In a past life The Gulflander traveled between the goldfields at Croydon and the port at Normanton, but now it’s a scenic train taking tourists through the glorious landscape of Queensland’s Gulf Savannah.
A Few of my Favourite Stories
He came to my aid when I was questioned by Turkish guards. Then he spent the day showing me around his home town. He was one of those people that make travelling so wonderful. Yet I can’t remember his name.
In any other city it would be just a bridge. But the bridge in Mitrovica is symbolic of the divide between Serbs and ethnic-Albanians that exists in this city in Northern Kosovo. The river acts as an unofficial border between the two worlds.
The Patriarchate of Peć is a beautiful Serbian Orthodox monument. It’s also a monument in danger. The church sits within the territory of Kosovo and is protected by high stone walls, wire fences and a gun-toting guard.
Nine times out of ten, when someone presents you an offer you can’t refuse, it is easily turned down. But then the tenth time, it’s an invite to the World Testicle Cooking Championship in Serbia. How do you say no to that?
Europe has a fabulous cafe culture. Just think of Paris where sitting at small table, sipping an espresso and watching the world go by is a thing! I love discovering great cafes when I travel. Here are some of my favourite finds.