Soaking in Stanley Park, Vancouver

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On arriving in Canada, I decided to fend off my jet lag by taking a walk around Stanley Park.  The weather was a shock to the system after leaving the beautiful Sydney Summer; in contrast I had arrived to a grey, cold, wet day in Vancouver. After donning on my thermals, a woolly dress, a fleece and a waterproof jacket, I looked like I was attempting an exhibition to Everest … Continue reading

Snorkelling with Seals at Magical Montague Island

Seal at Montague Island

Visiting Montague Island was one of the most magical experiences of my life.  This place is heaven on earth for wildlife nuts: penguins, seals, turns, sharks, if you are lucky dolphins and at certain times of the year even whales. Snorkelling with Seals Our boat moored just off Montague Island near the seal colony and in I jumped with my snorkelling gear.  There were a few seals hanging out in the water – literally – … Continue reading

PhotoBlog: Get Humped at Pushkar Camel Fair

Camel Smiling

I was very excited on arriving in Jaipur to discover the Pushkar Camel Fair was on. I have always wanted to visit it, so Ian and I just had to go. You have never seen so many camels in your life. Hopefully my photo blog shows how awesome it was. Info: The Pushkar Camel Fair is a five day festival, which is held every November on the full moon at Pushkar, … Continue reading

Ranthambhore National Park – Tiger Spotting

Ranthambhore National Park

I decided to take a small diversion off the Golden Triangle, via Ranthambhore National Park, in the hope of spotting a tiger.  The journey there was a constant amusement to the group as we magically dodge buses heading straight for us, families on motorcycles, local folk wandering all over the road, camels pulling huge loads, and the many animals dawdling in front of us. There was a constant “Oh Jesus” … Continue reading

Where is Sri Venkateswara Temple?

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This weekend I had lots and lots of fun celebrating Lord Ganesha’s birthday.  I joined in the festivities at Sri Venkateswara Temple for the Hindu festival, Ganesh Chaturthi. The first pit stop was the temple canteen to stuff myself silly with yummy South Indian food.  Masala dosa (mahoosive pancakes stuffed with spicy potatoes), idly (rice cakes with very tasty sauces), vada (deep fried rice cakes; very naughty, but nice) and some scrumptious … Continue reading