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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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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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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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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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A Rare Sighting: Silent Sunday

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Sounds of Egypt: Travel Thoughts 12

I live in a quiet neighbourhood which backs onto State Forest. All I hear in the mornings and evenings and throughout the day is birdsong so you can understand Egypt was more than a little bit of a shock to … Continue reading

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Edfu: Egypt : Travel Thoughts 11

We awoke to a glorious day.The Nile shimmered under the rising sun. We had left Luxor and travelled by night to the town of Efu located on the West Bank of the Nile. Here we were going to visit the … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s Odd Balls: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

The Atrium is one of the buildings which is contained within Federation Square. The entire square is odd yet beautiful and going on a tour gave me an understanding of the intent of the architects and I am simply in … Continue reading

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Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 5: Pitchi Ritchi and the Alice

These photos were taken when cameras were not of the quality they are now, but I’m sure you’ll get the idea. Pitchi Ritchi is a bird sanctuary and open-air pioneer museum which opened in 1955 by Leo Corbet. As you … Continue reading

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