Monthly Archives: January 2015

Continuing the Christmas magic


xmas laser show on melbourne town hall

What: Christmas time laser projection at the Town Hall
Where: Melbourne, Australia
When: December 2014

Photo credit: Farah N
Camera: iPhone 5s (phone)

Traveller’s Tale: The X’mas laser show on the Town Hall was spectacular…extremely colourful and animated with Santa and the elves, Pinnochio and other characters. Here’s a video of the show.


Beat it, evil one!



What: Tree with talismans to ward off the evil eye
Where: Cappadoccia, Turkey
When: June 2014

Photo credit: Steshia M
Camera: HTC One (phone)

Traveller’s Tale: Glinting blue glass eyes are seen hanging off trees in Cappadocia as a protection against the ‘evil eye’. I saw them everywhere and a pretty sight it was. They are also known as nazar boncuğu in Turkey. I did wonder why the interesting looking armchair was placed under the tree? Was it left there strategically for photo ops or left behind like numerous other household articles around & on the tree?