Category Archives: Review

Accommodation Review – Hotel La Cupula, Copacabana, Bolivia

When planning a stop on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia I found this hotel and immediately was entranced by it on the web. The photos of it made it look absolutely amazing. As photos often do when they are chosen and formatted for a business website. The website is here – Hotel Cupula. You’ll see what I mean it’s wonderful use

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Accommodation Review – Hotel San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador

I stayed at the Hotel San Francisco (de Quito) in early October. I stayed there principally because it was the hotel used by my Intrepid tour to Galapagos which included a night at both the start and end of the tour in Quito. I also stayed an extra two days before the tour commenced, so over three nights I ended

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Accommodation Review – Quito Airport Suites

Howdy all, time to get all reviewy again as I start to look at the places I stayed in South America. Why not go in order? It’s a radical suggestion, I know, but here I am starting with where I stayed in my first stop which was Quito. I arrived at 230am in the morning, so I decided I would

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2016 – The Highlights

Howdy all, and Happy New Year! Yes, it’s been a whirlwind and incredibly busy time (just like all the time it seems to be honest) since I set foot back in Australia in early December. I managed one post since then and that was already written pretty much. I’ve been working as much as possible too as one tends to

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My Top Ten Countries [Part Two]

Or if you prefer, my top five as I started the top ten last week with numbers 10 to 6. You can find that post HERE. But here are, or should I say were, my top five when I listed them a couple of years back. I would (and plan to) revisit the list at some point soon. 5 –

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Seven on Sunday – Budget Airlines

Budget Airlines are an interesting kettle fish, are they not? Fifteen years ago I guess they started up, and today they are everywhere. They are great for the shortish haul flights more than anything. They can get you from A to B really cheaply – if you book on the right day, for the right day, and don’t mind delays

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World Journeys Podcast – Melbourne Travel Expo [Series 2 Episode 10]

It’s the series finale and today I head down to the Flight Centre Travel Expo in Melbourne and grab some interviews from the people at hand. Andrew chats with Natalie from Contiki, Julie from Rocky Mountaineer, Mana from the Tonga booth and Renee from Wendy Wu Tours. They talk about the amazing countries and tours on offer and talk a

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