Tourism

UXO – the legacy of the Secret War in Laos

January 11, 2018

My sombre visit to UXO Laos Visitor Centre in Luang Prabang revealed some staggering facts – more than 2 million tonnes of explosive ordinance were dropped on Laos in the Secret War – more tonnage than was used during the whole of World War II! Laos is the most bombed country in history with more […]

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Jordan – The Roman Ruins of Jerash

October 31, 2017

Our Jordanian adventure started when we arrived at Queen Alia airport after midnight following a delayed flight from Barcelona. Our rep guided us through immigration and to meet the other members of our tour group who had been waiting for us. The 40 minute taxi ride into central Amman saw us finally put our heads down […]

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Avignon – a broken bridge and home of the Popes

July 6, 2017

During our recent house sit in Provence, France we were fortunate to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Avignon. A spectacularly preserved medieval town on the Rhone River surrounded by it’s original fortified city walls.

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Our first week in Provence – Sommieres and French Bull Fighting

June 6, 2017

Our first full week in the South of France and we’ve been busy little bees getting out and about enjoying all that this region has to offer – beautiful rolling hills, vineyards and medieval towns.

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Our first month of being roving retirees

May 11, 2017

It’s been one month since we left Australia on our full time roving retiree lifestyle. How much has it cost…

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We’re famous – well almost!!!

April 29, 2017

“How can you afford to travel full time??” friends and family have asked us. Well, part of the answer is in an article

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What a year!!! (part 1)

January 1, 2017

Who knew that as we set off on November 5th 2015 what a wonderful, exciting, adventurous, enlightening, educational year it would turn out to be for us.

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The Silver Temple

October 17, 2016

Chiang Mai has an abundance of Buddhist Wats but there are a handful that stand out as just that bit special. The Wat Sri Suphan, or silver temple, is one.

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Medieval Villages of Catalonia

October 4, 2016

Spain’s north eastern region of Catalunya is overflowing with ancient medieval villages. On yet another glorious September day we took the car out to discover and explore what they had to offer.

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The Volcanoes of La Gorratxa

September 29, 2016

Our last week on the Costa Brava saw us venturing further afield and heading inland, north west of Girona, to visit the Parc Natural de la Zona VolcĂ nica de la Garrotxa. This park contains 40 volcanic cones, 20 basalt lava flows and numerous small medieval villages.

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The Catalan coast of Spain and Cork??

September 19, 2016

After the winding drive along the rugged and spectacular Catalan coast of the Costa Brava we finally saw our destination – Tossa de Mar. The thing that immediately struck us was the walled ramparts and towers we could see on the promontory above the beach.

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The Big Buddha – Hong Kong

March 31, 2016

Today we took a trip to Lantau Island to see the Big Buddha at Ngong Pong village

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Bus from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai (same same but different!!)

March 15, 2016

This was our first experience of using the Thai bus system and by and large it was ok (once you work out where the buses leave from)

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