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Plitvice Lakes – Our top tips

Plitvice Lakes – Our top tips

Aug 31, 2018

You know that feeling when you desperately want to go somewhere but you are terrified of doing wrong? well that was me with Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes. I had wanted to come here for years and now I had my chance. I’d devoured every TripAdvisor review and blog going and the chance of getting it wrong

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Loosing ourselves in Zagreb

Loosing ourselves in Zagreb

Aug 29, 2018

Today’s project was loosing ourselves in Zagreb. In fact we had lots of brochures and maps that our Airbnb hostess had left us but try as we may, all the Croatian street names would not stick in our little Aussie brains. Words like Tkalciceva, Miklousiceva and Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica were not really helping. We

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Lake Bled beautiful even in the rain!

Lake Bled beautiful even in the rain!

Aug 27, 2018

I think the definition of a beautiful place, is that even in the pouring rain it is still beautiful. And this is certainly true of Slovenia’s Lake Bled. We came here today by bus from Ljubljana in driving rain. I kept saying to James, “You know I think it is brightening up”. He would just

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A straight line is godless.

A straight line is godless.

Aug 23, 2018

“A straight line is godless” This quote from the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser kind of sums up our day. Having seen the Lipizzaners do their morning exercises, we wanted it visit the Kunst Haus Wien that exhibits his work. Looking at the map, working our way across Vienna was definitely not going to be a

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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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“Welcome Home” said the mushroom

“Welcome Home” said the mushroom

Jul 24, 2018

Our trip back to Australia turned out to be an eventful affair. It all started with a stay at the Royale Chulan Penang. When we arrived, they announced that we had been upgraded to a suite. We had a lovely time wallowing in a bit of luxury and looking forward to our business class flight

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Seven reasons we love housesitting

Seven reasons we love housesitting

Jul 5, 2018

1.We love animals Ever since I was a little girl I have had a dog, or a cat or often both. And this for me is the hardest part of travelling, not having a pet. So discovering housesitting was like manna from heaven for me. This way I get to love and look after all

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The quiet side of Penang Island

The quiet side of Penang Island

Jul 4, 2018

It was time for an explore. We had been loving our little bit of settling-in time during the first week of our housesit but now it was time to explore the quiet side of Penang Island further. Penang is an island of two parts. There is the built up side that is centred on Georgetown

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A touch of olde England in the Cameron Highlands

A touch of olde England in the Cameron Highlands

Jun 27, 2018

Sitting in a pretty cottage garden in front of a Tudor style building we could have been in England. A  little speckled hen pecking around in the garden beside us just completes the picture. But any illusions of being in England evaporates when the evening call to prayer begins. We are still in Malaysia, though in

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Meeting a Colourful Character

Meeting a Colourful Character

Jun 26, 2018

It seems that there is a tradition amongst the Penang expats that, when you leave, you give away a whole lot of stuff that you do not want to take with you. And that is how we met this colourful character. He is of indeterminate age and rather ill defined ownership. Like many of us

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Time to slow down, just a little

Time to slow down, just a little

Jun 24, 2018

Since we left Penang in April, we have stayed in 24 hotels, done 16 bus trips, 9 boat trips, 3 plane trips and an oxen cart ride. The adventures started in Phuket’s Kamala where we discovered some fantastic Pad Thai at a local street stall. In fact it was so good that we had to

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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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