Postcards from Yoga on the Hill, Ottawa

Even before setting foot in Halifax on the Atlantic coast of Canada, it was obvious the next six weeks travelling to Vancouver would provide many memories, and dozens of stories to share. Meeting inspiring, passionate people, learning about First Nation culture, and legends, discovering fantastic initiatives, that are bringing the culture alive for the purposes of aboriginal tourism, all left indelible …

Postcards from a Lake Zurich Cruise

The August weather didn’t seem too promising, dark, brooding clouds climbing over the surrounding hills, and descending on the Swiss city of Zurich. A perfect day to take a Lake Zurich cruise then! I’d already been given a basic grounding by Maggie, my local guide on using the tram system to get around the city. After the shortest walk possible from …

Postcards from World’s End; Cape Point, South Africa

Ok, so strictly speaking Cape Point, South Africa isn’t the world’s end, but standing at the famed point it’s easy to feel like it is. The Cape of Good Hope is one of those evocative names, that almost every traveller wants to visit. Once there, the imagination begins to kick in, witnessing the powerful ocean crash against the rugged coastline. It …

Postcards from Cape Town’s African Penguins

The seaside village of Simon’s Town, near Cape Town, South Africa has several attractions, but it’s unlikely many visitors are aware of them. Whale or shark watching usually excite any tourist, the attractive beach, craft market, and vibrant dance groups should also appeal, but the majority only come to see one thing; African penguins. It’s entirely possible that the only reason …

Postcards from Magnetic Island, Queensland

Learning the wince inducing news that wombats have cube shaped poo was just one of the fascinating gems shared at Bungalow Bay koala village, on Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia. The reason, apparently it doesn’t roll, probably useful but it seems unlikely wombats look forward to toilet breaks. The locals affectionately call the one road island “Maggie”, and it’s a short …