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The Twelve Grapes (las doce uvas de la suerte) is a Spanish tradition that consists of eating a grape with each of the twelve clock bell strikes at midnight of December 31 to welcome the New Year. Each grape and clock bell strike represents each of the coming twelve months. This one we did during hotel quarantine (covid related) in Sydney, Australia @adina.

Visiting Lake Mungo in Australia may not be worthwhile for a few reasons. While this may be of historical and cultural interest, it may not be worth the time and effort it takes to get to the lake.

One of the main attractions is the Mungo Man, the remains of an ancient human who lived at the site more than 40,000 years ago. Visitors can also explore the cultural and historical sites in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.

Bouddi National Park has an amazing coastal line and unique flora. The park is named after the local Aboriginal name of the area.

The Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable one, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for millions of pounds in prize money.

We thoroughly enjoyed views from the Emirates A380 on the way from Dubai to Madrid.

Jebel al-Harim (also known Jebel As-Sayah or Mountain of Women) is an impressive mountain peak reaching 2056m above the sea level. It is the highest mountain in Musandam.

Photo by Rawpixel Many parents today struggle with the conundrum of how to get their children to spend more time outside. Between a hyper-connection to their technology and being overscheduled, kids aren’t taught that time outdoors is a priority. Unfortunately, this is leading to what experts refer to as nature-deficit disorder. With the potential for indelible effects physically and mentally, it’s important for families to make time outdoors an integral part of… Read More

CROSSING ORESUND BRIDGE between Denmark and Sweden.

Arabian Fox

Sa’al steps hike is a great introduction to Omani mountains. Also, an opportunity to spot Arabian foxes, yes – I was very lucky to spot one – or test your cardiovascular fitness.

Wadi Dayqah

The Wadi Dayqah Dam is probably the most accessible wadi in Oman. It’s an impressive place, where you can find a rare Omani commodity – water. The place is good for a stroll or picnic.