Knowing Melbourne – The Melbourne Cup

Ahhh the first Tuesday in November is a big day on the Melbourne Calendar – it is the day of the world famous horse race – ‘The Melbourne Cup’. This race is the premier horse race in Australia, it is known as the race that ‘stops a nation’, and would you believe it… it’s a …

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Victoria’s Trio of Wildlife – Zoos & Sanctuaries!

If you are a wildlife lover and you head to Victoria (that’s the state I live in, south-east Australia) you will find yourself in luck with Victoria’s zoos, well three of them, having sort of teamed up. Zoos Victoria run three zoos, Melbourne Zoo in the attractive inner-city suburb of Royal Park, Werribee Zoo which …

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Little Places – San Cristobel Island, Galapagos

I should start today’s post off by saying that pretty much anywhere in the Galapagos can be classified as a ‘Little Place’ – it’s not as if it’s teeming with thousands upon thousands of people. The towns and islands are thankfully sparsely populated, and the number of tourists allowed to visit I think is also …

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