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Living History at Røros

Røros World Heritage Site - The Church Røros Church in Norway – its reputation preceded it and my only chance to visit was offered to me when I was in Trondheim, Norway. Of course, I leapt at the chance. Walking through a living World Heritage Site, is not something one gets to do every day.… Continue reading Living History at Røros

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Punting in New Zealand

A Time Warp to the Victorian Era - in Christchurch The best way to see Hagley Park, the Botanic Gardens and the Avon river in Christchurch, New Zealand, is not on foot but by boat. This is seriously one of THE most serene and relaxing things I've done. Punting at the Antigua sheds at Christchurch… Continue reading Punting in New Zealand

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Walking Around in Whitby

And you thought middle income suburban New Zealand would be boring. Think again. Walking around this area offers some unique but lesser known features, which I was to discover on a family walk.

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Walking with Edmund at 760 metres

Once a humble beekeeper, Sir Edmund Hillary came to know this mountain very well. For it was here that he would hone his mountaineering skills to become the first man, along with Tensing Norgay Sherpa, ever to reach the summit of the tallest peak in the world - Mt Everest. Hillary was certainly an imposing… Continue reading Walking with Edmund at 760 metres

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Travel

I have followed Sally's blog for some time and her regular weekly feature with changing themes gives photography buffs a good array of choice and inspires creativity. I am thrilled to have a chance to blog some of my favourite travel photographs in her Challenger's choice week. A perfect day on the river! Sally D's… Continue reading Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Travel

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Te Papa, Beach and Wind Walk

Around this time 6 years ago I was walking in Wellington, New Zealand A light shower greeted me this morning so the day started with an indoor activity hunting down a friend’s family history at the library. To our surprise we found a connection with our own family… is everyone in New Zealand related in… Continue reading Te Papa, Beach and Wind Walk

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Why I Like Melbourne

Not just home to Victoria Bitter, or Tennis Australia's epicentre, but every jar of Vegemite ever made and the largest Greek population outside Athens, is the very multicultural city of Melbourne, the world's southernmost, largest city and I like it. A lot.

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New Zealand – Wandering around Whitby

What is there to do in Whitby?Following on from my last post about New Zealand, and the three divisions of Whitby, which you can find here, it was quite apparent this stronghold of middle income suburbia was not without other attractions, mostly for me, it was found in the natural beauty of the area. Coniferous… Continue reading New Zealand – Wandering around Whitby

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Day 1 and 2 New Zealand

Wellington, and we took in the marvellous view from cousin Barbara's beautiful abode in Khandallah. The next day we experienced the typical unpredictability of Wellington weather. Rain and wind followed us around Eastbourne. Later the sun was out and the view from Wainuiomata road was breathtaking. We went out for a little sightseeing.   Cousin… Continue reading Day 1 and 2 New Zealand