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Colourful Cuba

I am not entirely sure what my attraction to Cuba has been for all these years. Perhaps it was the idea of not being able to get into USA if you had a Cuban immigration stamp. Maybe it was the photographs of classic cars and the colourful buildings or the beautiful white sand beaches with translucent waters. Now having been …

Myanmar Monks
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Myanmar Magic

For anyone who has ever known me well enough could describe me as a control freak, organiser extraordinaire, a meticulous planner, a follower to a set of rules or norms. Pretty much anything but spontaneous or free spirited. I had always wanted to be more carefree and less “planned” however, it felt like if I left things up to somebody …

vietnam boys riding home from school
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Vivacious Vietnam

“If I could live above the clouds, life would always be sunny.” I’ve had this thought from childhood after being on an airplane soaring high above the clouds. Sunniness to me resembles happiness, a brighter mood, an upbeat feeling, a warm glow and smiles from the soul projecting outwards. Today, I am above the clouds literally and metaphorically. A while …

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Vietnam Cycling Adventure

  Hanoi – 06 November Arrival Day.. After exiting the airport I am taken to my hotel by a private transfer. On arrival, I am given keys to my room and I dump my bags, get changed and head out into this crazy city. It’s so full of life. Streets are lined with people and bikes. They say that 9 …

mulu national park
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Wild Sarawak

26 December 2016 Brisbane, Australia So, here I am at the airport. Finally the time has arrived. I feel hungry, tired, nervous and excited all at the same time. I’m not sure which one I should attend to first. I’ll be fed on the plane and then can sleep. The nerves and excitement will just have to stay with me …

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Bigger than Borneo

The constant reminder from my friends and family that I was turning 40 in January 2017 was closely followed by a question. “What do you want to do to celebrate?”. The thing was, I had no idea. I knew I didn’t want a big get together with the multi-faceted circle of friends that I have. I didn’t want it to …

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Beyond Brisbane

There is only so much city life that this former country girl can handle. At times I feel trapped between the monotony of cemented pavement, skyscrapers, schedules and household chores. Sunday is the day I feel it most. I need a break away on an exciting adventure to re-energise my soul before the week begins. Even if it’s an hour’s …

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The Emerald Isle; a little gem

It has been 12 years since my last visit to Ireland. So much has changed and so much has remained the same. My love for this beautiful country of rolling green hills and luscious vales will never change. Flying directly into Dublin from Dubai has made travel into Ireland so much more convenient. No longer do you have to negotiate …

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Soul Purpose in Ireland

An impromptu trip overseas on my own meant more to me than just a holiday. Thirteen years ago, with life choices that I made, had me living in a country I didn’t know with people I’d never met. This was a tough year for me as there was so much uncertainty surrounding the length of time I would be away …

Amazing Iceland
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Amazing Iceland

It’s extraordinary how much I realised I already knew about Iceland.  I never really stopped to think about it until I visited in May 2014. The things that come to mind are Vikings, Norse Mythology, Icelandic Horses, active volcanoes and rock bands. Let me explain… Iceland is a relatively young country and began with the settlement of Viking explorers that …

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Wanderlust

Over the past 12 months I have had a longing to get out of the bustling city and explore the countryside. At first, it took a lot of self-talk and dealing with irrational fear to even get me into the car and onto the road. [won-der-luhst] noun a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about Thankfully though, I’ve been …