Around the World with Liz Blog

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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...

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Ouarzazate is where it’s at!

At the edge of the Sahara desert, Ouarzazate is the main Berber city in the south of Morocco known for its spectacular sunsets and dramatic mountain and desert scenery. The Sahara is the reason...

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Memorable Marrakech

It’s hard not to be seduced by Marrakech. It’s a feast for the senses with the exotic smells of cooking spices, the calls to prayer heard across the rooftops, the hustle and bustle of the...