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May 06

London, Last Stop on our Grand Tour of the Globe

It was fitting that our final ‘home away from home’ of our twelve month grand tour was exactly the kind of place we love to settle into. The delightful flat in London’s West End was much more of a home than a rental. A couple of the apartments we stayed at during the year felt …

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Mar 21

To Porto, to Present Grantourismo, Talk Travel and Taste Wine

From chilly Edinburgh, where our yearlong grand tour officially ended, we went to the splendid Atlantic coast city of Porto in Northern Portugal, where we shed some layers, soaked up some welcome sunshine, saw cobalt skies for the first time in months, and attended Wine Pleasures’ 2011 International Wine Tourism Conference. As wine, along with …

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Feb 13

Weekend Oats: Savouring Porridge in Scotland

There’s no dish that reminds me more of my childhood than porridge. This humble and much-maligned breakfast of oats, soaked and cooked in milk or water, was a winter favourite for my family growing up in Australia. While we had no ties to Scotland, where porridge is probably the country’s most quintessential dish after haggis, …

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Jan 20

Our Home Away from Home in Berlin

We had a distinct feeling of déjà vu when we arrived at our Berlin holiday rental in Prenslauer Berg. It was our Krakow arrival all over again. We’d just spent another ten hours on a train – the heating and electricity off for part of the trip – and we were tired and a little …

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Jan 10

Our Home Away from Home in Kraków

I have to admit that it was a hard slog up five floors of stairs to our apartment in Kraków. Perhaps it was the 6am wake-up after just a few hours sleep, combined with the 10.5-hour train ride from Vienna, but I was exhausted, I was battling a cold, and because of the stairs, I was …

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