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Learning Italian

By on Sep 30, 2015 in Italy, Travel experiences | 0 comments

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We’ve been in Italy for about 6 weeks now and about 2 weeks ago we thought it was about time we started to learn the Italian language!  As Australians learning another language has not been high on our list of priories – at school Simon and I did a little French but thats about it.  I wonder if it is because Australia is so far from any other countries that we...

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Personal Safety Travelling – What to do when…

Personal Safety Travelling – What to do when…

By on Sep 9, 2015 in Life Lessons, Travel experiences, Travel Safety, Travel tips | 0 comments

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Following on from my previous post Personal Safety Travelling – Things to consider where I was talking to Natasha about personal safety while travelling. She had become quite upset that I believed we have some control over whether we enable ourselves to become victims in certain situations in life. Mostly worried that I thought “That women who dress...

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Rome for 10 months – nice!

Rome for 10 months – nice!

By on Sep 2, 2015 in House Sitting, Italy, Rome, Travel experiences | 0 comments

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After the epic European road trip through 7 countries we finally made it to our 10 month house sit in Formello just outside Rome, Italy! We are all very excited to put down a few temporary roots, learn a new language, make a few friends and get a bit of work/school under our belts!  Many of our posts over the next 10 months will be about an ex-pat families life in...

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The most annoying thing when hiring a car

The most annoying thing when hiring a car

By on Jul 24, 2015 in Car hire, Travel experiences, Travel tips | 0 comments

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Do you rent cars when you go on holiday or for business? We’ve done a bit of this in the last 12 months, especially in Europe.  We have tried at least 4 different companies and found they all had good and bad sides, which is not a surprise in itself. I’m not sure about you, but when I start to research booking a car I almost always forget that the price I see on the...

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Castles and Forts

Castles and Forts

By on Jun 28, 2015 in Australia, Family, Travel experiences, Travel planning, Travel tips, Travel with kids, Traveling Office, Work and travel | 0 comments

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So over the last few weeks we have been here we have been to and learnt about some castles and forts including Dover castle, Walmer castle and deal castle so I guess I will start with telling you about Dover castle.  Duke William of Normandy built Dover castle in November 1066 and then later in the 1180s king Henry II rebuilt the castle to what it is today a very...

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