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Postscript

Rob experiences metal tube in the sky syndrome as they return – he is overwhelmingly content to touch down in Melbourne. Leaving the airport, Rob and Vic choose to complete the journey by travelling by bus and train to home. … Continue reading

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Istanbul – The Spices of Life!

We were ready to move on from our very positive central Turkey experience; Ellie to Paris and Vic and Rob back to Melbourne… except for the lure and unexpected surprises that awaited us in Istanbul. Arriving in the Old City … Continue reading

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Turkey – from one family union to another

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family – in another city. George Burns   The Global Village moment has arrived: a family that lives less than an hour’s drive from one another in Melbourne, gathers in a small Turkish … Continue reading

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AIRONDAC 68

It appears that my dad has discovered one of the many features of the internet. That is, to record inane thoughts about topics insignificant to almost every person in existence but the author in question and put them up for … Continue reading

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Ireland – Up Close and Personal

Google Elphin, County Roscommon, and you will have some idea of the small village in which we spent almost our entire time in Ireland.  ‘On the road to nowhere’ was mentioned at least twice during our time there.   But what … Continue reading

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Streets of London

Rob was uncertain whether Lee Abbey International Student Club was going to prove suitable accommodation, given his judgment was based on his experience 35 years before when he lived and worked at the LA community. Family members are still in … Continue reading

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Maison Coutin, Bourg St. Maurice

Close to the Italian border, we are now higher in the mountains, near where the Winter Olympics was once held, in a quaint town called Peisey-Nancroix.  Endless clusters of neighbouring communities, full of very fit people highlighting a lifestyle different … Continue reading

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Chateau de Paquier, St Martin de Cluze

Bob and Anne were there to greet us at Grenoble after arriving on the very fast train from Paris which travelled 700ks in two and a half hours. The contrast to our own rail system is painful to ponder as … Continue reading

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Midnight In Paris

Everything you can imagine is real  – Pablo Picasso Woody Allen was right with Midnight in Paris.  The young man’s great love for a city and the art of imagination that allowed him to connect with the cultural and intellectual … Continue reading

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