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Travel

August 30, 2014 |
Photo of the Week: Villa Melzi Gardens, Bellagio Lake Como

If you’re visiting Bellagio in Italy, take a leisurely stroll south of the ferry wharf or Navigazione Lago di Como, and you’ll find yourself amidst the gardens of Villa Melzi. Situated along the shores of Lake Como, i Giardini di Villa Melzi are perfectly manicured and include an intimate and serene Japanese garden. The villa [...]

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Reviews, Travel

February 15, 2014 |
Book Review: Naples A Way of Love

Travel inspiration can strike any time, from flicking through travel brochures, reading your favourite travel website to thumbing through the glossy pages of travel books. The online medium has beyond doubt changed the way we get our travel information. With a reduced attention span, we need it fast, we need it at our fingertips, and [...]

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Travel

May 26, 2013 |
The Sicilian Cart in Agrigento

The Sicilian Cart or Carretto Siciliano is a common sight around tourist attractions in Sicily. The horse and cart form part of the folklore of Sicilian culture with the carretto often painted in bright and colourful illustrations that depict historical events in Sicily. During festivals, they often form part of processions and the horses end [...]

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Travel

May 13, 2013 |
Agrigento: Valley of the Temples, Sicily

The Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) is an ancient archaeological site situated in close proximity to Agrigento on the south coast of Sicily. Set on a plateau overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, it is the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragas. Agrigento: Valley of the Temples A road separates Valle dei Templi, [...]

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Travel

April 8, 2013 |
Italy by Train with Rail Europe

Think of travelling through Italy by train and the mind conjures up images of rolling hills, undulating landscapes and bright sunflowers swaying in the breeze. Train travel has always held an element of romance with a focus on the journey as well as the destination. With Rail Europe and the various high speed Italian rail [...]

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Opinion

October 31, 2011 |
Halloween Outside the US – A Trick or Treat?

It shouldn’t have come as surprise. A quintessentially American holiday has swept parts of the world including Australia. Carved pumpkins in shopping centres, Halloween cakes and sweets in shop windows, adults in party costumes, trick or treat in the streets and taking candy from strangers. Bah-humbug… I hear the popping of fireworks in my quiet [...]

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