Around the World with Liz Blog

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The Middle Rhine Valley

Admired by painters and poets alike for its charming river landscapes, the Middle Rhine Valley was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Our journey between Cologne and the start of the Middle...

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Oh, Cologne

Cologne, or Köln as it is known in Germany, was founded in the 1st century AD as a colony of the Romans, and there are still some vestiges of their presence remaining today. Situated...

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Amsterdam – take two

We always vowed to come back. An unexpected and forced layover in 2010 gave us a tantalising taste of the city, so when the opportunity presented itself to return, we grabbed it with both...

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Coffs Harbour NSW – Part 1

Coffs Harbour is a lovely coastal city in the mid-north of NSW, about 540 km (340 mi) north of Sydney. It offers plenty to see and do in the area, and as we like to take an Australian-based holiday...

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Stopover – Amsterdam

It wasn’t meant to be a stopover. We were expecting to simply change planes in Amsterdam on our way from Madrid to the planned stopover in Kuala Lumpur, before flying home to Melbourne. However...