In March 2022, the Sydney Harbour Bridge turned 90. To celebrate, they lit up the bridge including displays on the pylons. Here are some facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge It’s 1149 metres long (including the approaches) and is 49 metres wide. It took 6 years to build and it takes a quarter of a million litres of paint to cover it. 16 people died during the construction of the bridge. 14,000 were employed to help build it. There’s about 6 million rivets that hold it together. Yep, you can climb it.
Sun – check. Blue water – check. Amazing location – check. I think I’ve found the most incredible place on Earth. This is Amilla, a modern and architecturally designed island resort, plonked on one of the thousands of sandy islands in the Maldives. This is the sister resort to Finolhu where we spent our first couple of nights in the Maldives. Our room is spectacular. It’s the only word for it. Or maybe huge. The view makes it! This is the location for Rebecca’s 40th birthday celebration – which started with watching the sun come up over the water. Then […]
I’ve always loved beach holidays – the sun, sand and afternoon naps. And the Maldives have always been one of those places where you think “wouldn’t that be nice” bug would probably never happen. I had set the expectation pretty high. Tahiti, where we visited about ten years ago, have since been my favourite holiday destination of all time. I think I’ve got a new number one. The place is amazing. Our first stop is Finolhu. We flew in on a seaplane, flying over countless islands and resorts below. The resort / attol is picture perfect, the view from our over-water bungalow […]
Before I travelled here, I didn’t actually know a great deal about Sri Lanka. But what a surprise it has been. Our trip here is sadly drawing to a close after 12 says. The last full day started early with another big climb. The prior day it was to the top of Sigiriya, one of the famous sights of the country. However just nearby is the shorter peak of Pidurangala Rock. This rock gives you the postcard view of Sigiriya, which you see in many of the travel guides. Again, it’s recommended to do the climb early in the morning to […]
Being surrounded by water, Sri Lanka has expanses of amazing coastline, ranging from surfing breaks with golden sand to wild and rugged stretches. The Wild Coast is where the jungle meets the Indian Ocean. It’s here that you will find Yala National Park, known for its leopards. We woke up early this morning for our safari drive into Yala, first taking in a remarkable sunrise over the ocean. It was then on to Yala, just a short drive from where we are staying. There was an interesting array of birdlife – from storks and peacocks, to eagles and little colourful […]