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WELCOME TO MY TRAVEL AND FOODIE BLOG .. 2022 update

Hello from Australia

I began this blog during the pandemic early in 2021, sharing stories and my photos from my travels in recent years, mainly in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore, as well as stories/photos from my youthful travels in Europe and Asia in the 1970’s.

I’ve been travelling for over 50 years – hauling a backpack and tent in my late teens and 20’s, youth hostel and pensione stays around Europe, public transport in places like Afganistan and India, through to a taste of high end luxury hotels and travel experiences.

Most of my trips have been self planned. I developed an aversion to organised bus tours and big ship cruises very early on, and prefer to organise and book my trips rather than using agents.

The Covid pandemic proved this was a good move as I got all my money back without any troubles on a planned 2020 third trip to Japan … a trip I hope to finally take later this year.

Australia and Japan are my great travel passions – I’ve been exploring all States and Territories of my home country Australia, especially the outback regions, throughout most of my adult life. Western Australia, where I live, and Tasmania, where I grew up, are the Australian States I know best about. Japan has been a late life discovery, visiting first just over 20 years ago, with my last trip in 2019.

During my travels, I’ve experienced some delicious food, and I’m sharing some of those delights along with my travel tips with you on this blog.

On my BLOG, you will find categories where you can more directly access the stories that interest you. Links are also at the bottom of this page, along with my latest posts.

I really welcomed your feedback. It’s great to receive comments and `likes’ that let me know people out there are reading my blog. I especially love welcoming Followers and reading other people’s blogs. Such inspiring and talented blog writers and photographers out there!

I’m travelling on with optimism that I can finally take flight again later this year!

NOTE: More of my general photographs can be found on my Instagram at:

https://www.instagram.com/aussieboomer1/

One of my neighbours at home!


Latest Posts – Category access on my Blog page

A LITTLE TRIP – A LITTLE STORY

With the coal industry on the wane, a heap of Government money is going into developing and promoting attractions to put Collie on the tourist map.

It’s not a hard sell. Collie – once known as Western Australia’s dirty coal town – is morphing into a very attractive place with a lot of attractions for visitors, including national parks, attractive waterways forests. And it has the Wellington Dam, now a canvas for one of Australia’s most famous new mega murals.

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PARIS – WITH MUM

It was all a mystery to me. I saw nothing. They saw plenty. A streaker had emerged from a bush in front of them, his undies down by his ankles. Afterwards, I queried whether Mum really thought he could actually catch up with three of us, if his ankles were harnessed together by his undies.

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BERT – THE KOMBI VAN – Part 2

Did Bert rust quietly away in idylic Greece, or did some enthusiast buy him from the Government yard and restore him to VW glory? There’s so many old VW’s still on the road. I’d like to think Bert amongst them – treasured and loved. Maybe even made it to Australia! But missing a green knob, still cherished by me.

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FIND ALL MY STORIES TO DATE UNDER THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OR ON MY BLOG PAGE.

ENJOY! 😎