The Forgotten Facts of Venice

Venice, the famously romantic Italian city, is renowned for the canals that wind through the city. It’s not even remotely surprising that the city is absolutely flooded with tourists, estimated to average 50,000 new visitors each day (pretty significant amount, considering the “permanent” population is only around 70,000). While these tourists flood to Venice to observe the gorgeous architecture, art and the famous canals, for me, the history of the city turned out to be the greatest attraction.

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Brisbane by Night

It may only be because I’ve lived here for so long that I feel like this, but one of the things that I am constantly thankful for in Brisbane is how safe it is to walk around at night.Β Thank god too, because this city sure is beautiful at night! This is just some snaps from a little stroll I took with my fellow Potterhead Amy a couple of weeks back.

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The Top 20 Hidden Views of Cinque Terre

I’m going to make a very big call here. Cinque Terre, in the North of Italy, is literally the most beautiful place I have ever been. And I have been some pretty beautiful places. Personally, I think Cinque Terre appealed so much to me because it combined everything I love in one place. You have the beautiful Mediterranean, mountain views, gorgeous vineyards, fishing boats, and best of all, a lot of little hidden gems, thanks to the Italians habit of putting things in random places.

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Brisbane’s Worst Vegetarian Restaurant

While I like to think I am fairly open-minded, being vegetarian is something that is definitely not for me; mostly because there are few foods I enjoy more then a big, juicy steak. Considering there are few things more Australian then steak, the family and I heading out on Australia Day to a place I imagine vegos call “hell”.

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Go Jump off a Bridge, Literally

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to jump off a bridge and plummet towards certain death, but you don’t want to actually die, or hurt yourself at all, then bungee jumping may be the hobby for you. I don’t know what possessed me to visit Whistler to do a bungee jump, but I did, and it was awesome.

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The Most Texan Hotel in Existence

If you have ever even heard of Texas, you will know two things about this mythical state in the United States of America. Firstly, that everything is bigger in Texas, and secondly, that Texans love Texas.

 

Visiting Texas, these two facts lead you to believe that everything will be oversized and over the top. And in Amarillo, we were lucky enough to stay in a hotel that more then delivered on those promises.

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I Believe I Can Fly

Imagine putting together two things from your childhood to create one awesome thing. Remember that little trampoline that oh-so-many of us had? It had a diameter of about a metre and barely gave you enough air to badly hurt yourself if you fell off. (Which I suspect was a tactical design characteristic)

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