Monday, August 9, 2010

Savoir Faire and The Travelling Blues

Well, the weekend is over and I have the travelling blues. I am in need of a vacation; however I do not have the time available to take one. So hence the travelling blues.

Here are some blue destinations that might just happen to satisfy your travelling blues.

Nobody does blue better than the Greek Islands. Whether it be Mykonos, Santorini or countless other islands, the blues are fabulous. From the water, to the sky to the painted doors and shutters against the white stucco, the blues are stunning.

While having never been to the Blue Grotto in Italy, it looks fabulous. I can only imagine what it would be like swimming in the ethereal blue space in crystal clear water. (Just hoping that it is not too overrun with tourists)

For those that feel a bit of a blue Scandinavian vacation, taking the waters at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland might be just the thing, and besides you could be helping Iceland with their economic blues.

Moving further east to Istanbul the Blue Mosque is just wonderful. While only having blue domes, it conjures up all the mystique and exoticism of the East.

Moving down south to the Southern Hemisphere, travelling through South Africa on the Blue Train, will definitely recharge your batteries watching the landscape just slip away.

Lets zip across the Indian Ocean to good old Australia, where a stay in Sydney at the Taj Blue Hotel will definitely chase those blues away. Built in an historical finger wharf jutting into Sydney Harbour it has the best views of the harbour and surrounds.

Just a short 2 hour drive out of Sydney are the Blue Mountains, so called as they appear blue. The blue tinge is caused by mie scattering which occurs when incoming ultraviolet radiation is scattered by particles within the atmosphere creating a blue-greyish colour to any distant objects, including mountains and clouds.

How do you escape the travelling blues?


  1. i totally have the travelling blues. was a year ago yesterday since i last hopped a plane for a long, long, long haul flight. boo hoo! must rectify that soon.

    love that shot of istanbul, one of my fave places on earth!

  2. Such shudders of Santorini do so unshutter the soul.

    Beautiful post.

  3. Great minds think alike, hey David?! Thanks for taking me to a place of pure bliss this afternoon.

  4. Thanks for this's been a long year without a vacation and I am dreaming of warm sun and a blue ocean.

  5. Wonderful pictures...

    Thank you very much...there are not many people nowadays who like that kind of simple, raw selfmade music...thank you...I really appreciate that you listened to it...

  6. Jules, yes you must. Unfortuanetly I have to wait until next year. Visited Istanbul last year and loved it!

    Laurent, thanks for visiting. What a profound comment!

    Will, yes we do. I was thinking about the blues on the way to work, and voila, there was your post. Seredipity.

    Belle, same boat as you. Maybe we should escape together!

    Jow, you are so welcome. I found it very beautiful.

  7. it's a shame that you wrote Blue Grotto is in Italy... guess you would have needed help from the NASA to find it up there... It's in Zurrieq, Malta btw


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