Day Trip to Beechworth and Woolshed Falls

Woolshed Falls A few weeks ago, when we were not in lockdown, we visited Beechworth to catch up for lunch with friends. When we lived in Wodonga a few years ago Greg worked at the brewery in Beechworth. It was a frequent place we visited when he wasn't working. Im gluten free but to have … Continue reading Day Trip to Beechworth and Woolshed Falls

Day Trip to Morgans Lookout – Near Walla Walla NSW

Couple of days ago we decided to take a drive to Walla Walla New South Wales. It was a cold day so driving seemed the logical thing to do. On our way we stopped of at Gerogery a small town about 22 minutes from Albury. We had met the couple who run the Post Office … Continue reading Day Trip to Morgans Lookout – Near Walla Walla NSW

Sandy Creek Bridge and Country High Trail Victoria Australia

A few days ago we went for a drive around the Hume Weir. The sun was shinning so we thought a drive then a bbq. The current levels of the dam is at 73.5 % as at today the 25/7/2021. From our backyard here in Albury we can see on a clear day the bountiful … Continue reading Sandy Creek Bridge and Country High Trail Victoria Australia

Day Trip to Corryong via Tallangatta the town that was moved!

The other weekend - my friend and myself and the dogs went for a drive to Corryong a town in Victoria. Of course this was before the current lockdowns experiencing in Victoria, Australia. On the way we stopped at a site where a town used to be. The town was called Tallangatta and it was … Continue reading Day Trip to Corryong via Tallangatta the town that was moved!

Day Trip to Yackandandah Victoria Australia

Yesterday we went for a drive to Yackandandah. A very beautiful town in the North West of Victoria, Australia. The town is situated between Wodonga and Beechworth. The whole commercial part of the town has been classified by the National Trust and features many well preserved buildings which date back to the mid to late … Continue reading Day Trip to Yackandandah Victoria Australia

Mokoan Rest Stop Art works (Victoria Australia)

Mokoan Rest Stop is very familiar to me. Its a great place to stop and stretch the legs, toilet stop and walk the dogs. Its roughly 1 hour 15 mins or 120 km from Albury heading to Melbourne or Shepparton. These stops are Northbound and Southbound on the Hume Freeway. The Hume Freeway takes you … Continue reading Mokoan Rest Stop Art works (Victoria Australia)

Glenrowan, Victoria – The Last stand of The Kelly Gang

Last week I watched the movie Ned Kelly with Heath Ledger. It was filmed in 2003. One of several made. Of course being an Australian I think I like this one the best. Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones also played Ned Kelly but to me that was definitely a bad choice. Anyway it got … Continue reading Glenrowan, Victoria – The Last stand of The Kelly Gang

Nagambie Victoria – Australia

As there is no overseas travel out of Australia at the moment I thought I would share some wonderful places here in Australia. Perhaps once travel is allowed you may want to visit these spots. I have also neglected the blog lately due to moving, Christmas and New Year. Its been hectic. Life is now … Continue reading Nagambie Victoria – Australia

Heidelberg Castle – Does Lightning really strike twice?

Four years ago the 3 sisters were on a Rhine cruise with APT and one of our tours was a visit to the Heidelberg Castle in Germany. Our ship was moored at Mainz and we took a bus to this magnificent place. Heidelberg Castle is one of Germany's most visited tourist spots. The castle is … Continue reading Heidelberg Castle – Does Lightning really strike twice?

The beginning of 3 Sisters Abroad – 4 year Anniversary of blogging!

 So many memories are popping up on my facebook of 4 years when my sisters Paula and Muriel and myself travelled to Zurich via Singapore to embark on a journey of a lifetime. Our 12 hour flight from Singapore was full of chatting, eating, drinking and napping.  This trip all started the year before when … Continue reading The beginning of 3 Sisters Abroad – 4 year Anniversary of blogging!

Point Nepean & Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula Victoria

As there is no travel at the moment I thought I might share a little bit of where I live.  I happen to live in what is known as one of the main holiday destinations in Victoria.  The Mornington Peninsula.  Its about an hour a way from Melbourne by car or you can catch the … Continue reading Point Nepean & Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula Victoria

Our last 2 days in Madrid – And a touch of Flamenco!

Our second day in Madrid and we woke up to pouring rain. After breakfast we would be boarding the coach to do a scenic drive around Madrid.  Unfortunately we couldn't see much as the rain pelted down.  I tried to take photos but it was mostly rain on the coach window. Sorry the picture is … Continue reading Our last 2 days in Madrid – And a touch of Flamenco!

Stunning Toledo Spain

Arriving into Toledo we were taken around the most scenic views I have seen, winding around  tight roads eventually  pulling in to a parking area where we literally jumped  off the coach to take in the views. The ancient city of Toledo stands on a hill above the Castilla-La-Mancha plains of central Spain. There is … Continue reading Stunning Toledo Spain

Córdoba Spain

Arriving into Córdoba we  were advised it would be sightseeing first then taken to our hotel.  The following day we would be leaving around 8.30 am so no chance of seeing anything then. Our tour guide advised us  there would be a lot of walking and as it had been a long day a couple … Continue reading Córdoba Spain

A Taste of Granada and Alfarnatejo Spain

We arrived in Granada at our hotel with just enough time to change clothes and then head back out to dinner.  It would be a fun night of laughter, good food, lots of wine and beer and music.  Our entertainment would be a group of Tuna Musicians.  No not fish 🙂  The restaurant was the El … Continue reading A Taste of Granada and Alfarnatejo Spain

Ronda Spain – a town on the edge!

The streets of Ronda are narrow and tight so our coach dropped us off at the local bus station.   It wasn't far just a 10 minute walk.   Some of our group went shopping, Sarah,  Peter, Muriel and I found a small restaurant to have some lunch.  My stomach was playing up so I … Continue reading Ronda Spain – a town on the edge!

2 Days in Seville Spain – Part 1

    As we were arriving in Seville our guide advised us that due to Easter Celebrations our itinerary would be changed.  She also advised that our bus would have 20 minutes to stop to allow us to alight from the bus and have our suitcases taken into the Hotel Colon Grand Melia.  As it … Continue reading 2 Days in Seville Spain – Part 1

Day Trip to Queenscliff

On the 27/2/20 a  group of ladies from the Southern Peninsula VIEW Group took the ferry from Sorento to Queenscliff for the day.  Our weather has been so crazy and only a few days earlier we had been experiencing normal February temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius. The top temperature for today was only going to … Continue reading Day Trip to Queenscliff

Its Rare Disease Day 29th February

On the 28th February  every year marks Rare Disease Day.  This year its on the 29th February - Leap Year.  I have two - Tuberous Sclerosis and Lymphangiomiomatosis.   When I was young around 6 I had some suspicious lumps removed from my face.  I remember having them and then not having them.  I know … Continue reading Its Rare Disease Day 29th February

Adeus Portugal Hola Spain

It had been a wonderful couple of weeks sailing down the Douro River with Scenic then a few days exploring Portugal.  Today we would be having breakfast in Portugal and lunch and Dinner in Spain.  We fell in love with Portugal so with heavy hearts we say Adeus Portugal.  You have been very kind to … Continue reading Adeus Portugal Hola Spain

Herdade do Esporao – Winery

    Today we were off to Herdade do Esporao a beautiful winery  in the Alentejo.  It was going to be an amazing day of learning, laughing, eating and drinking. A little bit of history - The winery was first established back in 1267.  We were told that no wine was produced until the 1990's.  They … Continue reading Herdade do Esporao – Winery

Capela Dos Ossos – Chapel of Bones Evora Portugal

Remember we were going to have an early cuppa on our deck?  Waking up to pouring rain put that on hold. We wandered down to the restaurant for an early breakfast.  I asked if there was anything gluten free.  I couldn't believe my eyes what they brought to my table.  Yummy gluten free croissant, Pasteis … Continue reading Capela Dos Ossos – Chapel of Bones Evora Portugal

Evora Portugal

Our hotel in Evora the M'ar de Ar Aqueduto overlooked the Agua de Prata Aqueduct, a luxury hotel in a converted 16th Century Chapel. The Aqua de Prata built back in the 16th century  provided clean drinking water to Evora by connecting the city to the nearest constant flowing river, 9km to the north. The … Continue reading Evora Portugal

Nazare Portugal, a seaside town.

Our next stop would be for lunch.  A beautiful seaside town Nazare Portugal.  It was cold and the rain was threatening so we went looking for somewhere to eat.  We noticed our guide head into a restaurant and decided we would eat there also.  Of course due to my fish allergy had to make sure … Continue reading Nazare Portugal, a seaside town.

On Route to Lisbon via the Medieval City of Coimbra

Sunday arrived and our last breakfast aboard the Scenic Azure.  We said our goodbyes to the staff and our friends who wouldn't be joining us on the land tour.  A few tears were shed. We boarded our bus and were introduced to our guide Yolanda.  There were 20 of us so we could spread out … Continue reading On Route to Lisbon via the Medieval City of Coimbra

Filigree demonstration and workshop

Our last full day in Porto would be visiting Gondomar and a workshop and museum of Filigree.  So, what is Filigree? "Filigree is intricate metalwork.  Usually with very fine strands of gold or silver or both that is twisted then applied to a frame of various shapes, filling them with a delicate tracery. The foundry … Continue reading Filigree demonstration and workshop

Cork, Port Wine, Chocolate & Classical Music along the Douro River

The cruise was nearly over.  We would be spending a whole day sailing back to Porto on the Douro River. We have been on other European cruises along the Rhine, Seine and Rhone and there was never  a day where we just sailed. So what to do on a sail day?   We could have … Continue reading Cork, Port Wine, Chocolate & Classical Music along the Douro River

Quinta da Roeda – Douro Valley – Portugal

After an amazing visit to Provesende we headed back to the  Scenic Azure. Lunch was served as our ship sailed to   Pinhão  for our  visit  to the Quinta da Roeda where the world famous Croft Port is made.           On offer at the vineyard were two experiences.  One was to … Continue reading Quinta da Roeda – Douro Valley – Portugal

Provesende – Portugal – A Treasure above the clouds

    As our coach climbed the hills of the Douro Valley, through the fog and the clouds, I had no idea of the steep drop at the edge of the road. Im not very good at heights so the fog was a blessing in disguise. Even when we arrived there was still a swirling … Continue reading Provesende – Portugal – A Treasure above the clouds

Castelo Rodrigo – The Secret Historic Village on the hill

    Our visit this morning would be to Castelo Rodrigo.  This was a surprise as we were to have visited the Coa Valley. Apparently the dock for the Coa Valley was closed. Castelo Rodrigo is one of the  historical hill top villages in Portugal.  I hadn't heard of this place at all.  Once I … Continue reading Castelo Rodrigo – The Secret Historic Village on the hill

Barca D’Alva and a wee bit of Lemon juice and a ton of whiskey!

The afternoon after our jumper shopping expedition in Regua we set sail for  the town of Barca D'Alva.  The following day we would be heading to Salamanca.  Some of us went to the  top deck to see the 3 bridges in all their glory.  The sun was shinning.  Yet the wind chill factor must have … Continue reading Barca D’Alva and a wee bit of Lemon juice and a ton of whiskey!

Peso da Régua and our quest to buy a jumper

A couple of days before we had berthed at  Peso da Regua around 6pm so those that wanted could  visi the Douro Museum. Muriel and I had decided not to visit.  It had been touch and go whether we would get their in time for the tour.  Also it was freezing and staying on the … Continue reading Peso da Régua and our quest to buy a jumper

St John of Tarouca and the fortified Ucanha Bridge and the Little Dog that could!

The construction of St John of Tarouca began in the year of 1154.  It was the first Cistercian male monastery built in Portuguese territory. Monasteries were always built by rivers so they could be self sufficient. In 1834 there was an extinction decree of religious orders, meaning no more monasteries.  The church was converted into … Continue reading St John of Tarouca and the fortified Ucanha Bridge and the Little Dog that could!

Guimarães City Portugal

Today we would be visiting Guimaraes Portugal.  Before we left Australia we were given a choice of two places to visit.  One was Guimaraes Portugal or Quinta da Aveledao. Muriel and I decided on Guimaraes City. We woke up to a wet and very cold day.  My biggest worry was those cobble stones, they can … Continue reading Guimarães City Portugal

Azulejos of Portugal – our attempt at traditional tile painting

  After lunch and a bit of a rest in our room we went up to the lounge to catch up with our fellow travelers. As we were going through the reception our Cruise Director Phillipie with his beaming smile and shinning eyes asked us if we were going to do the Tile Painting.   … Continue reading Azulejos of Portugal – our attempt at traditional tile painting