Agra Red Fort

A majestic monument symbolising power, pride and architectural splendour If you are visiting the famous Taj Mahal whilst touring India, then you must also see the Agra Red Fort nearby, just 2.5 kilometres away. Please don’t miss this amazing monument, which is one of the most important sites of India’s Mughal history. It is an immensely fascinating place that I’m sure you will enjoy. I …

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Leela Palace Delhi

Have you always wanted to stay in a Palace? To be treated like royalty? Then look no further than the opulent Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi, where a guest is considered to be like God. Read about my recent luxury stay here and why it was so heavenly. Stay In Luxury A hotel stay like this one, I have never before experienced. It truly lives …

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Visit The Gandhi Memorial

Honouring the Father of India   A ‘Freedom Fighter’, the ‘Father of Indian Independence’, and the ‘Father of the Nation’ are some of the titles given to Mahatma Gandhi. But above all he was a Champion of Human Rights, and used non-violent resistance methods to promote his causes and beliefs. The Gandhi Smriti (Memorial) Museum in Delhi is the house where Gandhi lived during the …

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Delhi In A Day

5 Places You Want To See   Have you always wanted to visit Delhi in India? I have. It has always intrigued me, and I finally got to see and experience this historic, colourful, bustling city for myself first hand. It was so much better than I had imagined. Here is my ‘Delhi in a day’ tour, full of culture, amazing architecture, life and soul. …

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Ultimate Guide To The Taj Mahal

Why You Must See It If you are intrigued by the wonders of the world, believe in epic love stories, enjoy tales of deception, appreciate architecture, are fascinated with history, marvel at how things were built long ago, and appreciate the art of illusion, then you must see the Taj Mahal. It fulfils all of these yearnings and will captivate and beguile you, as it …

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Incredible Facts About Italy

If you have been to Italy you have no doubt been in awe of the beautiful cities, marvelled at the historical sites, admired the stunning art and savoured the delicious cuisine. In order to better appreciate the fabulous boot-shaped country on your next visit, here are 20 incredible facts about Italy that you should know. Or, if you’re still thinking about going for the first …

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7 Best Melbourne Restaurants

Are you coming to Melbourne and would like to dine at some classy establishments? Are you sick of the run-of-the-mill burger/fast-food joints when travelling? I totally understand, so let me help you. There are many, many fabulous places in which to dine. So I have put together a short list of 7 of the best restaurants in Melbourne in my opinion. I have personally dined …

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Really Cool Facts About Malaysia

12 Things you should know before you go When visiting other countries, I love learning fun and interesting facts to allow me to better understand and appreciate the place, the culture and the history. If you are thinking about going to Malaysia, here are 12 really cool facts that I have learnt on my travels to this tropical wonderland that I’m sure will blow your …

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A Stay In Saint Germain des Prés

The Perfect Place To Stay In Paris I had the perfect stay in Paris. It was a delightful 10 days sojourn in the charming Saint Germain des Prés neighbourhood, in the 6th arrondisement (district) of Paris. I wanted to be near the main attractions, walking distance to shops and cafes, and experience everyday Parisian life as a local. It was the ideal location – quintessentially …

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How to speak coffee fluently in Italy

10 Coffee Rules Going to Italy? You’ll probably be wanting coffee there, am I right? So you might appreciate some advice on the subject, otherwise you’ll be lost, not to mention a tad cranky if you don’t get caffeinated. Don’t stress, I’m going to help you speak coffee fluently in Italy. Coffee is sacrosanct in Italy. It’s serious business, a religion, an artform, and an …

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A Visit To Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

Chocolate Heaven Attention all chocolate lovers! Recently, I went to chocolate heaven. About an hour’s drive from Melbourne in the middle of wine country there is the divine Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Why in the middle of vineyards? I don’t know, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s as good a place as any. It’s like a fairy tale vision on the horizon! Such a beautiful …

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La Spezia Will Surprise You

La Spezia Want to know which big city in Italy isn’t overcrowded with tourists? It’s the picturesque, historic, seaside city of La Spezia, in Northern Italy. I hadn’t planned on going, but changed itinerary last minute due to family ‘issues’, and decided to drive to La Spezia from Parma, rather than go straight to Cinque Terre. I’m glad I did, because La Spezia really surprised …

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Amazing Facts About United Arab Emirates

In recent years tourists have been discovering the relatively new and exciting cities of the Emirates in the Middle East. These super-impressive, ultra modern metropolises have rapidly developed in the middle of the desert. In particular I’m referring to the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi which have become two of the most luxurious cities in the world today and are now very popular tourist …

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Amazing Facts About Qatar

All You Need To Know Before Visiting Qatar is a country of great extremes. With an ultra modern sprawling city landscape, to barren desert terrain, this Arab nation is flourishing. A relatively small country in Western Asia on the Arabian Peninsula, Qatar boasts great advances in an incredibly short time, given that it used to be one of the poorest countries in the region, not …

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Enjoy The River Seine

30 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss It The beautiful city of Paris is built on the banks of the majestic River Seine. Flowing through the centre, it gives so much life and joy to the city. In fact, the whole of Paris revolves around this waterway. Some of the world’s most insanely famous monuments sit proudly on its banks. You can’t possibly miss the River …

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Driving In Italy 🇮🇹

10 Tips For Driving In Italy Are you thinking of driving in Italy? You must be crazy! I’m just kidding. It’s not that bad. Let’s remain calm, take a deep breath and I’ll give you my 10 tips for driving in Italy. My family and I drove around Northern Italy last year and we survived. Just barely. No, I’m joking. Sorry. It’s just that everyone …

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Ultimate Guide To The Venice Lagoon

I absolutely love Venice. Specifically, I’m referring to the Venice Lagoon. It is unique. There is no other place like it anywhere in the world. A fascinating and majestic city with a colourful and rich history, it has an undeniable charm that sweeps everyone off their feet. Yes, it’s romantic, captivating and enchanting, but it’s more than just those things. When walking around the centre …

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Venice And The Gondola

Everything You Should Know About The Gondola When you visit the unique city of Venice in Italy, you should experience a ride in a beautiful Venetian gondola. It is the most romantic ride in the world, in the most romantic city in the world. It is a must, in my opinion. I have been lucky to ride in a gondola twice in my life, and …

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Melbourne’s Iconic Carlton

4 Cool Sites To See in Carlton Walking distance from the city centre of Melbourne is the iconic suburb of Carlton. This historic area is one of the oldest parts of Melbourne. It dates from the beginning of the Victorian gold rush era in 1851 and is definitely one of my favourite parts of Melbourne. There is so much to love here for locals like …

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Amazing Art At The Louvre

A Must-See In Paris If you are in Paris, you must visit the Louvre Museum especially if you love art, as I do. I recently spent a delightful day at the most famous museum in the world and I was absolutely enthralled by the amazing collection of art there. Masterpieces from all around the world are beautifully showcased here at the gorgeous Louvre Palace. It’s …

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Cinqueterre – Quick Guide

FIVE RESORT TOWNS YOU WILL LOVE The Italian Riviera You will absolutely love the resort towns that make up “Cinqueterre” (five lands) on the gorgeous Italian Riviera. If you haven’t yet been, you will need my ‘Cinqueterre – Quick Guide’. This will provide you with an overview of what to expect, see and do here. These popular seaside destinations have tourists flocking from all over …

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Wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary

Visit Australia’s Local Wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary When you travel to the wonderful country of Australia, you have to visit the local wildlife. Yes, you can go to pubs and clubs, but I’m talking about the ‘native’ animals, silly. Where’s one of the best places to see them in their natural habitat? Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria. Just a short drive from Melbourne, it’s the perfect …

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A Quick Guide to Daylesford

The Ideal Country Retreat Daylesford has been fortunate to be the location of two major mineral discoveries in the past – natural mineral spring waters and gold minerals. Both of these huge findings in the 1800’s have made this Victorian town in Australia the delightful haven it is today and the ideal country retreat. Here is my quick guide to Daylesford. Mineral Springs Five million …

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Buckingham Palace

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW Buckingham Palace is a stunning architectural monument, the biggest tourist attraction in London and one of the most recognisable palaces in Europe and the world. Here, I will enlighten you about 10 interesting things you probably didn’t know regarding this royal palace, which are absolutely fascinating. Some of these may shock you! The List Ok, let’s go. But, I warn …

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Paris Louvre Museum

Why You Must See The Louvre The famous Louvre Museum is a must-see tourist attraction in Paris. Situated in the heart of this beautiful city, it is the most visited place in Paris after the Eiffel Tower. You really can’t go to Paris without spending at least a few hours at this historic site. Here are a few excellent reasons why you must see the …

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See Milan

4 Fascinating Places To See In Milan Milan is Italy’s most expensive and richest city, being home to fashion, design and finance. Labels such as Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino have their flagship stores and headquarters here. Names such as Pirelli Tyres and Alfa Romeo are also from Milan. I visited in 2018 and immediately loved it here; it’s easy to get around and …

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Things To Do On The Island of Penang

11 Fun reasons to visit The Island of Penang in Malaysia has long been one of Asia’s top travel destinations for many tourists. Why wouldn’t it be? With the tropical climate, lovely beaches, great food and reasonably priced hotels, I would have to agree it is an ideal holiday location for couples and families. In fact, it has long been one of my family’s favourite …

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Melbourne Beach Holiday at Dromana

A Perfect Getaway This Summer I decided not to go overseas for my end of year vacation, as I often do. Instead I decided to holiday closer to home. The perfect getaway location was only an hour’s drive from the city of Melbourne to the coastal beach town of Dromana in Victoria, which is part of the glorious Mornington Peninsula. We are so privileged to …

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12 Must-See Places In Melbourne

One Day City Visit I love Melbourne. It’s my birthplace and my hometown. So I’m a bit biased when I say it’s a marvellous city. There are so many beautiful, fun and interesting aspects of the city, but here I’m going to share with you 12 must-see places in Melbourne, that you can visit all in one day. Walking Melbourne The City of Melbourne is …

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Must See Montmartre

An Artists’ Haven Whilst staying in Paris recently, I decided ‘I must see Montmartre’. Why? I’d heard quite a bit about this town which apparently used to be a haven for many budding artists, who later became some of the most famous artists in history. So off I went to visit the iconic French neighbourhood. This artsy district is only a short 20 minute ride …

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Paris & The Eiffel Tower

Why You Must See The Eiffel Tower You must see the Eiffel Tower when you go to Paris, or your visit won’t be complete and that would be a real tragedy! Here I will explain why, plus give you all the details you need to know to go. Paris If you haven’t yet been to Paris, you really must go, because it is undoubtedly one …

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