Walking

Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park

Jun 21, 2018

Since we left Kuala Lumpur this morning we have been on a mini bus for 3 hours and a river boat for 3 hours. So when we round the bend to see the floating restaurants of Kuala Tahan, it is a welcome sight. This is a small river community where you can visit the ancient

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No Picnic at Hanging Rock

No Picnic at Hanging Rock

Nov 22, 2017

I would hazard a guess that most Australians know the movie “Picnic at Hanging Rock“. It is one of my favourite Australian movies of all time. And one I insisted James watch before he came to live in Oz. It is the story of a girl’s school picnic to Hanging Rock on Valentine’s Day 1900

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A walk in the Dandenongs

A walk in the Dandenongs

Nov 17, 2017

  We are huge fans of pulling our boots on and getting out into nature. Whether you call it walking, hiking or tramping we love it! And the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges, just 35kms from the heart of Melbourne, are a walker’s dream. After all those steep gardens I thought we deserved an easy mark to

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Melbourne – on foot and for free

Melbourne – on foot and for free

Nov 4, 2017

Between housesits we find ourselves in elegant Melbourne. So what to do? We have been here before, and the credit cards still bear the scars. So this time we are playing it differently. We have a neat little pad in the trendy Docklands and have decided to explore on foot and see what we can

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The Blue Mountains are calling us!

The Blue Mountains are calling us!

Oct 31, 2017

Anyone who knows us, will readily tell you we are not big city people. So after a few days of vivacious, vibrant Sydney and climbing a certain bridge we are ready to hit the road. The Blue Mountains are calling us, loudly! The Blue Mountains are just over an hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s largest

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Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Oct 18, 2017

I have a bit of a habit of doing things on my birthday. Spectacular things that is. And they don’t come more spectacular than climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Well not in my book they don’t! My faithfully buddy in crime, James, was invited of course. Can’t do something like this on my own, and

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48 hours in Juneau – avoiding the crowds!

48 hours in Juneau – avoiding the crowds!

Jun 27, 2017

With just two days to explore Juneau we weren’t going to waste a minute! First on our list was scaling Mt Roberts to get a bird’s eye view of Alaska’s capital. We had intended to ride the tramway to the peak, but James unearthed a clever alternative.  You can pay US$32 each for the short tram

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The Cotswold Way – A walk our way

The Cotswold Way – A walk our way

Jan 12, 2017

You may have heard that joke ” I love Summer in England, last year it was on a Monday”? Well we now have our own version of that joke. “We love England in Summer, last year it was on a Tuesday”. Tuesday 19 July 2016 to be completely precise. How do I know this? because

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The Great Wall – Mutianyu Section

The Great Wall – Mutianyu Section

Oct 5, 2016

I don’t know about seeing it from space but from where I am standing the Great Wall of China stretches for kilometres in both directions. Some is in good nick and open to the tramping public and some is shut in need of restoration. Regardless, it is a mighty impressive sight as it follows of

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Sep 24, 2016

The first rays of sunlight illuminate the scene, and the ruins reveal themselves through the mist.  The thick dark green vegetation that surrounds the site, acts as a natural frame to a tableau, which could not be more perfect. From my rocky perch on Huayna Picchu I look down on one of the most celebrated vistas in the world, the

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Sep 23, 2016

In a flash of red the King Parrot ousts the Crimson Rosella from prime position on top of my head. The Rosella undeterred by the new status quo repositions himself on my shoulder, then proceeds to edge down my arm. How cute, I think, until I realise he has his beady bird eye on my

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The Sacred Valley beyond Machu Picchu

The Sacred Valley beyond Machu Picchu

Sep 18, 2016

There is no question about it, Machu Picchu is the glittering gem in the coronet that is Peru’s Sacred Valley. The Peruvians know it and guard it fiercely and have built a very slick tourism operation around it. And as a tourist I can only say it lives up to every expectation I held and

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