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2014
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Sunshine Coast Travel Page INACTIVE

For my
Virtual Tours go to Australia Page and to Greece for a Virtual Cruise.

2011
Come fly with us from London to Dubrovnik....then on to the beautiful Plitvice LakesThen sLOVEnia. We loved Bled and Ljubljana
But stay ... come to Zagreb, capital of Croatia where we leave the guided tour to head by train for Belgrade, the capital of Serbia for the 2011 premeet hosted by Fugu.
Then it to Macedonia for the 2011 Euromeet hosted by MacedoniaUK in Bitola and Ohrid
We then returned to Skopje and flew to Istanbul.

From Istanbul come cruise with us on
Seabourn Odyssey
from Istanbul to Venice.......you will stop at all our ports of call .....
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2012
This was a little different
My granddaughter(first time) and I kicked up our heels in London, Lytham, York, Paris,
Saint-Malo Then to Amsterdam and Hamburg where we were joined by wisedancer. ...and Queen Mary 2 for David and me from Hamburg to Bergen up to the northernmost tip of Norway Honningsvåg...We loved it!
To Copenhagen for a Wedding in Hellerup

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So you dance for fun...and in unusual places? So lets start in Australia. How about in Lightning Ridge in a disused black opal mine

A place worth visiting they all say. Well 'yes' but it can get up to 50 degrees Celsius in summer with lightning strikes you would not believe. And the locals say you have to be 'different' to live or even hide here. Many live in the little shanty that hides the entrance to their mine. We went down the tourist mine and it was cool down there and we had a few dance steps in the spot known as 'the ballroom' wearing our hard hats of course.
There were heaps of opal shops selling the famous black opal which is found nowhere else in the world and quite a bit of dust, and water you cannot drink, and it is a long long way from anywhere.%s*

Dancing in Macedonia

Now we never thought we would ever be in Macedonia...but yes .. there was the big 2011 Euromeet arranged by Valentina so here I am dancing with Hansi(VT Waalewiener of video fame).. in Bitola...

we had danced before you know at the Aussie Meet at Airlie Beach so we were old hands... eat your heart out all you other Hansi fans.....

On the River Nile

We were in Cairo and this dancer stole the show. The men might have liked the photo of the belly dancer better but this is 'ladies choice'

He was one of the whirling dervishes .... one of various brotherhoods of Sufis.
This is in fact mystical dance which takes you closer to ‘God’.

On the banks of the Seine

Isn't this just marvellous? They gather in the evening and dance together....a group of Parisians we were told . Not far from Notre Dame. Maybe we should have asked to join in. It looked a bit like Argentine Tango...what do you think?

In Paris we had a a little dance in Moulin Rouge. They wanted us to stay and be part of the show but sadly we had to say 'no' ....we were needed back in Australia.

On cruise ships

We love dancing on cruises. Queen Mary 2 has a marvellous dance floor and provided 'gigolos' for the unescorted ladies. Our most enjoyable dancing was on our cruise through The Inland Passage to Alaska on ms Zuiderdam. The band was the 'C- Wind Quintet'. Our first cruise together on 'Pacific Star' to the Pacific Islands gave us a chance to practise dancing as the ship rolled with the sea. But QM2 was as steady as a rock from Singapore to France..

..........................In the photo David shows his rock and roll skills at the Sail Away Party with Vindora, one of the .................................dancing teachers(she is from Romania) on 'Seabourn Odyssey'

On Mendenhall Glacier

Yes we were there... I took the photo. We had been on a ship, ms Zuiderdam, The Rocky Mountaineer, and then here to the Mendenhall Glacier by coach before returning to Van Couver Canada.

This holiday lasted 12 weeks and we were on a dancing 'round the world adventure' from Australia across to UK (and much more) on to Canada and North America eventually returning home across the Pacific Ocean.

Isla de Tenerife

Every night of our stay in Peurto de la Cruz we walked down to the Cafe de Paris to dance to the music of Archi .

The music is one of the most important things in dancing.

I sometimes like the challege of an obscure beat but then I do not have to lead
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Where we have danced

Killarney Ireland

We both love dancing and still have lessons to improve our style and sometimes to learn a new sequence dance (Australian sequence is New Vogue) or one we have forgotten. We dance at the local clubs...we are lucky on Sunshine Coast as the three main RSL' S (Returned Services Clubs)have music most nights and dance floors (unfortunately reduced in size these days). There is usually a mix of music to cater for all tastes. We like ballroom an' a little rock and roll. I could never get the feel of disco and hate 'disco balls' Not a ball without a waltz.

There are local dances too, but there is a lot of sequence dancing in Australia, well named 'pixie dances' by a lady who preferred style to just learning steps of a thousand new combinations...if the pixie dances are in favour this means if you don't know the dance you are out. Well if the man knows the dance he can sometimes lead the lady but it is difficult vice versa....
There is a circuit of country dances ..you can meet the locals..
Australian sequence dances (choreographed here in Australia) are called New Vogue. Selected NV dances are used in Competition..

We have been to Killarney Ireland five times already(am I losing count?) for the Glen Eagle Hotel ballroom dancing week...our Irish friend invited us along some years ago (2003). Music every night and lessons and practice in the day. And no sequence dancing when Kay and George are in charge.(2010). George, who was an international adjudicator, died this year(2011). Two new teachers conduct the dancing lessons now...a very pleasant couple.

We have done the cha cha cha in a plane for circulation, on the side of the road when traveling to wake us up, on the Old Ghan tourist train in Alice Springs, and at the Boulia (outback Qld) 'Year of Outback' street party. We have danced on cruise ships and on the ice in Canada. I remembered two other special dancing places...Mt Dare Station on the edge of the Simpson Desert on our Outback 'Tag Along' and just a wee step or two in "the Ballroom" section of the tourist mine at Lightning Ridge (the black opal place) in N.S.W. Both of these are real outback too.
Now we have danced on Queen Mary2 almost every night (24 days) and at Moulin Rouge Paris France. (April 2009) QM2 again 2012 to Norway.....
A favourite was to dance in Cafe de Paris in Puerto de la Cruz on the Isla de Tenerife to the music of Archi...would have been nice for New Years Eve.
A new place dancing for 2010...In Queensland Class on the Sunlander Train to the music of Steve Clausen.
2011 and a Rumba at the EuroMeet in Bitola.
When cruising from Istanbul to Venice we did a little dancing but it was nearly all disco. 2011...
not my cup of tea
And I think I missed our dancing at The Hartwood Camp Fires and Country Music Festival!

Just maybe we have danced on tables once or twice but I am not saying

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