Tasmanian adventure, part two

Our Tasmanian adventures continued—see part one here—with a three hour drive to Pumphouse Point. Last time I was in this area, The Pumphouse was just an idea making its way through the red tape of government bureaucracy….

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Tasmanian adventure, part one

Let me start by saying that this five day trip to Tasmania ranks up there amongst my best ever travel experiences. It comprising so many elements that interest me including design, art and architecture, food, nature and hiking; plus, at both destinations,…

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Four days in Hong Kong; part two

Our Hong Kong adventures continued—see part one here—with an early morning walk through the empty streets of Central and Wan Chai. The streets are so very different without the throngs of people. They look neither better nor…

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Four days in Hong Kong, part one

Hong Kong was actioned packed, comprising four days walking the streets of Central, Sheung Wan and Tia Ping Shan; hiking Hong Kong style along the Dragon’s Back trail; shopping at the Ralph Lauren flagship store; eating…

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Star Ferry, Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry is one of those rare functional aspects of a city that also becomes an attraction in its own right. Similar to the Sydney Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, the Star…

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Guide to Canberra

Canberra, Australia’s capital city, is often derided due to its relative blandness and public service sector dominance. However, in recent years, Canberra has been coming of age with urban precincts like Braddon, New Acton and…

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San Franciso, California

San Francisco is well known for its trolley cars, hilly streets and proximity to Silicon Valley. The third most expensive city in the United States is an interesting place to visit. The contrast between the…

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Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Venice Beach is known for its bohemian spirit, street performers and colorful murals. In addition, there is a boardwalk which stretches about one and a half miles to Santa Monica, a skate park and the muscle beach outdoor…

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Lake Daylesford

Daylesford is my absolute favourite Australian country town. It has everything I look for in a weekend escape destination with quality food, interesting independent retail and a variety of activities in which to partake; you…

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay on Marina Bay foreshore, is one of Singapore finest attractions and my favourite part of the city. It is the technical achievement of building a garden on 101 hectares of reclaimed…

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Three days in Perth

Firstly, I must admit to having held a bit of a grudge against Perth for the past twenty years or so. Going to university in Perth in the late-80’s, early-90’s, I could not wait to…

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