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Makarora Road, New Zealand

Haast Pass: Wanaka to the West Coast

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I left Wanaka in the late morning after a spectacular drive over the snow covered Crown Range from Queenstown. Little did I know that the scenery was about to get even more beautiful. To get to the rugged and remote West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island means driving one of the few roads through… Read More

Porta de Santiago at A Famosa in Malacca, Malaysia

Porta de Santiago at A Famosa in Malacca, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of the Porta de Santiago at A Famosa Fort in Malacca, Malaysia. A Famosa is a 16th century Portuguese Fort in the historic town of Malacca (Melaka), built shortly after the Portuguese conquered Malacca in 1511. In the following century, when the Dutch took over the port, they continued to use… Read More

I Love KL - City Gallery at Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

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Kuala Lumpur is a big modern Asian metropolis full of skyscrapers and shopping malls, growing over the years into a city that could rival Singapore. Still, beneath the city’s shiny modern exterior you will find a vibrant culture where multiple ethnicities merge to create a unique blend of cultural customs, characterized by the different food… Read More

Driving the Crown Range in New Zealand

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The best way to see New Zealand, in my opinion, is to drive. There are so many amazing drives you can go on that are jaw droppingly beautiful and will have you stopping every five minutes to take photos. We had already enjoyed several very scenic drives on our first few days in the country, driving from… Read More

Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne has to be one of my favourite cities in Australia due to its amazing mix of European influence with a very contrasting cosmopolitan vibe. The city’s food and bar scene is excellent, with a delightful mix of culture that has you wandering through the city’s laneways, seamlessly blending in with Melbourne’s art scene. Then… Read More

Arrowtown, New Zealand

Historic Arrowtown, New Zealand

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New Zealand is filled with quaint little towns where old buildings and European style gardens make you feel like you are somewhere in the English countryside. The small historic village of Arrowtown, located just outside of Queenstown, has to be one of the best around, although it wasn’t always so pretty. Arrowtown began as a… Read More

View from Coronet Peak New Zealand

Playing in the Snow on Coronet Peak, New Zealand

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Queenstown is well known as New Zealand’s premier winter playground and the ski capital of the country. When we visited in late spring, the ski season had just finished, with little to no snow fall in the last couple of weeks of the season. As such, the ski resorts were closed down when we arrived… Read More

River Boat in Melacca, Malaysia

River Boat in Melacca, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of a boat heading up the Melaka River in Melacca, Malaysia. I just returned from a trip to Malaysia where I visited Melacca for the first time. I was instantly impressed by the stunning buildings of the Old Town, where the Melaka River is developed like a canal with picturesque buildings… Read More

Lower Portals trail in Mount Barney National Park, Australia

Hiking to Lower Portals, Mount Barney National Park

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I’m currently in training mode again for another trip to the Nepal Himalaya in a couple of month’s time, so I’ve been regularly hitting the trails around Brisbane again. One of my favourite areas to go hiking within an easy drive of Brisbane is Mount Barney National Park. There are some good, variable trails there which… Read More

Lindis Pass, New Zealand

Panorama: Lindis Pass, New Zealand

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Today’s travel photo is a panorama shot of the Lindis Pass in Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. Travelling from Mount Cook, the road to Queenstown crosses over this spectacular pass. The barren brown tussock grasses of this region are a vast contrast to the lush greens that otherwise seem to cover New… Read More

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