Visiting parents – it’s becoming a habit

When I first moved to Austria my parents considered visiting, weighing up cost with long flight time and seeing their daughter. My dad thought it would be nice to make a trip each year and do some travelling along the way, my mum preferred to make the journey only every second year.

So what was the outcome?

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Our favourite restaurant in Lignano, Italy

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Short trips – Rovinj, Croatia – when colleagues become friends

Rovinj, CroatiaFollowing last year’s successful but cosy trip to Grado for our work team event, us girls this year planned a weekend away to Rovinj, Croatia, in early May. Each year the company allocates a budget to each team for a social event, but since us three girls actually like each other, we again decided to throw some extra money in the kitty and make a weekend of it.

Like last year we weren’t alone. We took three of our marketing mascots in our growing family of team members – TMF Bear, Gartner Giraffe and a new addition – Bonnie Jovi – the beautiful white horse.

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My top three most underwhelming places – and yes, you will judge me

Even if you read my recent post on why one person’s favourite place is not always a reliable indicator of whether or not you will enjoy it, you’re probably going to judge me on this one. At least you might screw up your face a little…

Here I present to you my three most underwhelming places in the world.

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Greek Islands – looks amazing… in actual fact it was freezing!

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What was your favourite place? Terrible question, and not only because there are too many awesome places to visit

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Croatia was, and always will be one of my favourites

When you return from a long trip encompassing a variety of countries and places, one of the most common questions you hear is: “What was your favourite place?”

It’s a terrible question. Not only because I couldn’t possibly decide, but also because one person’s experience is so subjective, that it wouldn’t necessarily translate to anyone else.

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Celebrating Hottest 100 Day – my favourite Aussie tradition

Australia_Day_2Australia Day has different meanings for different people. For indigenous Australians it has always been steeped in unpleasantness, but that’s not what I’m here to discuss. I’m here to tell you that Australia Day for me was never about the arrival or subsequent invasion of the British. For me, Australia Day has, at least from when I was a teenager, been about the Hottest 100.

Because I’m a simple little thing.

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Business Class – the best 6:25 of my flying life

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Business class… it’s a magical place that we all dream of, but rarely get to experience. When I arrived in Australia on my last trip, I excitedly checked my frequent flier miles, knowing that I would (hopefully) have enough to upgrade one of my flights home.

I was 625 miles short.

Disappointed doesn’t even describe it.

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