Tag Archives: Travel theme

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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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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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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In the Valley of the Kings: Travel Thoughts 9

Roger and I woke at a reasonable hour the day we visited the Valley of the Kings. Those on the tour that had decided to forgo the pleasure of the balloon ride which took in all the sights of Luxor … Continue reading

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Camel and Balloon options – To do or not to do: Travel Thoughts 8

This has to be a decision based entirely on yourself but I’ll tell you our experience. I don’t have a good head for heights combined with movement. Roger doesn’t have a good head for heights. We had decided that we … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Glow

Glowing in the dark glow sticks give out light; so do glow worms deep in cave. http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/04/25/glow/

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Travel Theme :Pink

Pink skies, pink flowers  pink shirts, mistaken pink Universal love   http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/03/21/travel-theme-pink/

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Travel Theme – Gardens (Hunter Valley Gardens)

Situated in amongst the wineries that the area is renown for the Hunter Valley Gardens  cover an area of 60 acres and has over eight kilometres of walking tracks with delights around every corner. It is wheelchair friendly with only the odd path not accessible. … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Tempting

The blue river, gliding effortlessly standing on what looked like a surf board, paddling with what looked like a kayak paddle was an idyllic illusion. From our arrival in Noosa I had gazed with envy at the stand up paddle boarders … Continue reading

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Travel Theme : Ancient and Abandoned (Weekly Photo Challenge)

Jungle reclaims Spreading fingers uplift blocks Ancient, abandoned   The lost city of Hahendraparvata dates back to 802 AD and is located 40 kilometres north of the Angkor Wat complex. To see the ancient trees swallowing the even more ancient, … Continue reading

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