Hiking Australia’s Alpine High Country

We met our guides, Matti and Sasha, from Kosciuszko National Park at the base of the Crackenback Mountain in Thredbo. The weather was cold and foggy and as we rode the chairlift to the summit, we ascended through the clouds to brilliant sunshine! As we breathed in the fresh alpine air we readied ourselves to hike our way across the [….]

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Road tripping across NSW – Tamworth

Our trip across NSW has brought us to the Country Musical Capital of Australia – Tamworth! Home to the renowned Tamworth Country Musical Festival, this is a regional city with music in her soul. We have found Tamworth to be a destination that delights with beautiful contrasts. A showcase of rich heritage, that at the same time embraces the future [….]

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Road Tripping across NSW

We are going on a road trip!  I am looking forward to sharing snippets of my journey across NSW with you over the coming days and weeks. First stop is the Hunter Valley. Leaving the density of Sydney behind us, we took our time cruising our way up north towards the hidden beauty of the upper Hunter Valley. Our first [….]

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Wolgan valley

Wolgan Valley WeekendNewnes is a tranquil and peaceful setting without internet services which was such a treat. The setting of the spectacular imposing surrounding sandstone cliffs is an artists paradise. The stunning flourish of the new greenery on the black fire burnt trees gives a total new perspective of the scenery. The walks were varied, from rain forest like with [….]

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My Trip to Nepal Post COVID

It was not an easy decision to leave my adopted family in Nepal just as the Covid-19 started to emerge its ugly head. After spending 3 wonderful weeks trekking in Nepal I made the decision to cut my trip short to return home. At that time there was only 1 positive case,  a boy returning from overseas.  Six months later [….]

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Budapest to Amsterdam

This morning we departed the Emerald Sky and bid farewell to our fellow travellers. Amsterdam is best enjoyed on foot walking along countless canals. We visited the Rijksmuseum which has one of the worlds largest art collections, strolled through the beautiful tree lined streets with unusual specialty shops. We wandered through the markets of the Museum Quarter near our hotel [….]

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Budapest to Amsterdam

Although our trip started with problems in the end it has been in our favour. After changing ships in Nuremberg our Evergreen ship and an APT ship are the only 2 ships cruising to Amsterdam, all other river boats are still stranded in Nuremberg. The dock accident has been to our advantage less river boats means less tourists in each [….]

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Budapest to Amsterdam River Cruise

  Budapest is Eastern Budapest is Europe’s Eastern liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Today we enjoyed an active guided hike to Buda Hill and Buda Castle, city sights which included the Hungarian Parliament House and the chain bridge linking Buda and Pest. There were only 9 out of 168 passengers who joined on the active component, we hiked over 10,000 [….]

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The Best of Southern India

Sadly our trip to Southern India has come to an end. This trip would not be possible without the great company of 9 wonderful women who shared lots of laughs, our fabulous guides who gave us an interesting and sometimes colourful insight of their state, and our safe driver Manarge and helper Rajesh who safely and skilfully negotiated the manic [….]

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