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[2 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 1,032 views]
Lightning

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Frkn awesome lightning shots from Italia.

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[8 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 1,360 views]
Highlights: Madrid

An unexpected week chillin’ in surely one of the word’s most relaxed capital cities. I don’t know how a week with no agenda, no committments, no expectations went so quickly…
The weather was unbelievably good, the people were brilliantly friendly, it was a perfect week to stroll, drink cafe solo, buy cheap clothes, nap and then hit the cervezas. Muy bueno.

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[24 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 1,889 views]
Vaughan Town

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If you live in Spain and want to learn/ have learned to speak English then it’s likely you’re familiar with Richard Vaughan. Vaughan Systems includes intensive & long term courses, residential courses, radio & TV channels and the usual social media facilities.
I don’t really know how effective the education is, but recently I participated on the residential part of the system – Vaughan Town. The model is that a group of Spanish students spend one week with equal or higher numbers of native English speakers. The entire …

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[18 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 7,316 views]
Madrid

Europe may be in the midst of a cold snap but sunny, welcoming Madrid is in a world of its own. And I’m very happy to be there enjoying its delicious charms.

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[6 Feb 2012 | One Comment | 31,660 views]
Norway

Seven days turning sleepy, snowy Norway into the new girly holiday destination. We didn’t mean to have that much fun, we just couldn’t stop ourselves…

Highlights: the friendly’n’funny people we met, finding the arctic equivalent of Pizza Hut, dog sledding & snow planting, the Northern Lights (photos coming soon I hope) and finding after 48 hours that we no longer cared that beer was eight quid a pint.

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[21 Sep 2011 | One Comment | 1,820 views]
Highlights: France

Six perfect days at Lake Annecy with my little giselle.
Doing all our favourite things but attempting them at a gentle, relaxed pace.
Breathing the amazing air, drinking (pore-ously and pot-ably) the delicious water, baking in the gorgeous sunshine and then, unfortunately getting soaked in full on mountain rainfalls.
Et après…
Two days in Paris with lovely Kate, doing, er, not a lot but loving every second.

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[14 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | 5,545 views]
running in the Foret du Cret du Maure, France :)

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I love trail running, I really do. Whenever it was that I first started and then carried on, I’m really happy that that happened. Since leaving Australia I haven’t done heaps of sport and last week in Switzerland was my first run in absolutely ages so I was slow off the blocks with this one, it took me until 2 o’clock to leave the house!
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I’m in Annecy, which is South East France, near the Swiss border. It’s absolutely stunning here, Lake Annecy is milky blue, the hills …

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[12 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 1,062 views]
Fair Weather Cumulus shadow

Big shadow of fair weather cumulus cloud on the Eastern hills of beautiful Lake Annecy.

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[7 Sep 2011 | One Comment | 14,897 views]
Nuglar, Switzerland

A week in the tiny and incredibly lovely village Nuglar in Switzerland.
Visiting family (it’s been too long!), hanging out, absorbing clean Swiss air and tidy Swiss vibes.
Throwing in some running, bike riding, swimming, yoga and a very soggy walk.
Being amaze-balled at the beauty of the countryside and the charm of the towns.

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[1 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | 3,912 views]
Vienna

Three days with Lisa in Central Europe’s very best city (ask The Economist).

Walking around the impressive cathedrals, churches, opera houses & monuments and trying to work out why I was getting culture shock & finding it all so awe inspiring.

Surviving the heat thanks to the coffee shops, beisls and beautiful Viennese wine.

And, cruising past an awful lot because we were non stop talking, giggling, roaring and people watching.