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Laguna Colorada: Marvel of Nature in Bolivia’s Andes

During our time in South America there were many memorable locations visited. From the majesty of the Amazon River to the mountainous ice bound valleys of Patagonia to the never ending spray of Iguazu waterfalls or the archaeological blend of Machu Picchu located in the mountainous jungles of Peru, often, we had more than an…
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San Francisco and China trip

United States – July This year I’ve got two trips to locations I’ve been to before. The first trip in July is to San Francisco where I will be attending an Adobe conference for educators in Silicon Valley. Even though I have been to San Francisco before, this opportunity provides me with a chance to…
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Wild Orangutans in East Kalimantan

In 1998 I was fortunate enough to be working in East Kalimantan. I was working for a coal mine implementing a multimedia learning system in the heart of the jungle. The area is home to people from Dayak tribes and many years earlier in 1986, I had spent time in a remote village in the…
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Taroko Gorge Taiwan – Must See

After establishing ourselves in Taipei and catching up with our son Joe we decided to embark upon our round Taiwan adventure. After a couple of day trips where we returned to Taipei for the evening, we checked out of our hotel went to the main train station and caught a train to the city called…
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The mystery of the headless terracotta warrior

We have a small statue ornament that has guarded our garden for many years. Unlike the real terracotta warriors in Xian, ours is a small polystone warrior from Bunnings. Over the years he lost his hands and recently, his head mysteriously started falling off. We would find it on the ground and put it back…
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Sleeping in Airports – Heading to Taiwan (and back)

On our last big trip to South America, Europe and Asia we booked business class RTW (Round the World) air tickets interspersed with domestic flights, trains and busses within the countries we visited on those three continents. This time we did things a little differently. This post is about sleeping in airports and I write…
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A week is a long time in Taiwan

But a fun time. And we are in Taiwan for a full month! We arrived in Taipei on the 15th of November to be greeted by our son Joe who is studying in Taiwan. Our plan is to go clockwise around the island which I have roughly divided into the populated side that is the…
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Bluey in the Myer Christmas Windows

After our first failed attempt to get Peter to witness the spectacular Myer Christmas Windows, we went in for a second attempt. The audio was not that good but here is our journey along the Myer Christmas Windows. You can check out the Bluey ABC website here. Okay actually this is a video in three…
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Christmas? This sums it up…

Firstly season’s greetings to all from my worldview to your worldview. Over Christie-mas lunch yesterday, my nephew flagged his most important belief as doing unto others as you would like them to do to you. That sounds a bit religious, however, this simple value is common to humankind and transcends religion and politics. He attributes…
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Planning Starts – Japan to Caribbean via Europe and North Africa 2024 – 2025

Planning has started for our 6 or 7 month long trip that will take us to Japan, then through Europe and North Africa and then on down to Miami in the United States before we embark upon a cruise and independent travel throughout a number of the islands in the Caribbean. Essentially we are book…
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Redwood Forest Dragons

Over the weekend we took a walking hike to the Redwood Forests in Warburton, which is east of Melbourne. The road into the forest has been blocked for some time now. And that is due to some repair work which is being carried out on the cement road bridge. We decided to take the almost…
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Protected: The clue hunt begins – location Santiago (Chile)

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Wow – where did that 5 (now 9) months go?

When I last left you (while in travel mode), we were on our way to Europe. It was at that time when Helen and I were evaluating what kind of travellers we were as individuals that I realised I needed some structure to this travel story. Wind forward two months and we are back in…
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Autumn and Winter in Melbourne – 2023

I enjoy autumn and winter in Melbourne. You can take long walks without sweating and there are a surprising number of sunny days to enjoy these walks. We are also fortunate to have a multitude of restaurants close by offering cuisine from a variety of cultural backgrounds including multiple African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries,…
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3 Months in South America – A Reflection

It is hard to believe that we are concluding our three-month journey in South America covering eight countries and 27,000km NOT including the 17,000 from Darwin to Santiago in Chile. People, customs, food and cultures make up one aspect of our travel enjoyment. Viewing plants and animals (flora and fauna) that we don’t see in…
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