The Grand Palais on the Champs Elysees (the actual entrance is in the Avenue Winston-Churchill) is an impressive building, which reminds many visits of a grand old train station. The main reason to visit is that it holds big ticket exhibitions.
The Jacquemart-Andre Museum is located at 158 Boulevard Haussmann holds the collection [...]
Martindale Hall is one of South Australia’s best known historic houses and is located near the town of Mintaro. It was built in 1879, is a Georgian style mansion built for Edmund Bowman who lived the princely life here until 1891.
There is an amazing collection of antiques inside [...]
The Magpie and Stump Hotel is a historic pub in the small historic town of Mintaro, South Australia. The town of Mintaro was established in the 1850’s to provide services to the teams transporting copper from Burra to Port Wakefield.
The pub does good food (we particularly enjoyed the lamb) with Coopers on [...]
“Above there is heaven, below there is Suzhou and Hangzhou”. Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and was once a wealthy trading centre, reaching it’s zenith of influnce and power during the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279).
In the late 13th century, Marco Polo (the Venetian merchant-traveller) visited Hangzhou at the height of it’s glory [...]
Lhasa, Xining, Golmud, Lanzhou, Xian and Chongqing provide the scenes. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway traverses the countryside and the starting point for the adventure is Lhasa. If you spend 3.5 days on a train in China you will start to understand the country and you will feel like you have shared a journey with millions of [...]
On you next trip to China you should consider a special trip to visit the Hexi Corridor – the remains of the world’s greatest wall and greatest road snake side by side, forced together by parallel mountain ranges.
Jiayuguan is almost but not quite, at the end of the Great Wall. The wall’s last 8km [...]
The home of the South by Southwest annual music festival, Austin has long been a bohemian oasis in a redneck state. Austin is a great city for breakfasting: huevos rancheros (ranch eggs), pancake, quesadillas and other American staples. The Magnolia Cafe sits in the middle of “SoCo” (the South Congress neighbourhood). The Magnolia Cafe is [...]
One of the must do things on a trip to Peru is to visit the “other picchu”, Huayna Picchu. The tough trek to the top of mountain also reveals jaw-dropping views. The view from the summit of Huayna Picchu is one of the most inspiring on the planet. Now and again the clouds disperse to [...]
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