Monument Valley Exploring

We began our journey early in the morning, excited to be leaving the craziness of Vegas for small town USA. Our drive took 6 hours but as the road stretched out before us the scenery really grew more and more beautiful. Within a few hours the fields were covered with snow as we drove towards…

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A Hopeful Day in Soweto

While staying with friends in Pretoria, we took the opportunity to take a small group tour to the well-known township of Soweto. Our tour guide, Sunny, picked our group up from Sandton Train Station.  He is a local that had lived in the township all his life – so we were in good hands. Upon…

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A Solemn Visit to Robben Island

On my first full day in Cape Town, after a long flight from Melbourne via Hong Kong.  I planned to visit Robben Island.  Famous for its historic prison, it was just a 45 minute boat ride from the beautiful V&A Waterfront.  I was concerned about the weather as it can be a little unpredictable and…

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Chilling Out In Chiloé

I’ve been to Chile a few times now, but nothing ever surpasses that amazing feeling of flying in across the Andes mountain range. It’s stunning and you just know that what you are going to experience in Chile will be special. I’d never even heard of Chiloé Island prior to this trip.  No bucket list…

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Time to Galapa-Go!

The wildlife of Galápagos is legendary for its lack of an instinctive fear of humans. Sea lions loll on the beach next to you. Birds land on your camera lenses and stand in the middle of the trail ignoring you as you carefully walk around them. As you contemplate or photograph giant tortoises to your…

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Cooking in Udaipur

Still my favourite place in India, I was so happy to return to Udaipur.  This gorgeous lake city is so charming. The small winding streets and alleyways are a calm reprieve after the craziness of travelling around Rajasthan. Historic white buildings line the waterfront, most with rooftop restaurants and contrasting bright pink bougainvillea. Instead of…

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The Mighty Ganges

I was so excited to arrive in Varanasi, after hearing so much about this interesting city and our long flight I was so happy to feel the warm sun on my arms and hear the crazy noise of Indian streets I loved so much on my first visit to this incredible country. After our rooftop…

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Tigers Nest And Tea With A Monk

A few hours after starting our trek early in the morning, we have reached the truly incredible Tigers Nest Monastery.  Trying to stop ourselves from taking a photo from every angle and every step, we wander through the monastery with our guide, learning about the importance of the history of this monument. Around a quiet corner…

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Tea With A Monk in Kyoto

After a few days of exploring Kyoto on the e-bikes provided by the hotel and doing a bit of Geisha spotting we thought it might be nice to see some of the countryside so we booked on another Urban Adventures Japan tour called Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen. We made our journey to the…

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