Cultural differences, circus by circus: Australia versus Slovakia

After many years of circus drought, I've been to the circus twice this year, in two different countries. In most ways, these circus visits were really very similar. But in others they were really quite different.Entrance to the circus in Trnava, SlovakiaThe first circus was actually a Hungarian … [Read more...]

Swimming in a cathedral in Budapest – visiting the Gellert Baths

In my post on the Heviz Baths in north-west Hungary, I hinted that there was an even more spectacular place to take a dip in Hungary - and here it is. Well, it's my personal favourite, anyway. What I'm talking about is the Gellert Baths in Budapest, an incredible complex of various thermal baths, … [Read more...]

Picture pirouette: Heviz Thermal Baths, Hungary

Heviz Thermal Baths, Hungary I'm not sure how it's happened that despite two thoroughly enjoyable trips to Hungary, I've never blogged about the country. I'm rectifying that with showing you a photo from what's probably my favourite Hungarian experience - a dip in the Heviz Thermal Baths in the … [Read more...]

Puzzling travel – Anyway headed for the WSC in Hungary in 2011?

I'm a big fan of travelling somewhere for a unique reason - Prague for a kendo tournament springs to mind. Perhaps that's why I was quite taken with an otherwise mediocre documentary that I watched in hospital last year on the night before my son was born - and was reminded of when it was recently … [Read more...]