Orangutan Awareness Week – Like Me, Like Me, Like Me!

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November isn’t just Movember, when men have an excuse not to shave for a month, but between 12-18 November it is also Orangutan Awareness Week.  This is another great cause, which draws awareness to wild orangutans and their beautiful rainforest home.  To support this, for every person that likes my Beck Wanderer Facebook page by the 18th November, I will donate £1 (approx $1.5 AUD) to the Orangutan Foundation UK* Also during Orangutan Awareness week … Continue reading

#4 Sydneysider – Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Waverley to Bronte to Coogee to Bronte to Bondi to Waverley.  Absolutely exhausted, but after many years of wanting to do it, I finally did the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk; well to be pedantic Coogee to Bondi,  plus a wee bit more.  It’s a 6 km walk from Bondi to Coogee, the path hugging stunning cliffs and beaches, but according to Runkeeper I managed an impressive 15km. It was … Continue reading

#1 Guest : Hello, Privet, Nǐ hǎo – Language When Travelling

The Great Wall of China

I would like to welcome my first guest blogger, Andrew.  He has recently visited China, a place that is on my list of where I’d like to wander.  He writes about the fun and games of not speaking the local language, which I can relate to after working in Taiwan.  Enjoy… Like Beck Wanderer, I like to travel and experience the world through trying things that are new to me, but … Continue reading

#3 Sydneysider – The Manly Jazz Festival

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For this week’s “blogging at home” series, I decided to do a photo blog of the Manly Jazz Festival.   Jazz is not generally my cup of tea, but it was a glorious weekend and I usually stumble across some music palatable to my ears :o) And the best thing, it’s FREE!!!! Info: The Manly Jazz Festival is held every year on the October long weekend in Manly, Sydney.  The festival takes over the Corso and the ocean … Continue reading