Category Archives: Something different

Kawau Island New Zealand – A Short Stay

A short 8km boat ride across Kawau Bay from Sandspit, Warkworth will transport you to the beautiful Kawau Island.  There are ferries and water taxis that leave from Sandspit daily, or take your own boat out for a spin.  The island has three harbours: Bon Accord Harbour, North Cove, and South Cove.  Most residents rely on direct waterfront access and have private wharves for entrance to their homes.  Other residents choose to live on their boats anchored in one of the harbours.

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Meteora Monasteries in Greece

The Meteora are rock formations shaped as a result of the erosion of wind and rain over time creating separate pillars of various height and width.  Centuries ago, monks seeking quiet solitude for their devotions created small places of prayer by making cells inside caves that had eroded from the side of the rocks, and the area came to be known as a holy place.  Amazingly, around the 14th Century, many Meteora monasteries started to be built at the very top of the rock pillars, access being gained only by removable ladders and winch systems used to haul up baskets and nets – for goods and people!!.  Continue reading Meteora Monasteries in Greece

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob de Tauber is a picturesque medieval village located on the romantic road in Bavaria, Germany,  surrounded by about 2.5k of 14th century fortified walls with covered walkways, including several towers with entranceways.   Continue reading Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Manhole covers in Germany

I know manhole covers are not such a glamorous topic, however, the ones in Germany are quirky – and I love a quirky difference from a country!  These little differences are ultimately what make a place unique in our memories after we get back home to the everyday.

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