After dumping my baggage at my accommodation, I stepped out onto the street and got shot - machine gun style - by a boy aged under ten with a coat hanger. Welcome to Israel.
Two hours ago I had arrived at Ben Gurion Airport after a nightmare flight from Switzerland. When I turned on my phone outside
A friend and I were discussing today about flying cattle-class economy. Especially low-cost airlines and their limited room to move.
Should passengers be allowed to recline on short city-hops? We agreed it's fine if you are flying on a 777, 747 or A380 8 hours plus as those planes usually have more
Darwin was the last of the Australian State capital cities I visited. It took me years to get there as it is closer to Asia then the majority of the Australian population centres. With a modest population and relaxed atmosphere, Darwin is more of a provincial town with a handful of office buildings
My taxi driver from the airport asks what brings me to Sarajevo. He is surprised a female travelling alone would come all the way from Australia to Bosnia. On the way into town, he proudly points out buildings, new shopping malls, bombed out remains. A new apartment high rise which he informs me no
Riga, Latvia - Latvian football - Skonto FC vs Liepajas Metalurgs
The infographic sign above the ticket office at Skonto Stadium shows bombs and guns are banned inside, along with syringes. Tickets to the game are only 1 Lt (1,50 Euro) and come with a 6 page guide, written in Latvian, showing the p
I’m sitting on the terrace out the front of my apartment on a Sunday morning. A group of tourists stop in front of me taking photos of my street, my house, the neighbours and me.
I live in Vauban, a suburb of Freiburg in south-eastern Germany. Freiburg is known as the “Green City” due to its politi
The main claim to fame of Nis was that Constantine The Great was born here. It's not on the tourist trail. Unfortunately Serbia is not on the tourist trail as it should be. With the stigma of the Balkan War, the uneducated think it is unsafe.
But Serbia is one of my favourite countries to travel in
It is possible to travel around England by very slow transport. A network of man-made canals criss-cross Great Britain. Canals link up with rivers for a popular lifestyle of leisurely floating from place to place for a holiday. Or just live in a narrow boat.
Many people pay mooring fees to live on
Melbourne is constantly voted as the “Most livable city in the world” yet it is also for the budget traveller a costly money pit.
There are many guides on how to save money in Melbourne, but I've noticed most of them mention the same ideas.
There is also much more to see than CBD street art or St K
The first time I heard about the Glasgow Necropolis was from a friend in the 1990's. They would tell me how he and his Goth friends would hang out there and drink at night. While bats flew around them they would hold seances and generally be on the lookout for ghosts.
Only a twenty-minute walk from
When I arrived in Vilnius by bus my first impression was disappointment. With new office buildings to the north side of the Neris river and on the south a compact old town spotted with pastel coloured churches. Nothing special.
Vilnius is easy to navigate due to its small size and plentiful English
Why go to the Orkney Islands in winter?
Because I was in the middle of doing a lap around Scotland for £1-a-journey using Megabus.
While in Aberdeen, I made a last-minute decision to book a £30 return trip on the NorthLink ferry to the Orkney Islands. In years gone by I had researched the ancient s