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Our first two days in Vienna

Our first two days in Vienna

Aug 22, 2018

One of the most rewarding aspects of our travels so far has been the experiences that we discover almost by accident. The Flower festival in Chiang Mai was not where we planned to start our Asian adventure but we are very glad we did. The Hot air Balloon Festival in Chiang Rai, just happened to

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The executive lounge At Bangkok airport

The keep moving game

Aug 20, 2018

There are games we all play as we board a long flight. The one that Suzannah and I play is called the keep moving game. It all starts because there are two of us and three seats in a row. So we always hope that we can have that special treat of a spare seat.

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Lunch at the Kandanga Kitchen

Our Ten “Gympie Bests”.

Aug 18, 2018

Tonight will be our last night in Gympie for this visit. It is also our friend Tanya’s birthday. So to celebrate we have decided to try the place that recently won Gympie’s best pizza. That got us thinking about all the places in Gympie that we have visited and what our ten “Gympie Bests” would

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The great grapefruit debate.

The great grapefruit debate.

Aug 17, 2018

It is a subject that seems to divide all our friends. They either do or the don’t. There is very little room for a middle opinion. The whole debate is brought on by the beautiful Queensland winter. With cool nights and sunny dry days, it is a wonderful time of year to be here. It

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Travel the world on $100 a day.

Travel the world on $100 a day.

Aug 13, 2018

It is eleven months since we first left Gympie and started to travel the world on $100 a day. We set our budget on a fairly random basis and to be honest, we had no idea if we could do it. As we prepare to set off on the new leg of our adventures in

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There is nothing like meeting face to face

There is nothing like meeting face to face

Aug 10, 2018

Even with all the new technologies that we have today, there is nothing like actually getting together and chatting through ideas face to face. So one of the really important things that we wanted to do while we are in Gympie was to get together with Steve from A3rev. He is our expert on all

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The best time of year to visit….

The best time of year to visit….

Aug 8, 2018

It is a bit cold here in Gympie this morning but this is Queensland, so by 9 o clock I am sitting out in the sun and warming up nicely. That got me thinking about one of those travel questions. “What is the best time of year to visit…?” If, like the friend we are

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Ticking the boxes

Ticking the boxes

Aug 6, 2018

It is a turning out to be a couple of weeks of ticking boxes here in Gympie before we head off again. Our renewed driving licences arrived in the post today. Tick. I had my hair cut and Suzannah is there on Wednesday. Tick. Catching up with friends. Tick, tick, tick. We have also been

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How Suzannah became an “It Girl”

How Suzannah became an “It Girl”

Aug 3, 2018

Little did we know, when we arrived in Brisbane in the pre-dawn light, that the story would end with Suzannah becoming an “It Girl”. It didn’t start well. The airline had ripped the handle off her suitcase and we duly reported it to the enquiries desk. After some discussion, the offer of a new suitcase

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Around The Next Corner Excitement

Around The Next Corner Excitement

Aug 1, 2018

Have you ever watched those ads promoting supplements?  They are always very happy to tell you about all sorts of amazing benefits they”may” have. They probably don’t……. but they “may”. This morning I have decided that I “may” have a Syndrome. I am calling it “ATNCES” What does it stand for? “Around The Next Corner

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Be Aware of Cultural Sensitivities

Be Aware of Cultural Sensitivities

Jul 29, 2018

Cultural sensitivities are something that we try to be aware of as we visit other countries. Now that we are back in Australia, I thought it was time to warn everyone about a couple of very sensitive issues for Australians. When I first arrived in Oz 17 years ago, I was taken aside within the

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The Beast

The Beast

Jul 27, 2018

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family. His name is The Beast and he has joined the family for the duration of our next housesit. The housesit is for a great friend while she goes skiing with her family. Like the family in Penang, she very generously said that

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