Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

This week, our travel pics theme has been A for Australia. The final pic in this series is, of course, of Sydney Harbour – but not the usual angle. You can see the Harbour Bridge, and  the Opera House to the left .. but the sun flare over the CBD should tell you that it is…

Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

It’s Saturday, and our travel pics theme is A for Australia – so, to mark the day, it’s an Aussie Rules game. For those from overseas that haven’t seen a game, it’s Australia’s most popular code of Football, played on an oval pitch with 18 players a side. Unlike English Football (soccer), you are allowed…

Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

Out on the patio we’d sit, And the humidity we’d breathe, We’d watch the lightning crack over canefields, Laugh and think, this is Australia. Our Travel Pic theme for this week, of course, is A for Australia – and GANGgajang’s lyrics from ‘Sounds of Then’ contain a line that is just so quintessentially Australian –…

Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

This week’s Travel Pics theme is A for Australia. And today, it’s the Gold Coast – Australia’s premier tourist destination. There are an estimated eight million overseas visitors to the Gold Coast every year – along with nearly 4 million domestic visitors. Think about that latter figure for a moment. There are 23 million people…

Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

This week’s Travel Pics theme is A for Australia – and we head north, to the town of Gordonvale, about 30 minutes south of Cairns. Originally a separate town, it’s now effectively the southernmost suburb of Cairns city – but retains its rural roots, including the Mulgrave sugar mill in the heart of the town.…

Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

This week’s Travel Pics theme is A for Australia – and for Tuesday, it’s the tiny town of Dorrigo, about half way between Brisbane and Sydney, on what’s called the Waterfall Way. There are only a thousand residents or so live in Dorrigo – but the Gumbaynggirr people lived there for thousands of years before an…