Three new attractions!

Posted on 20th Jan 2013 by ian under Attractions | No Comments »

Yep, there are three new tourist attractions around the world that I won’t be going to… Firstly, the world’s largest water park, Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi.  That’s an artist’s impression on the right.  What is it with oil-rich Arabs wanting to get water into the desert? That looks like a lot of fun (there are 43 rides with cameras inside the tunnels to capture the terror on riders’ faces) …read more


Facilities and Value!

Posted on 8th Jan 2013 by ian under Disabled Access, Travel Tales | No Comments » Arkaba Hotel Adelaide

Thanks to Chez for this review of accommodation in Adelaide… +++ We stayed at The Arkaba Hotel on the corner of Glen Osmond & Fullarton Rds (abuts the South Parklands, 10km from the airport and about a 3km walk to Rundle Mall and the city centre). It is on the main road travelling in from Melbourne. It has plenty of parking, including designated disabled parks plus the use of undercover parks …read more


Postcard from Sydney

Posted on 5th Jan 2013 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

Weather wonderful, glad we were there. Sydney. Used to be home.  Still felt like it on the recent visit. And what a great city to visit.  We had six days in town, revisiting old haunts and catching up with friends and family from Boxing Day to New Year’s Day. Darling Harbour.  Lunch in Chinatown.  Lunch at the Newport Arms (photo).  Lunches with friends.  Dinners out.  Shopping in the CBD.  The …read more


Happy New Year!

Posted on 1st Jan 2013 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

In Sydney for the fireworks… spectacular as always. The theme for the celebration was ‘embrace’… may you embrace your loved ones, careers and all 2013 has to offer! For those who have triskaidekaphobia, that totally rational fear of the number 13, perhaps you can embrace the new, improved Mayan calendar, go Chinese and enjoy the Year of the Snake or decide that your report card for last year was a …read more