Many of the world’s most iconic landmarks have been featured so often in movies, magazines and postcards that it’s easy to think you know exactly what they look like. Case in point, the Sydney Opera House. We were absolutely convinced that the distinctive roof with multiple “sails” was made of snow white smooth concrete. Not so.
There is very little that the beachside, cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, Australia has in common with the landlocked, rural American state of Montana. Nevertheless, there’s something these two disparate places share that was somewhat surprising, as well as marvelous. Late afternoon we walked through
The majority of Macau’s visitors either come by way of bus from China’s mainland or an hour-long ferry ride from Hong Kong.
Thousands of these day trippers and overnight tourists rarely venture past Macau's slot machines and blackjack tables. Others spend most of their time (and money) perusing the endless jewelry stores that feature exquisite jade and diamond baubles. However, there's far more to
Circular Quay is a chaotic, swirling hub of activity, color and sound. Visitors to this U-shaped arena encounter various buskers vying for attention and coins. It's as if the radio channel changes every 150 feet with different music from a country western crooner to a bagpiper to an Aboriginal digeridoo player. And their tunes...