Victoria and Albert museum

Visiting London for a few days to see family, I made time to go see the fantastic Victoria and Albert Museum. I had visited it a few times before, but always with limited time to go see some special exhibition. Now I wanted to see the permanent collections of global and historical design, arts and…

RTW last few days in Kyoto

During my last few days I was mainly arranging my Chinese visa in Osaka or worrying about it. It required a lot of printed, signed and/or scanned papers, two visits to Osaka, and e-mails with the tour agent at CMA CGM. I will write more about this in a post later, but a spoiler for now:…

RTW Adelaide – part 2

In the end, I spent well over a week in Adelaide, in three separate time slots. First, I was there a few days right after I arrived from Coober Pedy and before I headed to Kangaroo Island. Another two days was spent in Adelaide before I headed to Coffs Harbor, and finally, three more days…

RTW The Dressmaker costume exhibition

When I was in Brisbane and saw the genius costume designer Marion Boyce at a Q&A session after the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries costume exhibition a question from the audience made me realize that the same genius had designed the fabulous dresses in the Kate Winslet movie The Dressmaker. So when I saw that the…

RTW a day with Miss Fisher and Marion Boyce

If you have never watched the amazingly funny and sexy show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, do yourself a favor and go watch it now. I will wait. You’re back? Excellent. So, as you now know, the show is about the Honorable Miss Fisher, a sassy outspoken lady detective living in 1920s Melbourne, and her wonderful…

RTW Los Angeles

My verdict on Los Angeles is a resounding “meh”. To be fair, I was there for two full days only, arriving late on one evening and departing noon-ish the fourth day. Not much you can get to in that time, but I realized there was not much I wanted to see. My travel fatigue does have…

RTW beach and culture in Savannah

For my third day in Savannah, I wanted something different. A beach! Tybee Island, to be precise, which is 18 miles from Savannah. Happily there was a shuttle from the nearby visitors’ center in Savannah, which cost 5 dollars each way. It wasn’t even full, as there were only three or four other ladies in…

RTW re-orienting in Charleston

So I arrived in hot and humid Charleston, South Carolina. My hostel was nearby the historical center, so I could just walk around and relax. I only stayed in Charleston for a day and a half, booking my next two destinations, Savannah and New Orleans. I was sad to have left my friends behind on…

RTW Akureyri, Iceland

If you to view the photos at your speed, head to Flick. Akureyri is another happily situated town in Iceland, tucked away at the lower end of a fabulous fjord, like Seydisfjordur. I arrived in Akureyri around 1 pm on a bus from Seydisfjordur. As the weather was glorious, I took a long happy walk around town and…