Various Shops: “Souvenir shopping in Flåm”


With nearly 150 cruise ships, countless other boats, a few thousand buses, thousands of train passengers and people in their own vehicles visiting Flåm each year it is little wonder that there are more souvenir shops than any other type of business in the small village of Flåm. Continue reading “Various Shops: “Souvenir shopping in Flåm””


Frock-up For The Gundagai Theatre


Moving back down onto Sheridan Street having view the former Gundagai Literary Institute we come across another former cultural institution – the Gundagai Theatre. ‘My what a terribly cultured place this Gundagai is’, I hear you say. Continue reading “Frock-up For The Gundagai Theatre”

Eating And Other Ways To Spend Your Money At Five Mile Creek


As well as stopping here on the Hume Highway, on the outskirts of Gundagai, to see the Dog on the Tuckerbox and what little that is left of Carberry’s Inn this is also a major rest stop along the highway connecting Sydney and Melbourne – about 4hrs from Sydney and just over that from Melbourne. It is also about 2hrs drive from Canberra, Australia’s Capital. Continue reading “Eating And Other Ways To Spend Your Money At Five Mile Creek”

Erneside Shopping Centre: “Fetch me a Brandy”


First up, I will say that I harbour a great loathing for shopping centres. I find them sterile, soulless, tedious and depressing places only to be put up with for the minimum time necessary to get what one needs there-in and get out. Given the number of people that linger in these places as if they were houses of pleasure I am clearly in a minority in holding the view that I do.

That said, if you need some shopping therapy the Erneside  Shopping Centre exists. Continue reading “Erneside Shopping Centre: “Fetch me a Brandy””

Dining al fresco en route to the DMZ

Tea by the Highway

The majority of our trips outside Pyongyang involved travel of less than a couple of hours. There were a few exceptions and apart from the trip between Pyongyang and Kaesong/Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) we were exhorted to ensure we had taken care of ablutions and other needs we might have as the bus would not be stopping en-route. Continue reading “Dining al fresco en route to the DMZ”

Shopping At Yedjele Beach

Yadjele Beach – Beach Bar

If the title of this review conjures up visions of hotels, restaurants, bars, boutiques and nightclubs along the beach-front – visions of Copacabana, Ipanema and Bondi – then you may be disappointed with Yedjélé Beach. One the other hand, if like me, these visions put you off and you are after something altogether more simple (indeed at the other end of the spectrum) then shopping at Yedjélé Beach may be for you. Continue reading “Shopping At Yedjele Beach”