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Mountains to Hike: Ireland’s Croagh Patrick

Looking for mountains to hike in Ireland? Why not try Croagh Patrick. Croagh Patrick, a sacred mountain to hike near the town of Westport in County Mayo, Ireland doesn’t look like a difficult peak to climb from a distance. Even when you start up, it looks like it’ll be a snap. But appearances can be […]

Get Around Australian Wineries on Two Wheels

Get around Australian wineries on two wheels If you fancy yourself a wine connoisseur, then you’ll already be familiar with all the delights to discover on a wine tour. With the perfect temperate climate, Australia is the world’s 4th largest producer of wine and is known for its delectable drops of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and […]

Monkey Business at Victoria Falls

A few years ago I cycled two sections of the Tour d’Afrique – from Iringa, Tanzania to Victoria Falls in Zambia. On my last morning,  my daughter and I went to the Zambezi Sun Hotel to enjoy the breakfast buffet (we’d earned it – cycling 500kms in 3 days) and to fit in a quick […]

Leftover Foreign Currency – What can you do with it?

If you’re a traveler chances are you have a bag at home of leftover coins and bills from foreign countries – many of which you’ll never set foot in again. I counted my money this morning and this is what I have. ***using the xe currency converter website*** 150 Kenyan shillings = $Cdn 1.82 80 […]

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Food Recipes and Restaurants

A Visit to Baumwollspinnerei AKA the Leipzig Cotton Mill

Dinner at Spinnerei is what I see listed on my itinerary for the second night of a conference I’m attending in Leipzig, Germany. Beforehand, life is a little out of control, so I don’t even spend one minute checking it out on Google. That’s just as well so I have no preconceived expectations. Spinnerei isn’t a restaurant […]