Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

Qutub Minar – they knew how to build

March 11, 2012 Leave a comment

As a way to check out our driver for the next few weeks, we took a trip around the outskirts of Delhi. Sukhdeep turned out to be a very nice gentle man and the car was a big, comfortable and new 7 seater – Thank you again Vinish!

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Sydney – why is it not the capital?

January 3, 2012 2 comments

After missing the fireworks, we were determined to make the most of Sydney, and just in the first afternoon we despatched the botanical gardens (after finding the oldest bridge in Australia, a whole 4 feet long!), the Opera House and the ferry to Manly. Only mistake – it was a bank holiday Monday and Manly was mental, with the beaches, streets, cafes and ferry all rammed.

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Mission Beach

December 9, 2011 5 comments

First thing we learnt is that Greyhound busses are pretty grubby and ram packed with sweaty, young, occasionally self-centred backpackers. Second thing we learnt is that Mission Beach bus stop is not in Mission Beach!

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11 hours off-road – 11 hours of wonder

October 22, 2011 Leave a comment

As we only have the car a few days, we feel compelled to make the most of it, but this time we have really gone for it. As part of our route back south, we have decided to go to Cafayate via Cachi. On the map, this looks about 3 inches away, so on that basis we head off before dawn via Salta, a nice a quick paved 3 hour drive, before we turn west and start heading back up into the mountains through the eternal hairpins, this time levelling off around 3,500m (10,000 feet).

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Rosario – More than just the birth place of Che Guevara

October 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Sitting on the long distance bus, for mile after mind numbing mile of pampa flatness, a sense of nirvana washes over as I reflect on the last few days. Rosario, our recent home, hardly registers in the guide books apart from its possible mention as the birth place of Che Guevara, the place where the Argentine flag was invented and host to one of the longest bridges in the world.

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Crossing the Equator – Buenos Aires

September 28, 2011 4 comments

After surviving a thirteen and a half hour flight with 3 young children to what felt like the other side of the world, I don’t know what we were expecting – people with two heads maybe. So we were a bit “oh” that everything was pretty normal.

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Three Strikes but we’re out!

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Little did we realise as we got up on the day of our departure, but we were into the first day of three days of Greek National strikes to protest at the austerity measures. Public transport was ALL on strike. With this new information we walked into the city and tried to glean information from various street vendors, restaurant owners and via text, to find out that whilst trains, buses, trams and the metro were all on strike, taxi and air traffic control were still operational but on a work to rule basis.

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