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  • Parma: an overlooked Italian city

    Note: this post was written in August 2017 during my trip to Europe. Whenever I mentioned to people that I was visiting Parma, I was most often met with puzzlement and questions…

  • Two days in the Lake District

    Note: this post was written in August 2017 during my trip to Europe. That a European can fly for 55 minutes and be at the end of a totally different country is…

  • Why Rotterdam is my favourite Dutch city

    Note: this post was originally written in July during my trip to Europe. I have found that sharing my high opinion of Rotterdam with others elicits a variety of responses ranging from…

  • My trip to Rhoon

    Note: this post was originally written in July during my recent trip to Europe. Every day on this trip, I try to find time to walk or cycle to a new part…

  • Food in the Netherlands

    Note: this post was originally written in July during my recent trip to Europe. I must admit, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a culinary perspective in the Netherlands. My…

  • Walking in Wandong Regional Park

    One of the good features about Victoria’s fare system is the weekend cap. For only $6, you get unlimited travel within Zones 1 and 2 for the entire day. Zone 2 also…

  • Bicycle trip: Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail

    One of Australia’s most popular rail trails, the path from Lilydale to Warburton follows the route of the defunct Warburton railway line through the Yarra Ranges east of Melbourne. Lilydale – Woori…