On Trend Attraction: Eureka Skydeck 88 and Edge Experience, Melbourne, Australia

Eurekea Skydeck 88 - photo courtesy of eurekaskydeck.com.auEven as a Melbournian I loved this attraction as it gives you a different aspect of all those other Melbourne attractions you thought you knew.  For the extra cost we did the Edge Experience and while it is a cool thing to do, it is probably not essential.  I would suggest you go late afternoon so that you can see the city in daylight, stay a while and you can take in the night view and gain two different perspectives from the same view. Continue reading

On Trend Attraction: Pompei, Campania, Italy

Nothing left to do but pray

Nothing left to do but pray

There is much to explore and learn about the community of Pompei and the people who lived and died when their city was swallowed in ash and soot without warning, following an eruption by Mt Vesuvius in AD 79, leaving the town in a perpetual frozen moment.  

Pompei is fascinating and arranging a guide during your visit will enable you to get the most from your Pompei experience, with many tours available ranging from 1 to 6 hours, conducted by local, knowledgeable people. Continue reading

Political Murals, West Belfast, Northern Ireland

A red mural

A red mural

The Irish are a funny bunch aren’t they?

Of course I don’t mean funny “weird” but funny “amusing”.  I love the Irish – as most Australians love the Irish. 

After all, who doesn’t love the Irish, well, apart from the Irish, which leads me to mention the vibrant political wall murals that dot the landscape on the streets of West Belfast.

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On Trend Attraction: The Souks, Marrakesh, Morocco

The Souk is in there...somewhere

The Souk is in there…somewhere

I am lost in the the Souks of Marrakesh, Morocco.  The Souks are the markets or bazaars of Marrakesh, spread out over a maze of narrow passageways and alleys in the Medina (the historic district of the city).

Having arrived in Marrakesh only a couple of hours earlier I have brought with me a child like enthusiasm and thirst for exploring all that such an exciting destination such as Marrakesh has to offer.

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