Versailles: rich and dazzling glimpses

Splendor, magnificence, extravagance, unique design and artistry, these are the words that come to mind when you visit the National Gallery of Australia’s current exhibition Versailles:  Treasures from the Palace now in Canberra.  This wonderfully curated exhibition invites us to glimpse the art de vivre that has vanished in the mists of time.  A rare opportunity to be seized...
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A stone with a gift

Ireland is home to many wonders, and if you happen to be in the south and especially visiting Cork (highly recommended), then a trip to Blarney Castle is a must-do. Famous for the Blarney stone that is said to give ‘The Gift of Eloquence’ to all who kisses it, Blarney Castle is the major draw card....
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A Jewel in the Cornish Crown

Where the Cornish coast meets the rolling Bodmin Moor, you will find the small village of Polperro nestled in a charming little harbour at the mouth of the River Pol.  Here lies a true gem. If arriving by car you will need to leave it at the main car park at the top of the village, but...
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Loving Iceland – Jokulsarlon Lagoon experience

There are many things to love about Iceland and if icebergs and tumbling glaciers ‘float your boat’, then head for the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in south-east Iceland and be prepared to be amazed. Located 379 kilometers east of Reykjavik you can do a long day trip or choose a more leisurely overnight stay in nearby Skaftafell.  ...
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What’s in the bag

The star in the transit sky, is the tote bag – it’s the companion to share your journey and service your needs. It holds all your must-haves. Size matters. It should be roomy enough for your tablet, cosmetics and other personal items Light-weight with handles or a strap to wear over the shoulder and be...
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