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””


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”

Souvenirs at The Rocks


The rusty old bicycle, cable-tied to a lamp post, at the lower end of George Street on the approach to the markets from Circular Quay belies the fact that The Rocks Markets is Australia’s preeminent tourist market and a Sydney Institution. Continue reading “Souvenirs at The Rocks”


The Former Jacob’s Barracks


The Great Northern War saw Latvia move (not that it had any choice in the matter) from occupation by Sweden to occupation by Russia in 1710 and resulted in Riga’s fortifications and barracks being severely damaged. Continue reading “The Former Jacob’s Barracks”


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”


Souvenir Shopping on the Ile des Pins


Most of the resorts on the Ile des Pins would have some form of gift-shop/ boutique selling the same sort of stuff you would find at similar resorts anywhere else in the world. One such can be found at the Hotel Kou-Bugny on Kuto Beach, a short walk from the jetty. Continue reading “Souvenir Shopping on the Ile des Pins”


Koryo Museum – Ginseng and Stamps

Koryo Museum Gift Shop

While you are visiting the Koryo Museum there are two shops, one within the museum complex and one just outside of it worthy a look. Continue reading “Koryo Museum – Ginseng and Stamps”


Tadine Market -A Blend Of Local And Chinese


While the primary attraction of Maré is, without doubt, its beautiful beaches and shoreline I was also looking forward to what was touted as a ‘local market’ in Tadine, the small port village were we landed via tender from our cruise ship. I love such markets. Continue reading “Tadine Market -A Blend Of Local And Chinese”


Jamestown Museum

Jamestown Museum

I must say this museum is quite a pleasant surprise and worthy an hour or more of your time. It is a very modern, well maintained, museum opened in 2002 to coincide with the Island’s quincentenary celebrations. Continue reading “Jamestown Museum”


Not a lot to Buy

What? ASDA on St Helena?

Shopping on St Helena

Let’s be honest. You are not going to spend six days on a ship to get to St Helena to shop. Being brutally honest, you would not come here for the purposes of shopping even if the trip was an hour long.

Ok, so what can you buy here? Continue reading “Not a lot to Buy”