Sunday in Bogotá

We had seen the enthusiasm of Bogotá’s cyclists the day before but we noticed Sunday was every bit as busy as we walked around Usaquen. We had enjoyed brunch with Laura’s family at a lovely restaurant. I had been surprised to see ‘Australian breakfast’ on the menu. And yes it included the inevitable smashed avocado…

Bogotá beginnings

Apart from ticking off the Galápagos Islands and Chilean Patagonia from our travel list the main reason we had come to South America was to catch up with our son Lee and his girlfriend Laura in her home city of Bogotá in Colombia. We arrived after dark and were met by Lee and Laura. From…

Historic Toledo

After three days in Salamanca we were bound for Toledo. The first part of the journey was fast. The AVE train sometimes reaching nearly 300 kms/hour. We flashed by the countryside, most of which was pretty dry looking. Occasionally we passed some awesome looking old towns. This one is Avíla. In Madrid we changed from…

Melbourne – White Night 5 – 2017

This was Melbourne’s fifth White Night but it was our third time. While White Night technically starts at 7pm from past experience we knew it was pretty pointless looking around until after it was actually dark which in summer is nearly 9pm. So we joined a few friends in eating dinner at the Shark Fin Inn,…