Oz is locked down.
TRAVEL WILL ONE DAY RETURN.
Recently in mackay flew there and had a great time but just remember crocodiles in the oceans and rivers. Now the queensland border is closed we need permits to cross either way oh mother bear is keeping us safe government is being so cautious. The tropical north is sugar cane country and was surely the most beautiful place. A must see !!! The blue ocean is an artists dream.
PACK YOUR BAGS
THERE ARE MOMENTS UNFORGETTABLE, TRAVEL BEYOND YOUR OWN BELIEFS, TRAVEL BEYOND YOUR OWN IMAGINATION, CHALLENGE YOUR IDEAS OF CULTURE, BREAK OUT OF THE BOX, PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES, CHALLENGE YOUR LIMITATIONS, NEW PEOPLE NEW HORIZONS, NEW CONCEPTS, OUT GROW YOUR POND OF GOLDFISH, DARE TO SWIM THE OCEANS, CLIMB THE HIGHEST PEAKS AND GREET THE EARTH, TRAVEL TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND, SPREAD LOVE ACROSS THE STARS , PACK YOUR BAGS IF YOU CAN..
COVID HAS FRUSTRATED MANY A TRAVELLER BUT THINK HOW EXCITED YOU WILL BE WHEN YOU CAN FLY ….MY CHIEFEST JOY, I WILL GIVE UP EVERYTHING TO FLY.
This was one of the front line towns to the german invasion novogord many were killed here and the eternal flame burns here..
novogord monument to the fallen
12 hour emerits flight to arbu darbi 11 hour to amsterdam we stayed in netherland for a few days then took a 2 hours\ KlM flight to copenhagen. we connected with a trafalgar tour transferred to hotel and a new adventure began so much to see the little mermaid immortalised in the hans christian anderson tale. There is the royal palace christian borg the Tivoli gardens the laneline prominade just so much. On to smaland lake vattern Brahehaus castle and then off to stockholm stopping in a lovely restaurant for a meal. Three days in Denmark and my baggage which had been lost finally caught up with me so needed that change of clothes as winter was upon us and it was very cold and jumpers were valuable items thankyou KLM dutch airlines.
There were street markets and shopping for every essential gift. Art galleries a canal cruise and free time to have a wander alone feeling very safe. Denmark has almost 6 million population with almost 800,000 living in Copenhagen and stockholm
After exploring the city sights of helsinki we visited the home of an architect who had worked all over the world quite an interesting tour of the national trust home.
Departing Helsinki we travelled on to the gulf of Finland through the forests of karelia which was so vast the bears were sleeping as it was almost winter. The road took us to St Petersburg to see the palaces and the museums. the hermitage museum to see the largest collections of artefacts.
The bodies of the tsar nicholas Romanov lay here in the chapel above / We visited the tsar’s winter palace ,nevsky’s prospepekt ,st Issacc’s cathedral. peter the great whose inspired vision saw the evolution of the elegant metropolis. we visited peter and paul fortress and the hermitage. We cruised the harbour of st peterburg on the baltic sea tasted vodka and walked the markets just so much more to do.
Moscow is close at hand making onee realise how close the german invasion came to the capital.
Red square the metro the shopping center at red square all amazing and wonderful.
The pictures do not do justice to a spectacular Russia. The largest country in the world with vast forests, fabulous buildings which ooze history. The Russian people are kind and deeply patriotic an amazing tour. Cant wait to one day return to see more of this grand nation
LIGHTENING RIDGE TRIP
Lightening Ridge is in the western plain of Australia it has thermal swim pool and rich deposits of opal. The Japanese buyers fly in and buy up as much opal as they can from the miners for I believe opal is greatly valued by the Japanese population.
The place is an interesting mix of people who want freedom via a minors lease which allows you to build what you like and nil rental. There are miners and artist who love the landscape along with the many tourist who arrive to enjoy the outback and the beautiful night skies along with an all over feeling of joy.
Goat races a great amount of fun, goats by the way have no directions, one buys a goat as in picked a goat got a ticket and awaited the outcome, laughter was the main topic no real winnings lol
Travel is a wonderful thing it broadens the mind and allows us to see new cultures, meet new people and find better ways or different ways to achieve. Together we are stronger and together we can be a mosaic of life new foods new adventures new religions. So let me share a few of my small travels.