PhotoBlog: Amazing Angkor by Bike

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Sunrise at Angkor Wat Angkor Wat was somewhere I had been dying to visit forever, so earlier this year to tick it off my bucket list was a dream come true. When you longed to visit a place for so long, it never quite lives up to your expectation, but I am pleased to report it was more spectacular than I ever imagined and the sheer size of the site blew my … Continue reading

Castles of South Wales and One Ringer

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I guess I have 2 homes – my current Aussie home and my Welsh home where I grew up. Being 4 years since my last visit, a trip to my home in South Wales was well over due, so I decided to brave the British Winter and go home for Christmas. I invited Ian to come with me, so he could experience a “real” Christmas.  Being hot in Sydney, this … Continue reading

Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

I have travelled in 201 countries and the strangest thing I’ve seen was Man.

Robert Ripley sounds like he would have been a very interesting man of his time. He travelled the world seeking out all the strange and wonderful oddities that it contained. Can you imagine what the world would have looked like in the 1920s? Ripley would have seen things that would have blown your mind.  I just love his quote: “I have travelled in 201 countries including Hell (Norway), and the … Continue reading

The Golden Triangle – Last Point, Jaipur

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It was another very bumpity bumpity bump journey to reach the last point of the Golden Triangle, Jaipur.  Our driver redeemed himself slightly– the main road to our hotel was one-way and the opposite way to how our car was moving, but after dodging all the oncoming cars/auto-rickshaws and taking a few side roads we safely reached our accommodation.  However, due to the lack of English, knowledge and smiles (i.e. bloody … Continue reading

The Golden Triangle – Agra

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To avoid sitting in Delhi traffic for hours, it was an early start to Agra.  It paid off and we had a fantastic journey, taking an excellent toll road and seeing no suicidal cows, until we hit the outskirts of Agra. However, our driver was very, very, very, very hard work.  He’s a pretty solemn character and communication is almost virtually impossible.  Luckily, he knew the way to Agra and once there, the hotel was … Continue reading