Monthly Archives: August 2015

Travel Video – West Africa (2006)

Howdy folks as another week kicks off. With my series of Saturday posts on West Africa, I thought now would be a good time to show you my short (5 and a half minutes) video I compiled of my time in West Africa. It’s a combination of photos and short films I shot with the digital camera, I didn’t take

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Sunday Spotlight – Yvoire

Howdy all on this fine Sunday! I hope you’re well wherever you may be. Today’s ‘Sunday Spotlight’ is more of a photo journey because there isn’t that much to say about this pretty little French village that isn’t better expressed in photos. I visited Lac Leman, in Savoie on the French and Swiss borders in 2011. I stayed with a

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West African Memories – The Finale!

Okay, time to wrap this series up. My final two posts came after two weeks since the one before. I was home and had started work at this point, I also managed a post where I uploaded a few photos. Anyways…   Wednesday, July 05, 2006 Part Four Oh so it’s been a while since i wrote about the end

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Train Journeys – Pyin Oo Lwin to Nawngpeng

Welcome back to Myanmar, where the train rides are bumpy and adventuresome! I love a little train ride with a good reputation for adventure, and here is one such ride, from Pyin Oo Lwin to Kyaukme (pronounced Chow-mei). This is only part of the journey as the train goes further on to Hsipaw and Lashio, but this is the journey

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Five Reasons I Love London!

If there’s one city in Europe that I would go back to time and again, it must be London. It is without a doubt a city that is in my heart as much as my hometown of Melbourne. I wouldn’t plan a trip to Europe without going. From it’s amazing railway stations, to buildings, the vibe, the music and entertainment,

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Sunday Spotlight – Chiang Mai

Most people who visit Chiang Mai seem to love it. Why is that? Is it the chance to get away from Bangkok where the weather is just too hot and sticky for most people? Perhaps. Chiang Mai also isn’t half or a quarter the size of Bangkok, but it’s been a backpacker Mecca for nearly as long as Khao San

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West African Memories – The Conclusion Part One

Hi folks. Well, today my series on my 2006 trip to West Africa begins to wrap up, this being the penultimate post. After leaving my readership hanging (never to happen again!) in Bobo Diolosso in mid-February 2006, I was home early March and yet didn’t post until the second half of May to tell the tale of what had happened

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