Sardinia, Italy

Posted Posted in Europe, Virtual Travel Tales

A mysterious letter arrived last week, redirected from the Embassy of Italy in Canberra. An elaborate typeface on cream parchment, and with no return address. It is unusual to receive a letter at all these days and I read the contents with increasing puzzlement. Dear Virtual Travellers, Your mission, should you choose to accept it: […]

Valletta, Malta

Posted Posted in Europe, Virtual Travel Tales

Leroy’s niece Celestine turned 16 yesterday and, to celebrate, we’ve whisked her away to Malta today, along with the rest of her immediate family. Leroy’s sister Stephanie and her youngest son Valentin came with us to Estonia earlier this year, but the rest of the family hadn’t travelled outside French Guiana before, virtually or otherwise. […]

Madagascar

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Africa, Virtual Travel Tales

‘If life gives you lemurs don’t try to make lemurade. Lemurs are surprisingly powerful for their size, and can become aggressive’, tweeted Paul Bassett Davies. Did he somehow know that we were heading to Madagascar today? Either that, or he’s tracking the movements of the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who’s just been here. A […]