Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Selections: Passport Stamps Part One

Here we are again, another week down, another excuse for random photo posting thanks to Kim at

This week my inspiration comes from Wanderlust (button to the right) who posted her photos from her last trip to Australia.  This is the second time her Australia photos have left me ashamed at what little of my country I have seen. 

So rather than get depressed about my lack of red dust kms, I thought I'd share my photos from my adventures in passport stamp collecting. Better call this Part One. Though my trip was short, I have lots of photos to share.

London.  My first overseas destination. I was shocked at my lack of culture shock.  It was just like Melbourne, but older, and a lot more expensive.  But I loved it.....

Belgium. I ate awesome chocolate, and took home three bottles of strange beer, including chocolate flavoured. I also bought home a big bag of cocoa. That was 5 years ago, and I still have some left. I use it to make my Ned Flanders style hot chocolates.

Ahhh, Paris. I climbed the Eiffel, saw the Mona Lisa, ate snails and bought my dad a really old french architecture book from a back alley book exchange. Best of all, I got completely lost and used my Year 8 level French to get directions home.

Somewhere on the Rhine in Germany.  Not only did I stay in this castle, I slept on the very top floor of the tower.  Just like a Princess.  I also got very drunk and pierced my tongue with a safety pin in an elderly german mans basement disguised as a bar, but that story is a whole seperate post of its own.....

Now hop on over to Frog Ponds Rock and share some of your own photo love.....


  1. Love them. Beautiful photos. Beautiful memories. Thank you.

  2. WOW!

    I SO want to 'do' Europe.... everytime I see posts like yours I think -- ONE DAY. Those are all spectacular buildings. And you know you HAVE to tell the tongue piercing story, right?

    PS expectorating is spitting! ewwwww

  3. I can only think OUCH and did you not visit our beautiful Netherlands? ;-)
    What a place to spend the night though, that castle. Wow!

  4. When I was 17(in the early 80s) I was a punk rocker and used to pierce my ears with a safety pin in the toilets of the local pub. I tried to pierce my nose but it hurt too much and made me sneeze everytime I tried.

    Back then only hippies and punks had piercings and only bikies had tattoos. :)

  5. I like the night time photography and wow! how awesome would that have been to sleep on the very top floor of the castle tower... Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair...

  6. I love the London Bridge one!
    When I was very little, my dad used to tell me we were royalty and I'd been born in a castle, mum soon set me straight. I was born in an upstairs flat, somewhere in Hamburg.

  7. Toni - Tongue piercing story might be told one day, maybe, depending on how much anonymity I keep :)

    Carolina - YES! I did visit your beautiful Netherlands and LOVED it, though my photo's over those few days became less of a priority due to my mental state and the fact that alot of my activities couldn't be photographed! But I do have one or two good shots, saving those for part two...

    Kim - LOL! My mum used to pierce her friends ears etc with ice and a needle and lots of tissues on hand... yet when i got a Tat and a tongue ring she went along with Dad's disapproval. Secretly I think she's jealous that I had the guts....

    Gaby & River - I think all girls should grow up knowing they are princesses, but there comes a time in a womans' life when she should take heed of Claire Bowditchs' words of wisdom... "If we're all princesses, who's going to be the Queen?"

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