Porto is so close to Schiphol

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Closer in fact than any of New Zealand’s airports to an international destination. So if your wife is having a birthday what better present than a weekend away. This sort of present has the added benefit of allowing me to … Continue reading

Flatter than a flat thing!

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I know there is no such word as flatter, well not used in this context, but it is very flat here. Coming from New Zealand you do notice the absence of anything even approaching a mound in the west and … Continue reading

Settling in to the Dutch lifestyle

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We are ten days into living in the Netherlands and we are liking the place! We have been quite busy with visits to the Hague, Amsterdam and Rotterdam as well as some of the logistical issues that come with shifting … Continue reading

San Francisco stopover

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When travelling through the US we have previously stopped in New York. It is a very cool city with very cheap photography gear so it is the ideal stopover, especially for me! This time we thought we would have a … Continue reading

Off again

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We are definitely making up for lost time when it comes to travelling overseas. This is our fourth time in Europe since 2010 and I think I like it more each time I come. As per usual I noticed that … Continue reading

Duxford and Donnington

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As we are heading up to Scotland, we discovered that on our way north, we could go via Duxford and Donnington. For those of you, unlike Tony, who is neither a fan of either planes or racing cars, these two … Continue reading


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Tony and I must be destined to always have good weather when we are here in London , as it has been amazing, 29/30 degrees every day. We especially picked a hotel with a pool just in case and what … Continue reading

Annecy and the Haute Savoie

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It is our final week here in the Haute Savoie region, and it is hard to believe that we have been here for three weeks already. After travelling so much over the last couple of months, this place has really … Continue reading