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Out and About Where I live: Noosa National Park Tanglewood Track to Hell’s Gate

Within walking distance of Hastings Street via a boardwalk following the coast you arrive at Noosa National Park. The park was declared in 1939 and now covers 2,883ha. At this point in the park you can choose one of two … Continue reading

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Out and About Around where I live – Hastings Street

Hastings Street is the iconic street in Noosa. People want to stay, shop, eat and play on Hastings Street. The street runs parallel to the beach so on the other side of the fairly wide tree lined road are expensive … Continue reading

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On the Reef: September 2020 Five Words

One of my favourite monthly challenges is back. Paula has returned from a long absence ( it seems that 2019 – 20 was a year for long absences) and with her has returned 5 words. This month the words are: … 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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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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