First Day in Porto for the sisters

3 flights and many hours later  we arrived safely in Porto.  Our flights from Australia were ok.  I think I actually slept a bit.  Which is not the normal for me. I flew from Melbourne to Singapore and Muriel from Perth to Singapore.  We then flew from Singapore to Frankfurt.  We had a couple of …

Tips on traveling with a chronic illness

    In less than 2 weeks Muriel and I will be heading to Europe.  To be more specific Portugal and Spain.  Paula will be home recuperating from a knee replacement. As most of our readers know that I have many chronic illness'.  So  travel takes a bit more effort and forward planning.  I just …

6 Month Update on my Knee Injury

So its been 6 months since I initially injured my knee on the flight home from Paris.  6 months!  Where has the time gone? I am now going to physio twice a week.  Each time I go I am put through my paces.  30-45 mins of intense workout. Waiting on referral to do some physiotherapy …

Dubai – Nice

Finally we boarded our flight from Dubai to Emirates.  Our seats were down the back of the plane.  Even before our flight left, people were moving seats, as the flight was not fully booked.  We thought that was strange as here in Australia they like you to sit in your booked seat until the plane …

Dubai Airport

Our first stop was Dubai.  We arrived there about 2.30 am.  We thought we had found our gate to catch the flight to Nice. However, discovered that in Dubai they do things just a little bit different. As we walked trying to find a cafe etc we discovered we had to go through a customs, …

In flight vegetarian meals!

We left Perth on time and Muriel and I got settled in and began watching the huge amount of movies that were on offer with Emirates. I had ordered vegetarian meals for my flight as they were not able to offer fish free meals.  My first meal came and all I can say it was …

The start of the holiday

I was flying to Perth for a few days before heading to France with my sister Muriel.  It was so we could have a catch up with Paula who unfortunately was not going to be coming with us. I was driven to the airport bus and encountered my first little issue.  It was cold while …

15 days till France

This time last year the 3 sisters were in Europe.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have even thought that I would be going back. In 15 days Muriel and I will be boarding a flight from Perth to begin our journey. I am flying to Perth on the Saturday before to spend a …

Whats in the suitcase?

    Hello everyone, hope your well today.  It's a bit warm here in Australia, we are expecting 41 deg cel today, so I am already under the air-conditioner . Turned it on at 8am! I forgot to mention that I also had in my backpack a hooded raincoat, that I had folded neatly at …

Packing my back pack!

Packing my back pack was so much harder than the suitcase.  I had my passport and travel papers in the nice wallet the Tour Company sent.  A small clear zip lock bag with my moisturizer and lip balm, and I also had some face wipes. My phone and its charger.,  travel plug, the charger for …