Category Archives: Travel Theme

An Australian’s Perspective of Vernal in Europe: Thursday’s Special

Melting Snows Spring brings life From the succulent lush new shoots of grass, emerging blooms and shoots on trees but for an Australian in Europe in the Spring joy is to be had in being able to visit tourist hot … Continue reading

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Shore Excursion 2: Auckland

We arrived in Auckland, on the North Island of New Zealand, early in the morning. Again we had not organised any tours. Most of the tours outside of Auckland were to places we had previously visited and we opted to … Continue reading

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The Road Taken: #Weekly Photo Challenge

Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. J. R. R. Tolkien In response to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

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Shore Excursion 1: The Bay of Islands

Our cruise followed the New Zealand coast line (in international waters so that gambling and drinking could be carried out on ship without penalty) with our first port of call being the Bay of Islands. We woke up as we … Continue reading

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Making the Decision/s : Pre Cruising Considerations

Neither my husband or I considered that we had ever cruised before although he had come out to Australia as a ten pound pom on the Angelina Laura and I had been around the world by ship before I was … Continue reading

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Adventure:Weekly Discover Challenge

I’d love to be able to say that when we entered the tunnel our adventure unfolded like Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. But it didn’t. I’ve had my share of adventures that are perhaps out of the ordinary. Life on a … Continue reading

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Turbidity on the Mekong: Thursday’s Special

    The river snakes  A lifeline to millions Their fate dependent on its waters For fish and food Construction, summer rains carry sediment From Tibet through China, Burma, Laos and Cambodia Until finally, in Vietnam, it heads to sea  … Continue reading

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