One of the first things we did when we arrived in Prague was to set off in search of all things antique and medieval – in other words, we made our way over to the Old Town Square. Anyone who has been to Prague will be able to tell you about the footwear required to be able to deal with those cobblestone streets. (I bought a pair of shoes in Prague and they were some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned! ) Walking towards the square, past bohemian crystal stores and assorted galleries and museums, we felt like we were winding through a labyrinth.
The Royal Exhibition Building was built in 18 months for the purpose of hosting Melbourne’s 1880 International Exhibition, and it then held a subsequent Centennial Exhibition in 1888. Both the building and the surrounding gardens were designed by architect Joseph Reed, and they were inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2004. The building is constructed in the shape of a cross with a majestic central dome, and large archway entrances with fanlight windows on each side. When it was built it was the largest building in Australia and the tallest building in Melbourne.
When you hear the word “Santorini”, images instantly comes to mind. Cascading whitewashed buildings with perfectly sculpted walls and arches decorating the inside edge of the crater of an active, though presently dormant volcano. Views out over the Mediterranean blue of the mostly underwater caldera. When you arrive by water you are cruising across the inside of the volcano.
The entire island of Delos is an archaeological site, and UNESCO world heritage listed. According to Greek mythology, this island was the birthplace of the god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. The island was considered as most sacred and its central location made it a wealthy commercial port, attracting the settlement of rich merchants, bankers, artisans, and ship owners. Continue reading Delos – Greek Island Infatuation
San Francisco sits on a hilly peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, in northern California. The landscape created by the hills around the city is unique and has been featured in many well-loved TV shows and movies throughout the decades. Since 1873, the iconic San Francisco cable cars have been climbing the hills through the streets, and they are one of the popular tourist attractions in the city, being the world’s last manually operated cable car network.
Oahu is the third largest Hawaiian Island, after Hawaii and Maui, and is home to the state capital Honolulu. Oahu is categorised into five regions: Honolulu, Central Oahu, Leeward Coast, Winward Coast and the North Shore. Each region has a different character – from laidback surf towns, to cosmopolitan city life, fine dining and diverse shopping options.