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Secret Garden?

A couple of times each working day I lock my computer and take my empty cup back to the kitchen on my office floor. Placing the empty ceramic cup on the coffee machine I subconsciously pick ‘Flat White’ from the array of buttons, avoiding the ‘too sweet’ hazelnut mocha option and the pedestrian ‘Long Black’ […]

These Routes were made for Walking…

And that’s just what I’ll do, because one of these days I’m gonna walk all over you!! Great weather, amazing scenery and a cheap place to buy running shoes and active wear all combine to create the perfect cocktail called ‘Hiking Trail’ New South Wales has over 2,000 km of coastline and a ton of […]

All that Glitters…

We would spend our last day of the holiday in the city of Johannesburg (JoBurg from now on). Our original plan had been to just chillax and stay around the pool of our hotel and enjoy the last few hours of freedom before our flight back to Australia and work loomed. Three years ago that […]

Garden Route Days 3-5: A Hop, a Skip and a….

Jump We did our skip on Day 1, our hop on Day 2. Now it was time for a 275 km jump for Day 3 to our last major stop on the Garden Route – Knysna. We would pretty much stick to the N2 Highway for most of today’s trip passing through the agricultural plains […]

Garden Route Part 2: Swell Day!

Day 2 involved less driving and a bit of a scenery change as we broke through the Hottentots-Holland mountains and into the veld. But first we had to navigate the mountain pass. It began peacefully with stunning vista and inviting photo stops but it was on this stretch of road that we discovered how crazy […]

Garden Route Part 1 – Cape Crusaders

We had spent a few days in Cape Town. Visited Robben Island and it’s prison. Immersed ourselves in the Kruger and it’s wildlife and had some nice wine. After all that it was time for a Road Trip!! The plan was to make our way to the Cape of Good Hope and then tack our […]

In the French Corner…

Wine Country – Franschoek and Stellenbosch After a great few days in the Sabi Sands part of the Kruger National Park we got on another flight back to Cape Town International Airport. Landing at 4pm we quickly got our luggage and picked our rental car and it was on the road we went. A short […]

Animal Kingdom

More photos from Day 1   Day 2 Like that difficult ‘second album’ we were unsure if we could re-create the magic of the day before. We were so wrong as there was much more to see. Thundercats Not content with our sightings of a small pack of lioness’s with cubs on Day 1 we […]

Three Days of the Kruger!

Escape the Cape After a few days exploring Cape Town it was time for the Safari section of our trip. Growing up on stories of the Kruger National Park as told by his Uncle Kevin, John put his foot down and said that it was the only place we would look to go on Safari. […]

Lion’s Share

In between the walking tours around Cape Town’s varied districts and the ferry trips to Robben Island one can develop quite a hunger. The best thing about this city is the plethora of good restaurants and cafes. We also had a really great hitlist thanks to John’s cousin Aidan and Karen’s friend from work.   […]

India Highlights!

Some of our highlights of India. We spent 6 weeks on the sub-continent exploring every nook and cranny (and bowl of Dhali)  

On an All Time High

While Udaipurs culture is strongly linked to the Lake Picholo and it’s location as the capital of the Mewar Kingdom and the palaces that come with that, the most evident cultural phenomenon is the James Bond movie Octopussy.   A large part of it was shot on location in the city and used famous landmarks […]

Tickled Pink

As alluded to in our previous post Pink City – Jaipur is known as the ‘pink city’. Most of the major cities in Rajasthan are associated with one hue or another and there is always a ‘colourful’ story to go with it. The city was painted pink to celebrate the visit of King Edward VII […]

Taj Mahal photo shoot!

Day 2 in India began with the pilgrimage to the Taj Mahal in Agra (some 200 miles to the south of Delhi). Our drivers name was Raj who not only does he own a farm but he must be a Hollywood stunt driver in his spare time as he tore down to Agra through a […]

Task 1: Research

Like Dr. Van Helsing or Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the first task is Research!