We spend a quite a few days a year in Dunsborough, Western Australia. A beautifully calm environment. It is close to great eateries and wineries. There are great little shops and places to find interesting things. The best markets around, being my favourite Vasse Markets on the first, third and fifth Saturdays each month. Full of locally grown and made items.
$28 each at the Raffles Hotel Singapore worth every penny. 🙂
Another few days in Singapore. It is a wonderful place to stay in, and shop. The food is cheap and so delicious. We have stayed here before and found the Food Hall at the top of the arcade to have amazing food. Its all made to order and as fresh as! Cheap and extremely tasty.
However, after our initial sojourn to eatery, the next visit was confusing. We had only been in “Singas” for a day when we went back for another meal. Now, I don’t know about you, but I get reoriented to my new surroundings reasonably quickly, sometimes, but had been a little lost in the large arcade this time. So, when we arrived at the food hall, or where we thought we had last seen it, it was very unnerving to walk around for quite some time looking for it, only to discover that is was closed for renos. All we saw were lovely white board. Yes, those white boards were covering the entrance. No warning signs – no yes, you are right, but its not here now signs. Very sad. So our food hall had been up and running one day and closed the next. Sigh
Hadn’t been to Singapore since 1985 on my way overseas for two years. I stayed with my friend Nancy on that trip and saw her on our long weekend there in February 2014. Four of us went to Singapore. Didi, Anne, Dad and me. It seemed like a great way of giving my father a trip after the death of Mum last year. He says he is never going away again, but he did enjoy his trip to ‘Singas’. Continue reading Singapore, 2014
Welcome to Totnes, Devon, England
This was part of our first overseas trip together in 2009. We went to England for two weeks and Paris for one. The time in England included a trip across to Devon to see our friend ALison who used to run a B & B in Totnes. She is a blue Badge guide and does tours around the Lakes District and other surrounding areas.
The town is a lovely spot and has the largest collection of 17th Century buildings in Britain The streets are crazily skinny and when a car passes you, there is only a thin kerb to stand on to avoid being squished. But that is generally only in the centre of the village not so much on the roads out of town.
This blog will be about some of my journeys alone and with others. Journeys around Australia and overseas in the last 30 years or so.