Portugal Sintra – Portugal

Sintra – Portugal

When I mentioned to a friend in Australia that we were going to be spending a few days in Lisbon the immediate reaction was “Mate, go to Sintra”. So with a little endorsement and very little research, we clambered into a local train for the hour long ride to this iconic ancient town. History Sintra …

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Mexico Mexico living on a budget

Mexico living on a budget

We’ve been looking around the globe finding places that will fit our long term travel budget and yet still hold an attraction for us to live there for extended periods of time. Mexico has been on the radar ever since we first visited the Yucatan Peninsula in 2015  and while Playa Del Carman is one of …

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Europe Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon Portugal

Leaving behind Marrakesh and its wonderful Mint tea, we got our fist taste of Portugal. Sitting and waiting for a short 1 hour flight that for some reason took 5 hours to depart. While Marakesh was moderate with its temperature the Airpot waiting area was akin to Antarctica. Finally we arrived in darkness. So much …

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Uncategorized What if Airlines sold Paint?

What if Airlines sold Paint?

  Snooping around the net I came across this interesting article about my own industry and also Elena’s. Honestly it covers our day to day lives while at work perfectly. Buying paint from a hardware store … Customer: Hi. How much is your paint? Clerk: We have regular quality for $12 a gallon and premium …

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Africa Morocco – Marrakech

Morocco – Marrakech

When someone mentions Africa you think of poverty, despair, hunger and Bob Geldof. When you mention North Africa, you think of countries like Syria and the current conflict. But if someone said let’s go to Morocco what would you think? My initial thoughts were, here’s a country perched on the edge of the desert, I …

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Europe Visit Seville in Southern Spain

Visit Seville in Southern Spain

Leaving the cave in Granada our next stop would be the city of Seville. My darling wife decided it would be fun for me to drive and since I agreed (while in Australia) I never contemplated the difficulty of driving on the other side of the road in a foreign city. Not only that, you …

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Advice How to retire early

How to retire early

You’ve heard and read all the hype about retiring. Most of us have been educated (or mislead) into thinking that we must have a million dollars in the bank before we can consider slowing down and enjoying life, but with the rapid rising cost of living, for most of us the dream of having a …

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Uncategorized Gaudi – art, life and death in Barcelona

Gaudi – art, life and death in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudi name is most famous in relation to Sagrada Familia, he was a modernist architect that lived in Barcelona . We spent a couple days in Barcelona and our free walking tour guide Vera was so good, we signed up to her Gaudi tour and I learned a lot!! Modernist movement lasted from 1880s …

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Attractions Granada, Spain – World Heritage sight that must be seen

Granada, Spain – World Heritage sight that must be seen

When Elena mentioned that we’d be staying for a couple of nights in a cave house I didn’t know what to expect. I conjured up thoughts of animal skins, fire pits and finger paintings on the walls. Our train journey from Cordoba took us as far as Antequera before we were offloaded and waited for …

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Europe Cordoba, Spain – Cathedral and Mosque in the same building!

Cordoba, Spain – Cathedral and Mosque in the same building!

Leaving Madrid late in the afternoon it was only a short train journey to the city of Cordoba and we booked the hotel close to train station so it was easy to find. Cordoba Center is conveniently located 700m from train station and about 1.5 km from old city. It is a mid range hotel which we …

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