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Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo: China: Travel Thoughts 6

Giant Pandas are no longer classified as an endangered species according to the WWF however there are only 1,864 left in the wild and 400 in captivity. That would make it seem to me that they are incredibly vulnerable. The … Continue reading

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Two and three wheels in China: Bikes, motorbikes and trikes: Cee’s fun Fotos

Another aspect of China that we found surprising was how few bicycles, and motorbikes there were. Predominantly the modes of transport were modern cars. All the motor scooters were electric and perhaps the lack of sound made those that were … Continue reading

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Train to Winton: Railway and Trains: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

As an adult I have had three distinct train/railroad experiences. One at Dorrigo when I stumbled across a train museum, another in New Zealand when we went from Dunedin to Taieri Gorge an incredibly scenic journey. For today’s challenge I … Continue reading

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The Great Wall of China: China: Travel Thoughts 4

We were taken to a part of the Great Wall approximately 35 kms to the north from Beijing. The Juyongguan Great Wall was the first of three passes that previously had proved impenetrable. Our tour company sold it as the … Continue reading

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A great day out but an expensive photo

Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird World is a wonderful place to visit. Superb views of the Glass House Mountains are to be had from within the gardens. The mountains are so named because Captain Cook was reminded of glasshouses back … Continue reading

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Planes of First World War: Anything to do with Planes and Jets: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

The Aircraft Museum near Blenheim on the South Island of New Zealand is well worth a visit. We only had time to do one war and we chose to do World War 1. It was well set out and displayed … Continue reading

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The Forbidden City: China: Travel Thoughts 3

As we entered into the Forbidden City through the wide nail studded doors, walking through an arched entry tunnel that gave access through the thick wall that encloses it – we entered another world. Gone were the soldiers and police … Continue reading

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Tiananmen Square: China: Travel Thoughts 2

Naturally we were interested to visit the place of the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4th 1989. I don’t think that anyone that saw the news footage of the military armed with assault rifles and accompanied by armoured tanks will … Continue reading

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Painted Things in Akaroa: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Akaroa is a quaint town in the Banks Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand. It was the first French settlement, 1840, in New Zealand and retains a French flare with all the streets having their original French names. … Continue reading

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Surprising Beijing: China: Travel thoughts 1

China was not a place on my bucket list. I have been to numerous countries in Asia and with the exception of Singapore, I have found them busy, dirty, a little frightening on the roads and not places that I … Continue reading

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