“A Seaside Resort Popular With Revellers From Both Liverpool And Manchester…”

Not that I could particularly care less what Stevie Gerrard may or may not have done to some DJ who refused to play a Phil Collins record for him, but it’s nice to see Southport in the news, there. I’ve never been to The Lounge Inn (bit after my time, I think), so I’m obviously ...

And What Have We Done

On previous occasions when I’ve left a bit of a gap between blogs, I’ve always had some kind of excuse to myself–usually a backlog of travel related musings that I wanted to get down before moving on to more recent events. But this time I’ve just not had anything much to write about. Before we ...

I Ate All The Pies

Ah I see. So squirting your tomato sauce onto the top of your pie in the shape of the country of Australia, that’s just a serving suggestion.

I Know They Do Big Bags Of Solace, But I Don’t Want Them

Living as I do these days in a cultural backwater, I didn’t get to see the new Bond film until last night. Although we had to wait for it, we haven’t been spared the hype, marketing, and product tie-ins, so it was surprising that given all that pre-publicity we were able to roll up to ...

The Land Down Under

As my ongoing photo a day project will attest, we’ve now been in our new home in Australia for six weeks, and now that I’ve finally got round to blogging the rest of our amazing South America trip, I can start to talk about the real world, insofar as we find ourselves back in it. ...

To Iguazu And Beyond

We spent two full days at Iguazu Falls in the end. One on the Argentine side, where you can get close up and very, very wet by taking a boat right underneath the waterfall itself (aftermath pictured below), and one on the Brazilian side, where you get the full panoramic view of the falls in ...

Thank You America For Making The Right Choice…

Yay! I win at betting:

Buenos Aires: Slight Return

So what do you do if you unexpectedly find yourself back for one last weekend in your favourite place on the entire continent? We couldn’t quite believe we were back. As the taxi took us across town to Palermo I started to think about all the bonus stuff we were going to be able to ...

So Where Was I? Oh Yeah…

And so August, as it has a way of doing, came to an end and we were forced to leave lovely Buenos Aires to continue our travels. On our last day in the apartment we got up early to clean the place, popped out for a last lunch just down the street, and went back ...

It’s A Long Way To Aberfeldie

At the risk of giving away the ending, this is just a quick note to say that–in the unlikely event that anyone out there actually cares–we did manage to get out of South America alive and in fact have made it as far as Singapore, where we’re staying with friends before we land in Melbourne ...