On My Way to Santiago – Paris Part 1

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This year I decided to walk a section of the Camino de Santiago for my holidays.  For those who have never heard of it, most people haven’t when I tell them, the Camino de Santiago is a number of ancient pilgrimage routes across Europe that lead to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. So, I’m on my way to Santiago, my journey beginning at Charles du Galles airport in Paris. However, … Continue reading

Jambo Jambo Nairobi

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I don’t know if I am getting old, but I was very nervous about this trip and I thought a woman travelling independently in Africa would be utterly insane. It doesn’t help when one of Sydney’s Sunday newspaper, travel section, listed Kenya and South Africa in the top 10, “unsafe”, tourist destinations. I therefore thought it wise to go with a reputable company and signed up for an Intrepid overland … Continue reading

Mui Ne Beach

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Sadly, as we only had 9 days in South Vietnam, we couldn’t venture too far from Ho Chi Mingh City. After consulting the holy grail of travel guides and examining a map, we decided our best option was Mui Ne Beach. Against my better judgement I had booked the bus to Mui Ne through the same company that arranged our Mekong Delta trip.  Hence another chaotic start: not getting picked up where the travel … Continue reading

A Flying Visit to Salt Spring Island

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I have some old friends living on Salt Spring Island, which before going there I knew was somewhere near Vancouver. Therefore being in the ‘neighbourhood’ I just had to say hello, so I drop them an email to say I’m coming to visit.  Then I look at the Lonely Planet, hmmmm it’s actually part of the Gulf Islands and there is a huge stretch of water between Vancouver and Saltspring … Continue reading

Tips for Surviving Fraser Island

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Tip 1: Best Visited with a 4WD Yeah Easter!!!! I make a last minute decision to escape Sydney for a few days and head to Fraser Island with some friends.  Good Friday was spent travelling (it’s a long, long, long way away), leaving us with a full day on Saturday to explore as much of the island as possible. We started at the bottom of the island, driving cross country … Continue reading