Category Archives: Tasmania and Yarra Valley, Australia

RTW, LA: Deja vu with a view — the backstory

They say you can’t go home again, but you can certainly try. And have fun doing it. My desire to live in Los Angeles  began when I was in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. This was almost a quarter … Continue reading

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It’s a paw world after all…

The amazing dogs (but then, all dogs are amazing) I met along the way on my RTW trip.

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RTW: Baaack in the USA; I’m baaack in the … oh, sorry, Bruce

Happy to report no glitches with my round-the-world tickets. Except for one flight that I found out was delayed even before I got my tickets, no problems at all. Actually, there was one small thing that had nothing to do … Continue reading

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Oceans 57: Destination: San Diego, USA

My whirlwind tour of four continents was over. After just under a month, it was time to head back to North America. Next stop: San Diego, by way of L.A. Bracing for another 12+ hour flight from Melbourne to L.A., … Continue reading

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RTW: Melbourne, Australia: A little drop of French wine country

I’ve lived in Melbourne, and it’s your average city. Has a metro area of 4 million, with lots of ethnic neighborhoods, great food, and fairly decent public transportation. Four definite seasons, but winter’s not so bad. I was there the … Continue reading

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Hobart, Tasmania: For all you Curb Your Enthusiasm fans

Couldn’t help but think of Larry David ordering the Fish Frenzy on Curb Your Enthusiasm, when I saw this in Hobart: Ya know what, Lar, ya smartypants — as Susie Essman’s character might say — except she wouldn’t put it … Continue reading

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Geeveston, Tasmania: Naturally high

An approach to a bridge …That extends high above this river: Shades of Alaska; but the part of Alaska I’ve seen — the area around Ketchikan — didn’t have a giant eucalyptus forest. This is the Tahune AirWalk, about an … Continue reading

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