Category: travellers tales

A pictorial collection of our journey to France

What better way to illustrate the exciting journey I experienced with my friend Jane in France than to show a few photographs. No explanation needed for the first photograph…The Eiffel Tower, or in French Tour Eiffel. French chanteuse sings Hymn to Piaf in a 13th century cellar far below the streets of Paris on the 50th […]

Thursday April 20th, 2017 in travellers tales | 2 Comments »

Tourists find Katmandu in recovery mode

My Sydney friend has taken her first post-retirement trip to Nepal to do her bit to boost the tourist industry in that impoverished country,which has suffered from   massive earthquakes in May and June this year killing more than 8600 people and destroying more than 500,000 homes.  Here is her first report. “Well, we are here in […]

Monday November 30th, 2015 in travellers tales | No Comments »

Paris Pockets Packed with History

In his grand tome entitled Paris, Edward Rutherfurd describes the site on the Left Bank where the Romans established their town, named Lutetia, as “a low, flat hillock, like a table overlooking the water”.  Here on this gentle rise of land, they  had laid out their town, building a large forum and “the main temple covering […]

Monday October 21st, 2013 in travellers tales | No Comments »

French TV program triggers Ghan Deja Vu

It was so thrilling to see a dose of Australia on French television on 20 Heures, the daily news/current affairs program  which filmed a segment on The Ghan trip to Alice Springs. The program goes to air on SBS  daily at 8:40 am to 9:20am as a repeat of the night before screened in France. […]

Monday August 26th, 2013 in absolutely french, travellers tales | No Comments »

Myriad Memories of St Remy de Provence

Time for reflection on sweet memories of my favourite village in France.  Here is a photograph of me on market day in St Remy de Provence in 2004, and it is so exciting that I will be there again in six weeks. Yes, it will be nostalgic to return, but also cathartic to know that I can […]

Monday July 22nd, 2013 in travellers tales | 4 Comments »

Keep Calm and Carry ON in KI

It is a delightful, calm Friday evening on the ferry to Kangaroo Island and we are laden up for a holiday from heaven with adult children and adorable grand-daughter Scarlett, a nine month old bundle of joy. Our destination is American River where we will stay in a holiday house which has not been visited […]

Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 in my journal, travellers tales | No Comments »