I spent the morning at a wonderful café and then went to an exhibition on Leonardo Da Vinci. Whilst in Milan I saw the last supper – one of his most famous paintings. The exhibition showed books that had only recently been discovered. Leonardo Da Vinci is considered the ultimate Renaissance Man – for his … Continue reading Day 116 Milan to Florence – dolce vita!
I woke up early to visit the Duomo. I approached it from the Quadrilatero D'Oro. The magnitude of it stopped me in my tracks and took my breath away. It is the second largest Gothic Church in the world. I had to crank my head back to see it in its entirety. When I moved … Continue reading Day 115 Milan Italy – an environment that inspires
I woke at 4am but had slept well. I decided to get up and do an early walk. I wanted to check out a rubber running track I had seen on the way to the station. The track reminded me of doing athletics when I was a child. Near the track was a short bush … Continue reading Day 114 Zurich to Italy Milan
Today I wanted to take in the atmosphere of Zurich and swim in the lake. I started with coffee of course. I went to a café on the other side of town I hadn’t explored. It was cute – I had a brie sandwich and cake. On my walk to the river I passed the … Continue reading Day 113 Zurich – riding along on a push bike
I woke up early with only 4 hours’ sleep. I was buzzing and couldn’t wait to explore Zurich. My air b and b host warned me that today would be 35 degrees - unseasonably hot! This has been the average temperature for the last 4 months! First I went to book my train trip to … Continue reading Day 112 – Switzerland – Zurich – a little bit of culture
I still wasn’t well but my temperature was gone. I felt sad leaving South East Asia. I can’t process all the things I have done and experienced. All the wonderful people I have met. All the adventures. I feel that my time in South East Asia has changed me. I feel more mellow, more thankful, … Continue reading Day 111 – goodbye South East Asia hello Switzerland
I moved! I have my own condo – I love it. It’s a self contained one bed room unit with a lounge room and kitchen (not that I will be using it). It even has a pool and gym. The security guy is always out the front – he is so cute. For some reason … Continue reading Day 109 -110 – Bangkok – I have my own condo
I had the sweetest taxi driver from the airport to my air b and b – he couldn’t speak English but he made me smile. I’m staying with a family in a local area. The guy who manages the air b and b is only in his early 20’s. He speaks with the strongest English … Continue reading Day 106 – 108 Bangkok – staying with locals
I woke up bleary eyed, with a pounding headache. I hadn’t drank the night before so it was probably a consequence of my own loud singing. My throat also hurt. I hadn’t organised myself well last night and in my tiredness spent the 15 minutes I had in a disorganised flux. Kathrine had got up … Continue reading Day 105 Bali to Bangkok – I will survive
It was another day of eating – Kathryn and I went back to my favourite café and we all had lunch at the FAT Bowl for Jayden’s birthday and ate cake that Kerry and Paul got for Jayden. We started a pub crawl for Jayden’s birthday at 5pm. At our third pub, they started drinking … Continue reading Day 104 Bali – a pub crawl – 25 years and my life is still trying to get up that great big hill of hope for a destination!