Category Archives: Travel

Photos from Sumatra trip

I’ve uploaded some photos of the highlights of my trip to Sumatra here https://picasaweb.google.com/118299949422526708249/SumatraHighlights2014#6006482503658800258 Had time to digest now and it really was a great place to visit (not so Medan) highly recommend those orang-utan. Please do everything you can … Continue reading

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Snippets from Sumatra (Part 3)

We had the opportunity to do a walk up a volcano peak but unfortunately I had suffered a fall in the jungle the day before so opted out of this. My daughter did however manage to leave the room at … Continue reading

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Snippets from Sumatra (Part 2)

Overview We landed in Medan and proceeded to the Garuda Plaza Hotel which is a place I would not recommend to anyone to stay in. I understand that North Sumatra is not yet an area where tourism is a priority … Continue reading

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Snippets From Sumatra (Part 1)

I’ve just been fortunate enough to spend eight days touring North Sumatra. No special reason, my daughter was looking for somewhere to go and someone to go with. Sumatra and I luckily managed to fit the bill. Cost effective, diverse … Continue reading

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Christened my new toy! Indian Karahi.

When we were in India last March, I was smitten when I saw some heavy cast iron pans that resembled asian woks but were much heavier,  being used by street vendors wherever food was made or sold.  These pans were … Continue reading

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Ahhh, holidays.

We are enjoying a well-earned relax after a very busy year. Camping at one of our favourite spots on Australia’s NSW east coast-Pambula Beach. After heading up the coast for a few days investigating potential future camping spots we have … Continue reading

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Port Augusta and Broken Hill

With no agenda planned we decided to head across to Port Augusta which right at the top of the Spencer Gulf in South Australia and is where major road, rail and port transport systems cross. We had a lovely couple … Continue reading

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Flinders Ranges

Day 5-9 Having left the lush greenery of the Barossa to head for the  more iconic arid outback Australian landscape of the Flinders Ranges, we set up camp at Rawnsley Park, a working sheep station that offers accommodation of all standards for … Continue reading

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Heading to the outback in the Outback!

Going on a slightly different tangent with this post! I have been on the spring or Term 3 school holiday break for the past 3 weeks and we spent the time travelling to various parts of South-East Australia that I … Continue reading

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Greetings From Delhi!

Arrive Delhi! Well Dame Judi Dench, you have a lot to answer too! After watching the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel I was primed ready to arrive at an airport where we would be bombarded by masses of people, confusion and … Continue reading

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