A good article in the Traveller section in Fairfax today http://www.traveller.com.au/should-we-trust-tripadvisor-reviews-gmp4ar on using Tripadviser. I use Tripadviser all the time and find it pretty accurate if you ignore the top and bottom 10% of review.
They read my mind. An article on Romania on Fairfax Traveller column: http://www.traveller.com.au/transylvania-romania-lonely-planets-top-region-to-visit-in-the-world-in-2016-gl2xhu
Very sad news about the Paris terror attacks. Paris is a place I do like and have met many friendly people there, contrary to what most people might say. Starting with a greeting and saying ‘Je suis Australien’ will get you places with a smile. Our sincerest condolences to the families of those killed and
Fellow student at Latrobe, Pinky Hui has a new travel and photography blog up on the interwebs. Its at www.letsfreefall.wordpress.com . Give it a look.
An article I just noticed, listing the 13 most dangerous airlines: www.escapehere.com/trending-travel/the-worlds-13-most-dangerous-airlines Most are in places a long way away but disturbingly, three are in Indonesia.
Had a bit of trouble getting accommodation in Avignon for the Tour de Europe driving tour. The problem being that the month of July is Theatre Festival Month in the ‘City of Popes’. We did finally get something close to the old town for the two nights we’re there.
Host of this years Tour de Europe driving tour, Mike Brady is in concert in November. Venue is the Celtic Club and the date is Friday November 20th. It will feature his Irish band Greenspot (his favourite Irish whiskey) along with special guests including, from Co.Sligo, Ireland, Mairead Hurley and her band playing traditional Irish
Congratulations to Mike Brady, host of the 2016 Tour de Europe for a fantastic performance singing ‘Up there Cazaly’ at the AFL Grand Final. It was a new arrangement that Mike sang and to complete the family theme, his brother Doug was the Sound Director. Too bad that Channel 7 missed the start of the