Euro-Relfections

Hi all. Well every year… most years, I have a Eurovision post. It happened around 48 hours ago now, the 2018 Grand Final of Eurovision in Lisbon, Portugal. So here we go for this year’s thoughts, and not just this year’s but thoughts on Eurovision’s incredible 62 and a bit years of competition. 1956 saw …

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Santa’s Magical Kingdom – A Great Day out with the Kids?

Howdy folks. As Christmas draws nearer different events pop up around the place which are, how can I say, ‘thematically linked’? Santa’s Magical Kingdom is one here in Melbourne which I went to a week or so ago. It continues on for weeks yet, so you haven’t missed it! Which may or may not be …

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers at Melbourne Fringe

Hi everyone. The Melbourne Fringe Festival is on again! Friend of the Blog Rob Lloyd has another amazing one man show running this year, an adaptation of the 1955 book by Jack Finney. I thought I’d do a little post to plug his show. The setting is Santa Mira, and Rob portrays Dr Miles Bennel, …

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Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth

One of the most pleasant town’s in Sri Lanka is without a doubt Kandy. Up in the hills, it’s a great base for exploring the region and it also has plenty to see in town as well. There are plenty of great eateries and accommodation. But for Buddhists across Sri Lanka, the highlight must be …

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Around Melbourne – A Day on the Green With the B-52s

Howdy again folks. So, if you like music and you’re in Melbourne during the warmer months, ‘A Day on the Green’ may be for you. They have regular concerts out in the Yarra Valley, particularly at Rochford Wineries, which feature all manner of musical guests and there usually is an event every month or so …

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The Mighty Little Puppet Show at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival

So, are you in town – Melbourne Town – over Easter? From the 23rd of March through to the 17th of April Melbourne hosts one of the world’s best comedy festivals with acts from all over the globe. A good friend of mine and friend to the blog and podcast, Rob Lloyd has an extremely …

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A Georgian Wedding

When travelling there are lots of different events you might like to attend from festivals to Eurovision. No seriously, it’s awesome and why wouldn’t you? But I think there’s something incredibly special about attending a wedding when travelling. I’ve attended at least three (off the top of my head) when travelling, two in Germany for …

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City Rumble – Singapore versus Kuala Lumpur

Ahhhh here we are! Almost neighbours, hubs for budget travel, shopping, bright lights and more, well, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, looking on from an outsider’s perspective, seem naturally to be rivals. I wonder if people living in either city feel that way (yes, cue for comments!). I’ve been through Kuala Lumpur a couple of times, …

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Sunday Spotlight – Agadez

Hello folks. Today, a place which I can’t really talk much about with words. Agadez is a town in the middle of the desert, in the middle of the dusty, dry and poor West African country of Niger. Niger itself is one of the poorest countries in the world, the capital Niamey is a place …

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