Travelog

Chiang Dao – on the road to Chiang Rai

Chiang Dao – on the road to Chiang Rai

Feb 7, 2018

You can do Chiang Rai in a day trip from Chiang Mai. But when you are James and Suzannah you can make that day trip last a week! The first part of the route to Chiang Dao is popular with backpackers on motorbikes, but for us it is a great excuse to get on a

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Choosing a spa in Chiang Mai

Choosing a spa in Chiang Mai

Feb 5, 2018

I am lulled by gentle music, a soft female voice singing words I don’t understand. But then I reason, as I don’t speak Thai I’m hardly likely too. I give up trying and succumb to the bliss of  my three hour spa treatment. But wait, I’m not alone, His Lordship, AKA my husband and partner

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018

Feb 3, 2018

    What a way to start the Asian leg of our adventure, with a flower festival! We were supposed to begin in Siem Reap, but our plans changed when James read about this festival. So Thailand, in particular Chiang Mai became our first port of call. Was it a good call? It was a

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Foreign shores beckon!

Foreign shores beckon!

Feb 1, 2018

Four months ago we sold our rural property and started on our nomadic adventure. Firstly in our own backyard, south eastern Australia. And we have had the time of our lives!  Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, driving the Great Ocean Road, exploring the Dandenong Ranges just to list a few highlights. And all those lucky

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Must love dogs….a housesitter’s tail

Must love dogs….a housesitter’s tail

Dec 29, 2017

Yes, I know I have used the wrong “tale” here, but it is deliberate, used to illustrate my point. To really enjoy housesitting you must genuinely love all creatures furry, feathered and finned. And anyone familiar with my blog would know animals are my greatest passion (okay next to James!). Yes, there are animal free sits

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The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road

Dec 16, 2017

Most Australians have either driven it, or aspire to drive it. There is something about the Great Ocean Road that strikes a cord deep in the heart of my fellow countrymen. Maybe because it was built by returning soldiers from WWI between 1919 – 1932, to honour their fallen comrades. Thus making it the world’s

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The first two months of our nomadic adventure

The first two months of our nomadic adventure

Nov 25, 2017

On 15th September 2017 we completed on our property sale and started our nomadic adventure. And what a lot of ground we have covered since then. Both mentally and physically. I honestly didn’t know how I was going to go, not having the security of a home to return to. So far so good, I

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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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Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

Nov 12, 2017

The scene is set as soon as we walk in the gate. Sitting unceremoniously in plastic buckets are glossy red Waratah blooms for sale. Nothing special to Dandenong locals but to a Queenslander, it was enough to send me fumbling for my camera! A mere 35kms from Melbourne the Dandenong Ranges are a low mountain

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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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