The Places You Will Go.

Windswept Whitby. Whitby is a seaside town in Yorkshire with a long and interesting history. We found it a wonderful place to visit for a number of reasons. In the mid 1800s both my and my husband’s forebears left Yorkshire in Northern England to migrate to Australia. We loved driving through the Yorkshire Dales and …

The Places You Will Go.

Tokyo: Jaunting around Japan. It was a loud crack that jolted me from peaceful slumber. Our room was swaying, the bed slid across the floor and the picture on the wall sat at a crazy angle. “What was that? I think we must have had an earth tremor.” And indeed we had. Almost immediately our …

The Places You Will Go.

Rome: The Eternal City. We sped through the city, weaving in and out of traffic, crossing lanes and coming close to having a scooter rider as the bonnet mascot. Our cabbie, one hand on the wheel, the other holding his mobile phone, chatting as he made weekend plans for his social life after this shift …

The Places You Will Go.

Q is for Queues In among the canals, the bikes, the red light district and the “coffee” shops that sell marijuana is The Anne Frank House at Westermarkt 20, 1016 GV Amsterdam. We were just strolling about when we came across the Anne Frank House, now a museum. I was introduced to Anne Frank by …

The Places You Will Go.

Mozart, Music and Morning Tea. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg’s most famous son was born here on 27th January 1756. He was a musical genius and wrote his first composition at the age of five. Mozart lived in Salzburg for the first 25 years of his life but in 1781 he moved to Vienna and lived …

The Places You Will Go.

London Calling London had been calling me since the late 70s. I had almost resigned myself to accepting that call would go unanswered, and that was OK. I used to think I would love to go to London but if I died and that had never happened I would not be lying in my box …