Category Archives: Travel

Beast from the East

What?!! The Beast from the East!? Why was it so cold in London?  I knew when I planned my trip that it would not be warm like Brisbane – and I thought I had prepared for it.  I needed summer … Continue reading

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Visit to Hampton Court Palace

King Henry and Hampton Court Palace. One day, yes, one of the cold “beast from the east” cold days, my cousin and I went to visit Hampton Court Palace.  It was a short train ride from Surbiton and another short … Continue reading

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To London to See the Queen

Dubai to London The flight from Dubai to London to see the Queen (that is what I told myself)  left in the afternoon – around 2 pm.  It was a pleasant 8-hour flight, and on landing, I was soon in a … Continue reading

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Why visit Dubai?

Why Dubai? Why not visit Dubai? My decision to go to London was made rather hurriedly.  I had the money and I wanted to see more closely the co-housing project at Barnet, in north London, and I had some “free … Continue reading

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Souks in Dubai

I wanted to explore the Souks but my visit to Dubai was not about shopping. I had no intention of spending much money.  I’m not a shopping addict!!  I’d rather look than shop – mostly.  The huge shopping malls are … Continue reading

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More on Dubai

A Break from a Long Flight Since my return to Australia folk have asked me about my trip to Dubai and London.  I have really not updated this blog with the posts and photos that I had planned.  There’s been … Continue reading

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London Visit

I arrived in London on Monday night and as I arrived in the evening I chose to stay at a hotel near Heathrow and caught a taxi to Surbiton, where my cousin lives on the Tuesday morning. London in the Hop … Continue reading

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Long Distance Driving

UBC Day 26  In Australia, there is plenty of long distance driving. I like driving long distances.  Perhaps it is because I spent my earlier years travelling back and forth across Australia to see my families.  Though in those days … Continue reading

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Journey to China

UBC – Day 23 China?  Me? Go to China?  Was I mad?  I remember that in 2008 when I was offered a position at a college (which became a university while I was there), I had a lot of negative … Continue reading

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Women Welcome Women World Wide

UBC – Day 22 How I found Women Welcome Women World Wide As many of my readers know, I am a solo traveller.  Even when I was married, I generally travelled alone.  I was lucky to get interstate and overseas … Continue reading

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