Seminyak, Indonesia Dec 31st: NYE Mark and I did our usual morning routine of gym and pool before meeting up with Matt and Annabelle for brekky. It was an overcast morning and so well suited to our morning activity of browsing the shops along Jalan Petinget. We made a few purchases along the route before … More NYE
Seminyak, Indonesia Dec 29th: Andre day The phrase ‘just another day in paradise’ came to mind when I was thinking of what to write today. We haven’t been doing too much at all other than relaxing by the pool and enjoying the peace. Annabelle and I did Aqua Aerobics again but it was the last … More Andre day & Annabelle’s B’Day.
Seminyak, Indonesia Dec 27th: A hot afternoon in Seminyak The four of us started the morning at the gym before brekky and then heading back to the Villa for some pool time. Annabelle and I opted for the 11 am Aqua Aerobics which was only 20 minutes but lots of fun. The four of us … More Lazy days….
Seminyak, Indonesia Monday 26th December: Boxing Day We all woke rather early and headed down to the beach for our traditional Bali morning walk but where rather shocked and dismayed to see the whole beach absolutely littered with rubbish. It seems that a recent tropical weather cell pattern had swept rubbish from Java on to … More Our first full day in Bali.
Seminyak, Indonesia Dec 25th: Christmas Day: Bondi to Bali We were swapping one beach for another today. Our Christmas morning started on Bondi Beach but the day ended with us in Bali. Tom, Annabelle, Matt, Mark and myself enjoyed a morning walk along the beach before heading home for brunch. We were hoping the four … More Christmas Day.
Zürich, Switzerland Sunday 30th & Monday 31st: An overnight in Zurich on the way home. My flight from Porto didn’t arrive until after 10.30pm and so I didn’t get in to my Zurich Hotel, Hotel Marta, until 11.30 pm. It was a small and humble boutique hotel but was well located in the Old Town … More One day in Zurich
Thursday 27th October: Day trip to Braga & Guimaraes. Our trip today was out to the area of Braga and Guimaraes and we took this with our guide John from Living Tours. We had been hoping to meet some other people on this tour but, sadly, we were the only participants for this particular day.
Sunday 23rd October The rain had arrived on Saturday night but cleared enough on Sunday morning to allow us out for a walk. The sun even made an appearance but that was the last one for the day however. We finished our walk with a stop for coffee along from our apartment.
Sat 22nd October: Mark arrived. I had known for about a week that Mark was arriving today but he’d kept it a secret from most others. He had an even longer journey than I did as he arrived into Lisbon and then hired a car for the 3 hr drive up to Porto. His trip … More Guess who turned up?
Saturday 15th October: It was a gloomy start to the day but I set off at 9 am for my usual morning walk, however, this was punctuated by a stop to purchase an umbrella. I had been advised about a restaurant that offered a cheap breakfast and so thought I would give this a go. … More My 2nd full weekend.